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  • Running by the Twin Spires
    Kentucky Derby: Finding value plays for your exotics
    Just as the focus will be on Manny Paciquiao and Floyd Mayweather Saturday night, the showdown between American Pharoah and Dortmound will be the focus during the day in the Kentucky Derby. However there are undercard fights to be fought and there...
  • Sarah wearing a home made Derby hat
    Kentucky Derby weekend spurs on fun for Utah’s horse racing fans
    Always a popular and much-anticipated event for horse-racing fans across the nation, Kentucky Derby weekend can be celebrated even by those in far-away locales such as Salt Lake City, Utah.For those who can’t fly to the bluegrass state to...
  • 50 prime dollar store finds for horse lovers
    50 prime dollar store finds for horse lovers
    Dollar store finds offer horse lovers more bang for the buck. Horse ownership can be expensive. Horse equipment and supply expenditures add up fast. Thrifty-minded horse owners learn quickly how to cut costs. An equestrian who might spend plenty...
  • Kentucky Derby: Top Contenders
    Kentucky Derby: Top Contenders
    The 141st running of the Kentucky Derby is scheduled to go off at 6:34 EST on Saturday. It is the 11th race of the card at Churchill Downs and will be televised on NBC Sports. Here are the top four contenders for this deep contentious field...
  • Horse show packing list: 85 essentials for equestrian competitions
    Horse show packing list: 85 essentials for equestrian competitions
    Horse show season sends equestrians and their equine companions on the road, traveling to competitions, clinics, trail rides, expos, roundups, and other horse happenings.. What must equestrians take along, besides their horses? What essential...
  • Strongest field in years for the Kentucky Derby
    Strongest field in years for the Kentucky Derby
    With less than a week to go before the Kentucky Derby there seems to be an added buzz with this year’s crop of three-year-olds. The excitement may have something to do with the depth of this year’s field. The Triple Crown races are the...
  • Upcoming horse highlights: April 27-May 3
    Upcoming horse highlights: April 27-May 3
    Midwestern horse lovers bid April farewell and welcome May with hosts of equestrian highlights. Top picks include barrel racing, breed shows, fun shows, hunter/jumper competitions, open shows, speed shows, trail rides, training clinics, and more...
  • Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event after dressage
    Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event top placings after dressage
    After the second day of two days of dressage at the 2015 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event taking place now through Sunday, April 26, at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY, these are the top five placings:1st= Michael Jung (GER), La...
  • Riding the horse is an important part of training the horse.
    Top 10 training tips for getting a truly broke horse
    Even if you buy a fully trained and truly broke horse, you still have to keep it trained, tuned up and in shape.Surely you’ve been around people whose equine partners are respectful, playful and happy, cooperative and generally a pleasure to...
  • Upcoming horse highlights: April 21-26
    Upcoming horse highlights: April 21-26
    The Midwestern equestrian season is picking up steam, as April enters its third full week. Horse highlights include barrel racing and pole bending, breed shows, cattle sorting, a cowboy dressage clinic, dressage clinics, equestrian workshops, fun...
  • The 2015 Longines FEI Show Jumping World Cup
    It was a show jumping triple threat in round 2 of the Longines FEI World Cup
    Sometimes it a threesome that causes a problem and such was the case on Friday night, April 17th for the second leg of the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final II taking place in Las Vegas, NV. But this was a triple threat of a different kind and...
  • Steffen Peters and Legolas
    They said it with a smile at the 2015 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Dressage Finals
    It was no surprise when Charlotte Dujardin rode Valegro to win the 2015 Reem Acra FEI World Cup Grand Prix Dressage Final 1 on Thursday, April 16th. They’ve shown many times over how consistently good they are. And they said it with a smile...
  • Have fun with friends at a local horse show!
    Horse show fun in and around Salt Lake City, Utah
    For those who enjoy a bit of competitive fun in a low-pressure (no pressure) environment, there are some terrific options in and around the greater Salt Lake area.Tomorrow, Saturday April 18, 2015, the Pegasus Event Center in Grantsville, Utah,...
  • Zenyatta first foal, Cosmic One to run first race
    Zenyatta first foal, Cozmic One to run first race
    When the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Classic ended it marked the end of the career of Zenyatta, one of the most beloved and talented mares to ever race. On that fall day at Churchill Downs, “The Queen” ran second to Blame in her one and...
  • Trail Riding in Colorado
    Local Trail Ride - April 18th
    Just East of Aurora, CO about 35 miles on I-70 in Byers, is the beginning of local Trail Riding. Comanche Crossing Horsemen Association http://www.cchahorseclub.com is hosting a "get to know you" potluck and trail ride at the Quint...
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