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13 Horse care tips that probably won’t help you – Inspired by Equestrian Canada

  Recently, Equestrian Canada (EC) shared a bit of horse care advice that left riders, grooms and horse owners scratching their heads. Many jokes followed this EC post ranging from perhaps the geniuses behind this idea were enjoying too much preferred priced wine from the newly announced Equestrian Canada Wine Club or maybe they went to the Wile E Coyote school of farriery… This EC ‘Tip of the week’ led me to think of some more tips that EC can share with their members over the next 13 weeks. Enjoy 😉 1. Always keep bubble gum around the barn, it…

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Last Week TODAY

  Catch up on interesting tidbits that you might have missed last week. We work hard to catch all the good stuff so you don’t have to.   @jesshampf and I couldn't be happier to let everyone know that we are expecting an addition to the family due late December!! #babyontheway #babyboy #notsureaboutthepuppies #theyarethrilled Huge thanks to @kimmystein08 for her excellent handwriting! A post shared by Doug Payne (@dpequestrian) on Jun 25, 2017 at 5:32pm PDT   Debakey feels inclined to live up to his newfound superstardom #overachiever #internetsensation #deBANKey @l.perger A post shared by Lainey Ashker (@laineyea) on Jun…

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Eventing wear with ATTITUDE.

  You love Eventing and this line of fun clothing is for you to make some noise about our sport. Other sports have tons of swag that allow their athletes to be walking billboards, giving plenty of airtime to the general public. With this collection of Eventing wear, you can share your enthusiasm for your passion and pitch it to the masses outside the sport. Here is the kick-off collection of mens’ and ladies’ T-Shirts and there is much more to come. All orders will be shipped FREE of Charge via Canada Post standard parcel delivery to just about anywhere…

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Guide for new eventers – Six tips to conquer your first horse trials

  For all the Eventing fans out there who plan to debut in 2017, this article is for you. Eventing is a fun but complex sport, so here are a few things to keep in mind as you head to your first one-day horse trial.   Preparation: 1. Read the rules! Know that beginner novice fence height has a maximum of 2’7”. Learn your dressage test well in advance, and make sure you have practiced all the cross-country elements that you might encounter at your level. To ensure confidence, at home you should be schooling about one level higher than…

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12 photos that’ll take you back to your first lesson barn

  We all learned to ride somewhere and for most of us, it was at a lesson barn. When I was younger I spent most of my summers participating in and working at riding camps and I’m surely not alone. Sometimes when things get crazy in the horse world I like to reminisce on the days when things with horses were simpler and just pure fun. Take a moment to scroll through these photos and remember how your riding career started out…   Horse camp. Bobbing for apples, Madeline vs Eclipse. Madeline won. #mygirlmadeline A post shared by Dena Cox (@3dogsandagirl)…

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FEI medals are rare – Celebrating the Eventers who have added to Canada’s historical collection

  Winning an FEI medal is a major life accomplishment for any rider. Canadian eventers can only win coveted FEI medals at the World Equestrian Games (WEG) and the North American Junior Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC).  But the cool thing about FEI medals is that you are in contention for one once you turn 14 years of age which is the minimum age to ride at the Preliminary level. With the next World Equestrian Games coming in 2018 and the NAJYRCs on the horizon this summer, today on Canada’s 150th birthday let’s celebrate this rare group of riders that rode…

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Five things to help sore riders

  Riding and working with horses is not easy on your body. Regardless of how fit or young you are, chances are you probably have experienced some form of soreness as a result of riding. Whether it was a good hard fall or a lousy pair of breeches rubbing your thighs off – pain sucks. Combat all forms of soreness with the help of these five things: 1) Anti-monkey butt powder: Okay, so the name of this product is slightly hilarious and may be offputting to some people. But it works wonders preventing and soothing all forms of rubs caused…

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Stable cats living the dream and getting InstaFamous: Part 20

  Eventers are always showing their dogs love via posting adorable pictures of them at events on social media. But what about the not-so-hard-working stable cats who spend their weekends lounging about the barn? Show your stable cat some love and give it the chance to be Instagram famous by posting a picture of it with #EventerCat and it may make it into a future feature. Here are the stable cats who have been making waves on Instagram lately…   I love these two sooooo much!! There must be a suitable caption for them….. I think Ratty could teach a few…

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Friday’s Fashion – Edgy denim breeches you’ll want to wear 24/7

  This series features fashion “must have” items for riders and their horses. Tune in every Friday with your (or your parents’ or your significant other’s) credit card in hand, for some excellent fashion finds. Let’s bring style to the Eventing world! I have not personally tested all of the featured products but the websites they are available through are reputable, and I will not feature any products with negative reviews. If you own any of these products, please share your to opinions so we can all find the best deals and look great… Eponia Denim Breeches: These breeches are as…

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Men versus women at CCI4* events: Are we really equal?

  Equestrian sports are the only Olympic disciplines where men and women compete against one another. Last year, after the Rio Olympics, I realized that a female eventer had NEVER won individual gold at the games. This fact spurred me on to find out more about ‘men versus women’ trends at past Olympics. Although there are no major games this year, I was curious to see how female eventers stack up against males at CCI4* events. Results are in for three out of the six 2017 CCI4* events Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, Mitsubishi Badminton Horse Trials and Luhmühlen and here’s…

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