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Eventing Nation’s Lunch Break Rolex Dressage Update

Michael Pollard and Mensa lead the way after the first morning of dressage, reports Jenni Autry. continue reading »

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Well, That’s One Way To Use the Hot Walker

Most horses tend to go with the herd. Bull likes to do things his own way. And by “own way” we mean the “wrong way.” He travels the opposite direction of the hot walker—on purpose. continue reading »

‘Oh Crap’ Moment of the Day: Eventing Edition

With Rolex kicking off in Kentucky, what better time to showcase our readers’ finest “Oh Crap” eventing moments? Enjoy! continue reading »

Best of Craigslist: ‘Gentle Kids Horse, Children’s, Experienced Trail Mare’

This horse looks like it’s ready to just give up. continue reading »

Thursday Morning Feed from Fleeceworks

Two Fleeceworks-sponsored riders we’ll be cheering especially loudly for this weekend: Jen McFall and and Caitlin Silliman. continue reading »

Eventing Nation’s Rolex Wednesday Jog Report

Jenni reports that Exponential was withdrawn and Sir Oberon was spun; Sally Spickard shares her picks for Best Dressed. continue reading »

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Helmets vs. Hats: A Showdown?

The tides are turning in favor of safety for equestrian disciplines across the board — even western. Lindsay Rausch contemplates the shift. continue reading »

Eventing Nation’s Ultimate Rolex Preview

Jenni Autry and Kate Samuels team up to give you the rundown on each and every horse/rider combination who’ll be vying for glory in Kentucky this year. continue reading »

Take a Ride on Cinderella Story/Derby Contender California Chrome

The flashy west coast colt California Chrome has been one very busy derby contender!   continue reading »

The Idea of Order: A Cool Breeze

Spring is here! The sun is shining, the birds are singing and the wind is… well, I’ll let Morgane Schmidt take it from here. continue reading »

SpectraVET Performance of the Week: Charlotte Dujardin & Valegro

Great Britain’s double Olympic gold medal winning duo broke their own world record to win the FEI World Cup Grand Prix in Lyon over the weekend. continue reading »

Wednesday Morning Feed from World Equestrian Brands

Rolex-bound? Meet some of your favorite WEB-sponsored riders — we’ve got the “whens” and “wheres.” continue reading »

Eventing Nation: Rolex by the Numbers – Horse Stats

Watch out, Eventing Nation, the chinchillas are bringing their calculators to Kentucky this year. continue reading »

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

‘We Don’t Have Tack for That,’ Presented by ThinLine

What would your horse do if you cantered him down to a jump with a big, purple, furry monster underneath it? continue reading »

3 Women Who Are Fighting for Equality One Chukkar at a Time

Yesterday we featured the Hunks of Polo, which was mighty fine, but what used to be a male dominated sport is now being conquered by the ladies. continue reading »

George Morris on Inventing the Whoop And Other Topics

In hunter circles it is customary to “whoop” after a good round. Like taming loose locks with a hairnet and judging style on par with substance, it’s just a more refined approach to horse riding. continue reading »

Germany’s Daniel Deusser Is Your FEI Longines World Cup Jumping Champion

Thirty-two-year old Daniel Deusser of Germany won the 2014 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Final in Lyon, France! Celebration ensues. continue reading »

Best of Craigslist: ‘Pony – $450′

Description: “It is a male. We are taming him.” Um, OK. Many thanks to Savannah J. for the find — here’s a link to the ad. continue reading »

Tuesday Morning Feed from Dubarry

Put on your designer hat for a chance to win a pair of Dubarry boots! Shara Rutberg has the details. continue reading »

Eventing Nation: Andrew Nicholson Withdraws Quimbo from Rolex

The 2013 Rolex winning pair will not be defending their crown, as Nicholson appears to be re-routing his horse for Badminton. continue reading »

Monday, April 21st, 2014

Top 15 Tweets of the Week

The best of the equestrian Twittersphere, hand-picked by Horse Nation. Who made this week’s list?

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Danger in the Grass

Spring pastures are picturesque — and, for our horses, tasty. But too much of a good thing can spell trouble in the form of laminitis, explains Leah Hinnefeld. continue reading »

SmartPak Story of the Week

A big congratulations to Holly Mooney for her winning contribution, “The Ultimate Rolex Field Guide.” With 964 views, it was the most popular guest submission of last week. continue reading »

Back on Track ‘Horse Therapy’: Allison & Moo

Allison Rowley suffers from terrible headaches that sometimes make it hard for her to get out of bed in the morning. But magically, when she’s in the saddle, the pain lifts. continue reading »

Kaley Cuoco Shows Off Her Mad Jumping SKILLZ

The Big Bang Theory actress posted a video from a jump lesson with her beloved horse, Thor, on Instagram on Friday. continue reading »