Entering the Virtual World: Online Riding Lessons

Attending a clinic, driving to your trainer’s facility for some lessons or letting the trainer come to your barn – all of this is not possible at the moment given the current corona situation. But, every crisis has its positive sides, one of them being people starting to get creative: from virtual horse shows to online riding lessons, the internet has a lot to offer these days. We have talked to three trainers who offer online riding lessons.

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Though She be But Little She is Fierce

Trying allround events with a Haflinger horse, a Gypsy Vanner … we have published some stories like this. But a pony? Shown by an 18-year-old? We have talked to Sina Bender, an accomplished EWU equestrian, who has won multiple medals at the German Open, about her German Riding Pony Nara, about the fear of being too tall, about the things she gets to hear when she shows up with her pony.

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Conquering the Allround Events – with a Gypsy Vanner Horse

In our articles, we mainly focus on Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Appaloosa – not only, because they are great breeds, but also because they make up the majority of horses shown in our sport. In Germany, however, there is an association that offers Western events for all sorts of breeds – and there, still, usually dominate the “classic” Western horses. If you can win with a different breed of horse, this horse must be really broke, willing to give its best – just like Fiona. This Gypsy Vanner Horse has been successfully shown in EWU classes by owner Ruth Böhm. We have talked to Ruth about her special mare and their career.

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Second-Hand Show Clothing: Meet Horse Show Stunners

Nowadays, there are many different designers who offer show clothing in Europe – no matter what, jacket or shirt, expensive or really, really expensive. Those who can afford it, can choose from many options. Those who can’t, however, have to search through many, many Facebook groups in order to find a pre-used outfit which the previous owner doesn’t like anymore or doesn’t fit in anymore. Since a few months, however, there is an easier option: Horse Show Stunners. Founder Isabell Perkins has told us everything about this new and special online shop which is like the European Version of Show Me Again.

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Getting Fit for the Season

It’s something we all have said to non-equestrians: Riding is a sport! Yes, it is and that also means that being fit and throwing in a work-out from time to time is essential in order to be able to control your body when riding. However, many equestrians are not sure what kind of exercises can be helpful in order to improve their body position. Laura Pfeifer and Jacqueline Korioth are both award-winning equestrians and physiotherapists and know just the right workout for anyone who wants to get fit for this season. Thank you for the great tips, girls!

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