Author Archives: Carley Sparks

Leaping Leipzig

Perfect 10s, a champion making debut, and the final performance of a career, the 10th edition of the FEI Vaulting World Cup™ Final in Leipzig, Germany brought drama and artistry in...

Wellington Belongs to the Irish

Florida's Palm Beach International Equestrian Center was officially rebranded Wellington International on Saturday. But there was only one country that dominated this weekend—Ireland. The green, white and orange swept the...

As the (Nations Cup) World Turns

The first Nations Cup of the North and Central America & Caribbean division took place in Mexico this weekend and already the 2022 season has the convoluted plot line of daytime soap...

When Karrie Met Kevin

If good things come to those who wait, Kevin Winkel has done his time. And then some. The American show jumper took 20 YEARS to ask out fellow Grand Prix...

What Katie Did, L’Con Reyes Does

It was a postcard moment. Watching Katie Taylor-Davidson and L’Con Reyes, the first of 27 combinations to set hoof in the spectacular grass field at Desert International Horse Park in...

Ben & Me, by Vanessa Mannix

It's a truth universally acknowledged that a rider in possession of a good horse will go to great lengths to avoid the media. So we found a work around... Introducing...

The Magical Berry de Maillet

Berry de Maillet is a hunter wizard in training.   The former jumper competed up to the 1.45m CSI4* level in his previous life, showing internationally in Spain, Mexico, and...

Mr. Europe Is Mr. Wonderful

For Karrie Rufer, it was love at first lick. The American show jumper first encountered Mr. Europe, aka "Eddie," while on a shopping expedition in the Netherlands. She was in...

Kalinka Van’t Zorgvliet Gets the Game

It’s said that good things come in small packages. In Kalinka Van't Zorgvliet’s case, it’s a small, speedy, often opinionated package. “She's super hot, super fiery,” said world #75 Karl...

D’Avant Checks All the Boxes

If you were to put together a wish list for the ideal hunter, it might include things like: Comfortable canterEasy to trainExcellent jumpNice moverStands for ribbons D’Avant checks all the...

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