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The Fall
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On 22 August 2010 I attended a small practice jumping show. After entering my young horse, Moonfire, in the 60cm and 70cm class I took him home to fetch my brilliant little pony, Tempest, for a friend of mine to ride. Th ...
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Equestrian Sports Too Confusing For Olympic Audience
17th Aug 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Adelinde Cornelissen pulls her horse Parzival out of competition minutes into their first dressage test, claiming he didn’t feel right after a bug bit him, causing swelling in his jaw and neck. Most media however spins the story as a heroic sacrifice made by Cornelissen for the l ...
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The Palio di Siena
6th Aug 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The Palio Siena takes place July 2 and August 16 in Siena, Italy. Originally, this horse race was part of Olympic style games held in the city’s historic central piazza. It didn’t actually start out as a horse race. The first mounts were oxen and donkeys. It was however a celebra ...
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RIO Olympic Equine Qualifier Update
23rd Jul 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Venue catastrophes, Zika virus, dodgy contracts, water pollution, lawsuits, alleged corruption, equine disease outbreaks and more have dogged the preparations for the 2016 Rio Olympics. But, on August 5, the largest international sports competition will begin and let’s hope that ...
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What is a Rotational Fall
9th Jun 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
There is still a lot of 2016 to go and already, three riders have been lost in the sport of eventing. Most recently, 33 year old British rider Philippa Humphreys died at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event in New Jersey. Many of you have read about or even participated ...
Equestrian Sports in the Olympics
25th May 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Over the history of the modern Olympics, several sports have gone by the wayside. Of the three that were part of the first modern Olympics, only show jumping remains. Polo made a brief appearance, but like modern day decathlon, it was not considered an equestrian sport, just a te ...
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Extreme Mustang Makeover – Leela Week 6
9th Apr 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   SuperLevi
This week we set up a mock trail class to practice putting our mustang makeover mares through. Since one of the three preliminary classes is a trail class, getting Leela confident over various obstacles is critical. Trainers competing in the makeover do not know what obstacles th ...
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About The Author - Extreme Mustang Makeover
2nd Apr 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   SuperLevi
Hannah is the author and in trainer in our Extreme Mustang Makeover Series. Hannah is a long time horse enthusiast but did not get her first horse Levi until the age of twelve. Levi was an old grade quarter horse who was the perfect childhood friend as Hannah learned basics on ho ...
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Extreme Mustang Makeover – Leela Week 5
26th Mar 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   SuperLevi
This week my mustang, Leela, was becoming more and more proficient at her walk, trot, and canter in the arenas. Not only is she transitioning between gaits well but she’s also learning to hold straight lines and circles. ...
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The White Turf Races
25th Mar 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The seed to today’s White Turf Race was planted back in 1906 when a few brave souls raced between St. Moritz and the town of Champfèr, standing on skis and harnessed to their galloping horses. The almost 10 km (6 mile) trip took the winning team just over 20 minutes. The event, ...
Extreme Mustang Makeover – Leela Week 4
14th Mar 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   SuperLevi
Leela is starting to show great potential as a future trail horse. This week most of our highlights involved going out and seeing new sights on a ‘trail walk’ where she and a fellow competitor’s mustang were walked in hand out on the trail. ...
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A Tribute To Olivia Inglis
13th Mar 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
I know you all expect me to insult and offend, and insensitively try to make comedy from this tragedy, but that is not what I am going to do. Olivia Inglis, competing at two star on her horse Coriolanus at only 17 years of age, was devastatingly crushed to death in a rotational f ...
Extreme Mustang Makeover – Leela Week 3
8th Mar 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   SuperLevi
I’d just hit the three weeks of training mark with my wild Extreme Mustang Makeover horse, when things really got rocky. Something was going on... either the way I trained was not working on this mustang in particular or there is just something not right with Leela. ...
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Extreme Mustang Makeover – Leela Week 2
28th Feb 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   SuperLevi
The second week with my Extreme Mustang Makeover mare, Leela was full of ups and downs. Progress always comes with steps forward as well as steps back. Now that she has been accustom to living in a stall and walking to the round pen, I’ve discovering how difficult it is to perfor ...
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Extreme Mustang Makeover – Leela Week 1
21st Feb 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   SuperLevi
In a makeover, trainers are typically randomly assigned a wild, unhandled BLM mustang between the ages of four and seven and allotted about 100 days to completely transform their untrained and untamed horse into a willing partner. After the competition the top ten placing trainer ...
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Will Rio Summer Olympics Equestrian Venue be Ready After Troubled Start
9th Feb 2016   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The start of the Rio Summer Olympics is just a few months off. The test events for eventing, stadium jumping and dressage, held in August 2015 were deemed successes by organizers. But it seems as with every other big event, there are many stumbling blocks and mini-dramas before ...
