Horse Sports
The U.S. Equestrian Federation has announced the appointment of Charlotte Bredahl as the U.S. Dressage Development Coach, pending final contract...
Tampa, Fla.—Dec. 13 At last year’s annual meeting the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association’s Amateur Task Force brought up a heavy issue:...
The last time a woman won the U.S. Eventing Association’s Rider of the Year award was in 1981, when Karen Stives topped the leaderboard with eight...
As the leadline riders filtered into the main hunter ring at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show in Upperville, Virginia, one youngster stood out in the...
Geneva, Switzerland—Dec. 10 Many of the biggest names in show jumping gathered in the Palexpo arena for the CHI Geneva, Dec. 6-9, to contest two...
Sixty-one rule change proposals will dominate the conversation at the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Annual Meeting, which takes place Dec. 9-13 in...
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For many adult amateurs who event, the sense of accomplishment goes well beyond the final score or ribbon color. For Lea Brayton, crossing the finish...
When I was growing up taking group lessons at a hunter/jumper barn in central Virginia, I occasionally witnessed other students fall off horses. It...
It’s a situation that happens often—a horse-crazy kid has to put his favorite hobby on hold to attend university. That was Dale Hailstones'...
Plastic bags, flower boxes, their own shadows—horses find anything and everything to spook at. Fortunately for Australian rider Charmaine Fuller,...
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Sixty-one rule change proposals will dominate the conversation at the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association Annual Meeting, which takes place Dec. 9-13 in Tampa,...
 For some, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.... with the kids jingle-belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer, but I swear to God if one of...
As the leadline riders filtered into the main hunter ring at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show in Upperville, Virginia, one youngster stood out in the sea...
I hate December. It’s cold; it’s dark, and it’s time spent twiddling my thumbs waiting to get to Florida. When I’ve had serious upper-level competition...
My whole life, I knew I couldn’t have a horse. I never really examined whether I actually wanted one. Of course, I wanted a horse of my own! What...
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 For some, it’s the most wonderful time of the year.... with the kids jingle-belling and everyone telling you be of good cheer, but I swear to God...
I recently found myself musing over a COTH blog titled “In Case Of Apocalypse, Give Me A Mare.” It got me to wondering how the horses I had known...
So just what makes Charlotte Dujardin so good? Sure, she’s sitting on nice horses, but how did she become such a dominant player in the dressage...
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
Pergolide has been the mainstay treatment of Equine Cushing’s disease, also known as pituitary pars intermedia dysfunction, for several decades....
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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