Tuesday, December 7, 2021

It’s Not Always “Easy”

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By Jennifer Hemphill Where shall my story begin with our journey together? Let’s start from the moment this beautiful mare, Easy Spirit of Garr Dell, walked off the trailer in April of 2016. Gosh that...

McMiracle Worker

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Evans’ involvement in the equestrian world extended well beyond her own riding. As she recounted to the equestrian-lifestyle magazine Untacked in 2017, over the years she owned horses for Flettrich as well as for top eventing riders Marcia Kulak and Phillip Dutton. One of Kulak’s upper-level event horses, Chagall, eventually became Evans' dressage mount.

Enjoy the Dance

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My vet told me it was his last gift to me, because he knew how hard it would have been for me to make a decision one day, so he went out on his terms, in good health.

Life Lessons From Patrick

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It was Sept 30, 2018. “YEEEEEOW!” The crowd screams, we’re under the bright lights, and all 22 of us are going a seeming hundred miles per hour, vying for the judges attention, nostrils flared, and feet pounding the earth. After 10 years and countless shows, this is the culmination of our career as a saddleseat team, my last saddleseat view between the ears, and boy is it bittersweet.

My George and Me: The Story of a Grand Prix Saddlebred

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We all have a heart horse, and if we are very very fortunate, we may have more than one in our lifetimes. I’m that lucky girl that has had several, but my guy “George,” CH-SH New York City Slicker, will always have the majority of space in my being.

From FEI Young Riders to Adopting an American Saddlebred: Reflections from Year One

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This year, I’ve been patiently standing in the wash rack with hose in hand, watching for this horse’s eyes to soften before I spray. This year, I’ve been grabbing a fistful of chestnut mane as we venture outside of the arena. This year, I’ve been gaining the trust of a horse who has every reason not to trust anymore.

She Knows Dressage, Inside and Out

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Veterinarian, researcher, and author Hilary Clayton has forever altered our understanding of sport horses By Kelly Vencill Sanchez Reprinted from the July/August 2021 issue of USDF Connection magazine If you have even a passing interest in sport-horse...

Che-Moose-try

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Moose came into my life when, truthfully, I couldn’t have needed him more. I found myself mid-pandemic unemployed, at my heaviest weight, and depressed. My friend recommended I start riding again, something I hadn’t done in over three years and did very much miss. However, there was no way I was getting on any average sized horse, with my then weight being well over 250lbs. So she told me to find something big enough that I would feel comfortable.

Fun Facts About Suppenkasper, the “Rave Horse” Who Went Viral at the Olympics

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By Chelsey Burris The Olympics bring the world together to compete in top-level international sporting events.  Thousands of athletes from around the world participate, and after a one-year delay due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the...

A Place of Their Own

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The addition of Junior/Young Rider divisions to the 2021 US Dressage Finals presented by Adequan® means that riders like Hayley Jonkman have an exciting new incentive to compete. By Jennifer M. Keeler When Hayley Jonkman first...
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