Hold Your Horses: Your Amygdala Needs Them

It all started trotting around in my brain while I was reading a book on relationships. It is a book on human relationships written by a marriage counselor. The resounding theme throughout the book is that humans need to bond, it is "wired" into us; we cannot ignore or defeat the need for each other because the wiring evolved over millions of years of trial and error with life and death. We experience stress when those bonds are, or appear to be, in jeopardy.


NRHA Will Hold High School “Catch Ride” Competition During the 2016 Derby

The National Reining Horse Association will host the NRHA High School Reining Championship during the 2016 NRHA Derby. Eight of the most talented high school riders will represent their association to compete for the ‘Slide of their Lives’: four riders from the 2015 NRHA Youth 14-18 Top Ten and four from the 2015 14-18 North American Affiliate Championship (NAAC) class.


Longines Global Champions Tour Ranking Battle Intensifies as Top Riders Head to Monaco

Top riders will turn up the heat on Christian Ahlmann (GER) in Monaco this weekend in a bid to close the gap on his formidable championship ranking lead. The race to be 2016 overall LGCT Champion of Champions will kick into a higher gear in the famous Principality as world class combinations descend on the breathtaking stage […]


The Washington International Horse Show Announces 2016 Youth Ambassador and Junior Committee

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), one of the most prestigious equestrian sport and entertainment events in North America, is pleased to announce Katherine F. McCoy, 16, of Arlington, Va., as the 2016 Youth Ambassador, and to welcome 24 local teens attending schools in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. to serve on the 2016 WIHS Junior Committee.


National Dressage Pony Cup Announces Live Streaming on USEF Network with Axel Steiner

As evidenced by ever increasing participation numbers, the popularity of ponies for dressage in the U.S. is skyrocketing. Now pony fans from across the country will have the opportunity to see what all the excitement is about as the National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) announces that its showcase event to be held July 8-10, 2016 in Lexington, Ky. will be available via free live video streaming on the USEF Network.