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Coree Reuter

June 30, 2010

Misty Always Made Me Want To Buy A Pony

Ever since I read Misty of Chincoteague when I was a kid, I’ve wanted to attend Pony Penning Day and bring home a Misty all of my own. Of course, that wish was always a far-fetched one, since I grew up on the West Coast, thousands of miles away from the two islands and adventures that Marguerite Henry described in her book. It’s been a long time since I’ve picked up the novel, but I still remember being swept away by the story of Misty.

June 29, 2010

Mobile Horses Part 1: Stress

Check back every Wednesday through Aug. 18 for more articles in the Mobile Horses: Care On The Road series, sponsored by UlcerGard.You can find all the articles on our Mobile Horses page.

June 24, 2010

Heraldic And Crandell Make A Triumphant Return At Old Dominion 100

After a potentially career-ending injury, John Crandell’s mount is back at the top of his game.

“He’s a freak of nature,” John Crandell III said of Heraldic after winning his sixth and Heraldic’s second Old Dominion 100 on June 12 in Orkney Springs, Va. “He’s not the easiest personality in the world to get along with, but physically, athletically, he’s a freak of nature. That’s the best way to describe him. He’s just athletic in every way you can imagine.”

June 23, 2010

Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History: Lady Godiva

It’s been a chocolate kind of week here at The Chronicle. We typically have a bit of a lull in the schedule in the middle of the summer, so we’ve all been busy catching up on projects and trying to stay ahead of the game in preparation for our incredibly busy fall season.

I took a break today to have a bit of chocolate, and much to my surprise, there was a horse on it! Now, I’ve never really paid attention to chocolate logos, but this one intrigued me.

June 17, 2010

Lost In the Woods? No Problem!

I’m not going to lie. I was a little apprehensive about covering the Old Dominion 100 this past weekend. The idea of hiking through the woods for hours on end didn’t bother me, but I was nervous about taking pictures! I wanted to find the perfect, most beautiful spot on the trail to showcase the event.

I should have settled for an easy place to find.

June 17, 2010

Sweet Chariots And An Ancient Circus

I’ve been writing a lot about more recent history lately, so I decided to dig deeper into the past of the horse. One of the problems I’ve run into while working on this project of mine is that there’s so much to write about, I have a hard time narrowing down a topic! If you have something you’re interested in learning more about, please let me know! I’d love to hear from you.

June 9, 2010

Well-Behaved Women Rarely Make History: Riding Sidesaddle

In Middleburg, Va., you know summer is on its way when the Upperville Show Grounds start to come to life. About mid-May, the tent stabling begins to go up, and as the days roll on, the jumps appear, the flowers line the fences, and the vendor booths start filling with merchandise.

June 9, 2010

Two Horses Qualify For FEI World Breeding Championships

Two U.S.-bred horses, Emily Wagner's WakeUp and Elizabeth Ball's Selten HW, have qualified for the FEI World Breeding Championships in Verden, Germany, Aug. 5-8.

In order to qualify for the Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Short List, horses must have earned an overall score of 8.2 or better at any one of the Markel/USEF Young Horse Dressage Selection Trials or in international competition.

June 4, 2010

Sally Swift Will Remain A Shining Light To Riders Everywhere

When Sally Swift began her Centered Riding journey more than 35 years ago, she certainly didn’t know, or even imagine, that she would be etching her name among the ranks of the world’s greatest horsemen.

But her desire and enthusiasm for making the lives of horses and riders more joyful and harmonious carried her on an upward spiral to greatness.

June 2, 2010

Planes, Trains, Automobiles, Horseboxes And Caravans

I’ve been writing so much about trailers lately that my brain is constantly revolving around goosenecks, GVWRs and visions of a shiny new truck and trailer.

I couldn’t help but wonder who invented horse trailers in the first place. To discover that, we must go a little further back in time.

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