Do you have a special routine for your horse each time you come home from a show? Horse shows take a lot out of our horses, both physically and mentally
The first day of classes is closely approaching in a few weeks but members of the USC Aiken Eventing Team are still very active! Manon Quilodran competed at the Maryland HT at Loch Moy Farm II in Area 2 on July 18th. She competed her OTTB gelding, Orison, in one of the training divisions. The pair started the day with a 39.60 in dressage
Friday, July 25 2014 by Editor
Del Mar, CA – July 20, 2014 - A host of talented equestrians came out to play on a crystal clear afternoon at the Showpark Summer Festival, closing out a busy week of competition. Twenty-seven entries vied for the top prize in the $30,000 Summer Festival Grand Prix, presented by Mary’s Tack & Feed, on an intricate course designed by Venezuela’s Leopoldo Palacios. Featuring a technical layout with many related distances that covered every corner of the Grand Prix Field, the course required accuracy and adherence to a set track and deliberately short distances.
Nobody likes finding ticks on their horses, but if you live in the Northeast part of the country, ticks carry with them an added risk: Lyme disease. If you’ve ever had to treat your horse for Lyme disease you know how difficult it can be. Is your horse at risk for Lyme disease and if so, what can you do to prevent it?
Heat can be a major factor when riding during the summer. And while you’ll know if the heat is getting to be too much for you, do you know the signs to be able to recognize when the heat is too much for your horse? Here are some things you’ll want to be looking out for this summer.
If you have your own barn and a few empty stalls , it might be tempting to open your facility up to boarders. Bringing in boarders has some advantages, in that it can bring in some money and will create more activity at your barn. But should you take on boarders?
Traverse City, MI – July 10, 2014 - When Kim Carey traveled to Europe to look for a new horse for client Michelle Carroll, they went with high hopes.
I couldn’t count the amount of time I have been asked “You really stay in Aiken during the summer?”. Many of the snow birds have no idea what Aiken is like in the summer and are baffled by the idea of riding in 90 degree weather every day from around May to about October! Despite the many beliefs, there is a lot to do in Aiken during the summer! Yes it may not be as busy and all the Olympians might not be here but summer in Aiken has been something that myself and others have learned to love. So here is a list of what us Aikenites do in the summer! We take a break! In Aiken we can pretty much keep our horses going all year long! However, we all know that’s not fair to our ponies.
Monday, July 07 2014 by Editor
On July 22 of 1817, Figure, the foundation stallion of the Morgan breed, carried President James Monroe through a parade. The bay stallion’s dependability and strength in carrying the president through the parade’s busy atmosphere are just some of the great traits for which the Morgan breed would become known. Figure was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts in 1789.
Saturday, July 05 2014 by Editor
June 25, 2014; Wiesbaden, Germany – Fromthe 6 th to the 9 th of June, Germany played host to an exciting weekend of equestrian competition in jumping, dressage and eventing as the 78 th Pfingst-Turnier Wiesbaden 2014 began. Representing the United States, Lauren Tisbo and her horse La Centa leapt to victory in Friday evening’s round of showjumping, breaking records as they went