Friday, January 27, 2012

Chatting With Tuny Page

By Kitson

Tuny and Alina
Photo by Terri Miller,
Courtesy of Tuny Page
Last summer I sat down with international dressage rider and trainer Arlene “Tuny” Page at her home in Wellington, FL for a long interview about perfecting the extended trot.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

NYT story of one of the Equine Stars of War Horse. . .Finder's Key

By Eliza

Here's the story of the horse who was the lead War Horse (did you know 14 horses played Joey)? Best part: he plays his own dam giving birth to Joey. Talk about versatile. Click here to read.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Story of a Dream Come True for Young Fan of Smarty Jones

Smarty Jones
By Eliza

Three Chimneys Farm has given one of Smarty Jones' sons to his biggest fan, a teenager named Madison Scott, who was ten years old when Smarty won the Derby. Great story for anyone who has fallen in love with a star racehorse. Click here for the full story.

Sunday, January 22, 2012


By Kitson

I’ve heard a lot of people say the movie War Horse was sad, but the most powerful feeling that I came away with after seeing it yesterday was joy. The joy of a reunion between a boy and his beloved horse who had suffered a devastating separation. There were definitely parts of the movie that were hard to watch. But if you’ve ever lost a horse or a pet or a person that you loved, you pine for the impossible reunion. This movie gives it to you on a silver screen.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012

The New York Times and the amazing story of Neville Bardos

By Eliza

Excellent story in the New York Times today about one of the most amazing true-life and current-events horse stories: barn fire survivor and event horse Neville Bardos is a finalist for International Horse of the Year. Click here to read

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The National Sporting Library and Museum

By Eliza

I was in Middleburg, Virginia, earlier this week, and went for the first time into the museum portion of the National Sporting Library and Museum. If you don't know about the NSLM, it's a library and museum dedicated to the culture surrounding horse and field sports, located in one of America's centers for them: horse country, Virginia.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Happy birthday, Thoroughbreds

By Eliza

January is a month of new beginnings, and I take a look at how Thoroughbreds celebrate their birthday in an Outrider column over on Click here to read.

Kicking off the Year in Cowboy Boots

By Kitson

One of the first good things to happen so far in 2012 is that the United States Equestrian Federation just launched the first digital issue of its Equestrian magazine last week. The official publication of the USEF, the publication covers competition across the disciplines and glimpses into the lives of top American horsemen and women.

I had the privilege of being on the writing team for the inaugural issue – click here to check out the story I wrote about four time Grammy-award-winning singer and songwriter Lyle Lovett and his lifelong connection with horses.