A Dream Come True: Avril Wilson Wins the Amateur Horsemanship at the Q22

A two-day trip, lots of paperwork and a totally unknown venue – Avril Wilson and Georgina Allsopp risked a lot when they planned their trip to Q22 for Avril to show her gelding Zips Last Encore. In the end, however, it was the kind of stuff that good stories are made of: All the hard work and effort paid off and Avril was the last one standing in the line-up of the Amateur Western Horsemanship finals. We asked the newly-crowned Int. DQHA Champion about her exciting journey.

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What are the Tasks of a Stallion Owner?

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.

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From L1 to L3 – How to Step Up Your Game

Being a newcomer at a show can be confusing at times, but just as exciting – however, once you might have gotten the feeling that you got the hang of this showing things, you are not Novice eligible anymore and face a whole lot of different challenges. In this article, we will discuss stepping up your game as you step from the L1 classes into the L3 classes – which means that you might have to face harder pattern and a tougher crowd of competitors. We talked to three exhibitors who told us how they handled that change.

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Perfect Gentleman and Best Friend: Rojo Solo Cup

Breeding season is in full swing – and if you’re still looking for the perfect match for your mare, we’ve got just the right candidate. Rojo Solo Cup aka “Toby“ has got it all: looks, success, movement and a great personality. We did an interview with trainer Alexandra Jagfeld and she shared some very interesting facts and some secrets about “Toby“.

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New Podcast Episode feat. Lea Henzgen

Summer break is over and we are back with another episode of „No Life Like Showlife“. This time our guest was one of the most decorated Amateur riders in Europe: Lea Henzgen. She told us all about her mares Under The Influence and Definately A Hottie, her former heart horse Doc Laptop and her hobbies and interests aside from horses. Lea also shared what it’s like to show alongside her brother Aaron, the highs and lows in her show career and her future goals and plans.

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Showclothing: Those are the Hottest Colors in 2021

Feels like a life time ago when we last showed, but now the show season is finally in full swing again. Okay, that might be a little exaggerated but the lockdown definitely offered some time to create new show clothing or purchase a outfit. However, we wondered: What are the trends to go with this year? And even more specifically: What are the hottest colors and patterns? We asked some experts from the industry and those were their – sometimes surprising – answers.

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