Horse Sports
Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 16 For the U.S. team, the Longines Nations Cup of the United States of America played out a little bit like it was...
Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 16 For the U.S. team, the Longines Nations Cup of the United States of America played out a little bit like it was...
Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 16 For the U.S. team, the Longines Nations Cup of the United States of America played out a little bit like it was...
Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 16 Geoffrey Hesslink had a very specific plan as he headed into the $10,000 1.40-meter jumper class at the 2019 Hampton...
Wednesday I woke up unmotivated and feeling “heavy.” I just wanted to curl up on the couch and play games on my phone. Luckily, Wednesday is my...
It’s not unusual to see off-track Thoroughbreds in the hunt field, but Monmouth County Hunt (New Jersey) recently welcomed a slightly different...
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Bringing spectators to the sport is an ongoing challenge in the equestrian world. In our 2020 Legends & Traditions issue, Laura Lemon discusses how...
Whenever I’m not covering the Washington International, I swallow my distaste for District of Columbia traffic and spectate on puissance...
In the fall of 2018, Kimberlee O’Cain ran into a bad streak of luck. Then 27, O’Cain prided herself on her good health. She worked as an...
MTM Outbid soared to the top of the leaderboard on Feb. 7 at the Desert International Horse Park in Thermal, California, winning the $50,000 USHJA...
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Beezie Madden will semi-retire from high-performance sport following the 2020 Olympic Games, which will be held Jul. 24 - Aug. 9  in Tokyo. Going forward,...
Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 14 Before she even landed off the first fence of the jump-off in the $137,000 CSI3* Grand Prix, Jessica Springsteen was pretty sure...
Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 15 The annual $100,000 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular is always a mixed bag of competitors. There are the...
Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 16 For the U.S. team, the Longines Nations Cup of the United States of America played out a little bit like it was scripted for TV...
Wellington, Fla.—Feb. 9 You’d think McLain Ward might get immune to the excitement of big grand prix classes, considering how many he’s jumped in his...
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Wednesday I woke up unmotivated and feeling “heavy.” I just wanted to curl up on the couch and play games on my phone. Luckily, Wednesday is my...
If you closed your eyes during the lessons at the Adequan/USDF FEI-Level Trainer’s Conference, held Jan. 20-21 in Loxahatchee, Florida, you might...
This hilarious, ever-popular piece by humor columnist Jody Lynne Werner originally ran on Dec. 1, 2014, on www.coth.com.  The question of whether...
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
The United States Equestrian Federation Board of Directors has voted to prohibit the use of medroxyprogesterone acetate in horses competing in...
Emma Fletcher was sitting at the table at her aunt’s house for Thanksgiving dinner last year when she received a phone call from the barn manager...
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 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...

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