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Eventing legend Jim Wofford died on Feb. 2  at the age of 78. In his memory, we're republishing this article, which ran as a "Living Legend"...
On Feb. 1, the U.S. Equestrian Federation announced the return of Debbie McDonald to the U.S. dressage program in the role of technical advisor to...
Like many serious pony riders, 14-year-old Kailey Paul can rattle off the names of top junior hunters and big eq riders, the horse she’d most like...
It’s not uncommon in the horse show world to see a horse competing across the hunter, jumper and equitation classes. More rare, however, is...
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum announced Saturday that her longtime partner Shutterfly, the horse who won three World Cup Finals and helped her become...
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...
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Stephanie Tassos-Reimers has always been a rider—saddle seat as a kid, then polo through college—but starting her love affair with eventing...
Like many serious pony riders, 14-year-old Kailey Paul can rattle off the names of top junior hunters and big eq riders, the horse she’d most like...
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum announced Saturday that her longtime partner Shutterfly, the horse who won three World Cup Finals and helped her become...
Frederic Wandres could be forgiven if he’s started expecting to win big classes at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (Florida), especially...
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Eventing legend Jim Wofford died on Feb. 2  at the age of 78. In his memory, we're republishing this article, which ran as a "Living Legend" feature in...
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...
Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum announced Saturday that her longtime partner Shutterfly, the horse who won three World Cup Finals and helped her become the first...
Even in a barn full of winning hunters, Reese’s knows he’s the biggest star. The charismatic 10-year-old bay Zangersheide gelding (Spartacus...
It’s not uncommon in the horse show world to see a horse competing across the hunter, jumper and equitation classes. More rare, however, is seeing a...
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Dressage rider and trainer Elizabeth Madlener died Jan. 9 in Martinsburg, West Virginia. She was 81. Madlener was an accomplished Grand Prix rider,...
I see it too much: People talking in Facebook groups about getting their Thoroughbred’s lip tattoo put on their body or showing off Jockey Club...
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,...
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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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