It is a very popular class at the ApHC shows, but a little overlooked in other associations: Hunter in Hand. We have talked to three exhibitors who have explained the class, told us how they practice and what you should wear in the class.
In this part of our series #stallionsunday, we are introducing a young, colourful stallion that has already been successful on the European APHA Circuit: CR Game Set Match. Nina Hardok has told us everything about her stallion, their daily routine and why she decided to stand him as a breeding stud at an early age.
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.
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.
We work. We sweat. We cry. We, fail, one time, another time and still try. We criticise, yet never doubt ourselves, we push forward. We get up early, we ignore our sore legs, we put on a neat shirt and show. We fight against all odds. And we win. We are European Champions, Futurity Champions, National Champions and sometimes the queens and kings of hearts. We are equestrians. We know how to defeat a crisis, even Corona. We know how to push through. We will be back. 🤎
This is not the most professional video as it features many clips that were taken with a phone. But those are your clips and we wanted to share them. Did you spot yourself or your friends?
Those clips that do look professional, however, were taken by Horsepaparazzi. Thank you very much! 🤎
Wir arbeiten hart. Wir schwitzen. Wir weinen. Wir machen Fehler, einmal, zweimal und probieren es doch immer wieder. Wir hinterfragen, aber zweifeln nie. Wir stehen in aller Herrgottsfrühe auf, ignorieren den Muskelkater und ziehen unser Showoutfit an, reiten los und gewinnen. Wir sind Europameister, Futurity Champions, Deutsche Meister und manchmal Sieger der Herzen. Wir als Reiter wissen, wie man mit Krisen umgeht, wie man aus ihnen gestärkt hervorgeht, auch Corona kann uns nichts anhaben. Wir sehen uns wieder. 🤎
Das ist nicht das professionellste Video, da auch viele Handyclips drin sind – aber das sind eure Momente und die wollen wir ja auch zeigen. Habt ihr euch schon entdeckt?
Alles, was aber sehr professionell aussieht, wurde von Horsepaparazzi aufgenommen – vielen Dank, dass wir diese schönen Momente nutzen dürfen!
This is the next part of our series #stallionsunday in which we introduce several European allround stallions. The one that we wanted to know a little more about this time is a stallion that has been living in Europe for only a few weeks: Chocolate After Dark. Rikke Benjaminsen and Bernhard Schießl who run RB Showhorse purchased the stallion from Max and Mari Guerri. Chocolate After Dark is by Chips Hot Chocolate out of Invite Me After Dark. Rikke shared some more information about this seven-year-old AQHA stallion.
One thing is for sure: Showing Paint Horses, grey horses or palominos is great – they usually make you stand out in the crowd. Another thing is for sure as well: Keeping those horses clean can be torture. No, we are not exaggerating in that case. In part one of our series “Horse Show Hacks” we asked competitors who show Paint Horses or grey horses for their advice on how to keep the horses clean and make them shine in the show pen.
Excelling as an equestrian takes a lot of work, that blood, sweat and tears thing. Given the fact that we all know how much dedication it takes to compete at a high level in our sport, it might come as a surprise to see someone excelling in another sport as well. We do, however, have some people in our industry who manage to do just that. Kateřina Holoubková from the Czech Republic is one of them: She has been successfully showing at the VWB classes in Kreuth, including the Golden Series Showmanship – but whenever she is not riding, she spends time on the ice. Kateřina is part of Team Olympia, the Czech Team that competes at the World Championship for Synchronized Skating.
Jenny Brandes did something not many people achieve: She has been named the APHA European Champion in Novice Amateur and Amateur Showmanship – with a 2-year-old! In our interview, she told us about her horse, what difference she sees between the European APHA and AQHA circuit and what annoys her at shows.
Before everyone was talking about the coronavirus, Bernadette Grubauer stayed in the United States and lived everyone’s dream: She interned for Tim and Shannon Gillespie – and she was able to show in the States as well. Bernadette shared her experience and gave some advice for everyone who dreams of being an intern for a US trainer.