New Podcast Episode feat. Laura Pfeifer

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?

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How To: Do the Back-Up In Showmanship

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.

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A Challenge: Finding Foal Names

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.

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The TSL Packing List

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.

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Showing Alongside Your Mom: Wanja and Kirsten Waltenspühl

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.

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