This weekend marks the pinnacle of the indoor equitation season as one qualifier's name will be added to the illustrious list inclusive of decades of previous winners of the Alfred B. Maclay Championship. Awarded on horsemanship, today's competitor requires technical skill and physical fitness to perform as an elite athlete.
Fitness has become integral for riders of all ages and aspirations to best practice the proper equitation associated with American Hunter System of Forward Riding. Read why fitness is important to athletic performance and how you can improve your skills by cross-training using The Fit Equestrian's "EQUITATION BOOTCAMP PROGRAM."
Created by two former elite international equestrian vaulting athletes, Ali & Mari, Mind.Body.Vault is a health and wellness company that specializes in assisting equestrians of all disciplines add yoga, fitness and nutrition practices to achieve their goals. Learn how these two athletes quickly built a respected business that includes featured tutorials on both the US Equestrian and FEI websites.
CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFO. ABOUT MIND.BODY.VAULT AND HOW THESE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS ARE STRIVING TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH & WELLNESS OF ALL EQUESTRIANS.
Our sport is expensive and many riders, specifically amateurs, carry around guilt about the money we are spending. How do we define the meaning of our riding and the costs associated to find the true value of horses in our lives?
CLICK BELOW FOR PROFESSIONAL AND PRACTICAL INSIGHT AND SOLUTIONS PROVIDED BY DARBY BONOMI, PhD:
Do not underestimate the result when the entrepreneurial spirit and work ethic of a young horse woman are combined with a mother that encourages her daughter to "dream big."
Founded in 2016, TKEQ is a result of founder Kaelyn Kennedy searching for a creative solution to both work and gain experience towards applying to universities for business school and also finishing her junior riding career.
Today, the TKEQ label is well known for its positive and fun messaging, quality, & appeal to equestrians of all ages.
CLICK BELOW TO READ ABOUT (NOW) COLLEGE STUDENT KAELYN KENNEDY AND HER BREAK-OUT BRAND, TKEQ:
Necessity is often the catalyst for innovation, but what inspires individuals to actually create a solution and become an entrepreneur? Meet Teal Shoop, an equestrian that recognized an effective natural leather care line would benefit both equestrians and their horses and turned a vision into a business that is quickly gaining popularity by horsemen of all disciplines.
CLICK BELOW TO READ THE ENTIRE STORY BEHIND STERLING ESSENTIALS:
GENERATION EQ: Memorizing Horse Show Courses
Looking for an effective learning tool to memorize and store your horse show courses using your smart phone? One horse show husband recognized the need by watching his wife and other competitors.
CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING HOW TO DOWNLOAD:
One of our the United State's most prestigious horse shows, the origins of this event began in the early 1900's and is a story of resilience and re-birth and ultimately paying forward. This year, the Hampton Classic officially celebrates its 43rd year, culminating with the $300,000 Hampton Classic Grand Prix CSI**** on Sunday afternoon, September 2.
CLICK BELOW TO READ ENTIRE STORY AND GATHER LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION, INCLUDING FREE FREE LIVE STREAM.
Making plans for Labor Day Weekend? You can have the benefits of a holiday even if you are staying home by going technology free for a few hours, a day or even the entire weekend. Your wellness may increase due to a reduction in stress & anxiety, the increased ability to "be present", better sleep, and quality social interaction with friends and/or loved ones.
Click below to read more about this research and my own personal experience after five days of being technology free at Pistol Creek Ranch.
An accomplished professional photographer in the fashion and beauty industry, Heidi Niemala's portfolio of work has been featured by esteemed outlets spanning from Vogue to Neiman Marcus. In collaboration with other creative visionaries, she is using her extensive industry experience and admiration of horses to create a noteworthy intersection between both the fashion and equestrian worlds.
TO READ FULL STORY, CLICK BELOW:
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!)
FOR COMPLETE DETAILS AND LINKS, CLICK BELOW:
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
Street to Stable®
Receive information about the equestrian way of life including stories, contests, product releases & more.