Posts referencing the sport of Eventing, professionally or casual, riders or horses and including specific events.
Written by Martha A. Woodham Tropical Storm Alberto arrived in Aiken, SC, about the same time the 20 participants in the USEA Area III Adult Riders Summer Camp did. But did the wind and the rain—heavy at times—deter this group? “Heck no. We’re eventers!” was the rallying cry. Olympian Kim Severson of Charlottesville, Va., was the [...]
By Martha A. Woodham According to organizer Penny Morse, the inaugural Southeastern Schooling Show Championship at Georgia’s Bouckaert Farm in Chattahoochee Hills, started with a thought that became an idea that grew into an event. “It was one of those fleeting moment ideas, that usually leaves just as fast, and five minutes later you cannot remember [...]
Ingrid Klimke receives her Individual Gold medal. Photo Courtesy equipe-foto.de Ingrid Klimke, 49, won her first individual gold medal at the FEI European Eventing Championship in Poland this week. Ingrid competed with her 13-year-old Oldenburg gelding, Horseware Hale Bob OLD, aka “Bobbie”. In addition to the individual gold medal, Ingrid won silver as [...]
Riding horses when you’re “of a certain age” can be a bit unnerving but we do it because we love it. We find a way to mitigate our physical limitation and shut down that voice in our heads trying to psych us out. Yes, it’s a long way to the ground. Yes, the ground is hard. [...]
Eventing began at the turn of the last century. Each phase was designed as a test to demonstrate the abilities of horse and rider; dressage a showcase of the horse’s elegance and obedience to rider, cross country a grueling test of stamina and courage and show jumping to prove the horse’s fitness. In 1912, eventing became [...]