Every rider dreams of open fields and large arenas and riding rings, but sometimes we have to make do with less. If you have access only to a small riding ring, there are still ways to make the most of the space.
The image is one right out of ancient history: the horse freely gallops forward as the rider aims his bow and sends an arrow flying home to its target as the pair gallops on. But thanks to a revival of mounted archery, this ancient art is now becoming a popular sport – one that you may see more and more in the future years. Mounted archery dates back thousands of years, and is one of the earliest forms of warfare.
Wednesday, June 25 2014 by Editor
Carly Coles and Contessa, owned by Claire Parr $1,500 Marshall & Sterling Children’s Jumper Classic Winners Photo by Mary Adelaide Brakenridge Carly Coles: “I’m leasing Contessa for the summer from Claire Parr in Matt Cyphert’s barn.
Arthritis is a common affliction among horses, and it’s especially common in aging horses or those who have heavily competed during their careers. Riding an arthritic horse can be beneficial for the horse, since gentle exercise can help to control and lessen the effects of arthritis. But there are some special considerations you’ll want to make when riding a horse with arthritis
Thursday, June 19 2014 by Editor
Bridgehampton, NY-June 18, 2014 -The 39th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 24-31, to showcase the highest levels of equestrian show jumping competition. The Hampton Classic features six show rings, a Boutique Garden with more than 70 vendors, and a wide selection of dining options, and a new Farmer’s Market, all on its 60-acre show grounds. “The Hampton Classic offers something for everyone,” explains Shanette Barth Cohen, the horse show’s Executive Director. “From our world-class equestrian competition, to our distinguished high-end shopping boutiques and gourmet cuisine, the Hampton Classic provides spectators and exhibitors alike with a bounty of activity and excitement.” The Hampton Classic hosts more than 100 classes of competition for horses and riders of all ages and abilities.
Last month we featured a blog post on how to handle a rider who’s been in a serious fall. In some cases, it will be plainly evident that a rider is injured – they’re knocked unconscious or they have broken a bone. In other cases, though, the injuries might not be quite so apparent.
Friday, June 13 2014 by Editor
Lexington, KY – June 12, 2014- The summer show season has begun and Castlewood Farm has hit the road running.
Top-notch Competition Set to Begin at 2014 U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions presented by The Dutta Corp
Thursday, June 12 2014 by Editor
Gladstone, N.J. – The focus of the dressage world will turn to Gladstone, N.J., this week for the U.S.
Why is it that some horse shows seem to fall on the hottest days of the summer? Keeping both yourself and your horse cool in the summer heat can be a challenge, but we’ve got some tips to help you cool off.
George Morris Summarizes Four Days of Work on the Flat and Over Fences to Prepare Riders For Final Day of 2014 Gladstone Program
Monday, June 09 2014 by Editor
Gladstone, NJ – May 24, 2014 – The fifth day of the George H. Morris Gladstone Program saw an abundance of auditors line the stands at the USET Foundation Headquarters at Hamilton Farm for the Saturday mounted sessions. The sessions this morning reviewed the previous four days of instruction, summarizing position, release over fences and exercises using classical dressage.