Thursday, November 20 2014 by Editor
PLYMOUTH, MA – November 19, 2014 – SmartPak is excited to be celebrating 15 years of proudly supporting healthy horses and happy riders.
Have you ever ridden to music? At first glance, riding to music might seem like an unnecessary distraction for the rider, but it actually has a number of advantages. So whether you have speakers in your arena or would have to rely on your iPod (use external speakers, not ear buds, when riding), here’s why you might want to start up the tunes when you mount up
If you’re tired of having non-horsey neighbors, an equestrian community can solve that issue. But before you look into moving in, you’ll want to consider the pros and cons of life in an equestrian community.
Tuesday, August 26 2014 by Editor
A crew member for the US Endurance Team tends to My Wild Irish Gold, owned by Team veteran Valerie Kanavy and ridden by Kelsey Russell. By Darlene Ricker Photos by Darlene Ricker In the old days, tradition held that Sunday was a day of rest, and that’s exactly what the organizers of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy had in mind when they created the schedule of events.
The Colorado Horse Park CCI ** / CCI*, Training and Novice 3-Day, National Horse Trials and Area IX Championships Come to a Close
Tuesday, August 26 2014 by Editor
Parker, Colo. – August 24, 2014 – The Colorado Horse Park CCI ** / CCI*, Training and Novice 3-Day, National Horse Trials and Area IX Championships came to a conclusion to day with show jumping in the derby field.
Saturday, August 23 2014 by Editor
August 21, 2014 – The Dressage Foundation is honored to announce that friends and family of Carolyn Van Cise have established a new grant Fund in her memory to benefit young riders from Michigan.
Galloping your horse along the surf, water splashing up around you as the sun sets – it’s on any rider’s bucket list. As summer draws to an end, some beaches will once again open up to horses
Tuesday, August 19 2014 by Editor
Devon, PA (August 5, 2014) – Each year, the Dressage at Devon Breed Show hosts hundreds of well-bred colts and fillies.
Friday, August 15 2014 by Editor
Bridgehampton, NY – August 14, 2014 - The 39 th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, starting with The Atlantic Opening Day on Sunday, August 24. The Classic, which runs August 24-31, features world-class show jumping competition, as well as magnificent shopping and a variety of entertainment attractions. The highlight of the Classic’s The Atlantic Opening Day is the $50,000 Clear Channel Hunter Der b y, presented by MeadowView Farms, which will take place at noon in the Classic’s famed Gran d Prix Field. The Derby follows the adorable SeaAire leadline classes, jud ged by Olympic gold medalist Joe Fargis, which feature riders as young as 2 years old. In addition, traditional Local Hunter Divisions will include the Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists Professional Division, the Revco Local Junior Hunter division, and the Local A mateur-Owner division, all open to horses that make their home on Long Island. “The Atlantic Opening Day activities set the Classic off on a great foot,” said Shanette Barth Cohen, Executive Director of the Hampton Classic. “Our local Long Island exhibitors get their chance to take center stage and spectators are able to see top level hunters in action!” Kids will not b e l eft out of the O pening Day fun wit h m an y activities taking place in the Kids Tent! Cookie decorating with gourmet market, Citarella, live animals from Long Island Livestock Co., and activities with Church Street School for Music & Art will all be taking place throughout the day.
If your horse just has too much energy and is too excitable, your first impulse might be to put him on a calming supplement. But before you reach for that supplement bucket, there are a few other things that you should try first that can make a big difference in your horse’s energy levels