Eventing 101 Part 2: Prepping For Your First Event

So, you’ve read up on this insane sport where you and your horse have to train in three phases, rather than one, you gallop around a cross country course at speed and attempt to jump solid obstacles that mostly do not move if you hit them, and that will probably require you to do a fair amount of travelling, and you’ve decided you want to give it a try…

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Fall Plans

As I may have mentioned… prior to the beginning of the spring season this year, it had been a long time since I had competed regularly. Maria had not evented in 4 years, and Houdini hadn’t evented in 5 years…

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My First FEI Test

Of all the things I love most about Dressage, one of my favorites is those delicate, heart beating out of your chest moments when you hear, “you’re on deck!” You shimmy into your jacket, have your team wipe down your boots, take off your horses wraps, and take a deep breath…

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