Trainers helping trainers – that is the concept of a new project called „Young Trainer Cooperation“ founded by Alexandra Morocutti from Austria. We talked to her to find out what it is all about.
Amateur Portrait: Antonia Meyer
Since everyone likes the Amateur portraits from the podcast a lot, but some prefer to read rather than listen, here’s our new series: Amateur portraits. We start off with German equestrian Antonia Meyer who told us all about her and her horse Smile Me Seven.
A Very Special Win: Franziska Götz is the Int. DQHA Champion Amateur Showmanship
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.
A Dream Come True: Avril Wilson Wins the Amateur Horsemanship at the Q22
A two-day trip, lots of paperwork and a totally unknown venue – Avril Wilson and Georgina Allsopp risked a lot when they planned their trip to Q22 for Avril to show her gelding Zips Last Encore. In the end, however, it was the kind of stuff that good stories are made of: All the hard work and effort paid off and Avril was the last one standing in the line-up of the Amateur Western Horsemanship finals. We asked the newly-crowned Int. DQHA Champion about her exciting journey.
Klein aber fein: Die Schweizer Westernreitszene
And the winner is… from Switzerland! Diesen Satz hört man auf großen Turnieren in allen Verbänden immer wieder – denn die Schweizer Westernreitszene ist im Vergleich zum deutschen Sport klein, aber voll von talentierten Reiterinnen und Reitern. Wir haben mit vier davon gesprochen und gefragt, was sie an ihrer Szene schätzen, was ihnen im Sport wichtig ist und welche Ziele sie noch haben – vor allem mit Blick auf die anstehenden Schweizer Meisterschaften.
New Faces: Janina Bartenstein
In our series „New Faces“, we introduce people who are fairly new to the international European show circuit. This time, we interviewed Janina Bartenstein who has had a banner season with her AQHA gelding Privat Dancer. They grey giant by Hotroddin Invitation and out of Absolutlycaptivating and Janina have been a team for roughly a year now and they were extremely successful at the ECQH and the Q21.
New Podcast Episode feat. Lea Henzgen
Summer break is over and we are back with another episode of „No Life Like Showlife“. This time our guest was one of the most decorated Amateur riders in Europe: Lea Henzgen. She told us all about her mares Under The Influence and Definately A Hottie, her former heart horse Doc Laptop and her hobbies and interests aside from horses. Lea also shared what it’s like to show alongside her brother Aaron, the highs and lows in her show career and her future goals and plans.
On Top of the World: Exploring the Alps with a Horse
Yes, showing is fun – but have you ever dreamed of going on an adventure with your horse? Susanne Maeder from Switzerland is doing that on a regular basis. She explores the Alps with her Quarter Horse.
Neue Podcast-Episode: Einblick in die Allround-Zucht
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.
Use Your Voice Equestrian: A Campaign Against Sexual Violence
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.