Shanyn Fiske

Sep 28, 2022

A Veterinarian’s Tips for Maximizing Longevity and Soundness

Regardless of the level at which a horse is competing, its veterinary team is at the forefront of most decisions regarding its career and well-being. Liz Arbittier, VMD, CVA, has been working with equine athletes for over two decades. Graduating from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) in 2001, she worked in private practice with a focus on sports medicine and pre-purchase exams until joining Penn Vet’s New Bolton Center Field Service team in 2013. Situated in the heart of Area II’s eventing scene, the team provides ambulatory services to the surrounding area, which is home to multiple Olympians.

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Sep 22, 2022 Dressage Tests

A View from the Judge’s Box

Mary Grace is the kind of dressage judge every rider hopes will be waiting at C when they turn down center line. Having occupied a seat in the judge’s box (or car, as the case may be) for over three decades, she can practically recite the rulebooks from memory but nevertheless studies the relevant documents before every competition where she officiates, whether it’s a schooling show or a recognized event

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Sep 14, 2022 Profile

Making the Dream Work at Fylicia Barr Eventing

“Teamwork makes the dream work” has become a popular caption on social media feeds of athletes from all disciplines. This phrase seems particularly relevant for those in the eventing world. While the spotlight might shine on a single horse and rider combination during the heat of competition, every event rider understands theirs to be a fundamentally team sport, dependent on the efforts and skillsets of grooms, barn managers, trainers, working students, and often a wide array of friends and family, without whom the strains of competition, training, and travel would not be sustainable. But what exactly goes into the “work” that holds together a team for the long haul?

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Sep 08, 2022 Competitions

Catching Up with Kelly Mahloch and Sundance Farm H.T.

Kelly Mahloch is intensely aware of the responsibility Sundance Farm has to the eventing community in the Midwest. As one of the few recognized horse trials in a large, geographically- dispersed area, Sundance is tasked with a myriad of important roles that might be shared among several venues in more densely-populated locations. In addition to cross-country schoolings and their recognized event in the fall, Sundance also hosts the annual rally for the Regional Pony Club and the Regional Young Riders for the USEA. In 2020, the Area IV Championships were held at the farm and they will be again in 2024.

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Aug 22, 2022 Competitions

The History of Huntington Farm H.T.

Even after a long, hot day of riding, teaching, and managing a 205-acre farm, Carole Ann “Pinky” Tullar glows when she talks about Huntington. Situated in the lush hills of Strafford, Vermont, the farm has been in Pinky’s family since 1983 when her aunt – Ann Kitchel – bought the property from Read and Essie Perkins, who started the horse trials there in 1969. Today, Huntington is one of the oldest continuously running horse trials in the country.

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Jul 25, 2022 Competitions

The History of Town Hill Farm Horse Trials

Town Hill Farm sits on 450 acres of open, rolling land in Lakeville, CT, nestled in the Litchfield Hills of the state’s northwest region. The town is probably best known for the Hotchkiss School, located less than a mile down the road from Town Hill. Both establishments have been deeply rooted in this idyllic corner of New England since the 1890s and share an enduring commitment to keeping alive their respective traditions.

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