Friday, May 05 2017 by Editor
Nonprofit JustWorld International kicked off their “Month of Change” campaign. The goal of the campaign is to sign up 30 new JustWorld Members in the month of May
Have you ever heard of the Trait du Nord ? This beautiful draft breed originated in the 1800s, yet it is endangered today and its future remains uncertain. History The Trait du Nord originated in the grasslands of the southern Netherlands, northern France, and throughout Belgium
Thursday, September 04 2014 by Editor
Vaulting in action. Story and Photos By Darlene Ricker Vaulting doesn’t tend to get as much attention as the Olympic equestrian disciplines of Dressage, Eventing and Jumping, but let me tell you, it’s a beautiful sport to watch – especially at the level of performance this week at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, France. These legions of strong and nimble vaulters, many of them still teenagers with tender self-images, are as dedicated as any of the combined drivers, and as fiercely competitive as the riders in the mounted disciplines.
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
Wednesday, September 03 2014 by Editor
Okay, we lost sleep, following the Jeux Equestres Mondiaux, the acronym WEG in English-speaking countries, but we’re going to be quirky (what else is new?) and refer to them as JEM – because the world championships are gems. In retrospect, now that the first week is complete and the US reining team earned all of the medals, one might question why our other teams didn’t do as well and medal somehow, some way, in eventing, dressage, paradressage and endurance… Well, listen up, because we’re only going to say this one time: to qualify and compete in the world championships is not easy – just getting there is a victory of sorts.
Does your horse hate to leave his friends behind when it’s time to head out on a ride? Riding a herd-bound horse can be a challenge, but there are steps you can take to help make separation from his buddies less stressful for your horse
Wednesday, August 27 2014 by Editor
Win tickets to see the American Gold Cup! With the American Gold Cup will be here soon and Sidelines Magazine is honored to be able to give out five pairs of tickets to the American Gold Cup, held September 10-14 at Old Salem Farm in North Salem, New York. How do you win tickets?
We’ve all heard the saying, “No hoof, no horse.” Your horse’s hooves are the literal foundation to his soundness and athletic capabilities, so it’s important to take care of them properly. Want to help keep your horse’s hooves in great shape? These important approaches will help
Monday, August 25 2014 by Editor
“Chess piece” (horse) being directed to its next move on the “chessboard” that was created on the arena floor with grid lighting By Darlene Ricker Photo by Diana De Rosa Who else but the French can turn the floor of a soccer stadium into a magical mystery tour? That’s the only way to describe Saturday night’s Opening Ceremony for the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy.
Darlene Arrives at WEG! Photo by Diana De Rosa This is the first of Darlene Ricker’s exclusive blog posts for Sidelines from the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy. One of the few journalists to arrive in Caen several days before the Games open, her initial report gives our readers a unique insider’s preview of what’s in store. The tunnel from which the horses will enter the arena. By Darlene Ricker Photos by Darlene Ricker, unless noted otherwise Tomorrow the curtain goes up on the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2014 in Normandy, in what is sure to be the most amazing Opening Ceremony in Games history