Feature Articles

Ace the Test: A Guide to the Equitation Work Off

For equitation riders, earning a blue ribbon starts with a great riding round, but it doesn’t end there. It finishes off with many riders’ least favorite part of competition—the testing phase. Judges typically ask riders back into the ring to complete a few of the 19 equitation tests outlined by the U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF), a tradition that leaves many…

Horse Sense: Columbia Teen On The Rise In Riding Circles

Story Via: www.baltimoresun.comPhoto Via: Pope Family / November 1, 2010Caring for horses at his Columbia home has helped make Jacob Pope, 17, a nationally competitive rider Passersby on Owen Brown Road are likely to notice something not often seen in a Columbia residential neighborhood — two horses standing in the front yard of a small Hickory Ridge home. But inside…

Equine Superstars

Meet Three of the Northeast’s Favorite IHSA Horses By Ellen Rosenberg Nearly 40 years ago, I was a member of the first C. W. Post College Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team. We competed at colleges in New Jersey, New York, and on Long Island. I had some good mounts and some less successful draws, but I’ve never forgotten one…

Equine Educational Scholarships

By Ellen Rosenberg There’s nothing better than finding a way to incorporate your passion for horses with helping you pay for college. Although they may be few and far between and may not cover your entire tuition, equine-related scholarships are out there and can definitely help. Here are a few tips on what’s available, how to apply, and ways you…

The Interscholastic Equestrian Association

Young Riders Get A Taste Of Team Competition High school athletics can play a critical role in the development of young people. While you probably don’t think of horseback riding when brainstorming common team sports, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) has given itself the task to change that. Founded in the spring of 2002, the IEA set its goal to…

Collegiate Riding Clubs

Higher Education Offers New Riding Opportunities By Christina Keim Riding is generally considered an individual sport; the opportunity to compete as a member of a riding team is sometimes viewed as being reserved for the equestrian elite. The Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA, Inc.) was founded in the late 1960s to provide college equestrians with a fun, affordable way to…

Top 25 Trail Ride Maps

Click on each individual trail to download maps. MaineAcadia National ParkAroostook Valley TrailBradbury Mountain State Park New Hampshire Bear Brook State Park & CampgroundPawtuckaway State ParkPisgah State Park VermontJamaica State ParkKettle Pond State ParkMarsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park Massachusetts Bradley Palmer State ParkGranville State ForestManuel F. Correllus State ForestMount Washington State ForestWillard Brook State Forest ConnecticutCockaponset State ForestCollis P. Huntington State…

A Living Legend: Bruce Davidson

Through the last five decades, Bruce Davidson has ridden more horses, participated in more competitions, and won more championships than most of us have ever dreamed of. His longevity and success in the saddle has justifiably made him a legend in his own lifetime. Davidson is also considered by some as a pioneer in the sport of eventing here in…