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October 15, 2014

The Meg Kep Variety Show

It’s Fair Hill Week! Time to unpack the Wellies, the Ultra-Wellies, and the Super-Ultra Wellies…

That is, for all those who are headed there. We had such a blast last year… (Sinead was favorited to win the three-star on Tate, then they had an untimely parting late on the cross-country which resulted in a mere broken leg; we spent our Saturday night in a motel eating Vicodins and mac-n-cheese from KFC/Taco Bell.)

August 30, 2014

World Games Cross-Country Course Walk: Grooms' Perspective

Chronicle blogger Meg Kepferle—also known as head groom at Sinead Halpin Equestrian and the caretaker of World Games mount Manoir de Carneville—weighed in with some valuable insights on Pierre Michelet's 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games cross-country course. Don't miss her top tips on deciding when to take the conservative route, giving your horse banshee-like vocal encouragement and finding the best place on course to stop for a snack break:



August 20, 2014

Moats, Castles And France's Version Of Walmart

Chronicle blogger and eventing groom extraordinaire Megan Kepferle is in France with her equine charge, Sinead Halpin’s Manoir de Carneville, and she’s checking in with a report of all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans from the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team’s training base in Chantilly.

So apparently people want to know what’s happening in Camp USA.

What I can tell you today is that Boyd is turning 35 years old, so spread the word.

July 18, 2014

Broken Silence

With the World Equestrian Games fast approaching, I figured it was long past time to try to push past whatever writer’s block I’ve been experiencing. The last time we spoke, I got some mixed reviews from a lot of you. While I won’t delve into the depths of online commentary, because as a general rule of thumb we as contributors don’t ever go on the Forums, I do feel like I should mention that Perez Hilton has nothing on some of you!

March 19, 2014

The Struggle Is Real

It is 10:30 on a Saturday night, and I just got home from (one of) my jobs. I’m trying to get ahead in the office so I don’t have to worry too much when I take the YOLO impulse vacation I booked after getting home from Sinead’s wedding.

*I highly recommend this method if you are like me (never, ever take vacations, ever).*

January 2, 2014

The Only Constant Is Change: Reflections On 2013

I’m sure you’ll read several reflective pieces over the next few days on how everyone has grown and changed, for better or worse, over the last 365 days.

As a writer, reflection is the key to the production of new work. So take a knee with me for a moment.

November 26, 2013

There Is Some Use Crying Over Spilt Wine

It was 8:45 p.m. on a Thursday evening. It was dark, wet and cold outside. I had 24 hours until the chili cook-off fundraiser I’d been planning for the Area II Young Riders, and the anxiety was setting in, as it always does before any function I plan.

I was doing my best to balance my time between my full-time job at Sinead Halpin Eventing, my part-time job at Prestige Saddles, my commitment to Young Riders, my part-time job teaching at River Edge Farm, and my personal commitment to fitness.

October 27, 2013

You Can't Have It All

So, what do you want to be when you grow up?

September 24, 2013

A Leap Of Faith

Sometimes you just need to stop thinking and start doing, says our columnist. 

August 19, 2013

The Slump

I want to preface this column by admitting that I’m not feeling on my A-game this month. My workouts have been tough, and my stomach has been needy. I, ladies and gentlemen, have found myself in a slump.

What is a slump, you may ask? You know when you’re on your favorite, awesome horse and you’re just having a crap ride and call it a day, but then you go back the next day, and it’s still crap? That’s a slump.

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