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Linda Allen’s Benchmark Program


From the early 1960s through the mid 1980s, the U.S. was a dominant force in the world of show jumping. Represented by a dynasty of equestrian elite including Frank Chapot, William Steinkraus, Mary Mairs Chapot, Kathy Kusner, Conrad Homfeld and Joe Fargis, our team won at every major venue in the world. What is often […]

USEF’s New Helmet Rule for Dressage and Eventing

L'Hiver Dressage Helmet

On March 3, a new USEF rule went into effect requiring dressage riders under the age of 18 and anyone competing at Training through Fourth Level to wear safety helmets at all times while mounted at shows licensed by the U.S. Equestrian Federation and the U.S. Dressage Federation. All eventers must also don protective headgear […]

Lucy Davis HITS the Bigtime!

Lucy Davis and Nemo 119 at the HITS Desert Horse Park (Flying Horse Photography)

Leaving the juniors behind, 18-year-old Lucy Davis ignited the adult phase of her career with a stellar four consecutive grand prix victories on the HITS Desert Circuit in Thermal, Calif., including the prestigious $200,000 Lamborghini Grand Prix of the Desert on Nemo 119. It’s been a breakout season even by Davis’ standard of steady and […]

Back to School at Pegasus

Carly Wood and Kensington at Pegasus Equestrian 2011

There’s a new schooling show in town! Pegasus Equestrian Center in Agoura hosted a top-notch program on Dec. 11 that organizer Erin Rorabaugh said is the trigger for what she hopes will be four such shows this year. The idea, she explains, is to “run it like an A-rated horse show, but at a schooling […]

Riding with Reagan


Feb. 6, 2011 was the 100th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s birth, and a day worth celebrating. For many, the man who would become the 40th president of the United States exemplified many fine qualities. Humble, hard-working and down-to-earth, this was a man who chopped wood “for fun,” loved horses and respected nature. In her autobiography, […]

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