Months in the Saddle—A Long Ride

Have you ever thought about what it would be like to ride long distances on horseback, camping and sleeping under the stars like people did long ago? Well, some people are still making these long rides today. They call themselves Long Riders and Bernice Ende is one of them. Bernice’s first long ride was in 2005. On May 5th…

Horse-Drawn Camping Trip

Have you seen pictures of covered wagons or gypsy caravans? Have you wondered what it would be like to travel in one? In Wicklow, Ireland you can rent a gypsy caravan for a holiday and take to the road. Clissmann Horse Caravans rent out four-person horse-drawn caravans with cooking and sleeping facilities and you get to…

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 –…

First Time National C-Team Vaulting Champs!

Above and Beyond is a vaulting team based in Washington State. This year, for the first time in the team’s history, they competed in Trot Team and C-Team events at the National Championships held in Denver, Colorado. The championships ran from August 8 – 11th. The team’s trainer and coach, Saacha DeAmborossio, drove the horses all…

From Mexico to Canada on Wild Horses

On April 1, 2013, Ben Masters and three buddies saddled 12 wild mustangs and set out on a six-month, 3,000-mile journey from Mexico to Canada. They followed a patchwork of public lands from Nogales, Arizona, to Montana’s Glacier National Park, crossing the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone along the way. Only one of them had grown up on…

Have You Tried Ring Jousting?

Have you heard about the sport of ring jousting? It has been played in North American for quite some time and in fact became the official sport of Maryland in 1962! 1. How many decades have passed since jousting became the official sport of Maryland? Jousting tournaments have been held in Maryland since early colonial times…