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Liz Halliday-Sharp – Create Power, Not Speed

International eventer Liz Halliday-Sharp tells riders at an informal clinic that speed is no match for power in all the eventing phase

What Makes a Good Horseperson

Holly shares what makes a good horseperson, including putting the horse’s needs first and understanding all aspects of a horse’s well-being.

Michele Wellman – Cavalletti Exercises

USEA ICP Level 2 Certified Instructor Michele Wellman works with riders over a series of cavalletti exercises.

Exercises to Try Now

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EDCC Health Watch

Strangles in Two Florida Counties

The fourth case of strangles in Florida for 2023 has been confirmed in Sarasota County. A Miniature Horse developed symptoms […]

EDCC Health Watch

Strangles Confirmed in Michigan Horse

A 22-year-old Arabian gelding in Ottawa County, Michigan, tested positive for strangles on January 25. The horse originally developed symptoms […]

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Competitions

Extraordinary Epaillard Makes it a Hat-trick in Amsterdam

The third-ranked athlete in the world and one of the fastest riders on the planet, Frenchman Julien Epaillard galloped to […]

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Competitions

Mexico’s Jose Saavedra Garcia Wins World Cup Debut

With just three horses remaining in the first round of the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Puebla (MEX), it appeared […]

EDCC Health Watch

Strangles Confirmed in Palm Beach Mare

An 11-year-old mare in Palm Beach County, Florida, tested positive for strangles on January 23. She originally developed clinical signs […]

EDCC Health Watch

Update on Gulfstream Park EHM Outbreak

On January 22, one horse at the Gulfstream Park racetrack in Broward County, Florida, tested positive for EHM. The horse […]

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Practical Horseman Extra

5 Gymnastics Exercises with Kent Farrington • Plan for the 2023 FEI World Cup Finals

Olympian Kent Farrington worked on five gymnastic exercises at a training session with some of the top young talent in […]

EDCC Health Watch

Yearling Dies from EEE in South Carolina

A yearling Quarter Horse colt in Berkeley County, South Carolina, has died after contracting EEE. His vaccination status is unknown. […]

EDCC Health Watch

Positive EHM Case at Gulfstream Park

A five-year-old stallion at the Gulfstream Park racetrack in Broward County, Florida, tested positive for EHM on January 22. The […]

EDCC Health Watch

Florida Horse Positive for West Nile Virus

A 26-year-old Quarter Horse gelding in Hernando County, Florida, tested positive for West Nile virus on January 20. The horse, […]

EDCC Health Watch

Three Virginia Horses Positive for EHM

Three horses in a stable in Roanoke County, Virginia, have tested positive for EHM. Two additional cases are suspected, and […]