Grevy’s Zebra Foal Born in UK Zoo

Grevy's Zebra Foal

OMG, those ears! Those spindly legs! Visitors to the Marwell Zoo in Colden Common near Winchester had an unusual experience, to say the least. On October 12th, first time mother Ellen, gave birth to a healthy foal in front of a crowd. “Zebra normally like to do their own thing and take themselves away, so […]

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Zelda goes to Sleep Away Camp

If you’ve ever dropped your kids off at sleepaway camp, you’ll know how I felt how I felt when I took Zelda to the full care barn last Friday. “Look,” I said to her. “You’ll have your own paddock and a huge stall. There are lots of nice horses here — you’ll make new friends!” […]

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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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