Making a Difference in Martin

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With frigid temperatures outside, the large heated indoor arena at University of Tennessee in Martin was a welcome surprise and made a huge difference to everyone’s comfort level. Robyn and I, along with friends Steve Thaemert and Jamie Caton, arrived at the campus with temperatures registering 15 degrees. We had driven my car so were able to pile in extra …

Soggy but Successful in Seattle

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Robyn Miller and I just returned from a three day clinic at the Rock Meadow Equestrian Center in Sammamish near Seattle, Washington. The clinic was organized by owner, Stephen DeRham, who has a wonderful heritage in the equestrian world.  His mother, Glenna, a lifelong friend of George Morris, won the Maclay Finals and the Junior Hunter Championship at Madison Square …

Wildwood Horsemanship Short Courses

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In an effort to expand our message of good horsemanship through correct groundwork and flatwork, we plan to offer one or two week sessions throughout the year in addition to Robyn Miller’s Wednesday workshops. These intense comprehensive programs will allow participants to totally immerse themselves in learning from the ground up. Sessions can be repeated as often as desired. Riders …

Hello Horsemanship

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Happy Thanksgiving holidays to everyone! I apologize for getting behind on my blogs but we  have been busy launching our Horsemanship program at Wildwood with Robyn Miller and Steve Thaemert.  Robyn and Steve have been teaching workshops once a week on the farm while  Robyn and I  have taken our program on the road this year.  We are trying out …

My Clinic in Tryon, North Carolina.

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  The Chronicle of the Horse published a great review of my clinic in Tryon. Click https://www.chronofhorse.com/article/be-their-place-of-peace-a-clinic-with-melanie-smith-taylor        

Finally… Gold on home soil!

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The USA had never won Gold at the World Equestrian Games since they began in 1990.  USA had won Silver in 2006 and Bronze in 2014, but the Gold Medal had eluded them until Friday.  McLain Ward, Laura Kraut, Devin Ryan, and Adrienne Sternlicht brought it home with their wonderful group of horses: Clinta, Zeremonie, Eddie Blue, and Christalline respectively.  …

Toronto World Cup Qualifier – Color Commentary

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The Toronto Royal Winter Fair World Cup Qualifier held on November 8th with Melanie’s color commentary will be aired on NBCSN on November 26th at 4 PM EST.  Kent Farrington of the United States claimed the $150,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Toronto riding Voyeur.

Radio Interview with Melanie

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2018 WEG Show 20 by KPPUSA.com – The Voices of John Kyle and Melanie Smith Taylor Nov 17, 2017 The latest WEG news and we focus on the voices of WEG, that’s right, the announcers and broadcasters.  We have two of the world’s leading announcers with us today, show announcer extraordinaire John Kyle and TV Announcer and Show Jumping Legend Melanie Smith Taylor.  …

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 …