Archive for Equestrian Events

For-Profit Thoroughbred Retraining & Rehoming at Thoroughbred Makeover & Symposium

Sep 26, 2013 1 Comment by

For the last two plus years I’ve had the distinct pleasure of working with Patricia Vos, owner of Tebogo Sport Horses in Delaplane, VA. She’s an awesome (and fun!) horsewoman with a great program for finding the very best off-track thoroughbreds, turning them into sport horses with competition experience, and finding them great new homes. […]

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Stephen Colbert on Dressage, with Olympic Coach Michael Barisone

Aug 01, 2012 3 Comments by

If you are a horse person on Facebook (and even if you aren’t), you’ve likely seen or at least heard about Stephen Colbert’s segment on Mitt Romney’s wife’s Olympic dressage horse. It’s sparked quite a few good-natured responses, including these awesome foam hands from SmartPak. Even better than the foam hands is what happened when […]

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Olympic Dressage 101: A Tutorial for London 2012

Jun 28, 2012 7 Comments by

Dressage is an incredibly beautiful equestrian discipline – especially if you have some idea what you are seeing. French for “training,” dressage is often described as ballet on horseback. Here’s what you need to know about dressage in general and the Olympic format before the Games in London this summer What To Look For In […]

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Olympic Show Jumping 101: Get In the Know for London 2012

Jun 27, 2012 2 Comments by

Show jumping is by the far the most spectator-friendly of the Olympic Equestrian disciplines, and thus tends to be most well-known outside of equestrian circles. Curious about how show jumping works in general and the specific format for the upcoming Olympics? Here’s what you need to know about Olympic show jumping when you tune in […]

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The Scoop on the 2012 Kentucky Derby Horses

May 02, 2012 3 Comments

I’m a fan of thoroughbreds, a fan of major equine events that draw public attention, and a fan of watching these magnificent animals do what they love. Each year, the Kentucky Derby is the trifecta of all three. I love the horses, the silks, the singing of My Old Kentucky Home, the dresses, the hats, […]

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Things You Should Enjoy at Equine Affaire 2012 For Me

Apr 12, 2012 3 Comments

It a sunny morning to kick-off opening Thursday at Equine Affaire Ohio, and for the first time in years I’m sitting on my couch at work instead of in the bleachers in Voinovich to watch a clinic after an early morning commute from Canton to Columbus. But as much as I adore Equine Affaire, somehow […]

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Regarding Horses Goes To Lexington: Helmet Safety Symposium

Jul 19, 2011 1 Comment

Lexington, Kentucky has become my new favorite hot-spot – I’m headed there this weekend for the third time in less than a year for the 2nd Riders4Helmets Helmet Safety Symposium. Organizer Lyndsey White invited me to come down and cover the event for the Riders4Helmets website. I’m absolutely thrilled for so many reasons. I’m a […]

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