Horse Sports
The United States Equestrian Federation named the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team that will compete in the FEI Eventing Nations Cup Ireland at the...
An enthusiastic crowd cheered on the 20 show jumpers competing in the $30,000 Markel Insurance 1.45-meter Grand Prix at the Rancho Mission Viejo...
For the third Sunday in a row, Spencer Smith claimed a grand prix victory in Europe. Under the tutelage of 2008 Canadian Olympic champion Eric...
Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 20 With a handy round in the Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship that had base scores of 95,...
Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 20 With a handy round in the Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship that had base scores of 95,...
He was coming 4, big and slow and goofy. I brought him an apple from my hotel, and it took him about 20 minutes to eat it, turning it into mush in my...
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Eleven Paralympic gold medals plus two silvers and a bronze, 14 gold World Championship medals and five gold European Championship medals. A total of...
Take a look at Tori Colvin’s string of horses, and you might notice a pattern. “I just love chestnuts with white,” she said. “[If it has]...
Lexington, Ky.—Aug. 13 For the past week the equestrian world's smallest participants took over the Kentucky Horse Park for the USEF Pony...
Some people may have said Ali Cooper was crazy for buying her first horse two weeks after receiving acceptance to medical school. But, like so...
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There have been so many. A working student’s horse on whom I made it about 20 feet. A homebred 3-year-old on whom I made it half a 20-meter circle. The time...
He was coming 4, big and slow and goofy. I brought him an apple from my hotel, and it took him about 20 minutes to eat it, turning it into mush in my hand. He...
Lexington, Ky.—Aug 17 Pretty much every rider in the 84-horse line-up for the Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship got...
Lexington, Ky.—Aug 18 You've heard of Ovation, Way Cool, Inclusive and Cuba—and countless others Tori Colvin's ridden to major wins over her...
Take a look at Tori Colvin’s string of horses, and you might notice a pattern. “I just love chestnuts with white,” she said. “[If it has] a white...
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He was coming 4, big and slow and goofy. I brought him an apple from my hotel, and it took him about 20 minutes to eat it, turning it into mush in my...
Aldie, Va.—Aug. 14 Proper flatwork is the foundation for nearly every equestrian discipline, and it’s especially critical for jumping. How...
The month, I’m going to talk about a very sensitive subject. Chafing. According to the dictionary chafing is “the act of something...
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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