Leslie Wylie

Leslie Wylie

Wylie vs. the Mongol Derby, Powered by SmartPak: The Eagle Has Landed

Leslie is ready for Mongolia… but is Mongolia ready for Leslie? Don’t miss Leslie’s final update prior to Wednesday’s start of the 2017 Mongol Derby!

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Wylie vs. the Mongol Derby, Powered by SmartPak: Montana Boot Camp!

As final boot camp for the Mongol Derby, Leslie spent a couple weeks de-prissifying myself in Montana, the centerpiece of which which was a five-day pack trip with Swan Mountain Outfitters.

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Wylie vs. the Mongol Derby, Powered by SmartPak: The Unofficial Mongol Derby Betting Pool

The countdown is on! Who’s going to take this year’s Derby? Place your bet for a chance to win a $100 gift card from SmartPak.

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Wylie vs. the Mongol Derby, Powered by SmartPak: What My Husband Thinks, Part II

“So what does your husband think about all this?” Leslie’s husband Tommy continues answering that question in part II.

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Wylie vs. the Mongol Derby, Powered by SmartPak: What My Husband Thinks, Part I

This week, while on a pack trip in Montana, Leslie Wylie hands the reins of her column over to her dear, sweet, supportive husband Tommy.

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Wylie vs. the Mongol Derby, Powered by SmartPak: Don’t Mess With Texas, Part II

Last week Leslie Wylie, an eventer NOT an endurance rider, embarked upon a 100-mile Mongol Derby training ride that ended in a near drowning. This week she finishes what she started.

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Wylie vs. the Mongol Derby, Powered by SmartPak: Don’t Mess With Texas, Part I

If you don’t wanna sink, you better figure out how to swim. This week Leslie Wylie travels to Houston to contest “miniature Mongol Derby” orchestrated by 2013 Derby runner-up Devan Horn.

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Wylie vs. the Mongol Derby: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Part II

In which Leslie Wylie continues to count down the ways in things could go south during the 2017 Mongol Derby.

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Lost Stirrups, Patch’s Comeback & Tapwrit’s Big Win in the 2017 Belmont Stakes

From the first turn to the finish line, the 2017 Belmont Stakes was a thrill ride for viewers and jockeys alike. Here’s a recap of what went down.

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Wylie vs. the Mongol Derby: What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Part I

In this week’s edition Leslie Wylie embarks upon some pre-Derby “preparedness threat assessment,” starting with the horses themselves.

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Wylie vs. the Mongol Derby: Katniss Everdeen and Her Magical Wine Bra

In which Leslie Wylie unveals her secret weapon for surviving the Mongol Derby.

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Wylie vs. the Mongol Derby: What If?

In August 2017, Leslie Wylie will be attempting her most fearsome feat yet: a 620-mile race across Mongolia. Riding 25 semi-wild native horses. Carrying only 11 pounds of gear. Relying on nomads for food, water and shelter. On a mission to stop deforestation.

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Product Review: Draper Equine Therapy All Purpose Saddle Pad

Leslie Wylie finds a lot to love about this saddle pad featuring a technologically advanced fiber that helps horses perform at their best.

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Product Review: Reign Supreme Winter Boot from The Original Muck Boot Company

Leslie Wylie checks out a new, improved and way cuter update of her favorite winter boot.

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Listen Live to Horse Radio Network’s Holiday Radiothon (Especially When We Take Over Tonight!)

Horse Radio Network’s Holiday Radiothon is underway. Brace yourself for 12 straight hours of horsey holiday tidings, emceed by a revolving door of hosts and celebrity guests.

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Product Review: Horze Dallas All Purpose Girth

Leslie Wylie takes this soft, webbed all purpose girth for a test drive.

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Beyond the Razor Wire: A Tale of Two Rios

On the eve of the 2016 Olympic opening ceremonies, we take a look back at Leslie Wylie’s coverage of the 2015 Olympic Test Event in Rio as she contends with a vibrant but troubled city fraught with contradiction.

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Tryon International Equestrian Center Announces Bid for 2018 WEG

With Bromont out of the running and Kentucky officially opting out as a possible host, another North American venue has stepped up to the plate: Tryon International Equestrian Center of North Carolina.

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The Princess Diaries, Act 3: Handing Off the Baton

Leslie Wylie and her new pony Princess faced a shared demon this past weekend: read Leslie’s pre-event reflections on what the weekend’s competition means both for her and her new mount.

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The Princess Diaries, Act 2: In the Presence of Pony Royalty

Time for Leslie and Princess to get down to business.

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The Princess Diaries: Just a Little Pony

All Leslie Wylie’s ever wanted in her life was a pony. Now that she’s a full-grown adult with plenty of adult responsibilities, she decided the time was ripe. Introducing a new column: The Princess Diaries.

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How to Make a Black-Eyed Susan, the Official Drink of the Preakness

It’s a time-honored race-day tradition here at Horse Nation to help our readers stay “well-hydrated.” Today, we show you how to make a “Black-eyed Susan.”

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Freakness at the Preakness, Part III

The final chapter: complete and abject intoxication.

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