One To Watch: From FFA To AGDF, Ranch Life Prepared Albrecht For Grand Prix 

Californian Josh Albrecht may be 22 years old and in his first season of competition at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, but he said he doesn’t get nervous going down centerline in Wellington, Florida. Years of enduring the trials and tribulations of showing livestock, including his home-bred goats, calves and dogs, has erased any competition […]

2024 Stallion Guide

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Judges Deserve Our Respect

As judges, we are officials. We’re no different than umpires in baseball or referees in basketball. Most judges enjoy watching good horses and riders. We give our honest opinion of the competition we are watching. We have been accredited by our national organization, the U.S. Equestrian Federation, with continuing education clinics routinely scheduled. We also […]

USDF Announces First Dates For New Dressage Seminars Program

The U.S. Dressage Federation has announced the first dates for the newly established Dressage Seminars, part of the USDF Instructor/Trainer Development Program. These two-day seminars are open to anyone seeking to gain knowledge, with the first day being geared toward a larger general audience and featuring demonstrating horses and riders and the second day designed […]

Throwback Thursday: A Look At The World War II-Era All-Black Horse Shows

Horse shows in the mid-20th century America were society events. The well-heeled and the famous would arrive, be seated in swanky hospitality accommodations with food and drink, and people watch, as well as horse watch. As in horse racing, the horses themselves were sometimes secondary to the spectators, but not to the competitors. Most of […]

Behind The Stall Door With: Landon

At last fall’s Pan American Games in Santiago, Chile, Landon put in a spectacular performance that helped earn the United States its spot in the Paris Olympics, and served as the official stamp that the young gelding, who moved up to the five-star level in late 2022, has become Kent Farrington’s newest top partner. In […]

Finding ‘Fizz’: A Mystery Solved On The COTH Forums

In the early 2000s, Katy Harvey purchased a former Hanoverian broodmare named Flizzard (Wertherson—Mistral) to be her dressage mount. With her copper coat, white socks and broad white blaze, “Fizz” was a stunner, and although she was still green under saddle after having several foals, Harvey was excited to develop their partnership. Not long after […]

From Rescue To Ribbons: Gunshot Survivor Finds New Life On The Polo Field

After Emily Smedlund lost her Andalusian cross after 11 years together, she decided to rescue another horse to help ease her broken heart. “I wanted to give something that didn’t have anyone all this love I had,” explained Smedlund, 41, of Cary, Illinois. “I wanted to save a life.” Smedlund also hoped the horse she […]