Boyd Martin and On Cue win Maryland 5 Star

Boyd Martin and On Cue moved up from their overnight spot of 3rd to win the inaugural Maryland 5* event turning in a double clear round and putting the pressure on Tim Price and Oliver Townend, in second and third. Luck was with him today, as each of those riders had a rail. With this […]

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Oliver Townend leads Maryland 5 Star after Cross Country

Oliver Towend Leads Maryland 5*

Oliver Townend and Cooley Master Class finished double clear on their dressage score of 21.1., to maintain his top position going into stadium tomorrow but has less than a rail over Tim Price on Xavier Faer, who also finished xc on their dressage score of 24.3. Boyd Martin and On Cue are in third with […]

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Watch the new Maryland 5* Event

The newest 5* event started today and runs through October 17th at Fair Hill’s Special Event Zone. The Maryland 5* is the world’s seventh at this level and the second in the US, joining the Kentucky Three-Day Event. The cross-country course at Maryland 5 Star was designed by British multi-medalled former event rider Ian Stark. […]

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Bad Sport: Horse Hitman

The new Netflix docuseries “Bad Sport” revisits some of outrageous sport scandals in recent memory, including episode 5, which covers the horse killings for insurance scandal of the 1980s. While the memory of the killings — and the people it brought down — are still fresh in my memory, for many younger riders, this may […]

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Freedom moves on to Greener Pastures

Five weeks ago, when I was lying at the bottom of a slippery hill in the rain, knowing that I’d done significant damage to my ankle, I realized that I would need to make some changes. Freedom and Zelda have lived for the past five years at a barn with extraordinary turnout (for my Boston […]

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Five Zebras on the Loose in Maryland

Five zebras escaped from the farm of an exotic animal trader in Prince George’s County, Maryland a month ago and they are still on the loose. The escapees were part of a larger herd of zebras, also called a dazzle or a zeal, from a private farm. Now they are roaming the grasslands of Maryland […]

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Old Friends Daylily Sale Benefits TB Rescue

Only 10 lucky people will have the chance to add a Hemerocallis ‘Old Friends’ daylily their garden. In this fundraiser for Old Friends, the thoroughbred retirement farm, you have the chance to purchase one of 10 beautiful 6.5” tetraploid daylilies hybridized by John and Annette Rice of Paris, KY. It was specially chosen by Old Friends President […]

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Conor Swail sets a winning streak in Vancouver

Conor Swail

They don’t call Conor Swail the winningest rider at Thunderbird Show Park for nothing. Swail lived up to his reputation this week by dominating the big jumper classes with some blazing fast — and clear — rounds. He started off with a win on Vital Chance de la Roque in the CSI4*-W $75,000 Welcome 1.50m. […]

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