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Trick Training - Teach Your Horse to Kiss
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When asking your horse to kiss, always be aware that horses are big animals, and to have a horse’s head anywhere near your face can be dangerous. Always be ready to back away in case he moves his head too suddenly. And, ...
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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 ...
Illinois State Junior Horse Show
14th Mar 2014   |   Shows and Events   |   Uphill Climb
For almost three years I leased a mare named Queenie. Recently, Queenie and I competed at the Illinois State Junior Horse Show in a few different classes. Our first class was Hunter Horse Over Fences and it was not very pretty at all. The course consisted of 2'9 to 3' jumps, but ...
Equestrian Sports Set To Make Comeback In Next Winter Olympics
21st Feb 2014   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The winter Olympics are over, and truthfully, it's a bit disappointing that there was really nothing for the equestrian crowd, except Russia's brief nod to the horse during the opening ceremonies. Over the years, a few equestrian sports have been tried. Ski-joering was a demonstr ...
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Top 2014 Equestrian Events [Video]
14th Jan 2014   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
In terms of really huge equestrian events, 2013 was a relatively quiet year. The excitement of the 2012 Olympics was long over and the 2011 Pan-American games a dusty memory. The last World Equestrian Games was held in 2010. Of course, the Quarter Horse Congress is an annual even ...
2014 Equestrian Show Season Motivational Videos
22nd Dec 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   PonyBox
You can now smell the 2014 show season. What better way to get your mind in gear for a strong season than a few motivational videos. Hopefully the lessons learned from 2013 have built a new foundation to grow into the new year. Here's to getting up early, working harder than ever ...
Ideas For A Fun Day At The Stable
10th Oct 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
There are lots of ideas for games beyond the traditional speed games already mentioned. If you have riders who are beginners, you might want to include games that don’t require a lot of riding skill, and where the horse may be led. Consider a slow race, where the winner is the la ...
How to Become an Olympic Rider
4th Oct 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
When I was still in grade school, I visited the booth of the Canadian Equestrian Team at the Royal Winter Fair. For a small donation, I received a ribbon slip printed with gold lettering that said, 'I support the Canadian Equestrian Team.' For weeks afterwards, I wore the ribbo ...
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Distance and Endurance Riding Basics
2nd Oct 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Every year, my sister hosts long distance rides, usually endurance rides, mileage or set-speed rides, on her farm. Recently, one pasture field filled up with trailers, horses, riders and many volunteers. Endurance rides are basically a race — the winners are judged by who is firs ...
The Eventers Dictionary - Part 2
22nd Sep 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
Since the beginning of time, there has always been a certain communication barrier between horses and humans, mostly due to our unfortunate inability to learn to speak their language. This dictionary serves to break down that barrier by proving riders with a translation for what ...
The Eventers Dictionary - Part 1
21st Sep 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
Since the beginning of time, there has always been a certain communication barrier between horses and humans, mostly due to our unfortunate inability to learn to speak their language. This dictionary serves to break down that barrier by proving riders with a translation for what ...
Why I Regret Giving my Eventer a Holiday (The incredible true story)
19th Sep 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
Anybody who has owned or ridden one will know that eventers are machines. Some are scooters, trundling mildly around until they bump into the frist cross country jump and the engine cuts out. Others are monster trucks, ploughing boldly around and demolishing anything in their tra ...
Five Outrageous Horse Events
16th Sep 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
Most of us do everything we can to keep our horses safe, content and comfortable. It's hard to imagine that not everyone thinks that way. Here are a few horse events that leave horse lovers shaking their heads. The celebration of Gypsy and Traveller lifestyle attracts thousand ...
Horses in the Winter Olympics
5th Sep 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
The 2014 Winter Olympics is fast approaching. I love watching the downhill skiing, the speed skating, bob sled and skeleton. Horse events were an important part of the ancient Olympics, with sports like chariot racing and ridden races. The Summer Olympics feature dressage, eventi ...
