The U.S. contingent maintained their hard charge this week at the 19th Pan American Games, sending forward four first-time championship team riders and delivering four clear cross country rounds on Saturday to hold their gold...» Read More!
One of my most closely-held pet peeves is when I hear someone refer to Pau, the south of France’s late-autumn offering, as a ‘soft’ five-star. That’s usually an assessment that comes from people who’ve not...» Read More!
Top of the morning to you, EN! Many of you have been up for hours already watching cross country at Pau’s CCI5* in France, and now we’re adding on to the pile as we prepare...» Read More!
It’s here! It’s Saturday! Which can mean only one thing to eventing fans. It’s cross country day. Hooray! There’s a tinge of sadness that this is the last 5* cross country day of the season,...» Read More!
Once, years ago, I described Pau’s course designer, Pierre Michelet, a man who looks like the sweetest French grandpa in a butterscotch-yellow cardigan, as such: “There’s a rumour that suggests that if you stand in...» Read More!
Well, the riders aren’t kidding when they describe Pierre Michelet’s track as twisty: I literally got lost just trying to follow the route on CrossCountryApp. I had to walk it with my finger five times...» Read More!
It’s the eve of cross country at the 19th Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, and we’re all eagerly awaiting the unveiling of Pierre le Goupil’s work this weekend. As the next in line to...» Read More!
Team USA finds themselves solidly in gold medal position following dressage at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile. Three U.S. riders — Liz Halliday / Ocala Horse Properties and Deborah Palmer’s Miks Master...» Read More!
Today, in stark contrast to yesterday at Pau, the sun shone sweetly: over the main arena, over the swiftly-filling grandstands, over my camera, which was so waterlogged from yesterday that my photos of the first...» Read More!
Bonjour ENers! After a super, and soggy, start to the competition yesterday, we’re back between the white boards for a full day of dressage action at Les 5 Etoiles de Pau. But first, a quick...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram A post shared by USEF Eventing (@usefeventing) We are through the First Horse Inspection at the 2023 Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, and all 34 horses and riders have...» Read More!
“I could do without the nightclub music in the walk,” says reigning Pau champion Jonelle Price wryly after her test with Pratoni ride McClaren, who scored a 32.4 to sit ninth overnight after the first...» Read More!
A week full of excitement awaits as two major events prepare to kick off. Eventing at the 19th Pan American Games (Chile) begins tomorrow (October 26) with the First Horse Inspection, followed by dressage on...» Read More!
So here we are. It’s the final 5* of the season (sniff), but before we hunker down for the winter to watch reruns of the awesome eventing that’s happened in 2023, we get to wrap...» Read More!
Generally, I like to think I watch horse inspections with a pretty analytical eye. I look at hooves, I look at stride length and whether it’s equilateral, I quietly brew up ways to make fun...» Read More!
And so we arrive at the end of all things — or, at least, the end of the 2023 line-up of five-stars. Our final hurrah at Les Etoiles de Pau sees us in the not-quite-so-sunny...» Read More!
Mondial du Lion – or the FEI WBFSH Eventing World Breeding Championship for Young Horses, to use its full and wildly uncatchy name — is, arguably, one of the most fascinating competitions of the season. Situated...» Read More!
It was a day when literally anything was possible at the MARS Maryland 5 Star, presented by Brown Advisory. Following an exciting and influential cross country test on Saturday, we were looking at a top...» Read More!
And so we find ourselves on the final day of competition at Maryland 5 Star, on the edge of our seats as we wait to find out who will be crowned this year’s champion. And...» Read More!
The Maryland 5 Star fields thinned significantly following a tension-filled Final Horse Inspection on Sunday morning. In the CCI5*, there were two changes to the board after both Piggy March (GBR) and Brookfield Cavalier Cruise...» Read More!
It was fairly easy to anticipate how World #1 Rider Oliver Townend and Cooley Rosalent (Valent – Bellaney Jewel xx, by Roselier xx) would finish their cross country today after watching them skip through a...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram A post shared by MARS Maryland 5 Star at Fair Hill p/b Brown Advisory (@maryland5star) It’s very nearly go time for the main event at the MARS Maryland...» Read More!
We knew we’d be looking at a very strong challenge from the incredibly deep British squad, which sent forward three combinations for the MARS Maryland 5 Star, presented by Brown Advisory this weekend. True to...» Read More!