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During the 2014 World Equestrian Games, keep an eye out for the Para-Dressage competition. You’ll see horse-and-rider teams competing at the highest level of international dressage, just like in the standard dressage competition. But you’ll also see riders who are overcoming physical difficulties and impairments that might keep many people off any horse, let alone ride down the center line in Normandy during the most prestigious equestrian competition in the world.
Competitions in para-dressage began in Great Britain in the 1970s, as a response to the growing […]
Ready for something new with your horse?
Maybe it’s time to think outside of the traditional disciplines. These three new horse sports aren’t necessarily brand-new, but none of these disciplines fit into the classic English/Western molds most of us are accustomed to. And that’s precisely the appeal for many riders!
Horseball: We talked about Horseball on this site back in February — Horseball is a hot new sport in Europe, Mexico, and Canada, and will be part of the World Equestrian Games in Normandy this August. The sport involves a soccer ball with handles […]
If the Triple Crown season has you thinking about Thoroughbreds, you’re not alone!
Springtime Thoroughbred events are on the rise, led by the Retired Racehorse Project’s incredibly popular Thoroughbreds For All! event, which just celebrated its second year at the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day-Event.
More and more people are choosing retired racehorses to be their next riding companion. Are you considering adding an off-track Thoroughbred to your herd? Luckily, there is plenty of support out there for prospective Thoroughbred owners. You don’t have to worry about going it alone.
The aforementioned Retired […]
One of the most celebrated equestrian events in the world, the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event, is almost here!
Taking place April 24th to April 27th, 2014, this annual event at the Kentucky Horse Park brings the crème de la crème of the three-day eventing sport to the Bluegrass. Along with exhibitions, a trade fair, and world-class equestrian sport, Kentucky Horse Park http://kyhorsepark.com will also present the 2014 Kentucky Reining Cup, for two FEI competitions in one weekend.
This makes Rolex weekend a unique opportunity for equestrian enthusiasts to witness top horse […]
Get ready for equestrian excitement!
The 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games (WEG) http://www.fei.org/fei/events/fei-weg aren’t until August, but it’s time to plan the ultimate equestrian vacation now. That’s because tickets are already on sale — and 220,000 more tickets go on sale next month. That means more than half the passes available to WEG’s Normandy event will already be available by the beginning of March.
The 2014 WEG events include show jumping, dressage, eventing, driving, endurance, vaulting, reining, para-dressage, polo, and horse-ball. Wait… horse-ball […]
The 65th annual Del Mar National Horse Show is about to get underway in San Diego.
This is a huge event in the equine world and features three types of riding over the three weeks of the event: Western, Dressage, Hunter/Jumper.
The show debuted in 1946 with 350 riders competing for $20,000 in prizes. The show was part of the San Diego County Fair and so it remained until it outgrew the fairgrounds in 1979.
This year will see more than 3,000 horses competing for over $350,000 in winnings.
Del Mar has […]
The design of a stable can have a huge impact on your horse’s health.
Horses can injure themselves in ways you’d never think of while in what seems like the relative safety of their stalls. And you can actually injure yourself in a poorly designed barn and stable.
There are solutions.
How many times have you visualized your dream stable? Have you even drawn it? Discussed it with an architect? Many of our clients have. The process then becomes getting that dream onto paper so we can engineer and construct it for you.
If you have […]