By Sarah Eakin Portraits by Melissa Fuller Overcoming adversity goes with the territory for professionals in any equestrian discipline given the unpredictable nature of the beast. Three years ago, event rider Hannah Sue Burnett, now Hollberg, saw her career capsize after a fall—not while competing, but in the inauspicious circumstances of a dressage warm-up ring
By Kimberly Gatto Portraits by Isabel J. Kurek Cynthia “Tootie” Anderson is not one to back down from a challenge. The Virginia-based rider and horsewoman, who describes herself as a self-made eventer, has overcome numerous obstacles in her more than 38 years with horses. Thus, when her veterinarian, Dr. Amy Grice, suggested that Tootie look
Saturday, June 05 2021 by Ruby Tevis
Congratulations to Boyd Martin and On Cue on winning the 2021 Land Rover/USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Championship. Boyd and On Cue placed fourth and were the highest placed American team at the Land Rover Kentucky 5* Three-Day Event. The 2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event is one that we’ll remember for a long, long time.
Wednesday, May 12 2021 by Ruby Tevis
By Emily Randolph The far, wood-paneled wall of Phillip Dutton’s barn office is adorned with sizable, framed ribbons — among them, a large green ribbon that accompanied his bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and a tricolor award signifying his win in the 2008 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Each one is a testament to
How do you handle and jump each type of cross-country obstacle? Single Fences Whenever I’m cross-country schooling, I like to start my session with single fences. I try to really practice the art of jumping out of stride and in a rhythm. The design of these fences should be forgiving, with a friendly, sloping face
Monday, July 18 2016 by Editor
By Lauren R. Giannini The Olympic sport of eventing — consisting of dressage, cross-country and show jumping — has evolved since its debut for cavalry officers and their chargers at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. What hasn’t changed is the excitement of cross-country, the biggest spectator day. For riders with stars in their eyes, the
With only five years of eventing experience, former jumping superstar Marilyn Little helped the United States Eventing Team take home the gold medal at the Pan American Games in Canada. Marilyn also rode away with the individual gold, proving that … Life is Golden for Marilyn Little Story by Lauren R. Giannini Photos by
By Lauren R. Giannini “It’s all great,” said Cathy Wieschhoff when asked what’s new and exciting with the CW Event Team based at her Carriage Station Farm in the heart of the bluegrass in Lexington, Kentucky. “The farm is going great — my barn is full and people are knocking on the doors. I’m totally
Wednesday, February 26 2014 by Editor
Aiken, SC – February 19, 2014 - Sometimes equestrian disciplines have a hard time sharing their worlds, but in Eventing where there are three aspects, they eagerly welcome the insight of different trainers. Legendary horseman and coach George Morris is well known in both the Show Jumping and Eventing communities, and on February 24-25, 2014 he will travel to Aiken, SC to teach at Boyd Martin’s Bridle Creek Farm. Riders and auditors will have the opportunity to learn from the best in the business.
By Sheryl Kursar You could hear a pin drop when 15-year-old Nicole Doolittle rode her horse, Tops, into the show jumping ring this past summer at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC). She was in first place after a great cross-country ride the day before, but she needed to put in
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