No Stirrups? No Problem

Maya Simmons no stirrups

Wow! I was impressed by the jump through the water where Maya Simmons lost her stirrups. “When he hit the landing, he just pecked. He hit hard, and my feet went flying behind me, and I went onto his neck. I think when I did that, the pressure of my feet pulled the leathers off […]

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Who hasn’t dreamed of this . . .

Golf course

Perfectly groomed green fairways with gentle, rolling hills. How perfect they would be to gallop through if it wasn’t for those pesky holes. As a kid, it was one of my fantasies. Right up there with sneaking into the pasture across the road from my grandparents where two horses had taken up residence. I was […]

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After the Finish with Paul Tapner

It’s a thrill to cross the finish line at an event like Burghley, but rarely do we see what happens once the riders jump off. Follow Paul Tapner and Bonza King of Rouges behind the scenes after they finish their cross country round. It’s a real family affair. The pair finished 19th.

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Oliver Townend Takes the Lead at Burghley

After the first rider on course, Tina Cook on Star Witness, galloped around with a double clear, speculation was rife that this year’s Burghley XC course was too easy. By the end of the day, that misconception had been put to rest as the course caught out some of the biggest names in eventing, and […]

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Ride along with Aachen Winners Ingrid Klimke and Horseware Hale Bob

Nothing like a free cross country lesson from Ingrid Klimke! She and Horseware Hale Bob won the Aachen CICO3* on his dressage score of 34.5. Gotta love those vicarious cross country experiences! Now that you’ve seen it from her perspective, here’s the spectators’ view.

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Learning not to Jump Ahead

It is oh-so-easy to get ahead of your horse when you are learning to jump. And then you are just one step away from jumping the fence without your horse. I suspect we’ve all been there, lying on the ground on one side of a fence while your horse stands on the other side and […]

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Christopher Burton Leads Burghley After Cross Country

After cross-country day at Burghley, where the heavy rain made for tough going in the afternoon, Christopher Burton and Nobilis still sit in the lead. They are followed by Tim Price and Ringwood Sky Boy in second and Andrew Nicholson and Nereo in third. There were just 28 clear rounds and 40 completions from 68 […]

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