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April 15, 2015

Sure Things And Long Shots: The Chronicle Staff’s 2015 World Cup Final Picks

Picking favorites in the World Cup show jumping is kind of like pulling the handle of a slot machine, while there’s a definite poker shark at the table in the dressage. The world has descended upon Las Vegas and they’re poised to compete for two of the biggest titles in the world—the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping and Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Finals.

April 15, 2015

Sure Things And Long Shots: The Chronicle Staff’s 2015 World Cup Final Picks

Picking favorites in the World Cup show jumping is kind of like pulling the handle of a slot machine, while there’s a definite poker shark at the table in the dressage. The world has descended upon Las Vegas and they’re poised to compete for two of the biggest titles in the world—the Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping and Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Finals.

December 28, 2014

Our Best Of 2014

As 2015 looms on the horizon, we took a look back at the most popular stories on www.chronofhorse.com in 2014, from tack malfunctions to sage advice to controversial debates, we published it all and thousands of you read and shared the stories...

Who Needs A Bridle?

December 28, 2014

Our Best Of 2014

As 2015 looms on the horizon, we took a look back at the most popular stories on www.chronofhorse.com in 2014, from tack malfunctions to sage advice to controversial debates, we published it all and thousands of you read and shared the stories...

Who Needs A Bridle?

December 8, 2014

Yesterday, I Didn't Know About Equine Jock Straps

It began innocently enough. Flipping through the media catalog of photos from the Gucci Paris Masters show, I came across one that showed a horse wearing quite an unusual piece of equipment. Katharina Offel's mount Quebracho Semilly had straps hooking around his hind legs and attaching back to the saddle...

November 19, 2014

A Little Thank You Goes A Long Way

As soon as I saw the return address and looping handwriting, I knew what it was.

It was a lovely, personal note, written to me by Elizabeth Solter’s family as a thank you for my writing of her obituary. It made my eyes well up, that in their time of loss they made the effort to show appreciation in a touching, heartfelt way.

November 19, 2014

A Little Thank You Goes A Long Way

As soon as I saw the return address and looping handwriting, I knew what it was.

It was a lovely, personal note, written to me by Elizabeth Solter’s family as a thank you for my writing of her obituary. It made my eyes well up, that in their time of loss they made the effort to show appreciation in a touching, heartfelt way.

April 22, 2014

Hugs, Espresso And Emotion: Our Favorite World Cup Memories

When we're on assignment at a big competition for the Chronicle, it's our job to catch the winner at the best moment of action—in a perfect extended trot, or at the apex of a jump. And as much as we get a nice frisson of victory when we do capture those moments, it's frequently the less conventional photos that are our favorites—ones that might not be of the winners or appear in the magazine.

April 22, 2014

Hugs, Espresso And Emotion: Our Favorite World Cup Memories

When we're on assignment at a big competition for the Chronicle, it's our job to catch the winner at the best moment of action—in a perfect extended trot, or at the apex of a jump. And as much as we get a nice frisson of victory when we do capture those moments, it's frequently the less conventional photos that are our favorites—ones that might not be of the winners or appear in the magazine.

April 7, 2014

We Do Need To Ask Why, But In The Right Way

I always have to steel myself to monitor the comments on certain posts on the Chronicle’s Facebook page. And with the sad, sad news of two horse deaths at The Fork Horse Trials this past weekend, our news feed took on a decidedly gloomy tone.