Change is just around the corner: After having organized AQHA and double-pointed AQHA shows for years now, the board of the Netherlands Quarter Horse Association (NQHA) is planning a new show that will be judged by four AQHA judged. The event is to take place from Mai 4th until 8th. And it’s supposed to be a highlight in everyone’s show schedule, the team is convinced.
Just like in the years before, we will list everyone who offers banding and braiding at European Western shows in 2022.
The horse show industry – while being a fun and exciting world on the one hand, it can turn into a quite intimidating field as well. Especially if you don’t know of those unwritten rules.
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.
A gift from us to you.
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Larissa and her fiancé. Picture by: buy-a-picture.de/Roberto Robaldo We all know what we strive most for when showing: looking like […]
Some do it like pros, while others get desperate everytime – finding the right make-up for the show. It should be elegant, highlight your best features, but not look like a mask. Maybe, some of you have a nice friend who does your make-up, but for all the other ladies out there getting desperate over their make-up: Don’t worry! There is hope! Lina Paßgang offers professional make-up at the Q18. Whoever gets their make-up done for 35 Euros, also contributes to our industry: Lina will donate 20 percent of her income to the DQHA Youth.
One does not simply give away their horse – every equestrian knows that. If anyone still does that, he or she is taking a high risk and their generosity should be valued. While it is more common at smaller shows or APHA shows in Europe to have your horse shown by another Novice Amateur or Youth kid, the people who are able to do this at the big AQHA shows are few. Livgreet Dietrich is one of the fortunate ones: She has shown SH Zipssweetpassion owned by the Georgi family this season.
Often, a role model is described as „someone you see on a regular basis and learn from“. However, in most case a role model is even more than that: Someone who is mentoring you in a way and changes the way you look at things. We have asked several people who their role model is – and got very different answers: