Morgan horse Key Classic 2013

Morgan Gets Third at Dressage at Devon

Dressage is a popular international equestrian sport. It is one of the Olympic equestrian events and is considered to be the highest expression of horse training.  Sometimes it’s been called dancing on horseback. One of the top international dressage shows in the U.S. is Dressage at Devon. It is held each year in September at the Devon Horse Show…

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Reining Team Gold

The 2014 World Equestrian Games took place in Normandy, France. The games have been held every four years since 1990. 1. Between the first games and 2014, how many times have the World Equestrian Games been held? One of the many equestrian events included in the games is reining. Reining is a western riding competition where a rider guides…

First Woman to Win!

One of the top show jumping events in the world, the Longines King George V Gold Cup, is held every year at Hickstead in England. The first time the event was held was 108 years ago. No woman has ever won—until this year. American Beezie Madden, riding Cortes ‘C’, made history just over a week ago by…

Horseboarding, a New Equine Sport

Have you ever heard of the equestrian sport of horseboarding? Don’t be surprised if you haven’t — it wasn’t even invented until 2004! The idea came about when a young man named Daniel Fowler-Prime trained some horses for a friend. One afternoon, after the horse training was finished, his friend said, “Watch this,” and proceeded…

Black Stallion Dressage Champion

Totilas is a Dutch Warmblood stallion considered to be one of the most outstanding competitive dressage horses in the world. He was the first horse to score above 90 in a dressage competition. He measures 69 inches at the withers. 1. What is Totilas’s height in hands? He was born on May 23, 2000. 2. Write Totilas’s birth…

The Grand National Steeplechase

The Grand National, the most valuable jump race in Europe, will be run this coming weekend in Liverpool, England. The race was first run in 1839 and is 4 miles 3½ furlongs in distance. Except for the period from 1941 to 1945, during the Second World War, the race has taken place every year. Horse Talk –…