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Blogs - Emily Pope

June 13, 2014

Somebody Pinch Me

Well.  How to start this blog post?

Best comeback week ever? No, too cheesy.  Best mare ever? True, but I say that in every post, so it’s not really news. I’m struggling with finding a way to convey my excitement through words. Let’s go with…

May 9, 2014

Mom: The Star Behind The Scenes

If you ever meet me at a show, you’ll probably also meet a similarly petite woman with insanely curly blonde hair who looks almost nothing like me, aside from build. She certainly doesn’t look old enough to be my mother, but she is. 

March 31, 2014

Taming My Inner Gecko

Meet the Chronicle's latest blogger, show jumper Emily Pope. She's trying to balance riding her Thoroughbred mare with recovering from a back injury and a full-time job. 

The last time I struggled this much to post the trot for 15 minutes straight was when I first started riding, or about 18 years ago.