Tamie Smith Wins LRK3D!

Tamie Smith and Mai Baum Win LRK3DE

Tamie Smith and Mai Baum pulled it off becoming the first U.S. winner since 2008 and the first American female winner since 2005! Coming into show jumping the pressure was on — with less than a rail between her and Tom McEwan, she showed nerves of steel and pulled off a clear round within the […]

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Tamie Smith and Mai Baum Top the Leaderboard at LRK3D after XC

Tamie Smith and Mai Baum

Tamie Smith and Mai Baum are poised to be trendsetters after a tough day of cross country competition at LRK3D. The last time an American rider won the LRK3D was in 2008, when Phillip Dutton and Connaught took the trophy (as Phillip was originally from Australia, it’s a bit of a cheat. The last time […]

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Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event Starts Tomorrow

Land Rover Kentucky 3-Day Event

This weekend is the highlight of US Eventing with the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. All the horses were accepted at this morning’s inspection, which means all 38 teams will progress to the first day of dressage tomorrow. Where can you watch it? Click here for the livestream. Of course the highlight of the event […]

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Take a Ride on the Steeplechase Roller Coaster

Blackpool Steeplechase roller coaster

On Grand National day, it seems appropriate to show some young steeplechase jockeys in training as they hurtle around the Steeplechase Ride at Blackpool Pleasure Beach. For some of these young riders, I imagine the ride is as scary as the race. My first thought when seeing this ride in motion was, “why aren’t they […]

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New Edition of Black Beauty to Benefit Horses in Need

Black Beauty illustration by Cecil Aldin

How many times did you read Black Beauty as a child? I’m not sure I can even count that high! Unlike the pure equine fantasy novels of Walter Farley (I longed for him to write a book about a girl as I read and re-read The Black Stallion and the Island Stallion series), Black Beauty […]

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Grazing muzzle

Although I have never been able to keep a grazing muzzle on a horse — I tried one on Freedom to try to prevent cribbing — this pair has it down to a science! Freedom destroyed every cribbing muzzle I tried in under five minutes. Other horses just saw it coming and ran for the […]

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Jockey Not Required

Howgreatisnate leads the field in the Gotham

Howgreatisnate? Pretty fantastic. The previously undefeated three year old showed he knows the drill as he blasted around the Gotham without a jockey. Nate stumbled at the break, losing jockey J.D. Acosta. But that did not stop him. After picking himself up, the colt rallied with an impressive run to the front of the field, […]

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Innovative Girth Option from Wow Saddles

Free Space Girth

When I was growing up, girths were kind of like saddle pads. They were basic. I remember when girths had no elastic, then elastic on one side. Double sided elastic girths seemed like a pretty exciting advance and, compared to one-sided elastic, are better at equalizing the pressure exerted on the horse’s pectoral muscles and […]

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