Beyond Clinics: You Get Out What You Put In

Horsemanship clinics are intensive training opportunities, usually with an expert from another area. As a horsemanship clinician, I generally work with riders and horses I’ve never met, and usually on a one-time basis. There are both pros and cons of working with horses and their owners only once. The obvious benefit is that I have no preconceived notions about horse or rider;



Is Your Horse Worth his Salt?

The ancient Greeks traded salt for slaves – hence the saying “worth his salt”. Early Roman soldiers were partially paid in salt (salarium argentum, which is where the word “salary” originated). A severe salt deficiency can cause your horse to die. Napoleon had thousands of soldiers die during his retreat from Moscow when wounds would not heal due to a “salt deficiency”.

Shows and Results


The Magnificent Met Mounted Police Return To Olympia, The London International Horse Show

Adding to this year’s stellar line-up of entertainment, the Mounted Branch of the Metropolitan Police will be returning with their breath-taking Activity Ride, a phenomenal demonstration of skill and bravery as they negotiate hazards, portraying complete trust between horse and Officer. Expect horses jumping through a solid paper wall, fire, and many more edge-of-the-seat moments as the horses boldly illustrate their nerves of steel, in perfect formation.

Here is some of the latest equine news!

Eventing Nation Red on right, white on left, insanity in the middle

  • RNS Videographer Jenifer Kloss is Taking the Reins and Making Her Eventing Dreams Come True
    by Abby Powell on January 18, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    If you’ve ridden anywhere up and down the East Coast over the past 25 years then you’ve most likely been filmed by RNS Videomedia and as you’ve galloped past there is a decent chance that […]

  • Aiken Opener is Underway at Stable View Farm
    by Leslie Wylie on January 18, 2020 at 2:00 pm

    Between 200 entries at Grand Oaks H.T. in Florida and another 278 at Stable View in Aiken, it boggles the mind to think that nearly 500 U.S. event horses are startbox-ready this early in the season! […]

  • Saturday Links from Nupafeed USA
    by Abby Powell on January 18, 2020 at 5:01 am

    View this post on Instagram When your doing a small jump school but you catch the flyer😱. Johnny was quite happy to offer me the long one. #gojohnnygo #simplypriceless @customsaddlery @romfhequestrianapparel @onekhelmets @ecogold @onekhelmets @ovationriding […]

  • Friday Video from SmartPak: Dissecting a Cross-Country School
    by Tilly Berendt on January 17, 2020 at 10:47 pm

    Whether your season is underway, you’re knee-deep in planning and prep, or you’re just in need of some sunny escapism, the latest instalment of Jon Holling‘s ‘The Long and Short of It’ on YouTube has plenty […]

  • Riders Are Raring to Go at Grand Oaks H.T.
    by Leslie Wylie on January 17, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    We are getting ready for the first of the Grand Oaks Triple Crown Eventing Series 2020. See you at the Grand Oaks this Saturday Jan 18 and 19#eventing Posted by The Grand Oaks Resort on Monday, […]

  • In Memory of Steve Blauner
    by Sally Spickard on January 17, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    We are devastated to report that longtime eventing supporter Steve Blauner has passed away. Steve needs little introduction to the eventing world, on which he has left a lasting legacy. A founding member of t […]