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The April 20 issue of The Chronicle of the Horse is the Rolex Kentucky Preview Issue!

Commentary by Beth Rasin: Rolex Kentucky: The Great Leveler

"No matter who you are or where you came from, no matter what your horse cost of in which country it landed as a foal, you have to prove yourself all over again on the Rolex Kentucky cross-country course—and that excitement beings back the riders and the fans," writes Editor Beth Rasin in her look at just why Rolex Kentucky is the biggest event in the country.  (Subscribers can read more.)

In The Country

Top International Riders Withdraw From Rolex Kentucky; Pumped Up Kicks Sold To Jennifer Gates; Maxime Livio Cleared To Compete After B Sample From Borrowed Horse Tests Negative; From Eventing To Racing And Back Again; Dressage Squad Named For European CDI Tour; Italian Rider Sabrina Manganaro Dies In Cross-Country Accident; USEA Announces 2015 Hall Of Fame Inductees. (Subscribers can read more.)

Who Will Take Top Billing At This Year's Rolex Kentucky?

As he has every year since the four-star's debut in 1998, James C. Wofford, who won Kentucky in 2981 and 1986, evaluates the starters. (Subscribers can read more.)

Ask 5: What's Your Rolex Crazy?
Five Rolex Kentucky CCI****-bound riders explain what's making them neurotic—and what's helping them sleep—in the lead-up to the country's only four-star. (Subscribers can read more.)

Horse Of A Lifetime: Lazy Dot

Originally relegated to life as a trail horse after failing four pre-purchase exams, this mare ended up taking Caroline McClung to the world's biggest events. (Subscribers can read more.)

Emilee Libby Has Embraced Eventing All Over Again

From top young rider to horseless Starbucks barista, she's come full circle back to the thing she was meant to do. (Subscribers can read more.)

A Lunchtime Chat With Sally O'Connor

Brian O'Connor sits down with his mother to discuss her career in eventing, her history with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, and how she's found a niche for herself as the headset commentator there. (Subscribers can read more.)

Cambalda Comes Through At The Fork CIC***

Jennie Brannigan has a confidence-boosting win on the way to the Rolex Kentucky CCI****. (Subscribers can read more.)

It's All Brash At The Beach

The British rider flies in to win at the new beachside venue of the Longines Global Champions Tour in Florida.  (Subscribers can read more.)

Semira De Saulieu Sprints To Blue At Blenheim Spring Classic II

The scrappy mare holds nothing back to carry California professional Lane Clarke to the grand prix win. (Subscribers can read more.)

Remarkable Rosie Does It Again At San Juan Capistrano

At just 8 years old, Steffen Peters' young Grand Prix dressage star Rosamunde is already capturing the hearts of dressage fans around the world. (Subscribers can read more.)

Gone Away

Betty Merck; George Edward Uniss II. (Subscribers can read more.)

And, in the March/April issue of Untacked...

Editor's Letter by Kat Netzler: Life Lived Organically

Netzler explores how the stories in this issue prove that life doesn't always take us where we planned, and that's sometimes a very good thing. "We all want to feel in control of our own destinies. But in the midst of our overscheduled, overstressed and overstimulated grind, we're pushing the joys of spontaneity further and further into the periphery," she writes. (Subscribers can read more.)

Tech Spotlight: Polar Equine V800 Heart Rate Monitor

Heart rate monitors like the Polar Equine V800 can help riders hone their horses' fitness regimens at home, but they're not dummy-proof just yet. (Subscribers can read more.)

Test Lab: Non-Slip Pads Put Through Their Paces

A well-fitting saddle is key in any discipline, but sometimes you need a little extra security. Two staffers put some no-slips to the test. (Subscribers can read more.)

Editor's Picks: Kingsland Dressage Dali Advancd Training Jacket

Can a jacket truly be warm and easy to ride in? We found out. (Subscribers can read more.)

The Clothes Horse: 2015 In Technicolor

Our preview of the upcoming spring and summer lines from all your favorite equestrian brands reveals plenty of exciting new textures and patterns, but it's bold, beautiful colors that are really takng center stage and turning heads. (Subscribers can read more.)

The Perpetual Reinvention Of Sally Ike

From training horses to the highest level to fielding gold-medal teams to paving a path for future generations, this quiet horsewoman has left a lasting mark on U.S. horse sports. And she isn't done yet. (Subscribers can read more.)

Passion Play

Florence Flameng was born with an innate artistic talent and a love for the horse. More than 50 years later, she's now parlayed those passions into a magnificant career—thanks to a kind-hearted butcher, a famous French artist and a Belgian show jumper. (Subscribers can read more.)

The Maryland Hunt Cup: Where Tradition Always Wins

America's toughest steeplechase is a showcase of gritty endurance surpassed only by the tenacity of the 121-year-old race itself. (Subscribers can read more.)

Cover Story: Tripping The Light Fantastic

If you can't find top hunter rider Sandy Ferrell at the barn, your next best bet is the ballroom. in heels, feathers and sequins. (Subscribers can read more.)

Global Culture: On Foot Or By Hoof, The Fading History Of The Tea Horse Road

For more than 1,400 years, one treacherous trail facilitated commerce between two great cultures, but it's fading quickly into obscurity. (Subscribers can read more.)

Travel: Where Boot Camp Meets Paradise

Can riding beautiful horses in a beautiful setting equal beautiful riding? It's certainly worth a try at La Patrona, Mexico's newest equestrian holiday destination. (Subscribers can read more.)

Travel: A Nomad's World, Crossing Kyrgyzstan On Horseback

There's an old Kyrgyz saying: "On the long road, you may judge your horse." And for three months in the wild solitude, this rider knew it was also where her horse would judge her. (Subscribers can read more.)

Photo Feature: Charleston By Carriage

A glimpse into a controversial industry in one of America's most scenic cities. (Subscribers can read more.)

A Culinary Bucket List For Lexington

Kentucky is horse capital of the United States and equestrian enthusiast flock to the city of Lexington from all over the country for the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Thoroughbred racing and horse shows. We found the best places to explore the cuisine—from quick and easy delis to gourmet fare. (Subscribers can read more.)

Charity Spotlight: A Closer Look At Save The Horses

This non-profit's Barn Buddy program builds bonds between children and rescued horses. (Subscribers can read more.)


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