It’s All About the Hat: Trends, Colors and How to Take Care of it

If there’s one thing that makes a cowboy or -girl stand our from other equestrians it’s… the hat! Over the years, however, the once functional piece of clothing has turned into a fashion statement, especially at horse shows. And as with most things in the industry, trends are coming and going. We talked to Mel Loebel of Ekedie Showclothing and Kendra Köhnen of Kendra’s about taking care of a hat, the process of hat making and current trends.

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New Podcast Episode feat. Laura Pfeifer

AQHA and AQHA, their similarities and differences — those are the topics of our latest podcast episode. Former APHA exhibitor and #1 in the world ranking SPB Youth Laura Pfeifer shared her insights from transferring from the APHA to the AQHA circuit. But other than that, this episode contains a lot of nostalgia, fun stories and memories as well as the answer to the question: What would you tell your teenage self?

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New Faces: Crazy Pony Inc

Our new series “New Faces” is intended to introduce people who are fairly new to our industry and to connect people. In this part, we’d like to introduce Crazy Pony Inc., a group of people that recently caught attention on Instagram because they started a contest in which they were looking for a show name for their new mare by The Rock. We talked to the people behind the “crazy” name.

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Neue Podcast-Folge: Wie motiviere ich mich in Corona-Zeiten?

Uff, so langsam sind alle ein wenig erschöpft – die Corona-Krise strapaziert unsere Nerven, die Motivation sinkt. Judith Wagner ist Trainerin und Coach und gibt in der aktuellen Podcast-Folge Tipps, wie man mit einem Motivationstief umgeht, was man tun kann, wenn einem die Lust auf das Reiten komplett vergangen ist und welche Rolle Social Media bei dem Ganzen spielt.

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How to: Get-Ready for a Class

It can be one of the most frustrating things if you are a newcomer: You are early to your class and have to wait for a loooong time. Or worse: You get stressed, because nothing works out as planned and you are late. Scenarios like that are the reason why most big barns have routines – getting ready for a class works like a well-oiled machine. We talked to three Amateur riders on how they handle getting ready for a class.

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How to: Make the First Steps in Showmanship

It looks like a dance, two souls guided by an invisible bond – that is the ultimate goal in Showmanship. Whereas in other events, riders can rely on cues with their legs, voice, a bridle and the impact of shifting their weight in the saddle, Showmanship exhibitors only have a little chain – and ideally, it looks like they’re not even using that. But what does it take to create that picture? We have talked to a World class trainer, Jenny Jordan, and three successful European Amateur exhibitors about the first steps of the event and how to ultimately master that skilled dance that high-class Showmanship is.

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Our first Podcast Episode feat. Dasi

A few weeks ago, we asked our followers whether they’d be interested in a TSL podcast. Most of them said yes – if the quality of the audio was okay. That is why we figured, we’d create a tentative version and let everyone listen and decide whether they like it or not. In our first episode, we talked to Jadasa Jablonowski aka Dasi who is a multiple Congress Champion about showing in the US as a European.

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