It all began so humbly when Michael’s do-whatever-is-asked attitude. During the summers while growing up he worked with his plumber father and helped a neighbor mow lawns on weekends. Read More
These days, our horses are more a part of the family than ever. We give them special treats, we celebrate their birthdays, and we spend endless hours trying to make them comfortable. Read More
Riding the brilliant chestnut mare Sydney Une Prince, who he partnered to clinch team gold at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the enigmatic horseman set a super-hot target time when eighth to go in an epic 18-horse jump-off and couldn’t be caught. Read More
The first go-round of the NRHA Open Futurity continued with section 2, and the day concluded with Marco Ricotta and Shine Plum Shine leading the Level (L)4 and L3 qualifier. “I got this horse in training six months ago; because he came from a different program, even though I knew he had all the... Read More
The NRHA Million Dollar Rider posted a 221.5 riding Julie Ridgeway’s gelding by NRHA Million Dollar Sire Hollywoodstinseltown and out of SR Mischief Maker, a NRHA/Markel Sale Grad. “I’ve shown him several times this year, and he’s won a paycheck every time, but he just didn’t go the way I would... Read More
Gillian Rolton (AUS), double Olympic gold medallist and former member of the FEI Eventing Committee, passed away on 18 November after a long battle with cancer. She was 61. She made a huge impact on the sport of Eventing, both as a top competitor and as a lifetime active advocate for the sport. Read More
If this should ever happen to you, do not pull the nail or any foreign object which could get lodged into a hoof, without having radiographs first. Read More
The FEI has extended its highly successful global equine injuries research partnership with the University of Glasgow for another two years through to 2019, to further develop the Global Endurance Injuries Study (GEIS). The extension will maximise the impact of the GEIS across Endurance and also... Read More
When you are a riding instructor, trainer or farm owner; from time to time you may either have a horse to sell, or you may act as an agent in the sale of a horse. Read More
The old adage claims that “What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas,” but it will be hard to keep secret the talent of Richard Spooner’s (USA) new equine star, Chatinus. Spooner piloted the 10-year-old Hanoverian to the gelding’s first World Cup qualifier victory in the $100,000 Longines FEI World... Read More

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