Dressed for Success

Dressed for Success

This year, with all the rain, the bugs have been terrible and are still going strong. Normally, the deerfly season runs from the beginning of July through early August. I guess this year they didn’t get the memo. Some days, the bugs are so bad that after only a few minutes I turn around and […]

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Take the First Exit off US-41

bold and bossy

Two-year old Bold and Brossy’s first race didn’t go exactly to plan. The filly unseated jockey Miguel Mena in the post parade but rather than heading back to the barn, the filly jumped a rail, and made it over the levee before heading out to U.S. 41N, briefly onto Interstate 69 and then Veterans Memorial […]

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RIP Charlie Watts — Rolling Stones Drummer and Arabian Horse Breeder

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts died today, age 80. Just three weeks ago he had pulled out of the band’s upcoming tour after undergoing surgery. Watts joined the Rolling Stones in 1963. While Charlie Watts may be a rock legend, he and his wife, Shirley (whom he married in 1964), were also very respected Arabian […]

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Improved Welfare Promised for pentathlon horses

Modern Pentathlone

A week after some of the most amazing Olympic performances imaginable, the only thing people are still talking about is the equestrian portion of the women’s Pentathlon. For sure, it was a sh*t show. Horses crashed. Horse refused. Riders fell off. Whips flew. And what caught the attention of the masses was that the German […]

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Sweden Takes Olympic Gold in Team Showjumping after Nail Biting Jump Off

Swedish Team wins Olympic Gold

Sweden topped the US to take the Team Gold in Show Jumping after a nail biting jump off. It was the first gold medal for the team after a drought of 97 years, and the medal was well deserved. Henrik von Eckermann with King Edward, Malin Baryard-Johnson and Indiana and Peder Fredricson with All In […]

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Ben Maher and Explosion W Win Olympic Gold

The aptly named Explosion carried Ben Maher to the individual gold medal in show jumping. I swear that horse has wings because the fences were enormous. They made the eventing show jumping fences look small. The fences started out at 1.55 m and went as high as 1.62 meters with spreads as wide as 1.75 […]

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Julia Krajewski Wins Individual Gold; Great Britain wins Team Gold

Julia Krajewski made history yesterday by becoming the first female equestrian to win an individual gold medal for Olympic eventing. Women have competed against men in eventing since 1964 (someone poetically, at Olympic games also held in Tokyo) but she is first to have earned a gold medal. Krajewski, who competes for Germany, rode her […]

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Great Britain in Gold Medal Position after Cross Country

Great Britain is in gold medal position after cross country, with Australia in second and France in third. The Brits kicked off their rides with Oliver Townend, who was the second rider on course. His double clear on Ballaghmor Class was repeated by Laura Collett on London 52 and Tom McEwen on Toledo De Kerser. […]

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