"The Run for A Million" - trending on the web

by kristin thornton September 10, 2019

The first million dollar purse in the sport of reining was recently awarded with much suspense as Paramount Network documented the intense journey of eight of the twelve competitors leading up to the inaugural event.  The six episode series titled "The Last Cowboy" has catapulted the awareness of reining and the influence of Western culture in equestrian sport to an expansive audience. CLICK BELOW TO CONTINUE.

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4 LINKS FOR FRIDAY

4 LINKS FOR FRIDAY

by kristin thornton August 22, 2019

A recent transplant to Phoenix, I now understand the meaning of HOT temperatures and health. Hydration and nutrition require more thought in extreme weather.  Below are the staples I purchase online for use in the summer before, during and after riding.  

 

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No comparison: Forge your own path to success

No comparison: Forge your own path to success

by Darby Bonomi, PhD August 15, 2019

Not going anywhere but ‘round and ‘round the arena?

Are you aimlessly participating in lessons with no real plan?

Let me give you a hand.

Here’s the key: you still need an objective or you’re not giving yourself a chance.

 

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Hermès: Conversations in movement

Hermès: Conversations in movement

by kristin thornton July 25, 2019

Whether established champions or young hopefuls, Hermès’ partner riders share a love of the sport and the horse that is so dear to the house. Lightness, generosity, humility and determination – Hermès riders share their philosophy of horsemanship.

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Coupling Bespoke Craftsmanship With Technical Innovation for Equestrian Sport:  Fashion Designer Annette Wallander

Coupling Bespoke Craftsmanship With Technical Innovation for Equestrian Sport: Fashion Designer Annette Wallander

by kristin thornton July 22, 2019

Upon leaving a career in the fashion industry, Annette Wallander founded her own equestrian lifestyle fashion design company.  Today, her breadth of products has expanded to include women's equestrian influenced easily wearable street styles, bespoke show coats and shadbellies, and most recently the semi-custom Annette Wallender Equestrian (AWE) line of coats created in collaboration with Somerset Equestrian Trading and Boy-O-Boy Bridleworks.

Learn how Susan's professional career, from learning best practices within major retail organizations to creating bespoke pieces under her own label, has influenced the creation of the Annette Wallander Equestrian (AWE) semi-custom line. The innovative technology and details in craftsmanship distinctly differentiate AWE coats in the equestrian marketplace

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Four Links for Friday

Four Links for Friday

by kristin thornton July 05, 2019


  • What is the best almond butter for summer smoothies, snacks or morning toast? Stock your pantry with Epicurious.com's choice for the best unsalted, unsweetened Almond Butter.
  •  Add  a touch of sophisticated equestrian decor with the unique textures of HELKATATDESIGN's printed mink cotton linen cushion.
  • Follow @KatherineGirlWorld on Instagram for a chic curation of the diversity of the street and stable lifestyle from the perspective of the founder of Katherine Cosmetics.
  • “Happy Birthday Queen E, Best Fashion Moments.” Pure confidence and decorum on horseback.

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4 Links For Friday

4 Links For Friday

by kristin thornton June 21, 2019

  • DIY Lemon-Ginger Electrolyte Drink . Delicious.  
  • Appreciating the elegance of Grace Kelley shared by Menlo Charity Horse Show (Aug 6-11, Atherton, California) on Facebook  
  • The best “sport” sunscreens in 2019.  
  • How to Choose the Best Horseback Riding Vacation. Culture, Cuisine and/or Skill….hmmmm…. Vineyards and Beaches of Bordeaux?!?

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Envy at the Barn? Say No to Negativity.

Envy at the Barn? Say No to Negativity.

by Darby Bonomi, PhD June 15, 2019

I get a lot of suggestions for articles; one of the topics that comes up most frequently is envy among fellow riders and the discomfort it creates at the barn.

How do we protect ourselves from others’ envy and unkindness—and, even more importantly, how to we keep ourselves from falling into the trap of feeling envious?  

Click below for tips to alleviate the influence of envy that may be surrounding you. 

 

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4 Links for Friday

4 Links for Friday

by kristin thornton June 06, 2019

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4 Links for Friday

4 Links for Friday

by kristin thornton May 31, 2019

  • Devon Horse Show & Country Fair lead-line class
  • Cauliflower rice 
  • Equestrian decor in your home
  • Safe-Sport & Anne Kursinski

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Had a bad fall?  Bounce back with gusto!

Had a bad fall? Bounce back with gusto!

by Darby Bonomi, PhD May 14, 2019

Have you fallen off your horse and hurt yourself? Did you sustain injuries not only to your body but also to your psyche?  In our career as equestrians, most of us will experience a nasty fall or two. 

What’s the key to optimal emotional recovery for you? There is no magic, but if you treat yourself as well as you would your horse, you’ll be on the right track.  

Click below for steps to get you started.

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How THE FIT EQUESTRIAN Helped Me Look Forward to Grocery Shopping, Again.

How THE FIT EQUESTRIAN Helped Me Look Forward to Grocery Shopping, Again.

by kristin thornton May 09, 2019

The Fit Equestrian Grocery Guide was recently published to help each of us adhere to a healthy and balanced diet starting with the fundamentals of how to create a well thought out assortment in your pantry and refrigerator/freezer.  The guide addresses staples, sample meal plans, building a grocery list, recipes, weekly meal preparation and more.

For quite some time, I have been in a recipe rut. While this grocery guide is a helpful tool for meal planning, it served as an inspiration to entice me to look forward to spending time in the kitchen again. Click below for a few of my favorite takeaways. 

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