US Show Jumping Team Claims Gold at WEG

US Team wins gold in showjumping

The US Show Jumping Team became the first US team to win the gold show jumping medal at the World Equestrian Games, which was even more exciting given the North Carolina location. Going into the finals tied with Sweden, all four riders from both teams had to compete, and it came down to time after […]

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Mclain Ward and ZZ Top Clear 7′ Puissance Wall

I can only image what one of my horses would do if I galloped them at a 7′ wall. Jumping it would certainly never occur to them. Mclain Ward and ZZ Top cleared this at the Washington International Horse Show. But that effort only tied them for first place! Aaron Vale and his mount, Thinks […]

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McLain Ward loses Sapphire to Colic

Sapphire, McLain Ward’s wonderful Belgium warmblood mare, died today from complications of colic. She was 19. Sapphire was retired in 2012 after injuring her check ligament after a stellar career that included winning two Olympic Gold medals. McLain Ward posted this message on his Facebook site today: With a very heavy heart I have to […]

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Lost . . . and Found! The Tale of Good Guinness and the Impostor.

Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction. In a story that echos the fairy tale of the Prince and the Pauper, a drama unfolded over the Internet over the course of the past few days when it was determined that a grand prix jumper delivered to a sales barn on the East Coast was uncovered as […]

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