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My First Barn Show
26th Aug 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   My Paper Heart
I got the news that I was going to be in a barn show July 15th. That was just two days after I had joined my barn. My general reaction was to panic! The show was August 10th, only a few weeks away. This meant I had four Saturday's to get ready. For a girl who had just returned to ...
What Is The First Thing You Do At A Horse Show
17th Aug 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
You've practiced for weeks, you've clipped, bathed, braided, and brushed until your horse gleams. Your riding clothes are clean and ready, everything is packed, and the horse is on the trailer. You can hardly wait until you ride into the show ring and impress the judge with your ...
My First Horse Show
16th Aug 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Copper711
My first horse riding competition was a memorable memory in my life, one I will never forget. I was riding Freddo, my second pony I had ever owned (Hard to believe now), in the Topsy ring, which is a ring for beginners. This ring was also a special ring and ran classes for the di ...
27 - 28 July Eventing Show - Part Two
15th Aug 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
The next day was what we’d all been waiting for: Cross country. As a 90cm entry, Finola was first to go, and with air-cooled eventing boots on her legs and the rubber Pelham in her mouth, she warmed up like a spring-loaded jack in the box, ready to burst out onto the course at an ...
27 - 28 July Eventing Show - Part One
12th Aug 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
I had two mounts at this show: My own horse, Finola, doing her first 90cm event, and a client’s horse, Pride, in her second event at 70cm. Pride is a five year old mare, Appaloosa cross Warmblood, who I have been training for a few months. She was coming from her first event ...
What Color Ribbon Will You Win
3rd Jun 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
When I was very little, my favorite color was blue. I liked blue clothing, my bedroom was blue and when my mother bought my sister and I aprons to wear when we helped in the kitchen, I was angry because she gave my sister a blue one and gave a red one to me. I was absolutely deva ...
Caudal Heel Syndrome Forces Beau into Retirement
20th May 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Foxchase Farm
Hi everybody! It’s been a while since I've made an article, so I thought I’d give you all an update on how Beau’s doing. On my last article I had just started showing him again and with the exception of kicking out occasionally, he was doing great. We were planned to start jumpin ...
How to Ride a Dressage Test - The Eventer’s Version
15th May 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
This article was inspired by my own fantastic event horse, Bronze, who – like most eventers – is eating a lot of high-energy food, and doing a lot of work. Basically, Bronze is a machine, and his main operating function is to bear down on a course of big, solid jumps like a freig ...
April 20th 2013 Showjumping Competition With Finola
2nd May 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
The weekend of April 20th saw my official showjumping debut for 2013. Since the South African Junior Championships in December, my horses were given a well deserved holiday, before slowly building back up to competition standard. Finola already had one jumping show under her ...
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April 20th 2013 Showjumping Competition With Bronze
27th Apr 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Polo the Weirdo
The weekend of April 20th saw my official showjumping debut for 2013. Since the South African Junior Championships in December, my horses were given a well deserved holiday, before slowly building back up to competition standard. Finola already had one jumping show under her ...
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My First Show On Pogo [Video]
16th Apr 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   IggyPogo
Everyone came for the fifth race - barrel racing! I’m the first to say Pogo and I were not ever going to win in a million years. He never barrel raced before and I didn't have much experience in it with only two previous races under my belt. However, we gave it our best show and ...
The Basics Of A TREC Competition [Video]
8th Apr 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   Winniefield Park
A while back, my daughter's Pony Club was invited to a le TREC competition. Le TREC stands for Techniques de Randonnée Equestre de Compétition or Technical Competition of Pony Trekking. Ever since, le TREC has been on my bucket list of things to try. Le Trec combines elements of ...
UK National Hunt and Jump Racing [Video]
5th Mar 2013   |   Shows and Events   |   PonyBox
For those of you that have never experienced a Jump Race, it can be easily described as a mixture of flat racing with obstacles to jump. If you have ever experienced the thrill of thoroughbred racing in the United States, just throw some brush, water and fences onto the turf and ...
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