FOUR FOR FRIDAY: AUG. 10, VOLUME 15

FOUR FOR FRIDAY: AUG. 10, VOLUME 15

by kristin thornton August 10, 2018

FAVORITE LINKS FOR THIS WEEK

1) READ FREE ONLINE: Hunters: Show Ring Fixes /Practical Horseman Magazine by Keri Kampsen  2) RECIPE/ Paleo and Vegan Tropical Acai Bowl for Two  3) WATCH: USEF Pony Finals, Aug 7-12/ USEF Network/ FREE livestream and playbacks 4) HOME: New Forest Lambs wool Pillow Cover, Fossi,MWilliams-Sonoma Home (On sale!)

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FOUR FOR FRIDAY: AUG 4, VOLUME 14

FOUR FOR FRIDAY: AUG 4, VOLUME 14

by IMA Design Consulting Collaborator August 03, 2018

FAVORITE LINKS FOR THIS WEEK
1. Erin Martin Design /  2. Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships /  3. Le Fash & Kaval long sleeve Paulo Alto with polka dots / 4. The Art of Being Gochmans : EQ Living
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HUMIDITY AND THE EQUESTRIAN ATHLETE

HUMIDITY AND THE EQUESTRIAN ATHLETE

by kristin thornton July 28, 2018

Weather is monitored when planning for destination horse shows, but do you look beyond temperature to relative humidity? Humidity, specifically in conjunction with heat, can limit our bodies ability to regulate temperature  There are steps you can take to assist in this process including clothing choices and hydration.  This topic is on the forefront or importance as many competitors and spectators plan for prestigious finals in August including the USEF Pony Finals, the USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship and the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship. While weather may always vary, including Kentucky in August, it is important to become educated on factors that may assist you in optimizing your performance. #equestriansareathletes

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SOLOSHOT EQUESTRIAN

SOLOSHOT: CREATING "YOUR VIDEO" FOR "YOUR VILLAGE"

by kristin thornton July 21, 2018

The ancient proverb “it takes a village” to raise a child (i.e. the community) is now a popular phrase used to attribute credit to all individuals and tools that assist in accomplishing a specific goal. Today’s success in equestrian sport requires not only the competitor and their horse, but also a team of experts including, but not limited to, coaches/trainers, sports psychologists, personal trainers and equine maintenance specialists. The use of robotic video is a powerful tool in aligning the objectives of all stakeholders towards an equestrian's goals.

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"TRUST ME, IT'S A SPORT": THE FIT EQUESTRIAN, llc

by kristin thornton July 09, 2018

Founded by Lauren Mahr, The Fit Equestrian strives to help riders unleash their full potential in the saddle using exercise and a healthy lifestyle. Many riders neglect their fitness due to a lack of time or simply the misconception that it isn't necessary for riders to cross-train. The Fit Equestrian serves to provide equestrians of all ages and disciplines with exercise programs and nutrition information tailored specifically for riders that are simple and effective. 

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ADDENDUM TO THE ROLE MODEL RINGSIDE: Dr. Piper Klemm, PhD, ON PONIES, PUBLISHING her PhD

ADDENDUM TO THE ROLE MODEL RINGSIDE: Dr. Piper Klemm, PhD, ON PONIES, PUBLISHING her PhD

by kristin thornton June 30, 2018

For those of us who have grown up around horses or who have children that choose to be involved in equestrian sport, we understand the importance of positive mentors in this niche world. These influencers come from all walks of life and share a common bond of respect for the horse. These indiviudals teach, sculpt and set an example for youth as to how to live a fulfilled life. Read below about Dr. Piper Klemm, PhD: publisher of The Plaid Horse, pony business entrepreneur, accomplished scientist and most importantly, mentor to our youth.

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The "handlebar" analogy: It’s like riding a bike… but not how you think.

by kristin thornton June 24, 2018

I have been consciously focusing on a concept explained to me a few years ago by a renowned dressage judge and trainer when she was ventured from the dressage court to our outdoor arena in “hunter land.” She told me to think, “ride with your horse equally between your hands- just like the handle bars of a bike.” It was a total aha moment.  

