We’ve all learned throughout our riding journeys that the quality of a horse’s canter directly affects the quality of a horse’s jump. But it can be more complicated to put this theory into practice. I...» Read More!
Welcome to a new column brought to you by the team at Galway Downs in Temecula, CA! As we gear up for a full slate of fun at the Galway Eventing Championships (November 1-5), which...» Read More!
Germany’s Jessica von Bredow-Werndl has her sights set on Paris — and she made that very clear in unveiling her latest freestyle performance at FEI European Championships this weekend. Partnered with #supermare TSF Dalera BB,...» Read More!
I think as event riders we focus so, so much on jump position and gallop position — and for good reason! These positions are obviously key to success and safety in this sport — but...» Read More!
A simple change of lead through the trot will appear on your dressage tests as you move into the Preliminary and above level of eventing, so it’s a good thing to practice these transitions at...» Read More!
We’re big fans of Great Britain’s Charlotte Fry and her exceptional KWPN stallion, Glamourdale (Lord Leatherdale – Thuja), and they’ve just added another big win to their impressive collection en route to this spring’s FEI...» Read More!
The recently-crowned double world champions, 26-year-old Lottie Fry and the fabulous 11-year-old stallion Glamourdale (Lord Leatherdale – Thuja, by Negro), stormed to victory with a massive score of 90.995% at the fifth leg of the...» Read More!
German riders simply swamped the opposition on home ground at the third leg of the FEI Dressage World Cup™ 2022/2023 Western European League in Stuttgart today led by horsewoman extraordinaire, Ingrid Klimke. The daughter of...» Read More!
We’re big fans of Amelia Newcomb’s dressage trainings, which are applicable across disciplines and easily available on her YouTube channel. With the rise in digital teaching and training, it’s important to be shrewd when finding...» Read More!
Charlotte Fry and Glamourdale are your new individual FEI Dressage World Champions! 🥇 Their score of 82.508% takes them to the top of the Grand Prix Special podium, with Denmark's Cathrine Laudrup-Dufour in second, and...» Read More!
A tweet from US Equestrian reminded me that #RaveHorse was a thing just about a year ago at the postponed 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. In honor of this sacred holiday, let’s take a dive...» Read More!
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!