We have all known for a long time that our sport is the sport, that it is totally en vogue. Recently, however, it has gained some new fans: Austrian influencer Tanja Trutschnig and German podcaster Ariana Baborie both wanted to try western riding and who did they visit in order to do so? None other than Berlin Brandenburg Quarter Horses, not only known for their successful show horses but also their stallion Disavowed. Tanja Trutschnig is one of the creators at Blogger Bazaar, a blog that has 150 k followers on Instagram and is one of the most well-known German fashion blogs. Ariana Baborie runs the successful German podcast „Herrengedeck“, together with her friend Laura. They have recently won a big German Comedy Award and Ariana is also nominated for the People’s Choice Award. We have talked to Leonie Fischer of BBQH about the fact that two well-known German influencers visited BBQH in such a short time.
Show season is just around the corner. And one thing is for sure: Things will be different during the pandemic, maybe even more stressful. This seemed to be the perfect opportunity to address a topic that is sometimes overlooked in our industry: self-care at horse shows. We have talked to Judith Wagner who is not only a horse trainer, but runs her own podcast and is frequently including topics such as self-care and psychotherapy into her posts on social media.
This time, our #stallionsunday is about Double Goodness, a multiple German Champion, Golden Series winner and Maturity Champion. But the funniest thing about this article is the fact that Double Goodness is not a stallion anymore.
Imagine this: You really want to talk to someone, but they can’t hear you or understand you. Most riders have experienced situations like this with their horses. However, we all know that if we are willing to learn their language, we can understand them. The same goes for communicating with deaf people. They might not hear you, but they can understand you and you can have great conversations. Angela Tuscher is a multiple EWU German Champion, an Americana Champion and she is also a sign language interpreter. We have talked to her about the similarities between riding and sign language, she told us why deaf people can sense horses‘ moods easier and how to respectfully communicate with deaf people.
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.
This is part five of our series “Introducing Designers”. We have talked to Nadja Schreiber of the German brand Cherry Dream Showoutfits that is run by her and her Mom.
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.
In our series, “A Day in the Life of…” we try to give our readers a chance to sneak a peek behind the scenes of the lives of decorated show horses. Two years ago, we did an article about Batt Ur Lashez, a top ten Congress horse, that moved to the Czech Republic. By now, the mare and her owner Nikol Pavlicova have become European Champion in Performance Halter Open, Youth Western Pleasure, Youth Western Showmanship and NSBA European Champion. But what is “Cassie” like behind the scenes? We have talked to her owner Niki to find out.
The coronavirus might annoy us, but this article is proof that many good things can result from quarantine. Nina Zwölfer has used the time during the lockdown to write a book about trail obstacles. The long-time riding instructor from Austria published her book just recently and was ranked quite high on the Amazon bestseller list. Furthermore, many people on social media posted videos of them doing fun and innovative trail obstacles. So we had to know: What is this book about?
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.