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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Showing a Young Horse: Which Program to Choose?

Starting a youngster, introducing a young horse to the show circuit, that is an exciting process – one that comes with many decisions. Owner and trainer have to decide which association and which futurity program they want to show the horse in. We have talked to Linda Leckebuch-Stark and Carolin Lenz about that decision and looked at two of the largest programs in Europe.

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Shes Doolins Nikita: First European Horse in the APHA Hall of Fame

Congratulations are in order for Alena Helmcke and Shes Doolins Nikita: The 2001 black tobiano mare is the first European horse to be induced into the APHA Hall of Fame. It is the climax of a great story of success given that “Niki” has won 32 medals at the Euro Paint during her career, making a total of 1053 APHA points. However, it is also a sad story, because in 2013 Niki passed away.

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Ask The Judge!

You are new to the show industry and totally confused by everything that’s going on? You have been showing for a while but still don’t get the new scoring system? You are a DIY-rider without a trainer to ask some questions? We are here to help! Together with five DQHA Professional Horsewomen who are also judges, we have created this unique opportunity for you: Ask the judge!

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How to… Prepare for Hunter Hack

In this part of our series, “How to…”, are covering a fun class that is not nearly as popular in Europe as it should be: Hunter Hack. We have talked to two individuals that have loved this class for a long time: professional horsewoman and multiple AQHA World Champion Lainie DeBoer and multiple Int. DQHA Champion Christina Münster. They shared their observations and advice from an American and European point of view.

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European Championship of Appaloosa still planned for September

While most European shows, including the Euro Paint and the ECQH, have already been cancelled, the European Championship of Appaloosa is still on. The show is planned to be held in in Grathem, Netherlands, in September. We have talked to Marie Bentley who is part of the show team about organizing a show in times of Corona. She also told us about a new initiative and why this show could be interesting for everyone, not just Appaloosa riders.

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