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When Sharon Lewis was on the hunt for her next dressage horse after a six-year hiatus, she knew she wanted something young, and while looking...
Rory Nichols, 18, wasn’t always an open book about her life experiences, but when she applied for West Palms Event Management’s Michael Nyuis...
Rory Nichols, 18, wasn’t always an open book about her life experiences, but when she applied for West Palms Event Management’s Michael Nyuis...
Editor's Note: This story has been updated to add information about the departure of USEF Managing Director of Eventing Jenni Autry. Erik...
On Dec. 2, U.S. show jumper McLain Ward announced that Clinta, his parter for team gold at the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games (North Carolina), has...
Just outside of Bozeman, Montana, on a cool night in early September 2021, former international show jumping groom Tasha Houghton stood outside in...
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Horses have adapted in many ways over millennia to be able to escape from predators and survive in the wild: They have long faces that house...
When she decided to return to the horse world after a 10-year break, Jordan Lubow turned to the Internet, scouring ads in search of a quality young...
Alexandra “Alex” Philpin says she needs to get a real job. She’s been an eventing and dressage competitor, an instructor for 30 years, a barn...
In just their third start at the World Cup level, Hunter Holloway and Pepita Con Spita topped a field of 29 to notch their first victory Saturday at...
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Just outside of Bozeman, Montana, on a cool night in early September 2021, former international show jumping groom Tasha Houghton stood outside in the rain,...
Several much-anticipated changes to the U.S. Equestrian Federation's so-called "amateur rule" went into effect Dec. 1. These modifications were passed...
The U.S. Equestrian Federation announced Wednesday that it will not renew its contract with U.S. Dressage Team Technical Advisor Debbie McDonald. McDonald,...
I am currently on stall rest. As an (overly) active woman who is always on the go, this has not been the most delightful time of my...
When she decided to return to the horse world after a 10-year break, Jordan Lubow turned to the Internet, scouring ads in search of a quality young prospect....
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There are few things I love more than sitting at a horse show and watching. Sure, I love competing too, but truly, I could sit ringside and just...
Beverly Strauss co-founded MidAtlantic Horse Rescue with Ginny Suarez in 2002 in Chesapeake City, Maryland. They average 100 rehomes a year of horses...
This sneak-peek excerpt from “The Athletic Equestrian,” by former Dartmouth coach Sally Batton and Christina Keim, available in January...
Jessica Springsteen has notched a lot of firsts in the past few months—first Olympic Games, first Olympic medal, first Aachen Nations Cup win—and...
In this column, which first appeared in the Chronicle's Horseman's Forum, Carrie Kehring shares her family's experience...
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
Horses have adapted in many ways over millennia to be able to escape from predators and survive in the wild: They have long faces that house...
Horse trials come and—more often—go over the years, usually becoming casualties of encroaching urbanization or the sale of a farm. In New...
When event rider Kurt Martin took on Anna Bella as a sales horse, the barely broke, nearly feral 5-year-old Holsteiner probably seemed an unlikely...
On July 27, the California Department of Food and Agriculture confirmed there is no evidence of ongoing spread of equine herpesvirus at a...
Winter got you down? Here's a song for you, to be sung to the tune of "My Favorite Things." Eight layers of barn clothes and useless wet...
It caught a lot of eventers by surprise a week ago when they learned that the U.S. Eventing Association’s Cross-Country Safety Subcommittee was...
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