Asking your horse to move laterally can be a daunting step in your training—sometimes simply going forward with impulsion is hard enough! Top dressage riders do it with ease and grace, but they all started at the beginning like everyone else. But where do you even begin? And how?
Equine Healthcare International has been shaking up the horse world with innovative products like POMMS® and Bit Butter®. They take their slogan “You Spoke, We Listened” to heart. We spoke with one of the founders, Amy Hassinger, about EHI, their mission, and one of their newest products, EQUI+Calm.
A week of competition at the 2017 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm came to a close Sunday with the most coveted award of the championship. The Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Final took place in the Alltech Arena with 162 riders vying for top honors in front of judges Rachel Kennedy and James Toon. Following excellent performances throughout the day, Ada Catherine Hays earned the Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Final title.
Tabitha Okitsu and Spoot De La Jourlais Sweep Three Phases to Earn Individual Gold in USEF National Pony Jumper Championship
Tabitha Okitsu and Spoot De La Jourlais completed four perfect rounds to win the 2017 USEF National Pony Jumper Championship on Saturday. The championship, part of the USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, saw 12 combinations advance to the final round.
Augusta Iwasaki and News Flash emerged victorious on Saturday afternoon, collecting not only the Medium Regular Hunter Pony Championship presented by Sallee Horse Vans, but also the Grand Champion Hunter Pony title for the 2017 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm.
The Team Championship of the USEF Pony Jumper National Championships took place Friday evening in the Alltech Arena at the Kentucky Horse Park as teams competed in the two-round Nations Cup format. For the 2017 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm, the Zone 10 team stood atop the podium.
Small Wonder Takes Large Green Hunter Pony Championship and Overall Grand Champion Green Hunter Pony Title
It was another exciting day of competition at the 2017 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm as two more championship titles in the USEF Hunter Pony Championship were decided on Friday.
Ashley Lamers and In A Dream Take Top Honors in Small Regular Hunter Pony Championship at 2017 USEF Pony Finals
The 2017 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm continued on Thursday with another champion unveiled, the Medium and Large Greens begun, and a great start to the Pony Jumpers.
Childs Play Hot Topic Earns Large Regular Hunter Pony Championship; Captain Crunch Claims Small Green Hunter Pony Championship Title at the 2017 USEF Pony Finals
The first championship titles of the USEF Pony Hunter National Championship were claimed Wednesday as the Large Regular Hunter Ponies presented by Triple Crown Feed and the Small Green Hunter Ponies completed their final phases of competition in the 2017 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm at the Kentucky Horse Park.
Campbell and Brighton Lead Large Regular Hunter Pony Championship, Walker and Captain Crunch Top Small Green Hunter Pony Championship at 2017 USEF Pony Finals
The 2017 USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm got underway on Tuesday with the Large Regular Hunter Pony and the Small Green Hunter Pony Model and Under Saddle phases. Currently, Claire Campbell and Brighton hold the early lead in the Large Regular Hunter Pony Championship presented by Triple Crown and Evelyn Walker and Captain Crunch lead in the Small Green Hunter Pony Championship.
When you live in the Northeast, it is easy to forget just how lucky we are to have all four seasons in such a beautiful and unique landscape. And what better way to take in the natural splendor of our states’ scenery? Trail riding! Though many of us prefer not to go on trails alone, or we may not have one near our barn, we do have fantastic organizations that work to put on the best events for members and the public.
Sara Kozumplik Murphy and Rubens D’Ysieux Come Back to Win USEA Gold Cup Advanced at Millbrook Horse Trials
The sun shined bright at Millbrook Horse Trials for the final day of competition and the last phase of the United States Eventing Association Gold Cup Advanced division where Sara Kozumplik Murphy and Rubens D’Ysieux rose back to the top, taking the blue ribbon.
Day three of the Millbrook Horse Trials at Coole Park Farm in Amenia, NY, saw a shuffling of the leaderboard during the cross-country phase of the United States Eventing Association Gold Cup Advanced division. Tremaine Cooper’s technical course led all 36 riders to finish over the optimum time of 6 minutes and 4 seconds.
Day two of dressage for the United States Eventing Association Gold Cup Advanced division at the Millbrook Horse Trials brought some rain, some sun, and a leading score for Lynn Symansky and Donner.