After competing in the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) this season for the first time, I was in awe of the caliber and quantity of competitors. Here is proof that it is truly a horse show like no other: statistics provided by: http://www.equestriansport.com/esp/pdf/ Flat classes in the 15 -17 equitation were always packed and often had to be split into two different groups
By Kate Eagleton You Know You’re a Rider When… Your Instagram/Facebook/Twitter/Snapchat consist of pictures of your horse. By now, you’re pretty sure all your followers are tired of your many horse pics. But who can resist sharing your horse’s cute face?! You’re the only one who buys the huge bag of carrots at the supermarket
Monday, February 17 2014 by Editor
By Kate Eagleton If you want to learn more about the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), its website, www.rideiea.org/about/index.html , is a great place to start. But, it doesn’t tell the whole story. It provides you with lots of information about IEA, like that it has 8,000 members in 32 states and three disciplines in which students grades 6-12 are able to compete even if they do not own a horse
By Kate Eagleton On more than one occasion, I’ve had someone say to me, “Horseback riding is not a sport. The horse does all the work.” WHAT?! I dedicate most of my life to riding and training, so this response makes my blood boil. Obviously, someone who says this has no experience with riding, but I can’t help getting a little worked up.
By Kate Eagleton Cairo and I on his first day at East Wind Farms in Florida. He traveled all the way from Kentucky
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