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.
We work. We sweat. We cry. We, fail, one time, another time and still try. We criticise, yet never doubt ourselves, we push forward. We get up early, we ignore our sore legs, we put on a neat shirt and show. We fight against all odds. And we win. We are European Champions, Futurity Champions, National Champions and sometimes the queens and kings of hearts. We are equestrians. We know how to defeat a crisis, even Corona. We know how to push through. We will be back. ?
This is not the most professional video as it features many clips that were taken with a phone. But those are your clips and we wanted to share them. Did you spot yourself or your friends?
Those clips that do look professional, however, were taken by Horsepaparazzi. Thank you very much! ?
Wir arbeiten hart. Wir schwitzen. Wir weinen. Wir machen Fehler, einmal, zweimal und probieren es doch immer wieder. Wir hinterfragen, aber zweifeln nie. Wir stehen in aller Herrgottsfrühe auf, ignorieren den Muskelkater und ziehen unser Showoutfit an, reiten los und gewinnen. Wir sind Europameister, Futurity Champions, Deutsche Meister und manchmal Sieger der Herzen. Wir als Reiter wissen, wie man mit Krisen umgeht, wie man aus ihnen gestärkt hervorgeht, auch Corona kann uns nichts anhaben. Wir sehen uns wieder. ?
Das ist nicht das professionellste Video, da auch viele Handyclips drin sind – aber das sind eure Momente und die wollen wir ja auch zeigen. Habt ihr euch schon entdeckt?
Alles, was aber sehr professionell aussieht, wurde von Horsepaparazzi aufgenommen – vielen Dank, dass wir diese schönen Momente nutzen dürfen!
In our series “Caring for Athletes”, we introduce several forms of therapy that can help our equine partners. This time, we have talked to Claudia Wichtmann who is not only a long-time AQHA competitor, but also a certified APM-therapist. APM stands for Acupuncture Massage according to Penzel. Claudia explains how this can be used for horses.
We continue our series “Introducing Designers” in a – nearly – alphabetical order. Meet Sonja Lam from The Netherlands who runs Bright Star Western Show Boutique:
One thing is for sure: Showing Paint Horses, grey horses or palominos is great – they usually make you stand out in the crowd. Another thing is for sure as well: Keeping those horses clean can be torture. No, we are not exaggerating in that case. In part one of our series “Horse Show Hacks” we asked competitors who show Paint Horses or grey horses for their advice on how to keep the horses clean and make them shine in the show pen.
Attending a clinic, driving to your trainer’s facility for some lessons or letting the trainer come to your barn – all of this is not possible at the moment given the current corona situation. But, every crisis has its positive sides, one of them being people starting to get creative: from virtual horse shows to online riding lessons, the internet has a lot to offer these days. We have talked to three trainers who offer online riding lessons.
Trying allround events with a Haflinger horse, a Gypsy Vanner … we have published some stories like this. But a pony? Shown by an 18-year-old? We have talked to Sina Bender, an accomplished EWU equestrian, who has won multiple medals at the German Open, about her German Riding Pony Nara, about the fear of being too tall, about the things she gets to hear when she shows up with her pony.
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!
Stefanie Dietrich was a successful rider – until one accident changed everything. Steffi, however, never gave up. Read her inspiring story here.
Dressage saddle pads, jumping bits, fetlock boots and much more in top quality — equipment for high class equine athletes. Lami-Cell has been one of the top sellers in the jumping and dressage industry for quite a while. However, the brand has been seen more and more in the Western allround industry for quite a while now — mainly because of its brand ambassadors and FEQHA European Champions Stefanie Bubenzer and Arne Kühn. The Belgian company is represented in Germany by Elisabeth Kamp and Stefan Kögel. The CEOs of Lami-Cell Germany have told us how the brand is currently established in Germany, how they started to collaborate with the famous dressage riders Jessica von Bredow-Werndl and Benjamin Werndl and whether Lami-Cell will be a sponsor at the big AQHA shows in Europa from now on. (non-sponsored ad)