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The Feb. 1 & 8 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse is our look back at 2015's best, American Horses In Sport...

Commentary by Beth Rasin: The Horse Of Our Dreams

Just why did we choose a flat-racing horse as our Overall Horse Of The Year when we don't regularly cover flat racing? It's because the Triple Crown winner reminded us of just how intensely an exceptional horse can inspire us. (Subscribers can read more.)

In The Country

Dutton And Richards Secure Rides On New Four-Star Horses; Carl Bouckaert Faces Lengthy Recovery After Dirt Bike Accident; Dawalan Wins Eclipse Award; Dates And Location Announced For Adequan/FEI North American Junior And Young Rider Championships. (Subscribers can read more.)

Overall Horse Of The Year: American Pharoah

He enthralled a nation, and as John Madden said, "To me, the great thing about

horse sports is sometimes we can measure or really see the greatness in the horse. I think that raises the majesty of the horse sport, and that is something that the horse just gives you." We talked to horsemen like Madden, David O'Connor and Jimmy Wofford about just why American Pharoah's greatness reflects on and affects all horse sports. You might think you've read everything there is to read about American Pharoah, but we unearthed more.  (Subscribers can read more.)

Overall And Eventing Horseman Of The Year: Tamra Smith

Years ago, she was a struggling single mother making $100 monthly payments on a preliminary horse. "I could barely pay my rent, and I worked full-time. Being on some training list? It was never going to happen for me," Smith told about her early days. We found out what happened to bring her from there to winning on the three-star level with multiple horses. (Subscribers can read more.)

Eventing Horse Of The Year: Loughan Glen

Clark Montgomery has always believed in Loughan Glen; he just needed to find the right program to prove the horse's talent and consistency to the world. (Subscribers can read more.)

Eventing Between Rounds With Buck Davidson: We Can't Rest On Our Laurels

High performance eventing should keep pushing into the 2016 season, with eyes on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro and an increased focus on unity among all disciplines. (Subscribers can read more.)

Eventing Statistical Review  (Subscribers can read more.)

Show Jumping Horse Of The Year: Simon

 Million-dollar classes, World Cup indoor courses, Nations Cups on big rolling fields—Simon can win them all. (Subscribers can read more.)

Show Jumping Horseman Of The Year: McLain Ward

He amassed a remarkable record with the quirky, gutsy Rothchild, including Pan American individual gold and team bronze and also found and developed what he refers to as a second horse of a lifetime. (Subscribers can read more.)

Show Jumping Between Rounds With Chris Kappler: Show Jumping Is On A Real Upswing

The sport is expanding in many different ways, but that also means we have to keep avenues to the top open. (Subscribers can read more.)

Show Jumping Statistical Review  (Subscribers can read more.)

Dressage Horse Of The Year: Legolas 92

Think you know Legolas' story? We found more, talking to the man who developed him in Europe. And we asked Steffen about the blood rule disqualification at the Reem Acra FEI World Cup Final. (Subscribers can read more.)

Dressage Horseman Of The Year: Laura Graves

"It would be easy to take him out all the time, but then I think we would both get burnt out," Graves said as we discussed how she's managing the fairytale story of U.S. dressage. (Subscribers can read more.)

Dressage Between Rounds With Jeremy Steinberg: Let's Put Conviction Behind Our Resolutions This Year

Our columnist challenges us to recommit to substantive involvement in the sport instead of being reactive—and uniformed—on social media. (Subscribers can read more.)

Dressage Statistical Review  (Subscribers can read more.)

Show Hunter Horse Of The Year: Brunello

He had the round to end all rounds in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships, wowing everyone and winning for a remarkable third time. We caught up with Ike and found out how Liza Boyd keeps him happy.  (Subscribers can read more.)

Show Hunter Horseman Of The Year: Ethical Competitors Everywhere

It was a tough year for the hunter world in terms of public perception, and we wanted to recognize all those competitors who make their horses' well being their No. 1 priority, at all levels of the sport.  (Subscribers can read more.)

Show Hunter Between Rounds With Bill Moroney: Focusing On The Future

Our columnist reviews the ways the sport's leader and members are overcoming obstacles, looking for opportunities and securing a vibrant tomorrow. (Subscribers can read more.)

Gone Away

Harry Gill; Dr. Lindsey Phibbs; Indian Summer.  (Subscribers can read more.)

And, the January/February issue of Untacked includes...

Editor's Letter by Kat Netzler: 'Tis The Gift To Be Simple

 Editor Kat Netzler was struck by the power of a commitment to simplicity, as evidenced in some of the stories in this issue, like the profile of the legendary George Morris, the candid conversation with Ann Romney, and the look into artist Susan Tuckerman's brave life. (Subscribers can read more.)

Around The Arena—My Faves: Kelli Cruciotti

One of the top junior riders shares her favorite things in life both inside and outside the ring. (Subscribers can read more.)

Editor's Picks: PS Of Sweden Jump Off Revolution Bridle

Editorial staffer Lisa Slade takes this bridle with a truly ingenious design for a few spins. (Subscribers can read more.)

Test Lab: From Slip To Grip: Try Your Hand At A New Set Of Reins

Sweat, rain or a big splash through a water jump can make the perfect performance go south in a flash. That's why we tested seven brands to find the best rein for your ride. (Subscribers can read more.)

The Clothes Horse: Transformers

The horse world continues to trend toward greater and greater specialization on the macro level, but products that do double duty (or triple, or more) are definitely having a bit of a moment. From clothing to tools to tack, there are plenty of adaptable items on the market today to help riders be more efficient than ever before.  (Subscribers can read more.)

The Clothes Horse: Riding Fashion Forward

A young Californian is turning heads in the grand prix show jumping world by punctuating great riding with buttons, buckles and bowties.  (Subscribers can read more.)

Cover Story: The Man Behind The Myth

George H. Morris' reputation as a legend extends across many equestrian sports, but fame has never been his goal. It's merely a byproduct of doing what he loves most, all day, every day, for seven decades, in the monomaniacal pursuit of perfection. (Subscribers can read more.)

Ann Romney, In Focus

To the average American, she may be best known as the "almost-First Lady," but a life-altering experience with multiple sclerosis and subsequent return to her first love, horses, inspired her to cast off that label and take up a cause. (Subscribers can read more.)

In This Together

 In an excerpt from her new memoir, Ann Romney recounts her return to riding after her crushing diagnosis with multiple sclerosis and more than three decades out of the saddle.  (Subscribers can read more.)

Artist Profile: Digital Evolution

Lifelong horsewoman Susan Tuckerman has found a style of art that works for her—digital painting—and a life she loves alongside it. (Subscribers can read more.)

Global Culture: Diary Of A Dressage Rider In India

 In October, World No. 1 dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin made her first visit to New Delhi as a Global Ambassador for the international animal welfare charity The Brooke. Accompanied by friend and fellow British Grand Prix rider Alice Oppenheimer, she recorded their eye-opening experiences and the work the charity is doing there to better the lives of working equines. (Subscribers can read more.)

City Guide: Winter's Not So Bad In Wilmington

No Florida for you? There's a fantastic show facility in Ohio and a charming town to explore.  (Subscribers can read more.)

DIY: Easy, Equine-Themed Organizers

Looking for some kid-friendly snow day craft projects? These DIYs are fail-proof and fun. (Subscribers can read more.)

Charity Spotlight: A Closer Look At Gallant Chance Ranch

The "Code Of The West" inspires at-risk teen boys in rural Montana. (Subscribers can read more.)


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