“Life is what happens while to you while you’re busy making other plans.” Wins Cookie Cutter should have been part I of our new series #maremonday. The article should have been published within the upcoming days. But life got in the way – this exceptional mare passed this week.
Please read this carefully!
A little TSL update, because things will be different from now on.
In this episode, we’re talking to Isabell Perkins of Horse Show Stunners, a consignment store for show clothing. Isabell told us about herself, new trends and what to purchase if you’re on a budget.
Unsere zweite Podcast-Episode ist draußen! Dieses Mal auf deutsch und mit Claudia Wichtmann von CC Showhorses. Wir sprechen über die schönen Momente der Allroundzucht, aber auch über Schattenseiten, über den “Aachen-Blues” und wie Vermarktung vor Facebook und Instagram funktioniert hat.
A few weeks ago, we asked our followers whether they’d be interested in a TSL podcast. Most of them said yes – if the quality of the audio was okay. That is why we figured, we’d create a tentative version and let everyone listen and decide whether they like it or not. In our first episode, we talked to Jadasa Jablonowski aka Dasi who is a multiple Congress Champion about showing in the US as a European.
A few weeks ago, we did a Clubhouse talk on equality and accessibility in the riding industry. After that and our story on “Equestrians for Equality”, some readers pointed out that there is a viral video on Instagram that deals with sexual violence within the riding industry. We have talked to the initiator of the campaign, Lisa Marie Kreutz, who is a successful equestrian.
As if the Coronavirus wasn’t enough… for about a week, social media has been flooded with news of an EHV-1 outbreak at a big show in Valencia, Spain. Some horses had to be put down and vets were battling to save the lives of the horses remaining. The outbreak brought up a lot of questions – so we figured: Why not let a vet answer them? You were able to ask questions on Instagram – you can find responses given by Dr. Bernadette Bracher, a German vet, here.
During the Corona pandemic, certain kinds of trends emerged: baking banana bread, doing Zoom parties and – when it comes to horses – competing in virtual horse shows. One advantage of those shows: They were open to anyone. And our sport should be in general – that is what Nadia Aslam thinks. She is not only a writer for the FEI and Show Horse Today, but has also founded a special project called Equestrians for Equality. She has told The Showlife all about it and the World Show they are planning.
Finding the perfect stallion for your mare can be a challenge – every breeder knows that. But what if there was a dating app for horses? Something that would make you choice easier? Stella Pfeffer has invented such an app: Stallionista. We talked to the young equestrian from Germany about her invention.