Category Archives: Riders

Delving into the minds of four-star riders: Ian Roberts (CAN) – Sponsored by FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips

  FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips are drug-free, self-adhesive Strips that are clinically proven to help horses breathe easier during training and competition. To find out how to better protect your horse visit flairstrips.com   There is a significant difference between an equestrian and an Eventer. Equestrians push their minds and bodies of themselves and their horses to great lengths for sport, for fun, or perhaps to maintain their health. Eventers push their minds and abilities to the farthest possible limit with their equine partners while simultaneously taking calculated risks where a split second decision can be costly. At the highest…

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Follow these six tips to become your farrier’s favourite client

  I am fortunate enough to have the services of an excellent farrier in central Florida. He has a long list of clients, and I was only able to squeeze my little barn into his schedule because I know (was recommended by) a good farrier friend of his in Kentucky. Finding a good farrier can be a tough challenge, and the best ones are worth their weight in gold. The saying “no hoof, no horse,” is undoubtedly true. One time after Scott was done with my horses, I asked him what would make his job easier; what he wished his…

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Working with the best and acquiring a new ride – from Bit of Britain

  We are excited to bring you updates throughout the year from Bit of Britain’s 2017 Top Riders. Today, the Gold Sponsorship winner, Haley Carspecken shares how her trip to Ocala, Florida this summer has furthered her riding career.   Working with the best and acquiring a new ride – from Bit of Britain by Haley Carspecken Hello to all! This summer has been one of the most exciting times of my career. I had the opportunity to travel to Ocala, Florida to spend a few months, working for and training with Caroline Martin. She is the top Under 25…

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ONLY equestrians have these 12 skills – Sponsored by Back on Track

  Back on Track products are great for muscles, ligaments, tendons and joints. Products for horses, dogs and people. Visit www.backontrackproducts.com   Equestrians are only human but we have certain skills that ordinary non-horsey people lack. Although some of these skills are slightly useless outside of the horse world, they are still really impressive. And there are a few skills that equestrians possess that give us a real one-up in numerous aspects of our lives. Clearly, equestrians should rule the world because we are pretty skilful people. These 12 skills are just some of the many abilities that ONLY equestrians…

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Tuesday’s Top 10 – Reasons selling horses is the GREATEST profession

  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. When horses go lame, you can obviously get a huge amount of insurance money. 9. Buyers never try your horse 19 times and then tell you that it is out of their budget. 8. It is a risk-free profession with no chance of breaking…

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Six SIMPLE ways to keep your horse healthier – 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.   As a horse owner or rider, your number one priority is your horse’s health and well-being. Many horse people use a variety of pricey methods in efforts to keep their horses in prime condition. These range from joint injections to supplements to laser therapy to chiropractic appointments. Although these things can all be beneficial to your horse’s health, there are a variety of straightforward and cost-free ways you can ensure…

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Rider Connect from Bit of Britain: Danielle Bolte

   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 Danielle Bolte, a competitive one-star level rider who is working her way up the levels. If you would like to be featured in Rider Connect, email me.   Get to know Danielle Let’s see, I am 28 this year. I work for the Columbia County Planning Department, where we deal with zoning and land use in the County. I started riding when I was 10 at a local hunter/jumper barn; my mom loves to tell the story of…

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How widespread are your cross-country practices? Take the poll – Sponsored by FLAIR® Equine Nasal Strips

  Do you ever wonder if your cross-country prep and habits are like the rest of the Eventing world? There’s certainly more than one way to train and prepare for the most exciting and risky phase of the sport.  Although one rider may think his/her method is the ‘right’ way, there’s always another rider that would argue differently. Which cross-country habits are the norm? Take the poll and we will let you know next week how your cross-country practices are trending with your fellow riders. We can all learn from each other. Tune in next Sunday, we will announce the…

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Fashion Alert – Sporty gloves for whatever Mother Nature throws your way

  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… Gloves can make or break your performance in the saddle. Don’t let your horse…

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Winning isn’t everything, but wanting to is!

  OK so if you read my first article, “Dreams have no age limit – It’s never too late for Equestrians” then you know I’m a crazy HORSE NUT that can’t get enough of this sport!  But here’s a little more about me…I started riding as an adult…I’m no expert horse trainer but full of lots of trial and error experiences…just a horse nut that was given the high determination gene and I use it to seek out the best for my horse and I. I kind of flip flop between a “half full/half empty glass” kind of person but…

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