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MODERN ARTISAN: Fine Artist Donna Bernstein Discusses Introducing Her Work to International Show Jumping Spectators

MODERN ARTISAN: Fine Artist Donna Bernstein Discusses Introducing Her Work to International Show Jumping Spectators

by kristin thornton June 19, 2018

Street to Stable® first published the story of fine artist, Donna Bernstein, exactly one year ago. Her signature style features the energy of horses coupled with their gestural and anatomical accuracy.  

Ms. Bernstein has traditionally reserved showing her pieces in galleries and their corresponding shows and exhibitions.  This past April she enthusiastically navigated the logistics of shipping her large canvases and introduced several pieces directly to the international show jumping world at the inaugural Longines Masters of New York.

Below you will find a compilation of our interview from last year sharing Ms. Bernstein's artistic process and extensive background along with her recent impressions of attending her first international show jumping competition as both a spectator and featured exhibition. 

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ENTREPRENUER TO ADMIRE: ERIN GILMORE OF ERIN GILMORE EQUINE PHOTOGRAPHY

ENTREPRENUER TO ADMIRE: ERIN GILMORE OF ERIN GILMORE EQUINE PHOTOGRAPHY

by kristin thornton June 13, 2018

For almost a decade, Erin Gilmore has been employed by various startup outlets to help grow their reach, depth, and credibility as news sources in the hunter/jumper world. Her roles have included, but are not limited to, editor, writer, reporter, and workflow manager. Her career has taken her to a dozen countries to cover elite events and visit some of the most prestigious farms connected to equestrian sport.  During this time, she also became well known for her work behind the lens for the photos she captured that were published both in print and online.

At the end of last year, Erin made the brave decision to use her "toolbox" of finely honed skills developed over many years to create her own business, Erin Gilmore Photography.  Whether you are fascinated by the transition from employee to entrepreneur, the art of equine photography, or becoming a client and booking a portrait session, this is a story about an authentic equestrian that will captivate you. 

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LONGINES

LONGINES "CONQUEST JUMPING" WATCH- function, elegance and history

by kristin thornton June 07, 2018

Street to Stable®is a community that is connected by an appreciation for the equestrian way of life. We are dedicated to sustaining and preserving the artisans, educators, entrepreneurs and artifacts that have a singular bond, the love of the horse.  Longines fits this criteria exactly.

Many enthusiasts of the sport of show jumping are aware of Longines because of its strong presence at the world's most elite competitions as both title sponsor and exclusive time keeper.  We would like to impress to our community that Longines is over 180 years old and timed its first show jumping event in 1912.  The company's innovation through timekeeping products is integral to our sport's history.

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GenEQ: Life Happens (a series)

GenEQ: Life Happens (a series)

by kristin thornton May 22, 2018

con·stant
ˈkänstənt
noun 1. a situation or state of affairs that does not change.
Through good times and bad, horses are the constant that bring us joy and soothe our souls.  The last few weeks has been a reminder of the happiness horses have delivered to me throughout my life as I currently experience a time of anxiety and change. How have horses been your "constant?"

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Reclaiming the Joy in Riding with Darby Furth Bonomi

Reclaiming the Joy in Riding with Darby Furth Bonomi

by kristin thornton May 10, 2018

Darby Furth Bonomi PhD is a truly an entrepreneur to admire. Due to her personal journey as a successful junior, experience as a competing amateur, while simultaneously crossing into her role as a horse show mother, and her extensive experience in various roles the field of psychology, Darby Furth Bonomi possesses the skill set needed to address a wide breadth of assistance to clients involved in equestrian sport. From an amateur questioning how to find the joy in riding and/or showing again, a rider wanting to improve specific performance goals, or parents needing assistance in navigating the intricacies of the complex horse show world, Dr. Bonomi is a natural choice to meet your unique individual goals.

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