Celebration in Central Park

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Kent Farrington and Creedance Central Park in September is a glorious place to be… especially for a horse show on a warm and sunny day. That’s what last Friday brought to the fans of show jumping along with an exhilarating jump off won by Kent Farrington and his diminutive but fiery mount, Creedance. Katharine and Melanie I was able to …


Wyoming Wranglers

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Jamie Caton, Katharine Heller, Robyn Miller, Elena Smith, me, Buck, and Harriet McFadden –  some of our group I just returned from a wonderful experience at Buck Brannaman’s ranch in Sheridan, Wyoming.  He and his daughter Reata invited a group of top hands to start 35 colts over 4 days the first week of June.  A friend from here, Robyn …

Rolex Kentucky wide

Rolex Kentucky on NBC This Sunday

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Watch the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event airing on NBC Sunday May 7th at 1:30 PM EDT with my color commentary and play-by-play by Kenny Rice.


World Cup Finals on NBC this Sunday

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McLain in center of podium with Romain Duguet of France on his right as second place finisher and Henrik von Eckermann of Sweden in third to McLain’s left. Tune in and relive the excitement this Sunday, April 9th, at 1 PM Eastern Time!  Two hours of Dressage and Show Jumping.  Dressage featuring Champion Isabelle Werth and reserve Champion Laura Graves …


FEI World Cup Finals

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Listen to Melanie’s and Francie Steinwedell Carvin’s live commentary for the FEI World Cup Finals this Sunday at 2:00PM Central Time.  Their commentary, heard by the spectators in the arena, can also be listened to by those at home by downloading the free app “FEI World Cup Finals Omaha 2017” (audio only).  You can watch and listen on FEI TV …


Surrounded by Nature at Sweet Briar

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What a fun weekend I had giving a clinic at Sweet Briar College in Virginia.  Many of the riders attend either Sweet Briar or nearby Lynchburg College and are getting ready for Regional and National Championships.  Other participants came from around the state.   Mimi Wroten, Louise Goodling and Lizzie Fisch run a well organized program, sharing teaching and coaching …


Riding in the Rain

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What fun to give a clinic to the Pony Club on Oahu! They are real troopers riding in the rain for two days with no complaints. Thanks to everyone for hanging in there! Pictured is Amy Quinlan who kindly organized everything and her student Barrett Whitesell.


Rolex Geneva Grand Prix – airing on NBC

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Melanie’s commentary on the Rolex Geneva Grand Prix held December 11th airs on NBC Saturday, December 24th at 2 PM ET – Christmas Eve. Set your DVR’s!