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!


A Sunny Reunion

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I just returned from the annual AAEP (American Association of Equine Practitioners) convention held this year in Orlando.  I have been fortunate to attend for the past 20 years as a guest of Dr. Marv Beeman who was Calypso’s vet during his competition years. Marv is a past president of the AAEP and is held in high esteem by his …


Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Washington

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Longines FEI World Cup and President’s Cup at the Washington International Horse Show held Saturday, October 29 will air on NBC Sports Sunday, November 6 at 1:30 pm.  Set your DVR’s!


Never Stop Learning

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Steve, Robyn,  Buck, Harriet, me, and my niece Elena “You can’t go to a tack shop and buy your way out of poor horsemanship!” This is one of my favorite quotes from Buck Brannaman. I just returned from Buck’s clinic this past weekend in Shelbyville, Tennessee. I always try to see Buck when he is close to our area. We have …


An Exciting Finish at the Gold Cup

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Tune in and/or set your recorders to NBC Sports, Sunday Oct. 16 at 1:30 pm EDT to watch  the Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping North American League qualifier at the American Gold Cup. Riders are trying to secure their ticket to the  prestigious World Cup Finals in Omaha next spring. Held at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York on September 18th, …