Dressage test chaos

What’s the worst thing that’s happened during one of your dressage tests? For me, it was when an Amish horse and buggy drove down the road next to the arena. My poor horse had never seen a horse and carriage before and immediately turned into a giraffe. That experience pales in comparison to what Imogen […]

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Dr. Peyo Heals Hospital Patients

When I was in the rehab unit last February, a therapy dog came to visit twice a week. It was a beautiful standard Poodle, but by the time he reached me, he didn’t seem that interested in offering comfort; he just wanted to go home. If only I’d been in France. Then, maybe I could […]

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This Gift is Priceless

Christmas really is about giving. I was so happy to give my 11 yr old god daughter Ruby an early birthday gift of a lesson on the one and only Valegro. – Carl Hester Imagine being 11 years old and getting the chance to lesson on a horse like Valegro? Certainly not even within the […]

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I am humbled and inspired

Angelika Trabert

Born with no legs, Dr. Angelika Trabert is now a medal-winning Paralympian – and an anaesthetist. Her motto is “it’s ability, not disability, that counts”. Angela has competed in Para-Equestrian dressage for 27 years and came into Tryon after a three year break from competition. She came in fourth in Tyron, but she has impressed […]

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More Cancellations at WEG plus XC Results

Ingrid Klimke and SAP Hale Bob OLD

Here’s the good news: cross country day at WEG went well. The footing held up and the course was challenging but not dangerous. There were 26 numbered obstacles (40 total jumping efforts when taking all the direct routes, after 23A and 24B ) and the time limit was 10 minutes flat. Ingrid Klimke and SAP […]

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WEG Update – Weather Causes Rescheduling

Hurricane Florence is making her presence felt at the World Equestrian Games. Although Saturday’s schedule is proceeding as planned, heavy rain is forecast for Saturday night through Sunday. As a result, the Stadium Jumping phase of eventing has been moved from Sunday to Monday and along with the Dressage Freestyle. Currently, Germany has shown it’s […]

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FEI World Equestrian Games Start Tuesday

World Equestrian Games

The FEI World Equestrian Games™, held every four years in the middle of the Olympic cycle, starts on September 11th at the Tyron International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. There is something here for everyone:  All FEI disciplines are represented – Jumping, Dressage and Para-Equestrian Dressage, Eventing, Driving, Endurance, Vaulting and Reining. Right now, […]

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