Jenny Brandes did something not many people achieve: She has been named the APHA European Champion in Novice Amateur and Amateur Showmanship – with a 2-year-old! In our interview, she told us about her horse, what difference she sees between the European APHA and AQHA circuit and what annoys her at shows.
In our articles, we mainly focus on Quarter Horses, Paint Horses and Appaloosa – not only, because they are great breeds, but also because they make up the majority of horses shown in our sport. In Germany, however, there is an association that offers Western events for all sorts of breeds – and there, still, usually dominate the “classic” Western horses. If you can win with a different breed of horse, this horse must be really broke, willing to give its best – just like Fiona. This Gypsy Vanner Horse has been successfully shown in EWU classes by owner Ruth Böhm. We have talked to Ruth about her special mare and their career.
She has been riding since she was four years old, now she is thirteen and already successful at the big […]
She is only 13 years old, but answers like a grown-up, she is new to the VWB e.V. shows, but did them like a pro: Meet Golden Series Showmanship Reserve Champion Nicola Eger and her horse Suddenly Wise N Good. Nicola talked about her goals, role models and what she does not like about the industry. Interview includes her Showmanship run as well!
Better late than never: our interview with Golden Series Showmanship Champion Kateřina Baštová. Kate told us about her pattern, her goals and what her former horse A Cruise With Me is doing:
What is it like to come to one of the largest shows in Europe, the VWB Bavarian Championship? What is it like to be in Kreuth for the first time? Compete in the Ostbayernhalle? While some of us might vividly remember their first time in the big arena, others have never competed there. Maybe because they never got the chance, maybe because they were afraid. In order to diminish the fear of competing in Kreuth, we have talked to someone who has just recently shown there for the first time: