Since 1853, equestrians, horse breeders and spectators have gathered under the Grafton oaks in Upperville to admire some of the nation’s most talented horses and riders. The Upperville Colt & Horse Show (UCHS) is the oldest horse show in America. It was founded to encourage better breeding of horses.
by Al Dunning
The majority of show horses will only perform at their peak for a given period of time. Eventually, their performance will decline or their attention to the rider's cues and desires will diminish.
Kicking off the equestrian year, Road to the Horse is celebrating its 10th anniversary in a spectacular way. Past, present and future competitors will meet beneath one roof; this many clinicians have never been seen before in the same place at the same time.
The third annual So8ths/Nikon Three-Day Event in the “Heart of the Carolinas” takes place May 2-5 in Chesterfield, SC. Now’s your chance to see what this event is all about by reliving all the action thanks to a creative video produced by nFocus Pictures and visible on Southern 8ths’ YouTube channel.
The Kentucky Horse Council today announces the Kentucky Round-Up, a new family event featuring horse fun, learning and interaction. Kentucky Round-Up will be held February 2, 2013 at the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park. Kentucky Round-Up also includes an evening concert by country music star John Michael Montgomery.
The International Trails Symposium (previously referred to as the National Trails Symposium) will gallop into Fountain Valley, Arizona April 14 -17 for a full agenda of trail planning, events, presentations, get-togethers, trail rides and more.
Allergens exist everywhere -- on pasture, in trees, in your horse's feed, and in the air he breathes. Some, such as pollens, are natural and others are added to feeds (i.e. preservatives). Some horses are allergic to specific foods; for example, soy is a common allergen. And then there are the insect bites—like those from biting midges--that torment some horses more than others.
Still riding high from his award for Service to Her Majesty and Praise for his work with Veterans Solvang, CA legendary “Horse Whisperer” Monty Roberts, is excited to work again with veterans overcoming Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) on December 7-9 at his serene Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, California.
It’s 8:00 on a crisp, cool Saturday morning. You and a few of your closest friends are just pulling into the arena parking lot when you see – and hear – the laughing, dancing, screaming crowd outside. They’re snapping pictures on their phones, sipping hot coffee out of their thermoses, and they’re all wondering the same thing you are ...