Bob and Kay Willmarth announced this morning that Michigan’s Richland Park Horse Trials will no longer run after 17 years of faithfully serving Area VIII and beyond....» Read More!
Elle Choate is up for the Spider Monkey Award of the Year after she managed to recover from what looked like an unavoidable fall at the Richland Park Horse Trials last weekend. Entered in the...» Read More!
It’s a good feeling to know your horse loves his job, and there is no doubt in Colleen Rutledge’s mind that her homebred Covert Rights does. After injuries sidelined the 11-year-old Thoroughbred/Clydesdale for parts of...» Read More!
We can always count on RNS Video Media for a great cross country montage! Watch the CIC3* riders tackle the water complex at Richland Park yesterday and check out RNS Video on YouTube for more...» Read More!
Colleen Rutledge said she wasn’t going to push for time on the CIC3* cross country course at Richland Park, but her Clydesdale/Thoroughbred cross Covert Rights took matters into his own hands. “He was hysterical this...» Read More!
I know we have some “The Princess Bride” fans out there because earlier this year we featured a horse named Inigo Montoya, and a whole lot of movie quotes popped up in the comments. We’ve...» Read More!
While the CIC3* division got a day off, the CIC2* and CIC* riders took to the show jumping arena today at the Richland Park Horse Trials in Kalamazoo, Mich. Marc Donovan’s show jumping course is...» Read More!
Colleen Rutledge secured the best score of her FEI career today aboard her homebred Covert Rights to lead the Richland Park CIC3* on 33.3 at the conclusion of dressage at the popular summer destination horse trials in Michigan....» Read More!
Richland Park kicks off the busiest portion of the fall eventing calendar, with Advanced and CIC3* events running almost every weekend through mid-October in the U.S. Year after year, Richland draws competitors to Michigan with...» Read More!
Chris, Patty and their daughter Katie Ruppel have stepped forward to sponsor the new Richland Leg Up Award, which will be given to the lowest scoring Area 8 Young Rider in any Preliminary division at the 2017...» Read More!
If a picture is worth a thousand words, Richland Park’s competitors, spectators and volunteers wrote a novel on Instagram this weekend. I’ll let you tell the story of how we’ll remember this year’s event. Chapter...» Read More!
You may have read my article last fall on how to survive your first long format event. Now I’ve officially survived my first CIC* at Richland Park Horse Trials, and I’m here with the next survival guide....» Read More!
Even the announcer’s voice was cracking when it came time for the Philippa Humphreys Advanced division awards ceremony. Katie Ruppel and Houdini won the class by a landslide 10 points — and a more fitting...» Read More!
When overnight leader Whitney Mahloch ran into some trouble on today’s show jumping course, second-placed Will Coleman and Tight Lines suddenly found themselves in possession of the blue. Will describes “Phish” as an unorthodox jumper, but...» Read More!
After a soggy Saturday everyone was happy to rise and shine with the sun this morning at Richland Park. By 8 a.m. the first horse in Open Training was sprinting away from the start box....» Read More!
“If you can dream it, we can build it.” Those are words to live by at Brody Robertson Show Jumps, whose signature creations are easy to spot at events around the country: Rolex, Carolina International,...» Read More!
Whitney Mahloch couldn’t wipe the smile off her face all the way around her first CIC3* track here at Richland Park this afternoon. I watched her storm through two of the trickiest questions on the...» Read More!
The CIC* division knocked out its show jumping this afternoon at Richland Park, and Marc Donovan’s course did its part to scramble the 39-horse scoreboard. The winding course sent competitors up and down the undulating...» Read More!
Whether it’s sailing over cross-country jumps at Bromont or drunkenly smashing into them at Luhmühlen, you never know what’s going to happen next when you lead an opinionated stuffed animal into the start box. Such was the case...» Read More!
Every edition of Richland Park is special but 2016 marks an extra exciting landmark in the event’s history. It’s Richland’s 15th anniversary horse trial — here’s to you, Richland! The story of Richland dates back...» Read More!
Whitney Mahloch and Military Mind have come out swinging in their first three-star attempt, topping Richland Park CIC3* dressage on a personal best score of 44.6. Never mind winning — just making it to this level,...» Read More!
The 2015 Richland Park Save of the Year went to Darby Weerstra, who competed in the Junior Novice division with Seelie Court II. Darby and the Irish Sport Horse mare ran into a bit of...» Read More!
The most bustling corn field in America this week is located in Richland, Michigan, site of Richland Park H.T. The event gets underway tomorrow with one- through three-star dressage as well as the Advanced horse...» Read More!