Category Archives: Missed it?

13 things you’ll only know if you actually love dressage

  It’s well known that dressage is few eventers’ favourite phase. I mean if you loved dressage so much, you’d probably just do straight dressage… Right? Wrong! I am among one of the seemingly rare eventers who actually love dressage. That’s right, I look forward to riding down centerline. Don’t get me wrong, I couldn’t live without cross-country but dressage is definitely something I enjoy. If you are also a dressage lover at heart than too will know/understand these things: 1) The compulsiveness to ensure that every halt is SQUARE.   2) That satisfaction a perfectly timed half-halt gives you….

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Dear everyone, Please stop doing these eight things at horse shows

  Show season will be starting soon in some parts of the world. Let’s work together as equestrians to make 2018 the best show season ever. There are numerous things that riders and other horse show attendees do at shows that drives everyone a bit nuts. These things aren’t covered in rulebooks and if you are guilty of any of them, make 2018 the year that stop annoying your fellow competitors. 1) Letting your bratty dog run loose in trailer parking – Leashes and crates are not that expensive and even if your budget is really that tight, you can…

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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.     Perfect 👶 Hudson hanging out with Grandma @marilynpayne1 Happy she was able to escape the ⛄️💨 up north! @jesshampf A post shared by Doug Payne (@dpequestrian) on Jan 4, 2018 at 5:03pm PST     Shadow Lad 👌🏻 Proud to be a patron for @brightredorg https://www.justgiving.com/brightred 🔴www.brightred.org.uk 🔴 #ShadowSportsHorses #ShadowLad #BrightRed #GrandPrix #LadsGotaBrightFuture #BigBoysClub #Jumping #YehBoi A post shared by Ben Hobday (@benhobday) on Jan 3, 2018 at 10:53am PST  …

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The 2018 Bit of Britain’s Next Top Riders are…

  Wow, what a fun campaign! We are so impressed with the young riders that are coming up the ranks with athletic ability, social media savvy, and the understanding of a sponsorship relationship. The riders who participated in this campaign are all very talented and entrepreneurial riders with bright futures. Eventing Connect wants to thank you for participating and supporting Bit of Britain’s Next Top Rider sponsorship. This has been an amazing social media campaign and voting spree with nearly 90,000 votes cast. After reviewing public support, individual social media activity and followers, Bit of Britain is pleased to announce…

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Friday’s Five – Steps to help riders of all levels find horse owners

  You do not need to have an Olympic appearance on your record to seek out ownership support. There are many individuals who would be interested in joining your team and supporting your riding journey even if you are not targeting a four-star in the near future. But when you head out looking for owners you need to forget the traditional model of ownership – a wealthy individual already steeped in Eventing culture – and broaden your horizons to bring new people into the sport. People who would get satisfaction and enjoyment from being part of a sport team and watching a…

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Save money and clear clutter – 7 tips to host a successful ‘Tack Swap’

  Last week, I shared tips on how to “Unclutter your riding life” by donating, selling and throwing away horsey items that you are no longer using. Another option you have is hosting a ‘tack swap’. This is an event where you and fellow riders get together and trade horsey items with one another. A tack swap is a perfect opportunity to quickly get rid of the things you do not need while acquiring the things you desperately need at zero cost. Perhaps you’ve become a saddle pad hoarder but your bit collection is severely lacking; the good news is…

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Who will you award the Perri’s Halter to this month? Vote now for the coolest horse name with a letter ‘D’.

  VOTING IS NOW CLOSED Perri’s Leather is bringing you a monthly contest to celebrate horse names, have some fun and give you a chance to win a beautiful ‘Amish made’ Perri’s leather halter with an engraved plate to show off your horse’s unique name. We will be calling for submissions again next month, check back for the theme announcement next week.   Vote for December entries now: For December, we invited riders to submit their cool horse names that contained the letter “D”.  Over 200 impressive horse names were submitted for this contest. Our judges narrowed it down to the…

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Top 17 dressage judge comments of 2017 – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   People from all over the world read, Tuesday’s Top 10 – Dressage judge comments scribes were NOT allowed to write in 2015. Over the last three years, 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  – Dressage judge comments scribes did write. So far this series has been going for THREE years strong. The dressage judges who let their scribes write these comments certainly were not sugarcoating…

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Save money with these 10 fuel saving hacks for equestrians – Sponsored by MD Barnmaster

  MD Barnmaster is the leader in custom designed barns, horse housing, professional equestrian facilities, horse stalls, modular buildings and barn accessories. Build A Better Barn. Contact MD Barnmaster today.   I am always trying to save money. I live on a very tight budget and I like nice things and nice horses. I hate wasting money on anything, especially truck fuel. Last year, during the Florida season, gas hovered around $2.00 a gallon even spiking much lower a couple of times and it made me very happy. Every penny I save on fuel, I can put towards more lessons and enjoying Sushi…

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Seven New Year’s resolutions every equestrian should make

  It’s official, 2018 has begun! The start of a New Year is an exciting time for equestrians. The 2018 competition season hasn’t started yet but you are busy putting in place measures to ensure your year is as successful as possible. For some riders who compete in the South, your show season will begin in a few weeks. For others, the 2018 season is six months away. Regardless of when your first competition is, now is the perfect time to start working on things that will boost your performances this year. Here are some New Year’s resolutions you need…

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