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January 1, 2017

A Valegro Flash Mob, An Exploding Dressage Horse And More: The Chronicle Staff's 2016 Memorable Moments

With a horse show happening every weekend, and sometimes multiple major events taking place in locations around the country on the same day, the Chronicle reporters spend countless weekends on the road.

But regardless of how many horses we see winning championships and cantering down centerline, a few special moments always leave a lasting impression long after the story is written and the results are old news. As we head into the new year, here are a few of our favorite moments from 2016...

December 30, 2016

Mascara, Cruise Ships And Pure Happiness: Images Of A Year 2016

As Chronicle staffers covering competitions around the world, we take thousands of photos each year. Some of our favorite pictures are ones you might expectriders winning major championships or smiling on a podiumbut others make the list because they demonstrate a particularly strong bond between horse and rider.

December 29, 2016

A Thoroughbred Sets A Record, The Start Of WEF, And Classic Hunters: The Best Of Throwback Thursday In 2016

The Chronicle has been in print for more than 75 years, and we love bringing the history of the sport to light. In Throwback Thursday posts, we get the memories behind a great photo or video.

These are the top 10 most-read Throwback Thursday posts of 2016, with three entries penned by George H. Morris, some spectacular horses from the past, and nostalgia to spare...

December 27, 2016

Fear, Passion And Shopping: Our Best Of Amateurs Like Us Blogs In 2016

The Amateurs Like Us articles strike a real chord for many readers as they find inspiration in knowing they're not alone in balancing riding with work, family and more. And the blogs written by amateur riders on give voice to the issues so many amateurs face, so it's no wonder they're some of our most popular articles.

Here are the top 10 most-read Amateurs Like Us blogs from the past year:

December 26, 2016

An NFL Mascot, Blueberry And A Pizza-Eater: Our Best Of Behind The Stall Door In 2016

The Behind The Stall Door series on has fast become an enormously popular feature, as we take you back to the barn with some of the most famous horses. Behind The Stall Door articles take you up close and personal with great candid photos and personal details of some of the sport’s biggest stars.

December 22, 2016

Our Best Of 2016

As 2017 looms on the horizon, we took a look back at the most popular stories on in 2016. From funny looks at our quirks as horsepeople to unusual equipment choices and equipment malfunctions to breaking news, we published it all and thousands of you read and shared the stories.

November 2, 2016

Amateurs Like Us: Who Am I Without A Horse?

Right now, the closest thing I have to a horse is a 7-month-old yellow Lab puppy who’s rehabbing from OCD surgery in both hocks. She’s transitioning from strict stall rest to hand-walking, has had PRP therapy, and is on a regimen of joint supplements and bi-weekly Adequan injections. I monitor her soundness obsessively.

So, you know, I pretty much have all the vet bills associated with a fancy, high-maintenance show horse without any of the rideability of an actual equine. 

June 2, 2016

Throwback Thursday: Remembering Sapphire's Truly Magical Devon Evening

Sitting here this morning, in the bright blue Devon Horse Show press room looking out over the Dixon Oval, I teared up again at the memories of a Thursday June evening in 2012. 

Four years ago in this ring, I got to witness one of the most amazing nights of show jumping I think we’ll ever see. From McLain Ward’s heartfelt tribute to his retiring great mare, Sapphire, to his amazing win in the grand prix just a few months after breaking his knee, it was the kind of night that defined the description “fairy tale.”

April 13, 2016

It’s Neither American, Nor Invitational, Anymore

Just before I headed to Miami Beach, Fla., to cover the Longines Global Champions Tour there, I wrote a quick Throwback Thursday story about Chris Kappler winning the $100,000 Budweiser American Invitational in 1995.

April 11, 2016

Cruise Ships And Beach Umbrellas: Moments From The Longines GCT Of Miami Beach

There aren't many venues more eye-catching and lovely than the Longines Global Champions Tour of Miami Beach (Fla.).

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