Keeneland January Sale 2018 – Horse Lover’s Math

Unlike Keeneland’s September sale which offers only yearlings, Keeneland’s January sale is an all ages sale. This year’s catalog included six hundred seventy-seven broodmares and broodmare prospects, six hundred twenty-eight short yearlings, two hundred sixty-four horses of racing age, and thirteen stallions. Horse Talk – short yearling: a yearling horse that has just turned a year…

pole bending race

Young Rider Wins Pole Bending Championship

“Now that’s a cowgirl,” the announcer said as Brookside Elementary School’s Lauren Flaherty, riding her sister’s horse, Rocky, rode their victory lap. A month later, Lauren, a hard-working seventh-grader, headed to the National Junior High Finals Rodeo in Gallup, N.M., because of her accomplishments on May 19, 2013 in the California state finals. Lauren was…

Woman Rides from Beijing to London

She’s slept inches away from scorpions and snakes, fended off attacks from wild stallions and broken her ribs and collarbone – all as part of an epic 10,000-mile long distance horseback ride. But for West Wales pony breeder Megan Lewis, her four-year challenge to ride from the 2008 Beijing Olympics to the start of the 2012…