Winning the first title at a big show sure is something special – and Franziska Götz’s win in the Amateur Showmanship at the Q22 with her mare Kings Finest Joy was no exception. What makes this win even more special is the fact that a few weeks prior to the show it wasn’t even clear whether Franziska could ride or show at all.
The news keep coming! TSL has learned that Youth rider Thea Friedrich has a new four-legged partner which is no stranger to the AQHA circuit: Thea is now the owner of Once Upon A Walk aka Belle. The 2015 mare is my Iron Enterprise and out of A Walk In The Sky and was formerly owned by Dunja Klein. Belle has mostly been shown in the past years by Franca Bartke. We talked to Thea about her new four-legged friend.
Don’t you just love it when people purchase new horses? We certainly do and we love to tell their stories: This time, it’s once again about a horse who made the far journey from the United States to Germany. Dr. Vanessa Ruck, a client of Jagfeld Quarter Horses, told us all about her new mare.
Change is just around the corner: After having organized AQHA and double-pointed AQHA shows for years now, the board of the Netherlands Quarter Horse Association (NQHA) is planning a new show that will be judged by four AQHA judged. The event is to take place from Mai 4th until 8th. And it’s supposed to be a highlight in everyone’s show schedule, the team is convinced.
European and German Champion Franca Bartke has moved back to Bavaria and will be operating her training business at the Newstone Köhl Ranch, formerly known as King Stables, in Schlüsselfeld, starting in April. The European and German Champion has left Cologne where she had studied at Germany’s most renowned sports university during the past years.
Eine gute Sache, die uns aus der Pandemie geblieben ist: der Online-Unterricht. Schon einige Trainerinnen und Reiterinnen haben diesen Punkt schon bei uns in Podcast-Folgen oder Interviews angesprochen. Seit 2021 gibt es neben dem „normalen“ Online-Unterricht noch eine weitere Möglichkeit, sich im Internet mehr Wissen zum Westernreiten anzueignen: die Allaround Academy. Larissa Weber hat die E-Learning-Plattform gegründet und uns erzählt, wie das Ganze funktioniert und was die Allaround Academy bietet.
The Western Riding industry is ever changing and one main aspect is the fact that people sell and buy horses. The Showlife has recently learned that Julia Köhl has purchased a Mechanic colt bred by David Maisonnette.
It’s something many people in the industry dream of: showing at the World Show. Carolin Sosna turned that dream into reality in 2021 – and the Q21 Champion in Amateur Western Pleasure told us all about the challenges and fun moments of that experience. She showed SL Walkin The Line at the AQHA World Show and was a finalist in L2 Amateur Western Pleasure.
It’s time for trail: Golden Series and Americana Champion Carolin Lenz will teach you something about walk-overs.
An Tag 9 wird es besonders interessant für die Working Cowhorse Fans unter euch – Philipp Martin Haug erklärt euch, wie ihr am Rundown und Stop in der Working Cowhorse arbeiten könnt.