In true Las Vegas style, the final highlight event of the Las Vegas National opened with glitz and glamour. As eager spectators began to fill the stands, forty-four of show jumping's best and brightest prepared to compete in the $75,000 Las Vegas CSI-W Grand Prix. After ten went clean, it was Harrie Smolders (NED) and the speedy Regina Z who outran the rest for the win.
The Western Dressage Association® of America (WDAA) celebrated another exciting landmark in its journey, hosting its second Western Dressage World Championship Show Nov. 1-2 in Tulsa, Oklahoma! The weekend was captivating as the two-day event experienced 350 percent growth from last year and filled four arenas with more than 430 scheduled rides featuring all aspects of the discipline. Riders came from 21 states, four Canadian provinces and two overseas countries and partnered with horses representing more than 20 breeds and types. The show was a testament to both the diversity and camaraderie that exist in the discipline.
The buzz is building for the upcoming Las Vegas National Horse Show. With three thrilling evenings of world-class show jumping guaranteed to pack the house, the South Point Hotel and Casino is the spot to be from November 13th through 15th, 2014.
By Eleanor Blazer
"When's she due?" Have you ever been asked that, but your horse was not bred...or maybe was a gelding? Your horse might have a "hay belly".
A "hay belly" is the generic term used to describe a distended or enlarged equine gut or "stomach". It may be a sign the horse is overweight -- but not always. There are several causes of a "hay belly".
By Tim Hayes of Hayes is for Horses
Whether you and your horse are just starting out or you’ve been riding together for years, the secret of getting results beyond what you’ve been getting is in learning how to evaluate your horse’s foundation. First you must know what it means to have a solid foundation. Then you must discover what if anything is missing. Finally you must strengthen and or reintroduce the primary foundation elements of your horse necessary for him to be and perform at his best.