Es wird bunt: Zum ersten Mal haben wir im Amateur-Portrait eine APHA-Reiterin. Zoe Cosic erzählt von ihrer Erfolgsstute Stella Simon, dem kürzlich geborenen Fohlen und spricht darüber, was ihr an der APHA-Szene besonders gut gefällt – und was nicht.
„Horse training is mainly people training“ – that is just one of the wise statements Dóra Göcze made during this episode. The APHA European Champion and I talked about mental training, how it can help with riding, what helps against being nervous and so much more.
Just like in the years before, we will list everyone who offers banding and braiding at European Western shows in 2022.
The horse show industry – while being a fun and exciting world on the one hand, it can turn into a quite intimidating field as well. Especially if you don’t know of those unwritten rules.
AQHA and AQHA, their similarities and differences — those are the topics of our latest podcast episode. Former APHA exhibitor and #1 in the world ranking SPB Youth Laura Pfeifer shared her insights from transferring from the APHA to the AQHA circuit. But other than that, this episode contains a lot of nostalgia, fun stories and memories as well as the answer to the question: What would you tell your teenage self?
Congratulations are in order for Alena Helmcke and Shes Doolins Nikita: The 2001 black tobiano mare is the first European horse to be induced into the APHA Hall of Fame. It is the climax of a great story of success given that “Niki” has won 32 medals at the Euro Paint during her career, making a total of 1053 APHA points. However, it is also a sad story, because in 2013 Niki passed away.
In this part of our series #stallionsunday, we are introducing a young, colourful stallion that has already been successful on the European APHA Circuit: CR Game Set Match. Nina Hardok has told us everything about her stallion, their daily routine and why she decided to stand him as a breeding stud at an early age.
With all the shows being cancelled, many equestrians have time to practice which is why we have published another part of our series “How Too…”. This article deals with one of the most important elements of a Showmanship class: the back-up. A perfect back-up can be a deal-breaker in a strong Showmanship class. We have asked three top-notch exhibitors and trainers for their advice.
Everything in the horse industry is full of challenges. Some are harder or annoying, some are fun. The one we are going to deal with in this article definitely one of the latter: finding the perfect name for a newborn foal. You want it to sound good, be creative or funny, bear meaning and – ideally – match the horse’s looks or personality. While some people tend to create a mix out of the sire’s and dam’s names, other breeders are more free and creative. We have talked to three breeders who have each told us how they choose show and barn names for the newborns.
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.