Day 1: Dressage Auditor: Karen O’Connor’s in the house—I mean the arena-and she’s setting the bar. Wait, who am I kidding? She is the bar. Now she’s chatting with each horse and rider pair, asking about...» Read More!
From Kassidy: I have a 14 year old bay Standardbred mare named “Allie”, or Legally Rich. I got her four years ago when I was ten years old. The lady before had purchased her from...» Read More!
From Brooke: Many years ago I attended my first Rolex in a very unconventional way. When I was a kid, we used to sneak into Rolex by jumping the fence across the field behind the...» Read More!
Kelly’s Ford was scheduled to run a one-day horse trial on Saturday, May 17 but unfortunately weather got in the way. The event was cancelled due to severe flooding. EN reader Erin writes, “We hauled...» Read More!
From Hannah: The UK Eventing Team was founded in 2005.-The University does recognize the Eventing Team as a club, but all of our funding comes from our own fundraisers and donations. The team is constantly...» Read More!
Gretchen Pelham sent us this heartwarming sequence of photos from the Rolex cross-country warmup. The backstory, of course, is that Phillip stepped in just weeks before to take over the ride from his broken-legged buddy...» Read More!
From Denya: In 1975, Barbara Batterton asked my mother, Marilyn Mackay-Smith, if she would school her 7 year old OTTB, Comic Relief, at Woodley, in Clarke County, Virginia. Registered as “Boncom”, he was a 16.2...» Read More!
Matt Brown has been making a name for himself on the West Coast with BCF Belicoso and Super Socks BCF. Both horses were listed over the winter and invited to train with coach David O’Connor....» Read More!
Kate Chadderton was kind enough to send in the story of how she met Collection Pass, the now 12-year-old OTTB gelding she’ll be piloting around Rolex next week in the horse’s first four-star appearance. Retiring...» Read More!
While much of the eventing world was focused on The Fork this past weekend, collegiate eventing took center stage at the Chattahoochee Hills April Horse Trials. Five colleges: University of Georgia, Auburn University, University of...» Read More!
Julie Howard, our favorite adult re-rider doing this crazy thing called eventing, charmed us with her first Confessions post here on EN, and now she’s back to talk about show mornin’ blues. Thanks so much...» Read More!
On March 8th and 9th, 2014, Anne Ward and Jessica Agner, of Sapphire Shadows Farm, and Jennifer Corby, of Blue Horizon Training, were delighted to host Sara Mittleider in Corvallis, MT at C-Max Stables. Having...» Read More!
From Jana: Living in the Midwest, my season begins in May and ends in October. I spend almost every moment from November through April planning and counting down to that first event of the season,...» Read More!
There were a lot of wonderful submissions to choose from this month, but we had to give the submission of the month award to event dad Andy Surratt, who wrote the piece “A Dad’s Reflection...» Read More!
There’s no denying it — eventers are pretty great. And that’s why Frankie Thieriot of Athletux has chosen to work with eventers more than any other type of athlete. Many thanks to Frankie for writing,...» Read More!
Tara Shegogue of Mythic Landing Enterprises recently attended a C.O.R.E. Rider Clinic at Playland Farm, and she was kind enough to send us a report. C.O.R.E. stands for Centered, Organized, Responsive and Effective riding, and Glenda...» Read More!
From Lisa: Perched on the edge of the prairie, Roebke’s Run Horse Trials is set to become a new King in the North for eventers. This big dream has become reality at Mike, Julie, and...» Read More!
Maren Foster sent us this great read about her retired three-star horse Luke, who has lived a very full life … or lives, as Maren says. His latest reincarnation is caring for the wild pig...» Read More!
While many people think Flagmount is an import stamp, the prefix actually comes from the sire Flagmount’s Freedom, owned by Janet Marden. With horses sired by “Flag” continuing to gain recognition as excellent competitors in...» Read More!
EN reader Melanie O’Neill sent us her story of comebacks with Viggo (Fly You Fools). Melanie writes, “I hope to be an eventer again but getting peeled of a cross-country course can take you down a...» Read More!
Team Wallace sure knows how to tug at the heartstrings! Here’s another great blog, this time from Patricia Dileo, whose daughter Taylor just did her first CIC* at Red Hills. Taylor, who hopes to qualify...» Read More!
From Courtney: I finally think I am almost back to normal after getting home from Aiken. After 10 amazing days of riding, watching and learning, we have all made it back to the tundra that...» Read More!
From Brittany: My experience as a working student began in May of last year, when I headed to Ontario to pursue what turned out to be a fairly brief three-month stint at a hunter/jumper barn....» Read More!