In this part of our series “Introducing Designers” we talked to the lady who eleven years ago went on a […]
This is a topic most people tend to avoid: Either because they are not affected by it and cannot understand it or because they are ashamed of it. As beginners or children, we all learned that being scared on a horse can have many negative outcomes – because the horse can sense your fear and might get scared as well. We have talked to trainer Alexandra Jagfeld about that topic and two Amateur riders, Sabrina Walter and Heike Schreiner, told us their stories and how they conquered that fear after many, many accidents.
“Great news!”, “OMG”, “Horse shows are on again!” – those were just some of the reactions when it was clear: The VWB Bavarian Championship is taking place. Usually held in May with many more classes, it is one of the most popular VWB/AQHA shows in Europe. Now, it is taking placing in August, with a limited schedule and many strict hygiene regulations – but people couldn’t care less: At least, a big show is taking place. This is thanks to the VWB team who have worked many hours to make this possible. We have talked to the media spokeswoman of the VWB, Corrie Fuhr, about organizing a show during those crazy times.
This time, we are introducing a stallion that is no stranger to the industry as he has sired many champions. We still managed to learn some more new facts about Hotroddin Invitation by talking to current owner Claus Georgi.
Just a little fun idea we had to explain terms we use in our sport to newcomers and laymen.
Here, we feature all European horse shows that do take place despite the Corona situation. Please note that we have highlighted the locations the shows take place – if you click on the symbol, you will find more information about the shows that are about to take place there. One symbol can stand for multiple shows.
In the past, we have frequently covered the topic: caring for athletes – especially our four-legged athletes. The things we covered in the past were nice and “clean” things such as equine physiotherapy or rehabilitation centres. This time, however, we are talking about a topic many find disgusting: leeches. Julia Greb of CrossfitDogs and Horses has answered all the questions surrounding that topic.
Show season is just around the corner. And one thing is for sure: Things will be different during the pandemic, maybe even more stressful. This seemed to be the perfect opportunity to address a topic that is sometimes overlooked in our industry: self-care at horse shows. We have talked to Judith Wagner who is not only a horse trainer, but runs her own podcast and is frequently including topics such as self-care and psychotherapy into her posts on social media.
Each team has that one person that always, always struggles with learning the pattern for their class. And for newcomers it can be hard as well – you are at your first show, you have practiced a lot and you are super nervous. No wonder many newcomers go out of pattern in their first classes – because their mind is filled with so many other things and they are just getting used to this whole new experience. In order to make it easier for them and all the people who struggle with learning the pattern, here is some advice on how to remember it.
“Pics or it didn’t happen” – no one takes this saying as serious as the horse show industry. Whether it is a video of practice, a picture of the new boots or an article about blankets – we like, comment and share a lot. This has lead to the fact that social media has become an important marketing tool for trainers. We have talked to three young ladies about how they use social media for advertising and getting in contact with clients.