Straight-Up

Karen Robinson blogging Straight-Up

Hello! Karen Robinson here. You may already be familiar with my writing, either in the pages of Horse Sport magazine or other publications and websites. I am one of those lucky equestrian journalists who gets to cover stuff like the Olympics; while I'm at such exciting events I am exposed to all manner of side stories and controversy, much of which doesn't make it into my articles. The blog that you will read here is the place I can share some of those stories. When I'm not writing articles or this blog, I design freestyles with my company Applause Dressage. I also ride my KWPN gelding Theo in the safe atmosphere of a dressage ring, having long given up the adrenaline of eventing. And when I'm not doing any of those things, I can usually be found traveling somewhere sunny with my husband Jan, and when possible, Dachshund Chorizo.

Counterbalance

Hi All – This is Jennifer Anstey here to hijack Karen’s blog for one post. For those of you that don’t know me, I own Horse Publications Group of which this website is a part. I’ve read Karen’s last two read more

Breaking News: EC Rips Off Own Logo

No, I’m not joking. Last night at the EC Convention gala, EC’s much anticipated new brand was unveiled…to much eye-rolling. It’s another classic ‘couldn’t make this s@*t up’ moment, courtesy of our national federation. Because of course this ‘brand’ new logo is so read more

Look Out Rio, Here Who Comes!

Last week the USEF issued a press release announcing the names of ten riders and 16 horses (Beezie’s got four!) short listed for the US Olympic Show Jumping team.  Yesterday, my Google Alerts included a story from the Irish Times about the media read more

S’EC’RETIONS

Information flow from EC to the people formerly known as members is less like water from a tap and more like pushing on a zit until it yields the white stuff. There is a great deal of information on the read more

Join the EC Egg Hunt!

I’m spending the long weekend dodging spring weather surprises in Calgary, but I thought you might enjoy a little holiday-inspired sleuthing as you chew the butts and ears off chocolate bunnies. The egg I’ll be blogging about in a few days read more

Exodus

Sorry for the delay in getting this shockingly bad EC news to you, but a case of Strangles in Southlands, the horse-dense area in Vancouver where I keep my horse, has absorbed much of my time over the past five read more

The Russians Are Coming!

If today’s headline confuses you, here is a bit of background reading to help you get un-confused: first, read Astrid Appels’ editorial on the hysteria surrounding the results at last week’s CDI 3* in Moscow; then, when you have digested that, read more

Boom

That’s boom as in the noise a bomb makes. Also as in the expression, ‘lowering the boom’. If you are a member of the Canadian equestrian community, I have very bad and very ominous news for you: Amie O’Shaughnessy, former Director par read more

Wet ‘n Wild

Welly World always induces in me an image of Disneyland for horse people, complete with a carnival (at times, three, four or ten ring circus) atmosphere. My annual pilgrimage this year put me in mind of a water park adventure, you know the read more

UnSmooth Criminals

(Today’s post is a ‘take two’ of a blog that I thought I had posted on Friday, but realized today had never actually gone up on the blog, due to vagaries of the cyber universe) Here’s a prediction for you: I read more

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