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Reddick, Fla.—Nov. 16 Kristen Bond stepped away from the advanced level six years ago. But earlier this year, she jumped back in, and now...
Dear Rita, I’m back at the keyboard. So there I was, teaching a seminar on Good Riding, Good Footing and Good Shoeing at Hilltop Farm during...
After a weekend full of intense testing and educational seminars, Toni Anderson rose to the top of 24 finalists to win the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz...
A 1.10-meter adult jumper class isn’t likely to be a trainer’s first choice as a warm-up class for an amateur-owner hunter, but that’s exactly...
Being an amateur rider, by its very nature, means spending time longingly sitting in bleachers or by a laptop, watching the professionals (or very...
The scene was set for the $100,000 Longines FEI Thermal World Cup qualifier in the Grand Prix Stadium at the AON HITS Desert Horse Park in...
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Four-star rider Sinead Halpin has been out of the spotlight recently, but for a good reason. She gave birth to Brooks Tobin Maynard on Sept. 4,...
A 1.10-meter adult jumper class isn’t likely to be a trainer’s first choice as a warm-up class for an amateur-owner hunter, but that’s exactly...
Being an amateur rider, by its very nature, means spending time longingly sitting in bleachers or by a laptop, watching the professionals (or very...
Being an amateur rider, by its very nature, means spending time longingly sitting in bleachers or by a laptop, watching the professionals (or very...
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Lexington, Ky.—Nov. 10 One of the horses that went down centerline in the Grand Prix freestyle open championship at U.S. Dressage Finals is not like the...
Hunter/jumper professional Mitchell Steege has been listed as permanently ineligible by the U.S. Center For SafeSport for sexual misconduct with a minor....
Somewhere along the line, I heard the term “disaster fatigue.” It was in the mainstream media, at a time when there had been a few devastating natural...
Once upon a time, while shooting the breeze after a lesson, someone in our group of riders posed an important question: What horse would you want to ride in...
Here in the Northeast, the show season is winding down. However, the upcoming Florida season will be here before we know it, so I feel it is a great time to...
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Dear Rita, I’m back at the keyboard. So there I was, teaching a seminar on Good Riding, Good Footing and Good Shoeing at Hilltop Farm during...
It’s been an exciting few weeks of online streaming. Equitation finals, hunter classics, grand prix competitions: all are available to watch live...
During the afternoon sessions of the New England Dressage Association’s Fall Symposium, we were lucky to watch horses and riders training at...
Although she’s an accomplished rider in the hunter and jumper divisions, Shachine Belle has a true passion for teaching. When she isn’t...
On St. Patrick’s Day, between 30 and 40 foot-pack enthusiasts gathered at the Strathalbyn Farms Club gazebo in Weldon Spring, Mo., for the 38th...
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As I write it’s the morning of the fifth and final day of the 2018 Chicago regional session of the USHJA’s Emerging Athletes Program. In front of me at HITS-Chicago sits a...
There isn’t a gentle way to start this post, so I’m just starting: [In March], my horse passed away. It was a Monday, so the barn was closed until 3 p.m. As you can...
Summer has hit us like a freight train, with heat indexes over 100* and high humidity here in Virginia. Summer is long and unrelenting here in the South, so it’s acclimate or...
In my teens and 20s, becoming a better rider was about surviving in the sport. As a kid from a non-horsey family without enough money to buy and care for a horse, learning to...
This afternoon I got a phone call from a friend and fellow event rider who has just been named to the reserve list of a certain team competition in September. I was really hoping...
I have to admit that this might be my favorite portion of this series to write. What I normally see when an equine job ad pops up on social media is something so abrasive,...
Horse Care
On May 16 the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed a diagnosis of Equine Herpesvirus Myeloencephalopathy in one horse...
Fédération Equestre Internationale officials have confirmed rule changes are on the table with regards to blood on the horse and the use of the...
After nine months of rest, rehab, surgery and lots of anxiety, Danny took a big step forward in his return to work—he was cleared to go back under...
Our columnist shares what she’s learned from years of handling horses during wildfires. During the horrific fires that ripped through California...
Education for those who create horses and those who want them will benefit everyone. The breeders in America face many challenges in producing...
After spending more than two weeks at the U.S. Department of Agriculture quarantine center at the Miami International Airport due to a positive...

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