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Cavalia’s Odysseo: Under the White Big Top – Chicago

Rising 125 feet into the air, the White Big Top sits on the south lot of Chicago’s Soldier Field bearing more resemblance to an Arabian-style castle than a show tent. Imagined by French-Canadian creator and artistic director, Normand Latourelle, the Odysseo lakefront compound (five tents including stables) has captured the …

Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup

Chicago’s North Avenue Beach will be home to the “King of Sports,” as the Qatar Airways Chicago Beach Polo Cup gets underway September 9 through 11. Make sure you’re following I On The Scene on social media as we will be on location covering the three-day tournament.   Polo stars from …

Hotel del Coronado and Polo America’s Beach Polo Cup Weekend

Located a few minutes away from downtown San Diego, Hotel del Coronado is a sophisticated, elegantly designed hotel at the edge of the Pacific that offers guests from all around the world an opportunity to experience an exhilarating stay. It is a unique destination surrounded by scenic ocean views and …

Top Six Horses To Ever Step On The Track At Saratoga Springs

The thoroughbred is the star of the Summer at the Spa, just as the New York City Ballet rules at SPAC. The horses are the racetrack’s life heartbeat. The task here is to list the best six of the top race horses to ever step on the track at Saratoga. …

The Grade I, $1.25 Million Whitney at Saratoga

I’m in Saratoga for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic, the #WhitneyStakes, which is taking place today at the Saratoga Race Course. “Named for the family that has been involved in New York racing since the 19th century, the race was first to run in 1928, and is famously the race …

Get Ready for the New “Sport of Kings” Documentary Series

As an avid follower of polo, and after my recent interview with Nacho Figueras, one of its champion players, I’ve been keeping close tabs on everything related to the sport. In this case, I’m excited about the upcoming release of the feature documentary television series Sport of Kings which digs …

The History and Traditions of the Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is rightly known as “the most thrilling two minutes in sports.” About 170,000 spectators attend the event every year, with hundreds of thousands more watching from their TVs. The in-person crowds have included well-known celebs, from presidents to royals. The derby is designed for three-year-old Thoroughbreds which …

Donna Ewing: An Angel Among Us

Donna Ewing has been caring for animals since she was 10 years old, when she first released a dog whose collar had been nailed to a playhouse by other children.

40 Fabulous Years – The Hampton Classic Horse Show

Celebrating its 40th anniversary in spectacular style, the annual Hampton Classic Horse Show returned to Bridgehampton, New York with festivities kicking off on August 23rd. Since the landmark year of 1975, Olympic and Pan American Games medal winners have competed in this traditional equestrian event, which has only grown bigger and …

Yvonne Barteau Releases Manifesto from Horses’ Perspective

While you might expect a distinguished equestrian to have grown up immersed in horse culture, this is not the case of the renowned Yvonne Barteau. The expert rider was not even raised with pets.