This is a story about how I thought we had been making progress but then my horse gave me a big ol’ smackdown. I’ve written a few blogs but haven’t published any since they were...» Read More!
Sometimes things do not go as planned, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t something of value to be gained. In this week’s Lessons Learned, republished from our sister website Horse Nation, Ainsley Jacobs discusses just...» Read More!
Do you remember your first event? Whether you’ve completed 10 events or 1,000, it’s a healthy exercise to put ourselves in the shoes (tall boots?) of riders who are new to the sport. Emma Young,...» Read More!
“Are you ready to have fun?” I greeted the little grey mare at the gate the same way each day. She hadn’t had the best start in life. Living out in a field, with no...» Read More!
WNYC, a public radio station based in New York City, has a new podcast entitled “Dolly Parton’s America.” It is a deep-dive into Dolly Parton, one of the most popular celebrities in the world. Her...» Read More!
I’ve been writing poems as long as I’ve been riding — nearly all my life. There’s a faded photo of me around the age of 5, in a pink tutu aboard my father’s horse, named...» Read More!
Today is October 25, 2019. The last public update I made came in July 2017, after Street’s debut event. The season that followed was filled with the highs and lows that come in the sport....» Read More!
Kate Chadderton is an Australian native who operates her competition and training business in Annapolis, MD and Aiken, SC. She’s back again to share weekly tips and advice with EN readers. Keep an eye out for a...» Read More!
Taking a clinic with a world champion eventer is a great opportunity to learn and develop as a rider. It also provides the chance to ask a question that’s been burning for over a decade. When I...» Read More!
EN is delighted to follow Jon Holling’s blog chronicling his journey with upper-level prospect Ragtime Rebel, a 5-year-old OTTB gelding he found through the Maker’s Mark Secretariat Center. Ragtime Rebel (Union Rags X A.P. Elegance, by...» Read More!
I was just going to say, let’s all just take a breath, and stop being crazy — when a tragedy occurs, and it’s all going sideways again. Because death affects us all very deeply. After...» Read More!
For 673 accepted trainers, the 2019 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover has entered the homestretch! From the beginning of the year until the Makeover, to take place Oct. 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park, four of those...» Read More!
Read Part I here. Previous readers will recall I joined the British Event Horse Owner’s Association (EHOA) in 2017 so I could join their Zip Travel group trip to the European Eventing Championship in southwest...» Read More!
For 673 accepted trainers, the 2019 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover is fast approaching! From the beginning of the year until the Makeover, to take place Oct. 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park, four of those trainers...» Read More!
At just 20 years old, Tayler Stewart has a long list of accomplishments to her name. With her esteemed partner Ideal Contini, she competed through the four-star level, finishing in the top 15 at numerous...» Read More!
I started riding at 9. I knew I wanted to have a lifetime full of horses by 10. I pictured Olympic Games, a beautiful farm, and a clear view of ‘success’ that would haunt me...» Read More!
You open the tack room door on the horse trailer – and the smell hits you. Or the truck door. Or the car door. Pe-euwww. It’s that smell of sweat and horse manure. It is...» Read More!
Berkley Gardner, age 12, and her pony Chillie were 2019 competitors in our favorite American Eventing Championships division, Jr. Beginner Novice 14 & Under. They kindly shared their AEC adventure with EN readers. Relive all...» Read More!
After a week at the Kentucky Horse Park in my Ride Heels Down vendor booth and hanging out with JJ, it was time for the real reason we came – competing in the USEA American Eventing Championships!...» Read More!
“All that effort for a two dollar rosette! If ribbons really mean that much to you, I’ll just buy you a box of them. Much easier …..” I’m sure I’m not the only person who...» Read More!
As I watch memories pop up on Facebook of the Richland Park Horse Trials, it makes me smile and shake my head in wonder. I think back to five years ago when a little girl...» Read More!
For 673 accepted trainers, the journey to the Retired Racehorse Project‘s 2019 RPP Thoroughbred Makeover is underway! Between the beginning of the year and the Makeover, to take place Oct. 2-5 at the Kentucky Horse Park, four of...» Read More!
“Thank you!” shouted the final rider of the day in the Junior Novice division, turning around to flash a smile back as she cantered away from Fence 13. She’d just had a refusal and maturely...» Read More!