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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 existence. Thankfully, so very...
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 observe class after class, all day...
The U.S. Dressage Finals is one of my favorite shows, for a few reasons. It’s a big-deal show, at a fantastic venue. The team that runs it is the All-Stars, the best of the...
In the past three years, I’ve gone from zero horses, to one horse, to two horses, to one horse, and then back down to zero. It’s been the longest stretch of my amateur...
Last year was the first year since I was 10 that I did not attend one single competition. Of course, this was not exactly by a well-designed and premeditated plan. (Thanks,...
If you're lucky, you probably don’t have to go shopping for tall boots all that often. Even if you have the worst luck with broken zippers, you probably buy tall...
In a sport predominantly made up of women, with a uniform that includes form-fitting, usually light-colored breeches, it seems odd that it is somewhat taboo to talk about...
When I first bought Callie in February 2019, I didn’t know anything about her past. She was about to turn 10, and she had only been with the folks selling her for a year. That...
I am a big fan of the Chronicle’s “Day in the Life” feature, which asks a well-known rider to talk through her or his daily activities. I’m sure none of us will soon...
Three months ago, I wrote about my next big adventure with my young gelding, Sig. I took a military assignment in the United Kingdom and decided to bring him with me on this next...
I recently served as a licensed dressage judge at a USDF/USEF show, a goal that has been years in the making. Although I began this path to become a better competitor, I gained...
Virginia-based trainer Justin Haefner just completed his participation in the Appalachian Trainer Face-Off, a 100-day challenge in which horses taken in by Heart of Phoenix...

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