As horse people we often joke that we don’t need to go to the gym; our work around the barn more than suffices as a workout. And it’s true – when you think about the amount of lifting you do in the barn, you’re putting your body through a pretty intense workout every day. But as with any workout, it’s important to keep your body protected from injury.
As you begin to prep for show season , it’s important to assess your horse’s health . Pulling off the blankets after winter can reveal a very different horse than the one you had that fall.
As the ground thaws and the world comes alive with Spring, it’s time to de-clutter the barn , fix a few things that were damaged over the winter, and get ready for a busy season. This month we’ll brainstorm storage solutions for a safer, cleaner, and more organized barn. 1.
Tuesday, March 25 2014 by Editor
Ottawa, ON, March 15, 2014 – - Canadian Para-Dressage riders continued to post top scores during the second day of competition on their way to winning the overall team event at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival 10 CPEDI3*. The annual FEI competition is being held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center, March 14-16, in Wellington, FL.Using the combined scores from the Team Test, held March 14, and the Individual Test, on March 15, Canadians Robyn Andrews, Lauren Barwick, Ashley Gowanlock and Jody Schloss won the team competition with a total of 418.803%, while the host nation, United States, finished second with 410.536%. The Canadian Para-Equestrian Team, comprised of Ashley Gowanlock, Jody Schloss, chef d’équipe Elizabeth Quigg, Robyn Andrews and Lauren Barwick, won the overall team competition at Adequan Global Dressage Festival 10 CPEDI3*
The Spotted Saddle Horse combines the smooth movement of a gaited horse with the beautiful appearance of a pinto. Today the Spotted Saddle Horse continues to grow in popularity as both a pleasure horse and a show ring competitor. History The Spotted Saddle Horse’s origins can be traced to Tennessee
This past weekend we had multiple riders compete at the Sporting Days HT! Brendan Quinn and Smoke rode in the Training Rider B division and placed 4th! Rebecca Beaudry and Jerry rode in the Training Rider B division and placed 5th! Manon Quilodran and Orison competed in their first training in the Rider B division! Alexa Hamilton and Winston did their second training in the Rider A division! Robin Oliver and Sky-walker did their first Begginger Novice recognized together! Heather Bartlett and Little Bit of Faith rode in the Novice Rider B division! I rode my Carino in the training rider A division and placed 3rd! We have received two very generous anonymous donations this past week! One was absolutely AMAZING saddle pads with our logo on them. We got one for every rider and we can not wait to use them at shows…especially our team challenge at FENCE in April! We also had a donation of $250 through our new gofundme.com account. We can not believe the about of generosity, support and kindness we have received from many people
Horses depend greatly on their senses, including their sense of smell, sound, and sight. Moon Blindness is alarming because it threatens the horse’s sight, frequently leading to blindness
Hey Y’all. Last weekend, SMU Equestrian traveled to Las Cruces, New Mexico. Unfortunately, SMU fell to No.
First off I would like to extend a huge congrats to our team member Aisling Carroll and her mare Fluff on their first place finish in the JR/YR Prelim Division and the Paradise Farm HT! Now I would like to introduce you to Kailey Downing! 1.
BRIAN HAFNER AND KATHLEEN RAINE AWARDED THE DRESSAGE FOUNDATION’S $25,000 CAROL LAVELL ADVANCED DRESSAGE PRIZES
Saturday, February 15 2014 by Editor
February 12, 2014 –The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce that two Carol Lavell Advanced Dressage Prizes, in the amount of $25,000 each, have been awarded to U.S. High Performance riders. Brian Hafner (CA) and Kathleen Raine (CA) were selected because they display the characteristics and qualities of being talented, committed, qualified riders whose plans are to reach and excel at the elite, international standards of high performance dressage.