The Talk: How Ecofriendly is the Equine Industry?

A great sport outside, together with a four-legged partner and combined with a lot of knowledge about nature and agriculture. On the other hand: lots of plastic-wrapped products, lots of driving, consumerism at its best. Riding and the horse show industry have good and bad sides when it comes to protecting the environment. Horse shows are a place where a lot of waste is made, water and electricity are used to overflowing.

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Exotic Events: Horse & Dog Trail

The variety – it’s what a lot of people love about our sport. It offers a wide range of events, from Western to English – and some rather exotic events such as Horse & Dog Trail: It’s an event that is offered at some shows hosted by German riding associations, but it is also part of playdays etc. We talked to Jutta Brinkhoff, who is an EWU German Champion and multiple medal winner in that event.

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How to: Show

“She showed really well.” “Don’t just show up. Show.” “You could’ve shown better.” It’s a little word with a lot of impact in the horse show industry: showing. It’s like the icing on the cake, the thing that makes a performance flawless – or is it? We talked to two trainers and one Amateur rider about good showmanship and how to achieve that.

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One Show Horse – Five Facts: KM Best Looking

You’ve all watched and admired them – and you’ve always wondered what they’re like in real life. No, we’re not talking about movie stars or singers but about four-legged celebrities. In this series, we will give you an insight on the personalities of famous show horses. Part I is about KM Best Looking, an Int. DQHA Champion, NSBA European Reserve Champion and FEQHA Bronze medalist. Trainer Jadasa Jablonowski and owner Nina Müller told us five facts about “Demi”.

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Use Your Voice Equestrian: A Campaign Against Sexual Violence

A few weeks ago, we did a Clubhouse talk on equality and accessibility in the riding industry. After that and our story on “Equestrians for Equality”, some readers pointed out that there is a viral video on Instagram that deals with sexual violence within the riding industry. We have talked to the initiator of the campaign, Lisa Marie Kreutz, who is a successful equestrian.

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FAQ: EHV-1 – A Vet Answers Your Questions

As if the Coronavirus wasn’t enough… for about a week, social media has been flooded with news of an EHV-1 outbreak at a big show in Valencia, Spain. Some horses had to be put down and vets were battling to save the lives of the horses remaining. The outbreak brought up a lot of questions – so we figured: Why not let a vet answer them? You were able to ask questions on Instagram – you can find responses given by Dr. Bernadette Bracher, a German vet, here.

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