Thomas Gumbrecht


Horse Show Guy 3.0

To recap… In version 1.0, I was a horse show parent, helping to get tack, clothes and equipment ready and in the place where it…

3 months ago

Amateur Hour

Trading Places

The other day I woke up at dawn with mixed feelings of exhilaration and concern. I was going to be riding a new horse with…

9 months ago


A Different Kind of Olympic Heroism

Aly Raisman is an Olympic gold medalist, and was captain of the gold medal winning US Olympic Gymnastics Teams in 2012 and 2016. Anyone familiar…

11 months ago


Night Check

I just came back up to the house after putting my horses to bed, and I lingered a few extra minutes to feed a few…

12 months ago


A Horseman Remembers 9/11

Like most everyone else on the morning of September 11, 2001, I can clearly remember exactly where I was and who I was talking to…

1 year ago


A Ribbon for Mary

Many of us have had to deal with a spouse or significant other in planning the allocation of time, money and resources to our equestrian…

1 year ago


Momma’s Boy

I’d like to sincerely wish a Happy Mother’s Day to all of the horse show moms who tirelessly support their young riders in the often…

1 year ago