Alexandra Knowles and her beautiful mare Last Call have gained a reputation for putting in superb performances in the dressage arena, but today their 8:52 am ride time would put them in some of the worst of the weather on offer in Tallahassee today. Despite all of that wet wildness, Last Call rose to the occasion and put in another one of her accurate and submissive rides to put Allie on top with a 40.8.Read More
In the lead-up to the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games a Preparation Event will be held for the Land Rover U.S. Eventing Team at Great Meadow in The Plains, Va. July 26-27. United States-based eventing combinations named to the Squad or as alternates will demonstrate their continued preparation, soundness, and ability by competing at the event. Great Meadow has hosted CCI2* events in the past in addition to running the International and the Virginia Gold Cup, polo and Twilight Jumpers.Read More
PRO caught up with international cross-country course designer Ian Stark for our new series, Faces of Eventing. Check out what he had to say!
In general, I like to think of myself as being pretty tough, but if there is one thing that is my Achilles Heel it's wintertime. In fact, I think I could be the ‘poster child’ for seasonal depression. Maybe it's the fifteen years I was lucky enough to winter in Ocala, or maybe it's just because I'm getting old!Read More
Once again Eric Smiley arranged a varied and fascinating list of guests for this year's International Eventing Forum; the theme was "Raise Your Game", and the bumper crowd that filled the indoor arena at Hartpury were not disappointed. In the morning we watched five star dressage judges and trainers Andrew Gardner and Isabel Wessels critique a 1*, 2* and 3* test, learning invaluable insights into how to earn every single mark available.Read More
(Vero Beach, FL): The Professional Riders Organization has posted the application for the 2014 H.E. “Tex” Sutton Forwarding Company Travel Grant. Riders who wish to be considered for the grant must have a horse aimed at either Jersey Fresh International or the Bromont Three Day Event CCI3s. Both competitions are part of the 2014 PRO Tour Series.Read More
The first of the High Performance Training Sessions for the British based US riders took place recently at Christian Landolt’s beautiful facility in the Cotswolds, also Clark and Jess Montgomery’s base. Liz Halliday brought Fernhill By Night and HHS Cooley up from her South of England yard and stayed the three days down the road with Tiana Coudray who brought Ringwood Magister, and Clark rode both his Badminton bound horses, Loughan Glen and Universe.Read More