Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Quick Questionnaire with Samantha Schaefer

Rider status: professional  •  home base: Westminster, MD, and Ocala, FL  •  barn: Shadow Ridge LLC As a horsewoman, I am most proud of developing young horses.  As a horsewoman, I would most like to improve...

5 Equestrian Spring Cleaning Projects

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Blooming flowers and warmer temperatures mean a lot of things. For equestrians, summer horse shows are on the horizon. Many of us are enjoying a pause after winter circuits before things get...

Queens of the Turf: Racing’s Greatest Broodmares

In the world of Thoroughbred racing, the greatest stars are often bred in the black. The product of generations of careful and selective breeding, they are engineered to be brilliant, brave, and fast. Their...

Not Your Average Carry-On: Traveling With Your Saddle

The life of a show rider is often one of nomadism: We're on the road a lot, but we don't travel light. Exhibit A: our saddles. While most items can be stuffed into a bag,...

Avery DeYoung and Anna Mayes Among Equitation Winners at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 11, 2021 – Three weeks of top competition at the 75th annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show concluded on Sunday, April 11, with a full line-up of...

Faces of Pin Oak: Will Mitchell

BY KRISTIN PITZER For Will Mitchell, becoming the Kirkland and Ellis Main Ring gate keeper at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show wasn’t something he exactly planned. The Ohio native, who was raised in Katy,...

Rowan Willis and Ashton Dakota Win Big in $100,000 Wells Fargo Pin Oak Grand...

BY KRISTIN PITZER Katy, Texas – April 10, 2021 – The stakes were high in the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show’s $100,000 Wells Fargo Grand Prix, held April 10 at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center...

Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Announces 2021 Cancellation

The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair (DHSCF) announced Saturday the cancellation of the 125th edition of its event, originally scheduled for May 27 - June 6, 2021. The organizers, together with the Board of...

Faces of Pin Oak: Carlee McCutcheon

BY KRISTIN PITZER At only 15 years old, Carlee McCutcheon won her first grand prix at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show on March 27, 2021. It was a crowning achievement for the young rider,...

Use Body Conditioning for the Horse and Rider to Get Back in Shape

As equestrians, we all want the best for our horses, but sometimes, due to locality or finances, that’s not always possible. For instance, if you live outside of horse country, you might not have...

Daniel Bedoya Works Magic in $25,000 Walter Oil and Gas Pin Oak Grand Prix

BY KRISTIN PITZER Katy, Texas – April 8, 2021 –  Going into the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show’s $25,000 Walter Oil and Gas Grand Prix, held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center on April 8,...

Jef Lauwers and Calipso Claim Commanding Win in Pin Oak $30,000 USHJA International Hunter...

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 9, 2021 – Jef Lauwers and Calipso earned a commanding victory in the $30,000 La Primera Hacienda United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) International Hunter Derby on Friday,...

Magic of Light, the mare who could be the new Grand National winner

The Aintree racecourse main event of the season is happening without a live audience. Better than last year, when it had to be canceled altogether. A second disappointment came when the owners of Tiger...

How Can You Find the Best Online Casinos in Europe?

Finding the best online casino in Europe can be a difficult task. Many people who are joining a gambling platform are either looking for new ways to make money or for another source of...

8 Ways to Get the Most Out of Every Lesson

BY ROBIN GREENWOOD Equestrians spend a lot of time, money, and effort to be able to ride their horses. Whether you take multiple lessons a week or one a month, time with a good trainer...

4 Reasons Why to Consider Home Equity Loans

There are many reasons why, at some point in life, homeowners need to free up some funds. It could be to consolidate debt or carry out maintenance to the property but whatever the reason...

Over 50 Horse Cookies & Cupcakes to Delight Any Equestrian

Fancy horse treats are all the rage these days with super creative equestrian bakers giving nothing but the best for their horse, but what about the humans? These amazing cookies, cupcakes and sweets will...

Klas Kudlinski Claims Top Two Spots in $20,000 Pin Oak Welcome Stake

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 7, 2021 – After only one day of competition, Klas Kudlinski has already made his inaugural trip to Texas a winning one. In Kudlinski’s Pin Oak Charity...

Faces of Pin Oak: Daisy Ford

At eight years old, Daisy Ford was spectating a rodeo with her parents when she announced that she wanted to ride horses “just like that.” So, shortly thereafter, Ford’s mom got on the phone...

One Step at a Time: Sloane Coles Offers Insight on How to Walk a...

By Tori Bilas / Jump Media United States show jumper and Nations Cup rider Sloane Coles has jumped some of the most impressive jumper tracks the world has to offer. But she is a believer...

Daniel Stewart’s Faith in Failure

BY LAUREN MAULDIN One day you’re going to do everything right and it’ll still go wrong. You’ll give 100% but come up short. You’ll do you best, but your best won’t be good enough.  I know...

Is Mental or Physical Strength More Important for Riding Success?

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I, like many horse and horse showing obsessed people, spend a lot of time watching videos of riders I admire. There's something unspeakably beautiful about a flawless round. Hunters that ride off...