Apr 17

Professional Horseman’s Council to Host The Event College at Rolex

The Professional Horseman’s Council has announced that it will be presenting a new program called The Event College at Rolex this year. Designed to introduce more people to the sport, even those really knowledgeable about the

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Apr 17

Road to Rolex


The reality of me snapping my leg completely in half a few weeks ago is starting to means I have to come to terms with not competing at Rolex. I’m walking again, about 2 degrees lame, but I feel I would not be strong enough to land after some of the big four-star drops, and ride the horses to my fullest ability, which they need around this sort of course.
Trading Aces is in superb condition and it would be a crime not to take advantage of all the hard work so I’ve called up Phillip Dutton who rode the horse to victory at The Fork a few weeks ago. In my mind Phillip is one of the best riders in the world and will do the best job with Oscar at Rolex.
Caitlin has been doing all of his dressage and fitness work here at home and has the horse purring like a cat on the flat. Phillip has jumped him a couple times and will take over his training completely tomorrow.
Shamwari and Otis are rerouting to Luhmuehlen and I hope to ride at Jersey Fresh in a couple weeks as their prep event. Phillip is kind enough to ride Shammie around the 3* and Otis around the Advanced this weekend at Fair Hill. I can’t tell you how much all of these horses’ owners appreciate Phillip’s hard work keeping these horses running. I hope one day Phillip breaks his leg so I can return the favor.
I’m looking forward to getting down to Kentucky Wednesday night to help Caitlin, Lillian and Erin through the competition. I’m also signed up to do a number of autograph signings, course walks and talks and maybe even a bit of commentary while I’m down there. 
-Boyd

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Apr 17

6 Fascinating Vintage Badminton Newsreels

Earlier this week, the moving picture archive collection British Pathé uploaded 85,000 historic newsreels to YouTube in an effort to make them more accessible to viewers. Among them were dozens of fairly high-resolution clips of

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Apr 17

5 horsey things to do this week

Stuck for things to do? We’ve picked a selection of equestrian events to keep boredom at bay over the next 7 days

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Apr 17

Lizzie Snow Has a Successful Spring With the Help of the $10,000 Essex Grant

We are pleased to feature a series of blog posts written by the four winners of grants that were awarded during the 2013 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention—the Beacon Charm Grant, the Essex Grant and the Rebecca Broussard Developing Rider Grant. The $5,000 Beacon Charm Grant was given to Emily Pestl-Dimmit; the $10,000 Essex Grant was awarded to Lizzie Snow; Ellen Doughty received the the $10,000 Rebecca Broussard Developing

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Apr 17

The One-Eyed Pirate Takes on Prelim

Watching Sea Pirate storm around a cross-country course, he looks every bit the part of a typical run-and-jump loving eventer. His gallop is propelled by that impenetrable Thoroughbred confidence, and his jump is pure power.

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Apr 17

Preview: Stadl Paura CDI3*

This weekend, two riders will be representing Great Britain at Stadl Paura CDI3* (15-21 April) in the Wels-Land district of Austria.

Emma Hindle rides Chequille (Caretano Z x Lavall II), her 15 year-old breeding stallion in the big tour. Emma has opte…

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Apr 17

Slow-motion jumping with Laura Collett

We love this slow-motion footage of event rider Laura Collett showjumping at home. Click here to watch an interview with Laura about her traumatic cross-country fall in 2013. She tells Horse …

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Apr 17

Ballet dancers launch FEI World Cup finals

A special photoshoot was held to mark the start of this weekend’s FEI World Cup Jumping and Dressage finals in Lyon (17-21 April). Dancing horsesDouble Olympic gold medallist Charlotte …

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Apr 17

Throwback Thursday Presented by Ice Horse: Guess the Rider

We’ve got a real classic for you this week, EN! We’ve been given specific instructions to not give any hints whatsoever for this rider’s identity, so you are on your own this week. We are

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