We are pleased to welcome our newest guest columnist, Allison Kavey of Rivendell Dressage. Allison Kavey is an international grand prix dressage rider with a long-standing affection for teaching. Her eventing clients include professionals, such...» Read More!
There’s a distinct difference between a proper trot lengthening and a trot that’s just faster, not longer. Learning this distinction – and properly training yourself to apply the aid and your horse to balance herself...» Read More!
You might think that you’ve sailed under the radar, but we know you’re out there. Who are you? A rare breed, perhaps — but you eventing folk who secretly love dressage aren’t as inconspicuous as...» Read More!
If you’re like most eventers, you understand the value of dressage work. But you also don’t wake up in the morning giddy thinking about working on transitions and leg yields and suppling your horse. That...» Read More!
“What’s in your boot?” That’s the question Foot Huggies asks riders. For me, I’m always on the lookout for cute boot socks. I love bright colors, fun patterns, and something that shows my personality. Because,...» Read More!
There are moments in eventing that makes it all worthwhile. Where the stars align, the clouds part, and something amazing happens. After the early mornings and late nights, the hot summers and frigid winters, when you...» Read More!
Kaitlin Hartford, a 16-year-old eventer from Callahan, Florida, is blogging about her journey to competing in this year’s Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover with her OTTB Family Foundation, better known as Sven. It has been a while since I have...» Read More!
Except in the case of the new Assistance Allowed Eventing Tests, dressage tests may not be called for eventers, no matter how many different levels we’re riding at one competition. But calling a test is...» Read More!
Carl Hester was the best of the night at Olympia last night in the World Cup Freestyle, taking home the title aboard Nip Tuck. This was Carl’s first victory at Olympia in 11 tries, scoring...» Read More!
Sarah Geikie may be a revered dressage teacher now, but her eventing accolades are nothing to sniff at either. After earning her USPC “B” rating, competing up to Preliminary Level and getting a degree in Animal...» Read More!
Riding takes courage. You may not want to recognize that because it makes you think of everything that can and does go wrong when you ride. When there is a serious accident, it takes a...» Read More!
The Oxford English Dictionary, the definitive historical dictionary of the English language, dates the first use of the noun scribe to 1377, and its first use for someone who “writes at another’s dictation” to 1513....» Read More!
Sometimes, I just feel like certain things are just destined to work out. Or that people are meant for a particular brand of greatness that is quite particular to them. Growing up is certainly an...» Read More!
Michael Pollard showed his skills in the sandbox yesterday at the Rocking Horse Winter III Horse Trials, claiming the top two positions in Open Intermediate-B after the first phase. Halimey, a 10-year-old Trakehner stallion, scored...» Read More!
The worldwide eventing community panicked when the FEI released the 2015 rulebook for eventing on Christmas Eve with sweeping overhauls to the bitting section for dressage....» Read More!
It’s time for everyone to up their game, because the 2015 FEI dressage tests have been released and movements are trickling down the levels. The good news is that the new tests build upon one...» Read More!
The 127th session of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) met in Monaco this week to discuss the future of the Olympic movement. The committee of 96 members unanimously approved a reform package containing 40 proposals,...» Read More!
Wintertime. For most of us, that word is synonymous with indoor arenas, layers upon layers and dressage boot camp. It’s a great time of year to really hone in on those pesky leg yields that...» Read More!
This post originally appeared on Horse Nation Big things tend to happen on quadrennial cycles. I guess four just seems like a nice, well-rounded number, not too short and not too long. Every four years,...» Read More!
So, as most of you know, AP and I had plans of grandeur to attend our first dressage show this past weekend. We were signed up to do Third Level Test 1 and Fourth Level...» Read More!
After reading the Grounded Eventer’s post about her love for dressage, I couldn’t help sharing about my upcoming weekend. AP and I are going to a real dressage show, three days, two tests a day,...» Read More!
Yeah, you read that right, love and dressage in the same sentence on an eventing website. Everybody likes to drink the haterade when dressage comes to the table. It’s not an arena, it’s a little white...» Read More!
I like to have a bit of fun with my wardrobe…because that’s just who I am. From my perspective, every outfit that I put together presents me with the opportunity to incorporate a bit of...» Read More!