Category archives for: Arabians

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Reynolds first to finish at Tevis

Jeremy Reynolds and Riverwatch in Auburn for the 2011 Tevis Cup. (Photo by Linda Moulton)

Jeremy Reynolds and Riverwatch were the first horse and rider pair to cross the finish line at the Tevis Cup endurance race today. The 31-year-old San Jose rider and his 7-year-old bay horse reached McCann Stadium in Auburn at 7:01 p.m, completing the race in 12 hours and 31 minutes. That’s about two hours faster […]

Tevis Rerouted Due to Snow

Shannon Constanti rides LR Bold Greyson at the AERC National Championships. They finished sixth.

Due to snow in the high country the 2011 Tevis Cup start has been relocated from Robie Park to the Gold Country Fairgrounds, and the start time pushed back to 6:30am. The ride will be re-routed to accommodate the change while still covering 100 miles, and will run Saturday through Sunday, Oct. 8-9. Rider Check-In […]

Gearing Up for Tevis Cup


One hundred miles in 24 hours on horseback ― that’s the Western States Trail Foundation’s Tevis Cup endurance race. Riders who’ve made the trek from Lake Tahoe to Auburn describe it as an adrenaline-fueled test of strength, will and strategy that sees them trotting along narrow switchbacks edged by thousand-foot drops, climbing 50-degree inclines and […]

Farewell to a Hero: Thor


The War Horse & Militaria Heritage Foundation has lost one of its beloved members. Thor, an elegant Arabian, passed away from an embolism earlier this year. He was a memorable character and will be much missed. Thor died as any horse would wish—peacefully, inside his stall, with his stable mates looking on. He was the […]

Arabian Horse Assn. Endorses Slaughter

In a move reminiscent of a position taken by the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA), the Arabian Horse Association (AHA) went on record on behalf of itself and the Arabian Horse Foundation (AHF) in June as supporting horse slaughter. The move coincided with the appointment of AHA president Lance Walters to the board of the […]

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