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Jennifer M. Keeler

January 6, 2011

2011 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session Day 3: Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Water?

On Jan. 6, the third day of the U.S. Equestrian Federation’s 2011 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session, riders continued to build on skills learned and practiced during the first two days. And for the most part, exercises today were completed in a relatively drama-free fashion, and flak jackets were not required.

January 5, 2011

2011 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session Day 2: George Is Not Happy

According to the official schedule, Day 2 of the 2011 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session in Wellington, Fla., seemed innocent enough. The sessions listed for Jan. 5 were "flat work and gymnastics." But when America's best young jumping riders are riding in front of legendary horseman and U.S. Show Jumping Chef d'Equipe George Morris, the "gymnastic" fences get big in a hurry and things can get very interesting.

January 4, 2011

2011 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session Day 1: Can't Keep A Good Man Down

The U.S. Equestrian Federation’s much-anticipated 2011 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session got underway bright and early Tuesday morning on Jan. 4 in Wellington, Fla., following a week of concern that Morris might not be able to attend due to a reported recent hospitalization.

December 14, 2010

Padré The Mustang Brings A Taste Of The West To Dressage At Devon

A living symbol of American freedom knows no boundaries in his new career.

He was born an American icon. As a wild U.S. mustang he symbolized independence. Surviving wasn't easy in the rugged desert landscape of Palomino Valley outside Reno, Nev., but as a young colt he knew nothing but the freedom of the desert wind.

Until the day the helicopters came.

Nine years later, this striking dun stallion trotted confidently in the company of champion warmbloods around the historic Dixon Oval as the first mustang to ever compete at Dressage at Devon (Pa.).

November 29, 2010

Rule Change Proposals Take Center Stage Across Disciplines

For many horse people, the holiday season means a break in competition and a trip to their discipline’s annual national convention to attend to the business of equestrian sport.

November 16, 2010

The Young Rider World Cup Provides A Treasure Trove Of Experience

Regardless of how they finish, young riders looking to break into the professional ranks find it invaluable to ride at this prestigious competition.

It’s no secret that most top-level dressage sport is taking place in Europe. As a young rider with international aspirations, there’s no better education than exposure to the best riders in the world, but that kind of experience isn’t easy to come by.

Enter the FEI Young Rider World Cup.

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