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.
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.
Pictured here are the 2022 foals born in Europe.
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“.
Just like in the years before, we will list everyone who offers banding and braiding at European Western shows in 2022.
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.
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.
Ugh, the pandemic has been hard, right? If you feel like there’s hardly a light at the end of this “lockdown tunnel“, here are some strategies that might help you finding your motivation to practice – even if there’s no show season around the corner. (Good news is: It looks like there is…)
Heels down, chin up – well, if it were only those two things you had to master, Hunt Seat Equitation would probably be easy. But it is a very complex combination of seat, posture, cues, riding a pattern while presenting a horse as a Hunter horse. We have talked to two competitors who have successfully mastered this class for their advice.
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.