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Do you know how you get really, really good in a horse sport? There are some truisms: Just keep doing it; take lessons; hopefully have your coach...
The Virginia Horse Center Foundation announced Jan. 25 that national and FEI-level eventing will continue this year at the Virginia Horse Center in...
The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the four athlete-and-horse combinations selected to represent the Adequan U.S. Para Dressage Team at the...
This year, my equitation-obsessed, 14-year-old-daughter, Quinn, embarked on her journey in the “Big Eq." Instead of spending hours caught up in my...
This year, my equitation-obsessed, 14-year-old-daughter, Quinn, embarked on her journey in the “Big Eq." Instead of spending hours caught up in my...
When Belgian Olympic team bronze medalist Grégory Wathelet started planning out his winter season, he started thinking beyond his typical European...
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During the early days of the pandemic in 2020, the staff at the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals at Nevins Farm in...
Around John French’s barn in Wellington, Florida, if you’re having a bad day, there’s one horse who can lift your spirits: Babylon—or...
Week 2 of the Winter Equestrian Festival (Florida) finished with an exciting jump-off on the grass derby field Sunday, Jan 22. U.S. Olympic team...
As a corporate attorney, Haley Barrett Hyska is analytical and deliberate. But when she saw 5-month-old Mi Amora RW, an unhandled foal whose breeder...
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Hunter/jumper trainer Sam Berry was arrested Jan. 19 in Lexington, Kentucky, on felony charges related to alleged sexual abuse of a minor. He was released...
Around John French’s barn in Wellington, Florida, if you’re having a bad day, there’s one horse who can lift your spirits: Babylon—or “Crumbles," as...
This year, my equitation-obsessed, 14-year-old-daughter, Quinn, embarked on her journey in the “Big Eq." Instead of spending hours caught up in my own mental...
It’s not every day that you get a call from a top-level rider making an offer too good to refuse. It happened to Amira Cooney near the end of...
As a corporate attorney, Haley Barrett Hyska is analytical and deliberate. But when she saw 5-month-old Mi Amora RW, an unhandled foal whose breeder had died,...
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Do you know how you get really, really good in a horse sport? There are some truisms: Just keep doing it; take lessons; hopefully have your coach...
For someone obsessed with horses, I have only experienced a tiny sliver of the wider horse world myself as an English rider. When I had the chance to...
The final day of the 2023 USEF Horsemastership Training Series had more of a show-ring feel than the flatwork and gymnastics sessions that preceded...
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...
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
Three horses at a Roanoke County, Virginia, stable have been confirmed with equine herpesvirus myeloencephalopathy, the neurological version of...
The Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF), in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the California Animal...
In the summer of 2015, Emil Spadone flew to the winter base of his Redfield Farm in Ocala, Florida, from his summer home in Califon, New Jersey, to...
As the farm manager for Mill Ridge Farm in Lexington, Kentucky, Marc Richardson attends the birth of 60 to 70 foals each year. When the phone rings,...
Few things are worse than having a Not Quite Right (NQR) horse. The horse who is never lame but also never fully performing at the level you know...
If you were to picture how climate change could affect horses, your mind might flash back to Hurricane Harvey, the Category 4 storm that...
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