Hay is a vital component of your horse’s diet; at least half of your horse’s feed should consist of a quality hay. As you’re stocking up on hay for the winter, do you know what you’re getting? Spend some time inspecting the hay before you purchase it to make sure that it’s of a good quality for your horse
Nacho is hot, hot, hot! By Jan Westmark Allan Calling All Hot Horsemen! Are you sexy and do you know it? Want to flaunt it to the world? Then YOU need to enter Sidelines Magazine’s Hot Horsemen contest.
We hate to mention it, but winter’s right around the corner. If you’ll be blanketing your horse this winter (a must if you plan on clipping him), then now is the time to stock up on blankets. Measuring your horse carefully will ensure that you buy him the right size – the first time! Tips for Measuring Success Before you measure your horse, enlist the help of a second person to help with the process
By: Kate McManis It happens every four years; the torch is lit, the rings are raised, and the games begin. It is a dream of almost every athlete to represent his or her nation in a world competition and it is an experience and honor that can never be forgotten. Though not yet an Olympian myself (still keeping my fingers crossed), I have been lucky enough to represent the United States of America three times at Student Rider Nations Cup (SNRC) competitions.
By Kat Wojtylak Fig, Gorgonzola and Prosciutto Naan Pizza from The Pub at Wegmans. Dressage at Devon is well underway. The breed show itself takes place earlier in the week with the performance horses coming in to finish off the weekend. Much like the Devon Horse Show it promotes a worldly feel in a old time venue just outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Thursday, September 26 2013 by Editor
Upper Marlboro, MD – September 24, 2013 – The 2013 Capital Challenge Horse Show (CCHS) presented by The Gochman Family is just days away, kicking off on Saturday, September 28, at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The show begins with its Equitation Weekend presented by Bigeq.com, and the fantastic competition continues through October 6 with top USEF “AA” rated events.
Saturday, September 21 2013 by Editor
Lexington, KY – Sepetmber 20, 2013 – It was an exciting weekend for the top equitation riders as they competed in numerous ASPCA Maclay Regionals to vie for a spot in the coveted Finals at the Alltech National Horse Show. The competition was stiff as the top junior riders went head-to-head in a battle of the best and the chance to take it all. In Region 2 the winning honors went to Michael Hughes, while Hunter Holloway took the Region 5 title. Kelli Cruciotti was presented with the Region 6 Championship, while Haley Stradling piloted her mount to the Region 7 top honors.
Saturday, September 21 2013 by Editor
Jacksonville, FL – September 19, 2013 – Southeast Medal Finals got underway with entries doubled over last year’s attendance. The Jacksonville Equestrian Center was abuzz with activity, with equitation and jumper classes featured in the indoor arena. For the Southeast Medal Finals $5,000 Welcome Stake, 26 horse and rider combinations tried their hand at course designer, Allen Rheinheimer’s course
September 18 th , 2013- The 2013 Aiken Fall Festival horse show series came to a close this past Sunday. The two week hunter/jumper show ran from September 5-8 and 12- 15 at Highfields Event Center in Aiken, SC and was managed by Equus Events and show organizer JP Godard. Gold sponsors of this year’s event included: The Willcox, The Barn Book, Sidelines Magazine, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill, Fenwick Equestrian, Dietrich and Company Equine Insurance The Mark Lexton Collection, DFG Stables, Gamboa Veterinary Services, EquiFit, Inc., One K Helmets, Holley Tractor, Integrity Fine Equestrian Linens Silver Sponsors- Aiken Yoga, CrossFit Aiken, Equine Divine, Finally Farm, Oak Manor Saddlery, Sandra Thomas, The Aiken Horse Hospitality Sponsors- Allison Mills, Beaver River Farm, Booth Parker, Brick Church Farm, Bridlewood Farm, Christison Stables, DFG Stables, Gagne International, Hot To Trot Boutique, Liz Tarumianz, The Willcox, The Stables Restaurant at Rose Hill A special thanks to title sponsors; Holley Tractor for sponsoring the National Hunter Derby Friday, September 6 th , The Willcox for sponsoring the $15,000 Jumper Classic on Saturday, September 14 th , and The Tack Room for sponsoring Zone 4 Horse of the Year Finals. Friday evening featured the 2 nd annual Bridles and Birdies Relay Challenge which took place out on the grass field. The event combines two of Aiken’s greatest passions, horses and golf. 11 teams composed of professional and amateur riders along with 5 local celebrities all competed in a unique relay that combined a jumping course and a golf related course consisting of several golf challenges. “I’m super excited by the turnout this year, it’s awesome,” said Megan Godard, Equus Events.
Clipping can be a big job, but if you’re planning to ride your horse through the winter, you’ll probably need to clip him as his winter coat grows in.