GENERATION EQ: Memorize Your Courses with a Horse Show Husband’s “Jump Off

GENERATION EQ: Memorize Your Courses with a Horse Show Husband’s “Jump Off "App

by kristin thornton September 06, 2018

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. 

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The Hampton Classic: A Story of Resilience and Paying Forward

The Hampton Classic: A Story of Resilience and Paying Forward

by kristin thornton August 31, 2018

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.

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LABOR DAY PLANS?  HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT WITH A TECH FREE HOLIDAY

LABOR DAY PLANS? HOW YOU CAN BENEFIT WITH A TECH FREE HOLIDAY

by kristin thornton August 24, 2018

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. 

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Creating the Intersection between Fashion and Equestrian Photography: Heidi Niemala

Creating the Intersection between Fashion and Equestrian Photography: Heidi Niemala

by kristin thornton August 13, 2018

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.

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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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