We are incredibly saddened to report that French rider Thibault Fournier is currently hospitalized after suffering a serious fall at an event in Pompadour, France. He is currently in a coma, but reported to be stable....» Read More!
It’s hard to believe, but we’re closing in on the end of the 2019 season. The final West Coast long format of the year at Galway Downs, Oct. 31 – Nov.3, is right around the corner, and...» Read More!
Sing it now: 🎵I get by with a little help from my friends! 🎵Team USA has a contingent of over 50 people present at Military Boekelo this weekend including team members, grooms, USEF staff, owners and other supporters. The stars and stripes are sitting in second place in the Nations Cup ahead of cross country...» Read More!
I’m not sure if this is just a horse person thing, but I do feel like it’s a particularly eventer thing: cramming wayyyy too many people on some sort of transport vehicle. How many people...» Read More!
It has begun: clipping season! This time of year a lot of people are not excited, but I am because number one, fall is my favorite time of year and I am 10000% over summer,...» Read More!
Ian Stark was out competing stateside this weekend at The Event at Woodside in Northern California. He took the ride on Erin Kellerhouse’s Sir Elijah Craig in the Open Preliminary. Though he was HC in...» Read More!
It truly, truly is the Year of the Pig. While eyes were glued to Event Rider Masters finale or one of the many stateside events this weekend, Piggy French quietly racked up not one, but...» Read More!
I essentially watched the entirety of the Thoroughbred Makeover live stream while manning the site yesterday and in doing so witnessed the incredible versatility, trainability and talent of the Thoroughbred – the mission of Makeover –...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram Lexus and I have arrived at Tim Lips for training sessions before @militaryboekelo !! He’s looking great and can’t wait for @tsmitheventing to get here. Looking forward to an amazing...» Read More!
I’ll fully admit to being completely biased, but in my humble opinion there’s nothing like eventing in the fall in New England. This photo gives you a taste of what you’re missing out on if you’re anywhere...» Read More!
Last month I said goodbye to my first event horse, Mishka. Longtime readers may remember him from a story I wrote a few years back, “You Become Responsible, Forever, for What You Have Tamed.” He...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram Great Pan Am ceremony with our team tonight at @stableviewaiken! @boydandsilvamartin @tsmitheventing @lynn.symansky.equestrian #eventing @useventing A post shared by Doug Payne (@dpequestrian) on Sep 28, 2019 at 4:24pm PDT That’s...» Read More!
Horses never cease to amaze me. Yesterday I went on hack and was merrily trotting along until my mare slammed on the breaks, threw her head down, and jumped sideways all the same time in...» Read More!
Yesterday was a super day of competition at Stable View’s Oktoberfest. The track spreads some distance, but you could watch so much just from the comfort of shade from the Pavilion. If you were on...» Read More!
How ironic is it that right before National Save Your Photos Day my iPhone yelled at me because I’m running out of storage? I don’t think us equestrians really need a special day to remind us...» Read More!
A few weeks ago, my young horse jumped around his third and ostensibly last Training level. One week ago, he clobbered a specific jump in my ring, and was pretty mad at himself, but went...» Read More!
In my life, I take a lot of photos of horses, and I’ve learned a few things along the way. First, the key is to take a lot and weed out the best ones. Second,...» Read More!
EN, meet Phillip Dutton’s newest ride, Carlchen, who is owned by Caroline Moran. He’s had a number of notable jockeys including Stuart Tinney and Francis Whittington, while competing through the CCI4*-L level in Europe. Now settled...» Read More!
It was a double dose of Martins at the local hospital yesterday as both Boyd Martin and Caroline Martin parted company from their horses in the CCI4*-S at Planation Field International, but we’re happy to...» Read More!
Welcome to the final day of competition at Plantation Field! This is one special event — a hometown show for many, including Phillip Dutton, Boyd Martin and Erin Sylvester. But my favorite part is just...» Read More!
There’s a whole lot of live stream action happening today, so you can go eventing without even getting on your own horse! Cross country day at SsangYong Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials kicks off bright...» Read More!
Plantation weekend! And Blenheim weekend! It’s so exciting on so many levels! I wish everybody lots of fancy prancy, just enough bravery and speed on cross country, and careful tippy toes in show jumping. Bring...» Read More!
Fun fact relating to this photo: one of my first ponies was actually from the wild herd in Corolla. They adopt a few out occasionally, if they are removed from the wild herd from one...» Read More!