BarnManager, the specialized online management system that has become a must-have for top show barns throughout the equestrian industry, is pleased to announce the launch of its brand new website with exciting new software and easy-to-use features.
If a horse works hard in hot or humid weather, he may suffer dehydration and exhaustion. Fluid loss (from sweating to cool himself) can lead to problems such as heat stroke, thumps (due to electrolyte imbalance) or dehydration colic. There are many ways you can help protect a horse from adverse affects of heat.
Calling all pony fans: the prize list has been posted and entries are now rolling in for the 10th anniversary of the National Dressage Pony Cup (NDPC) Championship Show, which is set to return to Lexington, Ky. on July 7-9, 2017 and will once again be livestreamed on the USEF Network.
A lot of elements go into making a non pro reining horse-and-rider team that can compete at the highest level. Here's how trainer and non pro coach Darren Stancik of Salem, Oregon, gets horse and rider in sync.
In this third installment of horsemanship tips, I want to talk about the first steps up to the cone and the start of your pattern. The first things that I look for (other than what we discussed in earlier articles), is for proper adjustment of tack, equipment, and communication between horse and rider. Some obvious issues are: incorrect bridle adjustment and cinches not tightened up and tucked away
The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), one of the most prestigious equestrian sport and entertainment events in North America, is pleased to announce Jenna Zimmerman, 16, of Great Falls, Va., as the 2017 Youth Ambassador, and to welcome 26 local teens attending schools in Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. to serve on the 2017 WIHS Junior Committee presented by Signature Academics.
The Canadian Show Jumping Team comprised of Tiffany Foster of North Vancouver, BC, Ian Millar of Perth, ON, Chris Surbey of Calgary, AB, and Keean White of Rockwood, ON, finished second in the $100,000 FEI Nations’ Cup held Friday, June 2, at Thunderbird Show Park in Langley, BC, and qualified for the FEI Nations’ Cup Final in Barcelona, ESP.
Armand Leone is an attorney by trade and no stranger to the court room, but when he leased a horse in 2012 that became injured, he was involved in a lengthy and expensive arbitration for which he hired a lawyer. After giving endless “horses 101” lessons to his counsel before any progress could be made on his case, Leone realized there was an opportunity for him to help his fellow horsemen. As a result, Leone Equestrian Law was born in 2014.
In this second installment we are going to get into proper equipment, tack, and attire. Saddles, bridles and tack are the next thing we notice when an exhibitor walks into the ring. I am not one who likes tons of silver and who bought the most expensive saddle.
Now in its fifth year, Ottawa Horse Day returns to Wesley Clover Parks on Saturday, June 3. The family-oriented event welcomes visitors of all ages to experience horses and ponies up close and to learn more about horse-related activities.