Which hats do you wear? Which brand of boots? Where do you buy show clothing? We received messages with these questions a lot, especially from newcomers. Usually, they also want to know some brands or addresses where to get pieces for their first show outfit. In this article, we’d like to explain what we wear and how to create a neat outfit, especially if you are not super rich. We will mention some brands, but only because we actually wear them, not because we want to advertise them.
She is only 25 years old – but she has accomplished a lot already: Gina Ulveie from Norway was a successful Youth competitor, is a trainer now and studying at Germany’s most renowned university for sports and she has done something many people in the horse show industry would be jealous of: She has studied in the States and rode for a US college equestrian team. Gina told us about her experience, how an injury shaped her journey and gives advice on how to apply at US colleges with equestrian teams.
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Die einen haben sie vielleicht schon gesehen, die anderen tragen sie schon: die „No Life Like Showlife“-Sweater. Klar, das Design ist inspiriert von The Showlife – entworfen wurde es aber vom Team von Barn Babe, der Firma, die den Sweater auch produziert und verkauft. Dass er nicht einfach bei einer x-beliebigen Firma hergestellt wurde, hat Gründe: die Philosophie und die Menschen, die hinter dem Unternehmen stehen. Barn Babe besteht – wie der Name schon sagt – aus Menschen, die das Stallleben und Pferde ebenfalls lieben. Aber wir wollen nicht zu viel verraten, sondern sich das Label selbst vorstellen lassen. Dazu haben wir mit Gründerin Louisa Gehrmann gesprochen.
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Breeding season is in full swing. Foals are born, mares are brought to the breeding station and semen is collected. For each and every task there is someone to take it, whether it’s a vet, the mare or stallion owner. It was only a few weeks ago, that we witnessed a conversation where someone thought of buying a colt and standing him as a stud in the future – and we were wondering: What are the tasks of a stallion owner? We asked four breeders from our industry who own stallions who have a lot in common – but also some main differences.
So langsam wird es ernst: Die ersten Turniere haben schon stattgefunden und spätestens gegen Ende April ist die Turniersaison offiziell im Gange. Wie bereitet man sich vor? Welche Erwartungen hat man an das Ganze? Wie will man sich auf dem Turnier verhalten – und wie ganz sicher nicht? Über diese und viele weitere Fragen haben Sophie Schonauer und ich in der aktuellen Folge gesprochen.
Banding and braiding is an all-time favorite topic among our followers. We did some articles and tutorials on the matter in the past, but this time, we don’t want to concentrate on one aspect only, but rather tackle your questions. Lina Paßgang who offers banding and braiding at shows took some time to answer questions you sent in.
The news keep coming! TSL has learned that Youth rider Thea Friedrich has a new four-legged partner which is no stranger to the AQHA circuit: Thea is now the owner of Once Upon A Walk aka Belle. The 2015 mare is my Iron Enterprise and out of A Walk In The Sky and was formerly owned by Dunja Klein. Belle has mostly been shown in the past years by Franca Bartke. We talked to Thea about her new four-legged friend.
This episode is all about equine photography: Laura Hochgründler of Laura Sophie Photography told me about founding her business at a very young age, about working at horse shows and also gave some advice for photo shoots.
Exciting news! The Showlife has learned that Ines Grund has recently purchased a colt by VS Code Red and out of KM Suddenly So Easy – which means that VS Outlaw, as the 2019 colt is called, is not only sired by a multiple Congress Champion, but also coming from a very successful maternal line. KM Suddenly So Easy is by RL Best Of Sudden and has won AQHA World Champion titles in 2YO, Junior and Senior Western Pleasure with Casey Willis as well as in Amateur Western Pleasure with current owner Kristen Galyean. Kristen is also the owner and breeder of multiple AQHA World Champion VS Code Red out of Vital Signs Are Good. Ines and her family are known for owning three mares out of Goodbars Glamourgirl as well as two colts out of Only A Glamourgirl. She has told us all about their new addition to the show line-up.