Category Archives: Riders

Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Jamie McAllister

Jamie McAllister & Lopster. Photo by ©Xpress Foto.

   Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Jamie McAllister, a mother of two who is pursuing her riding goals with her three horses. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Jamie Well, I’ll be the big 4-0 in May. I have two daughters Ella who is nine, and Hazel, she’ll be four next month. I was fortunate to have parents that worked very hard growing up, and they started a business in industrial processing. About six…

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Do you have breeches stained, torn or worn? They could get you a brand new pair…

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  We are beyond excited to partner with Noel Asmar Equestrian to give you an opportunity to add some class to your riding wardrobe. Your most worn out breeches could win you a $240.00 stylish pair from Noel Asmar Equestrian.   What’s their story? If your breeches could talk…what would they tell us about your time together? Good, triumphant, embarrassing funny, bad or ugly, every pair of breeches is witness to a part of your remarkable life as a rider. Write us a memory from your time with your breeches and send a picture of them in their ragged, stained,…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Insane things only eventers do while driving

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WARNING: Only read if you have a sense of humour Check in every Tuesday for our Top 10 list that could feature just about anyone or anything related to Eventing. No rider, owner, coach, or nation is off limits. Remember: “Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.”   Tuesday’s Top 10 – Insane things only eventers do while driving 10. Clean your tack. 9.  Contemplate which random objects you see out your window would make good cross-country jumps. 8. Drive like a lunatic to beat the ‘optimum time’ on your GPS. 7. Continuously refresh live scores on your phone….

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Would you like to win a custom Perri’s halter for your horse? Submit your horse’s name and a picture…

Meet Dublin's Finest owned by L.J. Cromien-Morris from Port Perry, ON. They won the custom Perri's halter for the best Irish-themed name for the March contest.

  We are thrilled to partner with Perri’s Leather and bring you a monthly contest to celebrate horse names and have some fun. For the next 12 months, you will have an opportunity to enter your horse’s unique name in a contest that will be judged by our readers. If our readers choose your horse’s name, you will win a beautiful ‘Amish made’ Perri’s leather halter with an engraved plate to show off your horse’s winning name. Each month, the call for submissions will be based on a different theme. Spring theme for April We are inviting you to submit…

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Don’t miss these two Rolex contests. Win a 2018 Rolex round trip, quality tack and cash from Bit of Britain

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  It’s the most wonderful time of the year as the four-star Eventing season begins this week with the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Bit of Britain is making it all that much sweeter for fans with these two amazing chances for Eventing fans!   If you are attending 2017 Rolex, do not miss out on this amazing opportunity to solidify your return to 2018 Rolex. Next year, the competition will be fierce as the world’s best will be contending for a coveted spot on their national team for the 2018 World Equestrian Games in Tryon, NC. Imagine, leaving Rolex with…

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10 Things equestrians can clean in a dishwasher

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  Owning horses is a tough gig. Riding, grooming, lessons, competitions and so on requires loads of time and energy. Not to mention, the endless list of horsey things that need cleaning. Horses are not clean creatures by nature and if you own one (or several) you’re going to spend a sizeable portion of your life cleaning things. Make your life simpler by tossing some horsey items in the dishwasher to give them a thorough cleaning and restore them to nearly new condition. Here are ten items that you can wash in your dishwasher: 1) Hats: Get rid of the icky…

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How to get press coverage for Eventing in your local community

Grandview Horse Trials in Hawkestone, Ontario just outside of Orillia, is a spectator friendly horse trial with way too little fans attending.

  Do you ever read your hometown newspaper with absolute envy when you look at the “Local Sports” section and it is brimming with stories about football, hockey, softball, soccer etc.? You will likely not read one story about Eventing all year. Do you realize that you have the power to change this and now is a great time of the year to begin? I hear so many people complain that Eventing gets no publicity and yet not many riders, coaches, and parents do much to change that. I think that many people do not know what to do. So…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Charlotte Collier

Charlotte Collier & Clifford M. Photo by Clara Richards/ Newsflash Photography

   Rider Connect sponsor: Bit of Britain has been a trusted source for quality horse tack and equestrian clothing since 1987. Today’s featured rider is Charlotte Collier, a young rider who keeps busy juggling her intense ridigng schedule with her college studies. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Charlotte I’m 21-years-old. I’m student at Savannah College of Art and Design where I’m Minoring in Equestrian Studies and Minoring in Ceramics. I have lived all around the United States but I grew up in Naples, Florida. Horses have been a part of my life…

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Dressage judge comments scribes did write: Part 26

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  People from all over the world read, Tuesday’s Top 10 – Dressage judge comments scribes were NOT allowed to write. Many of our readers shared comments that HAVE actually made it onto dressage tests. There have been so many colourful dressage judge comments, we have enough gems for a series. The dressage judges who let their scribes write these comments, certainly were not sugarcoating anything. Thank-you to all the riders who shared these hilarious, real life comments. Despite what a  judge writes on your test, this phase of Eventing remains interesting when the unexpected happens. Thank you to all the good sports who are sharing some of their…

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Friday’s Fashion – In vogue dressage tailcoats

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  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… Tailcoats are the standard dress at FEI events. When you compete at your first…

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