The Quest for Gold – But at What Price?

Arguably, the Gold Medal won by the US Show Jumping Team at the recent World Equestrian Games is a huge success. After all, it’s the first time the team has ever won gold in this competition and it had the added bonus of being on home turf. I would be a lot more proud of […]

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Hickstead named “Best Horse” in show jumping at WEG

Hickstead, the mount of defending Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze, was named “Best Horse” after the showjumping finals at WEG. Known for his explosive jumping style and his somewhat unorthodox combo bit (so what kind of bit is Hickstead wearing), he is considered to be a difficult ride. However, Hickstead treated the top four riders, Lamaze […]

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A tribute to Courtney King-Dye at WEG

In a gesture that spoke more than words, Steffan Peters rode into the ring to collect the bronze medal he won for his Freestyle test on Ravel wearing his helmet. He had dedicated his ride to Courtney King-Dye, who was in a coma after hitting her head when her horse fell. King-Dye has recovered enough […]

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