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I have a confession to make: I am addicted to taking lessons. I know, I know I need to be a more independent rider who can think for herself, solve her own problems, and my trainer isn’t always going to be there. But I just love taking lessons. During a lesson I actually feel like I am accomplishing something and improving both myself and my horse whereas when I ride alone (especially doing flatwork) I feel like my horse and I are regressing and the ride often ends up in fits of frustration for both human and equine. Oh and another thing – I think lessons are just so much fun.
Original Post Date: 02/01/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:02:08 13:24:49

One of best ways to know that Rolex is just around the corner is when the first installments of the Rolex Kentucky Featured Riders are posted on This year the three riders who will be blogging their journeys to Rolex are James Alliston (GBR), Jan Byyny, and Doug Payne. Be sure an keep an eye on the Rolex Website as each of the four parts are posted!
Original Post Date: 01/31/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:02:07 11:07:09

Blast from the past – this article originally appeared on the USEA blog in January 2008. We dug it out of the archives to re-inspire our readers!
Original Post Date: 01/30/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2014:04:02 12:26:51

Bit of Britain has started a series of product videos featuring riders such as Sharon White and Jennie Brannigan.
Original Post Date: 01/27/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:02:07 11:03:10

Hi Everyone!I just wanted to give a quick update before I leave for Aiken. With snow on the ground, I decided now was a good time to get some work done on my computer.For the past few years, I’ve only been able to go south for one to two weeks at a time. Being the primary caretaker for my barn in Maryland, it’s hard to leave for any extended period of time … but I’ve been able to make it through, thanks to my indoor arena and some creativity.
Original Post Date: 01/25/2012 - 11:06   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:25 13:00:33

Daniel Stewart has been one of the favorite speakers at the USEA Annual Meeting and Conventions. A recap of his presentation at the 2011 Convention on Equestrian Sports Psychology will be appearing in the January/February issue of Eventing USA and a monthly blog post from Daniel Stewart will be featured on the USEA site.  Interested in learning more from Daniel Stewart? Be sure an sign up for his monthly newsletter on the bottom of his website.Question of the Month
Original Post Date: 01/25/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:25 12:11:50

On February 26th, from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. there will be a fundraiser for Allison Angove and her family held at Veterans Memorial Martinez, located at 930 Ward Street, in Martinez, California 94553. Tickets are $25 and tax deductible.
Original Post Date: 01/23/2012 - 16:35   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:23 16:35:18

Here at Horse & Hound we know how good you Americans are on horseback. In fact we are starting to think of Laura Kraut as an honorary Brit. We have many links with you – not least USA’s eventing coach Mark Phillips who is a long-standing Horse & Hound columnist.*    H&H is now available promptly and affordably worldwide*     Our new digital magazine allows horse lovers everywhere to read our unparalleled coverage on computer or tablet the instant it is published each Thursday
Original Post Date: 01/20/2012 - 11:08   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:20 11:09:26

Early Sunday morning, January 15, a fire at Pleasant Ridge Farm in Monroe County, Pa., leveled the barn and claimed the lives of nine horses. Two of those horses belonged to Rebecca Greene, an up and coming upper level Area II eventer. Over the past several years, Becky has developed a burgeoning training and sales business and established herself as an instructor for Beginner and Intermediate riders in northeastern Pennsylvania. Becky has a love for OTTBs and has trained and sold several horses off the track.
Original Post Date: 01/18/2012 - 00:00   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:20 11:08:09

Friends of the Lesley Long Benefit Auction present… the Lesley Long & Family Silent Auction live, online bidding opens January 16th, noon ~ auction closes February 15th, 11pmLesley Long was an exemplary horsewoman in Carroll County, Maryland. Sadly, despite the high premium Lesley placed on handling horses safely, she passed away on December 14th, 2011 after sustaining a severe brain injury from being kicked by a startled horse three weeks earlier.
Original Post Date: 01/17/2012 - 13:14   |   Last Updated: 2012:01:17 13:14:23


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