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.
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.
Celebrating your birthday in times of corona is probably not what most people who were born in April imagined when they thought about their next birthday party – needless to say they are quite unlucky. For one girl, however, this birthday is going to be a very special one, because Zoe Brey is getting a very special birthday present.
This is the next part of our series #stallionsunday in which we introduce several European allround stallions. The one that we wanted to know a little more about this time is a stallion that has been living in Europe for only a few weeks: Chocolate After Dark. Rikke Benjaminsen and Bernhard Schießl who run RB Showhorse purchased the stallion from Max and Mari Guerri. Chocolate After Dark is by Chips Hot Chocolate out of Invite Me After Dark. Rikke shared some more information about this seven-year-old AQHA stallion.
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.
It is a question that people – especially horse-addicted mothers – ask on Facebook a lot: “Where do you get show clothing for your kids? Do get something custom made or are you a DIY queen?” We have gathered advice from designers and mothers and interviewed Nadine Aberle who has recently founded a store for children’s show clothing.
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.
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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.
INTRODUCING DESIGNERS – PART I – AK showclothing
Meet four young ladies from Denmark who decided to turn their passion into a business and find out what part The Showlife played in their story. Freja Olsen, Siri Marie Rasmussen, Freja Balslev Segelund and Michele Schønwald told us about the way they work together, their style and what the future might hold.