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.

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New Faces: Luca Kempfer

In our series „New Faces“, we introduce people that are new to the Western Riding industry in Europe – whether they show on the AQHA, APHA, ApHC, VWB or EWU circuit or any other association. This time, we’d like to introduce Luca Kemper, an AQHA Youth competitor. We talked to her about the first steps in our industry, her horse and her plans.

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New Faces: Crazy Pony Inc

Our new series “New Faces” is intended to introduce people who are fairly new to our industry and to connect people. In this part, we’d like to introduce Crazy Pony Inc., a group of people that recently caught attention on Instagram because they started a contest in which they were looking for a show name for their new mare by The Rock. We talked to the people behind the “crazy” name.

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How to: Make the First Steps in Showmanship

It looks like a dance, two souls guided by an invisible bond – that is the ultimate goal in Showmanship. Whereas in other events, riders can rely on cues with their legs, voice, a bridle and the impact of shifting their weight in the saddle, Showmanship exhibitors only have a little chain – and ideally, it looks like they’re not even using that. But what does it take to create that picture? We have talked to a World class trainer, Jenny Jordan, and three successful European Amateur exhibitors about the first steps of the event and how to ultimately master that skilled dance that high-class Showmanship is.

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How To: Make a Horse „Bombproof“

It’s a little object. Maybe a plastic bottle or a pink balloon. But your horse reacts as if the thing is about to kill it. Sounds familiar? Usually, every equestrian has been in such a situation where they ask themselves whatever is going on inside their horse’s head. But the good news is: You can work on that. We have talked to Swiss trainer Linda Johansson about her way of making horses “bombproof”.

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