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Crandell Debuts Heraldic Saddle

ReactorPanel's Heraldic saddle in black.

Endurance rider John Crandell III has teamed with ReactorPanel to design a new lightweight saddle called the Heraldic, in honor of his champion mount. Crandell said he loved the freedom of motion and adjustability of the classic ReactorPanel saddles, but thought they were too heavy for use in competition, so he approached the company with […]

Malice Fuels Belmont Victory

Palace Malice pounds down the homestretch flashing green and yellow silks.

Palace Malice won the 145th Belmont Stakes on June 9. Preakness winner Oxbow finished second, and Kentucky Derby champ Orb third. Ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Palace Malice was leading for most of the race, then exploded in the homestretch to win by 3 ¼ lengths in a time of 2:30.70. The […]

Orb Spins Derby Win

Jockey Joel Rosario raises his crop in victory as a mud-splattered Orb crosses the finish line at the Kentucky Derby.

Nineteen 3-year-olds entered the starting gate for the 139th Kentucky Derby, and it was the favorite, Orb, at 5-to1, who won the day on May 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville. The outcome wasn’t obvious for the first half of the race, as jockey Joel Rosario held back during the early part of the race, […]

Bishop Mule Days Packs the House

Driver with two-mule cart team.

The Bishop Mule Days Celebration stampeded into Bishop, CA, over the Memorial Day Weekend like it has for the past 43 years.  Despite the high cost of fuel and a struggling economy, the loyalists and fans came out in droves, as they do year after year. But that could be expected; Mule Days has grown […]

The Horse: From Arabia to Ascot

Middle Eastern painting of a white horse being led by a groom.

Important loans from the British Library, the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Royal Armouries, as well as rare material from Saudi Arabia, will be seen alongside objects from the British Museum’s collection for the exhibit “The Horse: From Arabia to Royal Ascot.” The collection will be on view at the British Museum from May 24 to […]

Going to the Races with ‘Luck’

Close-up of Kerry Condon riding a Thoroughbred race horse.

Filmed at Santa Anita Park and locations around Los Angeles, HBO’s new series “Luck” tells the story of track rats hoping for a rocket ride to glory on the backs of their magnificent Thoroughbreds. The series’ premiere season kicked-off  Jan. 29 and runs through April 22. [Editor’s note: HBO on March 14 announced the cancellation […]

Tevis topper Jeremy Reynolds on racing endurance

Jeremy Reynolds gallops across the finish line on his gray Arabian at the NAERTC championship, with another rider in hot pursuit.

Jeremy Reynolds is on a roll. In October he won both the Western States Trail Foundation’s Tevis Cup and Haggin Trophy, and in July he earned the prize for individual first place at the United States Equestrian Federation’s North American Endurance Team Challenge Patriot’s Day Race. At press time, he was tied for No. 1 […]

CAHA Fires Up Dressage Award

Trainer Susann Regalmuto stands with her champion pupil, the ribbon-strewn gray horse Fuego Amor, and his two owners.

It came down to los dos caballos at the California Andalusian Horse Alliance 2011 Year-End High Point Awards Dinner in Hollywood Nov. 13. Anita Harkness’ Ambicioso 2 dominated the Purebred Andalusian Horse categories, picking up three trophies. But it was the half-Andalusian Fuego Amor that collected the most love, dominating with three awards in the […]

U.S. Endures Silver at Pan Ams

John Crandell and Heraldic at the Pan Am Games in Chile.

The U.S. Endurance Team won Team Silver at the Pan American Games Endurance Championship in Santo Domingo, Chile Oct. 22, with John Crandell and Heraldic also claiming Individual Silver while  teammate Valerie Kanavy and Spectacular Gold nabbed Bronze. The three U.S. medals represent a historic high for the country’s showing in an international endurance competition. […]

Courting Jester

Jester, a Haflinger mule, and owner Jennifer Wells.

My mule Jester was born on April Fools’ Day, hence his name. But he has proven to be no joke. Jester was a two-and-a-half-year-old untouchable mule that the breeder had “left behind” at birth, due to lack of time and interest. He was parked in a large pasture with other John mules and became uneasy […]

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