Fashion In the FEI Disciplines

For those used to the flashier dress codes of Western athletes, watching an English competition may seem rather bland. But paying close attention to detail will reveal a nuance ...For those used to the flashier dress codes of Western athletes, watching an English competition may seem rather bland. But paying close attention to detail will reveal a nuance ...

A Cross-Country Clinic with Christopher Bartle: Part 1 Horse and Rider Responsibilities

The major phase of eventing lies with the cross-country course. The thrill of the speed, the excitement of tackling different fences and obstacles, along with that ever-lurking element of danger is what draws many people to the sport. But it's a mistake to think that riding cross-country is a free-for-all, a mad dash to gallop over fences in the proper time allowed. Cross-country riding is all about skill, endurance, strength and nerves of steel. Christopher Bartle knows all about that. He is...

“Tailor” goes out in style at the Fair Hill CCI***

David O'Connor announced, several days prior to the start of the 2002 Fair Hill International CCI*** that it would be Custom Made's last three day event. The 17-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, owned by Xandarius, LLC (Joseph Zada) has been one of the most successful event horses ever to look through a bridle. He won the Rolex-Kentucky CCI***, in 1995; placed 3rd at the Mitsubishi Motors Badminton CCI****, in 1996, and went on ...David O'Connor announced, several days prior to the start...

Mosser soars to victory at Foxhall Cup CCI***

At the end of the press conference after cross-country day, Bonnie Mosser had smiled shyly and said, "My horse is pretty good at that stuff tomorrow. I think we can do well." Do well they did, as Jenga soared over the challenging show jumping course to come home with no jumping and no time faults-a flawless trip that eventually moved her from 3rd to 1st, and garnered her a check of nearly $28,500.At the end of the press conference after cross-country day, Bonnie Mosser had smiled...

A Cross-Country Clinic with Christopher Bartle: Part IV

Most of us have a jump arena or even some sort of dressage arena to school in, but not everybody has the luxury of a cross-country course connected to their stable yard. Even top riders have to haul their horses to school over cross-country course. But there are ways to work around this. In this section, Christopher talks about how to duplicate the cross-country experience in your arena.Most of us have a jump arena or even some sort of dressage arena to school in, but not everybody has the...

Accident, Unapproved Helmet Put Rider in Coma

Eight days in a coma. Three weeks in a hospital. 17 days in a rehabilitation facility followed by four weeks in out-patient therapy. Jamie Cohen knows she's lucky to be alive. Even luckier to be able to get back on her 6-year-old Thoroughbred mare Tess.Eight days in a coma. Three weeks in a hospital. 17 days in a rehabilitation facility followed by four weeks in out-patient therapy. Jamie Cohen knows she's lucky to be alive. Even luckier to be able to get back on her 6-year-old Thoroughbred...

Bennett-Awad & Gin ‘N Juice Aim For Repeat At Galway Downs International Horse Trials

Temecula, Calif., March 21, 2014 *-- Canadian Olympians Hawley Bennett-Awad and Gin 'N Juice, winners of the CIC3* at the Galway Downs International Horse Trials in 2013, will be aiming to win two in a row on March 28-30 at the Temecula Downs Event Center. Bennett-Awad, 36, has based her training operations at Kingsway Farm, across the street from Temecula Downs, for a decade. It...