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"Adult amateur." In the hunter/jumper world, the phrase conjures many images: the timid woman, sitting nervously on her fat, happy packer at the in-gate; the mistakes that are...
There are certain people you meet in life with whom you have an instant connection. It can’t be explained and can barely be ignored, but there are individuals floating in this...
Dear Rita, Greetings from beautiful Hunterdon County, New Jersey! Let’s talk double bridles. Mandatory use of the double bridle at top levels of FEI competition gets...
It would have been a great story about rising above adversity if The Quantico Kid and I made it to the Thoroughbred Makeover in Kentucky in October. But I’m calling it now: We...
Last month I traveled up to HITS Saugerties (New York) for my final regular-season horse show of the year before the Great American/USDF Region 1 Dressage Championships, coming...
I’m worried. I’m worried for the athletes who are victims of abuse but haven’t come forward. I’m worried for those who have. I’m worried that it will never stop, that...
Foam fingers without sarcasm.   Dressage and show jumping as sports for the average sports fan. In Scandinavia, we have that down. I say “we” loosely. My family is from...
Every teacher of riding lessons has A Thing that makes them nutsy. Maybe it’s people who want to fly up the levels and do tricks without a solid foundation. Maybe it’s...
I vividly remember passing the U.S. Equestrian Team Foundation exit off Route 206 in Gladstone, New Jersey, as a child. My parents never stopped there, but my heart yearned to see...
I am a terrible liar. Seriously, I am not known for having a stellar poker face (quite the opposite, actually). So I must admit, it was nothing short of a miracle when I was able...
The “1% rule,” to me, represents hope. Here’s how the math works: If I can get 1% better each day for one year, I’ll end up 37 times better by the end of the...
Hello, friends. It has been a minute. Our last blog update feels like forever ago. To recap, my young Thoroughbred, Sig, and I moved to the United Kingdom from Kentucky last...

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