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Lindsay Berreth

December 10, 2015

Throwback Thursday: Back When Eventing Legend Mike Plumb Won An Equitation Final

Mike Plumb is known as one of the living legends of eventing, having represented the United States on multiple teams beginning with the Pan American Games in Chicago in 1959.

But did you know that only two years prior, Plumb was a winning junior equitation rider, and hadn’t even set foot on a cross-country course? 

December 9, 2015

Amateurs Like Us: Kacie Linegar's Night Rides Keep Her Grounded

It may have been just a schooling show, but for amateur dressage rider Kacie Linegar, scoring in the high-70s at first level on her Friesian Sport Horse Sir Alexander this fall meant more to her than any other score she’s ever earned.

The mother of a 4-year-old and 2-year-old twins, Linegar juggles riding, a family and running her own business near Houston, Texas. While she may never ride in the light of day and sacrifices sleep for her passion, earning those scores showed her she’s still able to balance it all.

December 6, 2015

Eventers Work Toward A Unified Voice At The USEA Convention

Washington, D.C. - Dec. 6   

With talk about how to grow and retain membership at the forefront, eventers converged on Washington, D.C., for the U.S. Eventing Association’s Annual Meeting and Convention this weekend.

From high performance riders to amateurs to organizers and volunteers, every voice was given a chance to be heard.

December 1, 2015

USEA Convention Preview: Membership Growth, A New Level And Safety Take Top Priority

In an effort to make the sport more accessible to new participants and to respond to membership concerns, several new ideas and rule changes are set to be discussed at this year’s U.S. Eventing Association Annual Meeting and Convention, Dec. 2-6 in Washington, D.C.

December 1, 2015

USEA Names Rob Burk CEO

The U.S. Eventing Association has named Rob Burk CEO, and today he's taking over the position that was held for 17 years by Jo Whitehouse. 

November 30, 2015

Buckeye’s Back! And He’s Jumping!

Buckeye the mule impressed us back in August when he scored consistently in the high 60 and low 70 percents at recognized dressage shows, so when we saw he was out and about with his rider, Sammi Majors, showing off his versatility, we had to get the story.

Buckeye and Majors returned home from the North Carolina State Fair Mule and Donkey Show on Oct. 25 with an armful of blue ribbons.

November 23, 2015

Stephanie Cook Has A New Lease On Life And A Good Thoroughbred

Stephanie Cook’s goal for the year with Texas Checkmate was to top the Take2 Thoroughbred League’s jumper standings, but a rotational fall from another horse in May resulted in a broken pelvis, a broken C-5 vertebrae and 12 broken ribs and seemingly ended that campaign.

But with the help of good friends and a lot of determination, Cook endured 12 weeks of rehab, “Checkers” continued earning points, and she was back in the saddle in time to finish out the season and win the 2015 year-end standings.

November 17, 2015

Behind The Stall Door With: Eveready II

To be in the presence of Eveready II is a privilege, and one that he must bestow upon you, according to his owner, breeder and rider Barbara Crabo. 

But don’t be fooled. Underneath the gruff exterior of this top eventer lies a softie. “His nickname in the barn for years has been 'Punk,' because he just kind of is,” said Crabo.

November 16, 2015

FEI Clears Great Meadow International For 2016 Nations Cup

The Land Rover Great Meadow International will become host to the first ever U.S. leg of the FEI Nations Cup Eventing Series next year, from July 8-10 in The Plains, Va.

Great Meadow Foundation President Rob Banner said being awarded the Nations Cup met a goal he and U.S. Eventing Chef D’Equipe David O’Connor have been working on for the last few years.

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