In this part of our series #stallionsunday, we can introduce another young, up-and-coming AQHA stallion bred in Europe: The Great Chief. We talked to his breeders Stefanie and Benjamin Höhn about this stallion whose paper definitely stands out in Europe.
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?
In our series, #stallionsunday, we introduce several European Western Pleasure and All-round stallions. Today’s star of the article is Whatta Hit. We talked to owner Manuela Both about the roan stallion.
This time, our #stallionsunday is about Double Goodness, a multiple German Champion, Golden Series winner and Maturity Champion. But the funniest thing about this article is the fact that Double Goodness is not a stallion anymore.
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.
It’s #stallionsunday again and this time, we are introducing a stallion that is not only living in Europe, but was born and raised in Europe: TFR A Wisely Dream. We talked to owners Ria Vikum Weitz and André Weitz about their stallion, his daily routine and his offspring.
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.
The Showlife has learned a few weeks ago that there will be a new four-legged team member at Lenka Z Showhorses. This team is run by Lenka Zdráhalová and most riders are from the Czech Republic. Lenka has told us all about the latest addition to the team: Gonna Be A Romeo.
Riding is a family affair for many people in our industry. Many Youth kids are lucky to have horse show moms and dads to guide them along the way. Usually, however, these horse show parents are not showing anymore. It is not often you see a grown-up exhibitor and their parent showing together: AQHA exhibitors Kirsten and Wanja Waltenspühl are one of the few who still enjoy the sport together. The mother-daughter-duo even shows in the same classes.