In between some soggy early-season events, Britain’s horsey set were thoroughly preoccupied with one thing last week: the Cheltenham Festival. National Hunt racing’s crown jewel, the Festival brings together the UK and Ireland’s finest runners,...» Read More!
Gird your loins, chaps: the countdown is ON to the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton Horse Trials, and we, for one, couldn’t be more excited — not least because this year is a special one. 2019’s competition is...» Read More!
High-achieving Thoroughbreds in the sport horse world were honored during USEF Horse of the Year Awards, which took place on Jan. 12 at the US Equestrian Annual Meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida. The Rood &...» Read More!
Winter is a state of mind. The state I’m in is Illinois, and cold and snow are rampant this time of year. Our eventing season is short — it only runs from May until October...» Read More!
Drinking and EventClinics.com do not mix well — or perhaps they mix extremely well, depending upon who you ask. On the Fourth of July, after several American beers (I’m a patriot), I was scrolling through...» Read More!
Kate Brown, age 14, shares her story of the benefits of being involved with the Thoroughbred Incentive Program as a Youth Ambassador and OTTB owner. Best of luck with Sport, Kate! My name is Kate Brown...» Read More!
Every spring, we turn our attention to this year’s crop of outstanding three-year-olds, speculating endlessly about our favorites for the Kentucky Derby, then the Preakness, then the Belmont, hoping for the chance to history be...» Read More!
Retraining your OTTB for a second career after racing can be a rewarding process (plus a lot of hard work). Clare Mansmann details exactly what your OTTB might already know (spoiler: a lot!), and what...» Read More!
Sixteen months ago, Java was standing in a stall at Turfway Park. Race fit and knowing nothing but the track for the last four years of her life, she was ready to retire from racing....» Read More!
The 2018 eventing season is upon us and perhaps you are looking to move up a level this year. But as you go up the ladder it’s not always about the height of the jump,...» Read More!
On Friday, Feb. 2, 2018, the internet was on fire with celebratory posts like “I got in! I’m accepted into the Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover 2018!” In fact, 794 trainers likely made such an...» 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!
What a year this has been. After completing two Ironmans and taking some recovery time at the end of 2016 I thought it was time to pursue my next dream. I began looking for my...» Read More!
I first met Oli as a 6-year-old after seeing a cross country schooling video from his owner. He blazed up and down a bank like a pro, and it was his first off-property trip ever....» Read More!
In less than a month many of us will converge on Lexington, Kentucky for the Rolex Three Day Event. Everyday at the Kentucky Horse Park is one that should be cherished. Whether you’re lucky enough to...» Read More!
Having goals is important. Whether it’s to someday ride in Rolex at the four-star level or to finally perfect that walk to canter transition, goals keep us focused. But when do goals stop being goals...» Read More!
Since they set off on May 9 we have been closely following Valerie Ashker and partner Peter Friedman’s coast-to-coast journey on retired racehorses. They are now on the homestretch, set to “cross the finish line”...» Read More!
As a horse crazy girl, the day I was financially stable enough in my nursing career to buy a horse was one of the most exciting days of my life! I tried somewhere around 15...» 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. About a month and a half ago I...» Read More!
In the market for an OTTB? You’re in luck. This Saturday’s Presque Isle Downs Showcase in Erie, PA, is to OTTB shopping what Black Friday at Wal-Mart is to doorbuster deal-hunters (hopefully without all the...» 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!
Actor and martial artist Bruce Lee once said, “Here is natural instinct and here is control. You are to combine the two in harmony.” Apparently, this freshly off-the-track Thoroughbred is still figuring that part out. Kentucky-based...» Read More!
“Horse show hangover.” For those of us who have experienced it, there is a level of pride and joy that accompanies a “horse show hangover” that does not normally accompany the regret, memory loss, or...» Read More!