We all know the feeling: You come home from a show, you are tired, but maybe still full of adrenaline and suddenly you realize – the show is over. The so-called horse show blues or ACD – after competition depression as one of our readers called it – is especially terrible, if the show was lots of fun and you shared great moments with your two-legged and four-legged friends. But, don’t worry, as for most problems, there is a solution – or better say ten: We present ten ways of getting rid of the horse show blues.
You are new to the show industry and totally confused by everything that’s going on? You have been showing for a while but still don’t get the new scoring system? You are a DIY-rider without a trainer to ask some questions? We are here to help! Together with five DQHA Professional Horsewomen who are also judges, we have created this unique opportunity for you: Ask the judge!
Just a little fun idea we had to explain terms we use in our sport to newcomers and laymen.
Here, we feature all European horse shows that do take place despite the Corona situation. Please note that we have highlighted the locations the shows take place – if you click on the symbol, you will find more information about the shows that are about to take place there. One symbol can stand for multiple shows.
A list of clinics that take place in Europe this year.
As promised, we created a packing list for the shows. We made two versions: one for Amateur riders who travel to a show by themselves and one for entire show teams. We do know that some things might be missing – because each team is different and every rider needs different things at a show. After all, we and our horses are individuals. We do hope, however, to have covered all the important basics and we have left some margins, spaces and check boxes empty so you can individualize the packing list and add whatever you need.
In part one of our series “Horse Show Hacks” we gathered some advice on how to get a grey horse or Paint Horse clean and spotless. This time, we have some advice on how to turn everyday items into useful little helpers at the show.
In this article, we have listed all the 2020 foals for sale – if you are interested in having your foal featured, send us an e-mail or message.
It’s something we all have said to non-equestrians: Riding is a sport! Yes, it is and that also means that being fit and throwing in a work-out from time to time is essential in order to be able to control your body when riding. However, many equestrians are not sure what kind of exercises can be helpful in order to improve their body position. Laura Pfeifer and Jacqueline Korioth are both award-winning equestrians and physiotherapists and know just the right workout for anyone who wants to get fit for this season. Thank you for the great tips, girls!
We all know the struggle: A big show is coming up and the person you usually hire for banding or […]