Sunday, September 19, 2021

Ask Andre: How Much Do You Think Applause Influences the Result?

In this age of social media, I’ve seen a lot of public judge bashing and judge bullying, in which I will not participate. You know who’s going to be judging before you get to...

2023 FEI World Cup™ Finals Set for Omaha

After two consecutive cancellations, the FEI World Cup™ Finals are set for a 2022 return, following the conclusion of the 2021-2022 global World Cup season. While the 2022 finals are set for Leipzig, Germany,...

Ask Andre: Do You Have to Ride with a Big Barn to Win a...

By Andre Dignelli I don’t want to speak for all of the larger operations, but the key to winning is all about preparation and program.  I can only speak for myself, but Heritage Farm’s program is...

Ones Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Tailoreds: A Guide to Reselling Riding Clothes

BY JORDAN ANDERSON It’s no secret that riding clothes can be expensive. Breeches, sun shirts, boots—not to mention the plethora of jackets every equestrian seems to accumulate all quickly add up. So when riding attire...

Shining the Spotlight on Heritage Horse Shows

This competition year, more than 2,000 USEF-sanctioned horse shows will take place across the country. Just 33 have received the prestigious designation of being a Heritage Competition. A US Equestrian Heritage Competition is defined as...

The Clothes Horse: Setting the Bar for Horse and Stable

By Sarah Shuping A lot goes in to the search for the perfect dress sheet. Custom colors? Yes, please. Must match the barn aesthetic! Superior quality, of course. Equestrians know how something well made can...

Rain Gear for Every Horse Show

When it comes to working with horses, preparation is key. Yes, proper training at home and placing yourself and your horse in a suitable division is paramountly important. But you must also be prepared...

Gears, Gauges, and Motors, Oh My! The Making of All-Natural Equine Supplements

By Kara Pinato Scro / Jump Media As horse lovers, we’re constantly seeking the very best for our horses in just about every facet of their lives—from boarding barns to riding equipment to their feed,...

Riders Working the Rust Breeches Look

Love them or hate them, rust breeches are a real trend with a strong following. These vintage-look breeches even at one point had their own dedicated active Facebook page, "Bring Back RUST Breeches." For those...

Spruce Up Your Spaces with Horse Wallpaper Murals

Horses are no doubt the most majestic of creatures. And if you are a lover of all things horses, why not bring this wild beauty inside by incorporating some equestrian home décor into your...

Ask Andre: What is Your Preferred Show Ring Attire?

There is a lot of storied tradition in our sport, and I have great respect for that. I prefer a traditional look in the show ring. In my opinion, if it catches my eye,...

Putting the Spotlight on Purina Omega Match

By Annie Birmingham Purina® Omega Match™, the newest addition to the lineup of Purina® horse feed products, is approaching omega supplementation in a whole new way. The company’s new Omega Match™ Ahiflower Oil supplement and...

Kinetic Vet: Equine Health Solutions Backed by Science and Respected for Results

By Catie Staszak/Catie Staszak Media When veterinarian brothers Drs. Scott and Stuart Pierce created their popular Conquer Liquid in 1999, it sparked the launch of an entire company. Scott was working at Rood & Riddle Equine...

Keep Your Horse’s Joints Going Strong

For equine athletes, proper joint care is essential. Without it, an injury can become devastating, and a promising career can be cut short. Joint care should be at the forefront of all training and...

Giving Back to the Animals They Love: Meet Kate & Katie of Unbridled Equine

By Brooke GoddardPhotos by Claire Allegra Taylor / Allegra Imaging “Healthy horses are are happy horses.”   That’s both the motto and the bottom line for Kate Wallace and Katie Hawkins, founders of Unbridled Equine Rehab...

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...

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,...

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...

Give RAO the Old Heave-Ho!

Does your horse often cough at the beginning of your ride? Does he or she also have some nasal discharge and labored breathing? Your horse could be suffering from Recurrent Airway Obstruction (RAO), or...

Stay cool with Kerrits

Beat the heat with Kerrits’ cool new line of show and schooling attire A little history here. Back in the dark ages, show attire consisted of heavy, lined wool jackets, pure cotton breeches and ratcatchers....

Your Guide to MIPS Helmets

Several companies are incorporating MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System), an added safety technology that can reduce the risk of concussion 1. One K CCS with MIPSonekhelmets.com   This helmet combines the MIPS, low-friction-layer brain-protection-system that is...

EQL: More Hoofprints, Less Footprints

EQL is casual horse-inspired style that’s easy on the environment. Kerrits’ customers are devoted to the riding attire brand for its fit, function, innovation, value, and technical fabrics. Now, after 30 years of creating performance...