Category Archives: Riders

The winning fall photo is… CLICK to find out who gets the new Perri’s halter

  With over 3,000 votes cast, our readers loved this fall/Halloween photo. Congratulations to Jolynn Wagner from the United States; Jolynn’s horse Frosty, will be getting a fine ‘Amish made’ Perri’s leather halter with an engraved plate. Frosty earned 3.7 star rating and 1011 votes.   Thank you to Perri’s Leather for bringing us this monthly contest to celebrate horse names. Each month you get a chance to win a beautiful Perri’s leather halter with an engraved plate to show off your horse’s unique name. Here are your top three:   Get to know Perri’s Leather Products Since 2000, Perri’s has been providing equestrian products and…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Online courses to help your average equestrian

  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.”   10. “How to dress for the soup kitchen – so you cannot be identified as a rider.” 9. “The big choice: Health or disability insurance when you can only afford one.” 8. “How to marry rich.” Includes the bonus course – “Coping strategies when your rich…

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Three critical things you must remember during No-Stirrup November – from Goresbridge Go For Gold

  The Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale of pre-selected event horses has been the success story of recent years. Now heading into its ninth renewal, the sale has truly achieved its aim of bringing together Ireland’s best young event horses to one venue for one sale. Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale (November 12-13th) : [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage]   As we delve into the month of November, lots of riders are taking on the challenge to drop their stirrups for the month. Some go so far as to taking their stirrups off of their saddles altogether. Riding sans stirrups is…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Katerina Garcia-Chope

   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 Katerina Garcia-Chope, a junior rider who is working towards competing at the one-star level. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Katerina My name is Katerina Garcia-Chope, I am 15-years-old, and I am from Westborough, Massachusetts. I do not have a job yet, but most of my time spent away from the barn is at Bancroft School, the high school I currently attend. The first time I sat on…

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Make your Olympic dreams a reality with this stunning gelding – Check out the Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale

  Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale: [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage] The Goresbridge Go For Gold Select Sale of Eventers is only days away, taking place Monday through Wednesday on November 12th-13th. The writers at www.eventingconnect.today have been sharing their wishlists from this world-class auction. There are some very interesting prospects and we invite you to check out the catalogue and share what you look for in a new horse. Which of these mounts would you want in your barn? Email me your choice and explain why? This 3-year-old gelding is long, lanky, and gorgeous—just like a jaguar. Lot 048 – Jaguar seems to have too…

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Five of the inspirational moments in Eventing history on video – from Goresbridge Go For Gold

  The Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale of pre-selected event horses has been the success story of recent years. Now heading into its ninth renewal, the sale has truly achieved its aim of bringing together Ireland’s best young event horses to one venue for one sale. Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale (November 12-13th) : [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage]   Eventers are human too and sometimes we need a little extra dose of inspiration. From great saves to comeback stories that you will need a kleenex box on standby to watch, these are the Eventing videos that I watch when I…

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Start winning events with this flashy mare – Check out the Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale

  Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale: [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage] The Goresbridge Go For Gold Select Sale of Eventers is only days away, taking place Monday through Wednesday on November 12th-13th. The writers at www.eventingconnect.today have been sharing their wishlists from this world-class auction. There are some very interesting prospects and we invite you to check out the catalogue and share what you look for in a new horse. Which of these mounts would you want in your barn? Email me your choice and explain why? The only drawback to this special filly, Lot 033, is that she doesn’t have a name. Perhaps you could…

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Take the quiz – 11 insanely challenging ‘Would you rather’ questions for equestrians

  Equestrians spend a great deal of their time thinking about horses. Sometimes we think about dream scenarios like winning the Olympics and other times our mind takes a dark turn and we start thinking about nightmarish what-if scenarios. But no matter what you think about horses no fewer than 102 times a day. So why not take a break and think about horses a bit more and test your decision-making skills by answering these insanely tough ‘would you rather’ questions. Tune in next week for the results and check out how your choices stack up against your peers. At the…

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Understanding the stereotypical crazies in the horse world – A brief guide

  WARNING: Uncensored language. But all in fun.   Horses as a species are a paradox in the extreme. For those of us who love the world’s most improbable mammal – and insist on attaching ourselves to it mentally, physically and worse, emotionally – it is simultaneously the greatest waste of time and money imaginable, and yet also our very favourite thing to do. As berserk as the horses are, though, the people who frequent the industry are doubly questionable. I doubt there is any other sporting activity that brings out quite so many different types and kinds of humanity….

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Dominate the Eventing world with this traditionally bred Irish gelding – Check out the Goresbridge Go For Gold Sale

  Goresbridge Go For Sold Sale: [Website] [Catalogue] [Performance footage] The Goresbridge Go For Gold Select Sale of Eventers is only weeks away, taking place Monday through Wednesday on November 12th-13th. Over the next few of weeks, the writers at www.eventingconnect.today will be sharing their wishlists from this world-class auction. There are some very interesting prospects and we invite you to check out the catalogue and share what you look for in a new horse. Which of these mounts would you want in your barn? Email me your choice and explain why? My selection for the upcoming Go For Gold sale is Lot 007 –…

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