Trainers helping trainers – that is the concept of a new project called „Young Trainer Cooperation“ founded by Alexandra Morocutti from Austria. We talked to her to find out what it is all about.
Here, we post all the foals of 2023. If you want your foal to be featured, feel free to send in a message on Facebook, Instagram or an e-mail to email@example.com. If your foal is for sale, make sure to check out our sales ad options.
Fancy Look, Great Movement, Charming Personality: That’s Good N Magic
Finally – the first foal by Good N Magic has hit the ground! While we at The Showlife love such news in general, this one is extra special, because it’s a great chance to portray this stallion. Anyone who has been part of the European All-round industry for a while, might have come across some pictures of the grey/blue roan stallion, and some might have even recognized him at a show. His owner Johanna Grabner told us more about this fancy stallion and answered our questions.
How to Work on Showmanship Patterns
It is an often underestimated class, but a lot of skill goes into a perfect Showmanship pattern. And while a singular manoeuvre might seem doable, performing a long, tough Showmanship pattern is not only a challenge of personal fitness, but something you need to work on. Three successful Showmanship competitors shared their advice with us.
New Faces: Nadine Lechner
Time for another part of our „New Faces“ series: Nadine Lechner has been very successful at the Q22, claiming a 4th place in Amateur Equitation with her gelding Cant Stop Kruzin. We talked to Nadine about how she got involved with horses, her role models and what she’d done differently in retrospective.
Amateur Portrait: Antonia Meyer
Since everyone likes the Amateur portraits from the podcast a lot, but some prefer to read rather than listen, here’s our new series: Amateur portraits. We start off with German equestrian Antonia Meyer who told us all about her and her horse Smile Me Seven.
Banding and Braiding 2023
Just like in the years before, we will list everyone who offers banding and braiding at European Western shows in 2022.
Hier listen wir wie jedes Jahr die Leute auf, die Banding und Braiding auf den Westernturnieren in Europa anbieten.
New Podcast Episode feat. Natalia DeVencenty
When thinking about world-class riders in the Amateur Western Horsemanship at the moment, she is definitely one of the faces that come to mind immediately: Natalia DeVencenty. In this episode, she told us how she started with Hunter jumpers and how she fell in love with the Quarter Horses. We talked about her current four-legged partner, multiple AQHA World Champion Moonlite Madnez, her successful youth horse Chex Is The Choice, her favorite event Western Horsemanship and what her training looks like. Natalia also shared some Horsemanship advice and gave us an insight on her plans for the 2023 season.
The USA Experience: Franziska’s Stay with Robin Frid Show Horses
Most people from the European western riding industry dream about it and those who did it usually learn a lot and experience many new and exciting things in the States: Staying with a horse trainer overseas surely is a great experience for any horse enthusiast. Franziska Bebion is currently staying with Robin Frid Show Horses and told us about her time in the States, what it is like at the Congress and the AQHA World Show and she also shared some advice for others who dream of a similar experience.
Find Your Purpose!
Recently, I stumbled across a post from AQHA that I thought about a lot – it was not the first time, those thoughts occurred, but this time I decided to write about it. The post quoted a young female breakaway roper who said: „Always work hard and never underestimate yourself and your purpose in the Western industry“. To me, this totally hit home, especially the latter part.