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Jessica Kozel had been running her own training business for less than a year when she got the call about Denzello. The last time Kozel had worked...
Long before Benny’s Legacy was imported to the United States for Adrienne Sternlicht to ride, he was purchased by Ireland’s Benny Kuehnle as a...
Eventer Cathy Wieschhoff has loved playing the drums almost her entire life, but in recent years she hadn’t been doing it much. That all changed...
You’d think that the daughter of two hunter trainers—Johnny Barker and Parker Haynes Minchin—would've had a fancy, big-name pony to show...
Ah, USEF Pony Finals, the Disney World of horse shows. Hundreds of children from across the country gather for pizza parties, clinics with top...
Thoroughbred Dapper Dan was euthanized on June 27 due to injuries sustained in the $20,000 Steeplethon, held during the Virginia Gold Cup Races in...
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Jessica Kozel had been running her own training business for less than a year when she got the call about Denzello. The last time Kozel had worked...
Long before Benny’s Legacy was imported to the United States for Adrienne Sternlicht to ride, he was purchased by Ireland’s Benny Kuehnle as a...
Eventer Cathy Wieschhoff has loved playing the drums almost her entire life, but in recent years she hadn’t been doing it much. That all changed...
Since 1990, Andrew Ellis has worked his way up the horse show ladder, from jump crew to in-gate to announcer and now show manager, but his climb...
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Following my rite of passage as a horse-crazed little girl, I began riding at age 11. When I was 14, my mother’s co-worker purchased a horse hastily after...
You’d think that the daughter of two hunter trainers—Johnny Barker and Parker Haynes Minchin—would've had a fancy, big-name pony to show in the...
I have wanted to write this article for a long time, and in the age of activism, seeing riders I have showed with speak about Black Lives Matter has inspired...
Long before Benny’s Legacy was imported to the United States for Adrienne Sternlicht to ride, he was purchased by Ireland’s Benny Kuehnle as a foal from a...
It's worth leaving your ringside seat to watch Akuna Mattata in the warm-up before a big class. The mare can be counted upon to execute a series of...
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I have wanted to write this article for a long time, and in the age of activism, seeing riders I have showed with speak about Black Lives Matter has...
I love being a member of the horse community. I’ve competed in eventing since I was 12, and I grew up riding and showing in Area VI, mainly in...
At 22, Juan Matute Guimón isn't much older than the young riders he coached during a Feb. 15-16 clinic in Southern California. His lifetime...
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
Following my rite of passage as a horse-crazed little girl, I began riding at age 11. When I was 14, my mother’s co-worker purchased a horse...
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all aspects of the horse industry, from boarding barns to shows to horse sales, if you’re a farm owner or...
Whether it’s a mild stomachache or a surgical situation, it’s good to know the basics of one of the most common equine ailments. Colic is one...
The United States Equestrian Federation Board of Directors has voted to prohibit the use of medroxyprogesterone acetate in horses competing in...
I've been considering whether to write this for months now, and I know what I'm about to say is likely to be wildly unpopular. However, the...
Fédération Equestre Internationale officials have confirmed rule changes are on the table with regard to blood on the horse and the use of the whip...

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