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.
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.
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.
As 2022 is coming to an end, we’d like to take some time to look at an eventful year: It was full of emotions, great moments and – of course – horses. But it has not only been an exciting year for the TSL team but for the community as well. We asked for your favorite moments in 2022 – and those are some of the answers.
Das Jahr neigt sich dem Ende zu, die Turniersaison ist bereits vorbei: Sophie Schonauer und ich blicken auf unsere Saison, die Erfolge und Herausforderungen. Was waren die Highlights, was wollen wir vielleicht künftig anders machen? Wir sprechen außerdem über unsere Pläne für 2023 und beantworten Fragen aus der Community.
If you can dream it, you can do it – that could be the motto behind Federica Sammarco’s story in the Western riding industry. The Italian native told us about her first steps in the world of horses, her current four-legged partner Tyson Moving and a very special Trail high score.
The horse show industry is full of hard-working determined people, but one group that faces a lot of challenges are young trainers: In our new series, we’d like to introduce up-and-coming trainers, starting with Lilli Falk. We talked about her career, her horses and what advice she would give other young trainers.
Come back stronger – if that can be said about a horse at the Q22, it’s definitely Shes All The Candy. „Cookie“ as she is fondly called by owner Elisa Frischbier took a break from her show career after winning the Junior Trail at the Q18 with Karin Prevedel – and she returned to the Q22 this year and took home the title in Senior Trail with Christina Gruber. We talked to Elisa and Christina about this incredible success.
She came and she conquered: On her first trip to the 2022 VWB Summer Show, Eliška Doležalová did not only win the VWB Einsteiger Western Horsemanship, but the deep Amateur class as well with her gelding RPV Genuine Mr Zip. We talked to the Czech native about her career, training and plans for the upcoming season.
Winning the first title at a big show sure is something special – and Franziska Götz’s win in the Amateur Showmanship at the Q22 with her mare Kings Finest Joy was no exception. What makes this win even more special is the fact that a few weeks prior to the show it wasn’t even clear whether Franziska could ride or show at all.