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Horse Tripping Competition [Graphic Content]
17th Oct 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The horses used in horse tripping competitions are usually mares. Lightweight horses are preferred as these horses are easier to take down when the roper pulls back on the lasso. During these competitions horses sustain many injuries. The horses are often pitched to the ground wi ...
Pony Racing [Video]
30th Aug 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
In North America, the U.S. Pony Racing association offers Shetland racing both on the flat and over hurdles. Some of these races take place at the legendary Pimlico Racetrack in Maryland, the same track that hosts the Preakness Cup. Pony racing also takes place at the Maryland St ...
Looking For the Worlds Oldest Horse Show
22nd Aug 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Olympic Equestrian competition has been a tradition since 1912, although it was part of the very first Summer Olympics in 1900. The ancient Olympics began in about 776 BC and were held every four years until about 394 AD. But that tradition of the modern Olympics with a run of ov ...
Pan Am Games - Cross Country
1st Aug 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
After my Pan Am dressage experience I couldn’t wait to attend the cross-country portion of the eventing competition. The Toronto 2015 competition was a FEI** event, with riders from North and South America vying for a team medal. The site was a newly built course in the rolling ...
Four Horses Killed in 2015 Chuckwagon Races
26th Jul 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
As I write this the Calgary Stampede is in full swing. A few days after it began, a horse was killed during a chuckwagon race. It was an unfortunate occurrence but the injury was not something unusual for race horses. Chuckwagon racing is very exciting for spectators as it provi ...
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2015 Pan Am Games
21st Jul 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The Pan Am Games aren’t as high profile as the WEG or the Olympics, but for those of us in the Greater Toronto Area, they are providing an exciting opportunity to see international competition and many young rising stars headed for the 2016 Olympics. I’m lucky that the equestrian ...
Equestrian Associations Around the World
11th Jul 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Almost every country in the world has an governing body that oversees rules and regulations of horse competitions, specifically those sanctioned by the international body, Federation Equestre International or FEI. The United States Equestrian Federation was established in 1917 an ...
Racehorse Speed Limit in 40 Year Stall
6th Jun 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
In horse racing, the two minute mile is still the ultimate quest. In 1973, Secretariat ran the Belmont Stakes with a mile in 1:59.40. Only one other horse has run under that time, although failing to maintain the speed over the entire 1 1/4 miles, finishing 2/5 of a second over S ...
Triple Crown Hopeful American Pharoah Name Registration Issue
27th May 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Did you realize that American Pharoah’s name is misspelled? My spellcheck picked it up right away! The Thoroughbred’s breeder, Zayat Stable held a contest to name their two-year-olds. And, the woman who submitted the winning name claims she checked the spelling before submitting ...
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2015 Equestrian Pan-Am Games
14th Feb 2015   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
I’ve got tickets to see dressage and cross country jumping at the Pan-Am Games in July, and I’m so excited! Tickets are on sale now, and going fast, so thankfully, my daughter grabbed them early. Long side dressage tickets were a little pricey, so I’ll be sitting on the short sid ...
A Taste of Yesterday - The International Plowing Match
1st Oct 2014   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
There are different competitions for tractor and horse drawn plowing. But all are judged on the same criteria. I was lucky to meet a gentleman with a keen interest in the events and he took the time to explain the basics. Each competitor has a specific time to plow their plot of ...
What is the Difference Between Bulls and Broncs
29th Sep 2014   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Back in 2011, my daughter and I attended an evening of the National Rodeo Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. I’m not a big rodeo fan, but local rodeos are a small affair and the opportunities to see a big event are rare. I’m also not a fan of the roping competitions where scared calves ...
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Is Eventing Really Too Dangerous
13th Jul 2014   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The eventing world has again attracted some unwanted attention following the unfortunate deaths of two top riders on one day. Thirty-year-old Canadian Jordan McDonald died after falling during an event in Somerset. Twenty-five year-old German rider Benjamin Winter was killed duri ...
The World Equestrian Games are Headed for Canada
29th Jun 2014   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The World Equestrian games are headed for Canada. As the FEI narrowed its choices for where the 2018 Games will be held, two contenders remained. Bromont Horse Park near Montreal, Quebec and Lexington, Kentucky. Lexington, as you may remember hosted the 2010 WEG. Bromont was the ...
PETA Video Exposes Horse Racing Drugs and Deaths
28th Mar 2014   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Have you watched a video released by PETA called Horse Racing's Daily Double: Drugs and Death? It's a 9 minute exposè of the horse racing industry's use of drugs to enhance performance and mask injuries and lameness. The video starts out by stating that 24 horses per week die on ...
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