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Silva Martin knows a thing or two about buckling down when things get tough. First her husband Boyd Martin lost several horses in a 2011 barn fire....
How many riders get to say they’ve taken a lesson with three-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Jung? Add in that the lesson was on Jung’s most...
I can’t recall what led me down this particular rabbit hole many years ago, but there I was typing “Jumping Derby” into the search bar on...
West Palm Beach, Fla.—Jan. 13 During the president’s address during general session at the U.S. Equestrian Federation’s annual meeting at...
Shire horses are known as gentle giants, but their skill as sport horses isn’t as widely known. They can be talented at dressage and driving,...
A fire at the Middletown Valley Beagles kennel in Frederick County, Maryland, killed 15 hounds and injured five late Christmas Eve night. There...
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Silva Martin knows a thing or two about buckling down when things get tough. First her husband Boyd Martin lost several horses in a 2011 barn fire....
In the press conference following the Grand Prix Special at the FEI World Equestrian Games (North Carolina) last September, Laura Graves promised she...
Shire horses are known as gentle giants, but their skill as sport horses isn’t as widely known. They can be talented at dressage and driving,...
The U.S. Equestrian Federation Annual Meeting, which is currently taking place in West Palm Beach, Florida, is an annual tradition dating back to...
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Shire horses are known as gentle giants, but their skill as sport horses isn’t as widely known. They can be talented at dressage and driving, but did you...
It’s 5 a.m., and I am wide awake. It’s a horse show morning, and I have woken up before my alarm and gone over my tests, which is something I do often,...
If we required adult amateurs to pass the pre-purchase exam we subject our sale horses to, I belong to the group that wouldn’t “vet.” My group would fail...
On Jan. 9, the State Veterinarian’s Office of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed three horses tested positive for equine...
“Beyond the horse’s physical attributes and his contributions to human well-being, I am astounded, above all else, by his inner self, his spirit and his...
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It’s 5 a.m., and I am wide awake. It’s a horse show morning, and I have woken up before my alarm and gone over my tests, which is something I do...
Are beginner novice and novice levels too much to expect from a 4-year-old event prospect? Earlier this week I read numerous comments from an article...
Wellington, Fla.—Jan. 4 The trainers spoke in tweetable and meme-worthy quotes as they guided a group of talented young riders during Day 2 of...
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 Jan. 9, the State Veterinarian’s Office of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services confirmed three horses tested positive...
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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