Summer break is over and we are back with another episode of „No Life Like Showlife“. This time our guest was one of the most decorated Amateur riders in Europe: Lea Henzgen. She told us all about her mares Under The Influence and Definately A Hottie, her former heart horse Doc Laptop and her hobbies and interests aside from horses. Lea also shared what it’s like to show alongside her brother Aaron, the highs and lows in her show career and her future goals and plans.
How do I get my horse do trot or lope while being collected? That is one of the most asked questions on The Showlife – and since we cannot answer it, we asked multiple European and Int. DQHA Champion Mark Shaffer a few questions. He explained his philosophy and even included some exercises.
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.
We publish a lot of articles on The Showlife: serious articles, interviews, funny and emotional stories. Our series “Coping With Loss” covers the sad part of our lives as horse people: Competitors tell us about their late champions and how they coped with their loss. That’s the first intention of this series, the second intention is to memorize these four-legged stars. The next part in this series is the story of Vanessa Zarcone and Feel The Difference aka Mogli. It is a sad story, sometimes even heart-breaking, but beautiful as well and the best thing about it – it is honest.
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.
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.
Horse people do rarely share the same opinion, but there is one thing we can all agree on: One can never have enough horses. That might have been one reason why multiple APHA European Champion Sabrina Hoppert has purchased a new horse. Sabrina is known as the rider of Hes A Hollywood Cody and Hot In My Heart as well as one of the founders of the show clothing brand Mama Mia. She has told us about the newest addition to their family and why they bought a horse in crazy times like these.