Today is National Take Your Dog To Work Day, but as horse riders, a lot of us are really lucky in that EVERY day is take your dog to work day. My dog follows me...» Read More!
While all eyes were rightfully on the five-star last weekend at Luhmuhlen, you might have missed the world’s cutest competition: The lead line cross country class. Yes, you read that correctly. Clearly, everyone is a winner here....» Read More!
Frankie Thieriot-Stutes and Chatwin had a fairytale week at Luhmuhlen in their CCI5*-L debut, delivering the best U.S. result at a European five-star since Marilyn Little and RF Scandalous also finished fourth at the same event in...» Read More!
Every single time I come out of the dressage ring at a show my dad looks up at me from the ground and says, “Looked good to me.” It’s funny (and he knows it –...» Read More!
Jonty and Art: the dramatic story of how one rider crowd funded his way into keeping the ride on his beloved horse. Can you imagine it as a movie or tv show? You may soon not...» Read More!
A friend of mine recently requested my help in sourcing a young horse, and of course she and I have the exact same type to it’s been both easy and very tempting for me. We...» Read More!
I can’t be the only one who obsessively refreshes the official photographer page after an event, especially when I know my horse had some quite, uh, interesting jumps a few times on course. Then, once...» Read More!
As said by Steph Rhodes Bosh Jenkins, “Eventing is a weird sport.” At any given time, you may be just as likely to be either rider in this photo from the Middleburg H.T. at Great...» Read More!
Greetings from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport. We’ve just wrapped the MARS EQUESTRIAN Bromont CCI Three-Day Event in Quebec, Canada. I’d like to spend a minute discussing the fact that Landmark’s Monte Carlo, who was the only horse to...» Read More!
It’s not often you get a cheat sheet on cross country, but Middleburg H.T. is looking out. Course Designer Jon Wells also has a special treat in it for anyone who can high five the...» Read More!
Frankie Thieriot Stutes gave the Nupafeed® office a laugh this week with the above picture and comment: “Nupafeed MAH® on my shirt, but ready to roll!” Frankie is putting her USEF National CCI4* (née CCI3*) Champion...» Read More!
I say this every year, but I’ve still never been to Bromont. Honesty at this point it just sounds like the weather would be a welcome relief from June in Virginia, not to mention the...» Read More!
Ok quick rant time: when did show jumping warmup in the lower levels become such a maniacal time? I’ve been away from the lower levels for a hot second, and I’m surprised that Training...» Read More!
It’s a long haul from Georgia/Florida/South Carolina, etc. to Rebecca Farm, so the Area III Young Riders are fundraising! They’ve got tons to choose from including entries, schooling vouchers, lessons, and a 5-night stay at...» Read More!
This spring I’ve been slowly bringing my semi-retired event horse back into work. There have already been hills and valleys — he’s a spooky guy that loves nothing more than a buck and spin, so...» Read More!
It’s said that Memorial Day is considered the unofficial start of summer, but for me it’s my first cross country school of the year (which as luck would have it more-or-less coincided with Memorial Day...» Read More!
Well, it’s basically June now, and Virginia has officially reached wake-up-at-5-a.m.-or-boil-to-death status, AKA the summer death zone. Non horse people always ask me how I survive when it’s truly terrible hot outside, and my advice...» Read More!
I’m not usually susceptible to this kind of thing, as I must not be very tasty, but holy hell I got eaten ALIVE this week by bugs of all kinds. I have huge itchy bug...» Read More!
View this post on Instagram People frequently ask me what my cross country colors are and I tell them they’re more of a “feeling” than being decked out in red, white and blue. I am...» Read More!
Boyd Martin cruised to the win in the $50,000 Devon Arena Eventing last night aboard Denise Lahey and Pierre Colin’s Contestor. Cheers to Boyd for taking the win aboard a horse who has perhaps had...» Read More!
After cross country day at Baborówko Equestrian Festival, Pawel Spisak leads the CCIO4*-L with Banderas. He leads the charge for Poland to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Their competitors, Russia and Belarus are already out of the...» Read More!
Abby Blackburn, captain of Transylvania University’s eventing team, was named as a finalist for her school’s Female Athlete of the Year award alongside soccer players, basketball players, golfers, and other athletes competing in more “traditional” school...» Read More!
Good thing it’s National Road Trip Day, as I’m road tripping for a short time right down to the Virginia Horse Trials to meet all my friends. With one dog and one pony in tow,...» Read More!