It’s almost Thanksgiving

But I’m going to give thanks today! I am grateful for having a horse that makes hunting so much fun. The last few hunts Freedom has been such a pleasure to hunt. He’s been calm, focused, sure footed and has jumped like a deer. I can’t believe how far he’s come just from the spring […]

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The Land Rover Burghley Horse Trials — the next best thing to being there!

Burghley starts tomorrow (September 2nd) and for all of us not lucky enough to be in the U.K. to enjoy the spectacle, the next best thing to being there is Burghley TV which offers FREE live video coverage of the event. Make sure you pre-register so you don’t miss any of it! This year the […]

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This is why you should replace your helmet after a fall

After Oliver Townend’s fall at Rolex, his inflatable vest was widely attributed for saving him from more serious injury. Now it seems like his helmet should be getting the credit for protecting him. According to an article on the U.K. website Horsemart: Oliver sent the Champion Ventair helmet that he was wearing at Kentucky back […]

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My very first event

My mother was scanning old photos and she sent me this one. It’s from my very first event ever, which makes it about 1983-84. I was riding a horse that I half leased for a couple of years, a 5 year old Hannovarian/TB cross called Dudley. The venue was Pleasant Hollow Farms in Coopersburg, Penn. […]

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Peter Atkins takes us around Rolex XC via helmet cam

Ever want to know what it’s like to ride at Rolex? Peter Atkins, an advanced event rider has been wearing a helmet cam and posting the videos on YouTube. The most recent one features his Rolex ride on HJ Hampton. It’s a lot of fun to see the jumps from this perspective (I’ll never jump […]

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William Fox-Pitt wins Rolex on his dressage score!

Congratulations to William Fox-Pitt and Cool Mountain who won Rolex 2010 on their dressage score! This was Fox-Pitt’s seventh ride at Rolex and his first win. Although this was Cool Mountain’s first¬† **** event, he made it look easy. So did William. Considering how tall he is(6’5″)¬† I’m always amazed by how balanced he is […]

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What happened next?

Here’s an amazing photograph from an article in the Chronicle of the Horse: Kentucky Rolex through the Years. My question is, did they finish that jump? Wine Picnic and Bridget Strang look like they are suspended in mid air.

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