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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"If You Have a Lemon, Make a Lemonade."

by kristin thornton May 02, 2018

HOW DO YOU CREATE YOUR LEMONADE RECIPES? 

"If You Have a Lemon, Make a Lemonade.” Is perhaps the most popular quote cited In Dale Carnegie’s self-help book published in 1948 titled, How to Stop Worrying and Start Living.

Some periods in our life are more trying than others. There are many ways to process the lemons we are given and it is especially important to realize the importance of the activities we enjoy, like riding, to add that needed spoonful of sugar.

 

 

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Ancestry.com, 23 & me and .... THE JOCKEY CLUB!

Ancestry.com, 23 & me and .... THE JOCKEY CLUB!

by kristin thornton April 25, 2018

DNA testing delivers a level of precision to ancestry, As the hunter/jumper industry strives to sustain the affordability and tradition of the sport in the U.S, it is important to utilize the historical and DNA records already in existence with a breed that once dominated both the hunter and jumper disciplines : The Thoroughbred. 

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4 LINKS FOR FRIDAY: MARCH 23

4 LINKS FOR FRIDAY: MARCH 23

by kristin thornton March 23, 2018

CLICK BELOW FOR DETAILS AND LINKS for the week including  LIVE STREAM (George Morris in Excellence), READ (Darby Bonomi, "Ready To Ride), ON-DEMAND (Behind the scenes clips at The Saut Hermès 2018 at the Grand Palais), MUST HAVE APP (Starbucks).

Salut!

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ENTREPRENEUR TO ADMIRE: Barbie Coleman of Urban Sundry Limited

ENTREPRENEUR TO ADMIRE: Barbie Coleman of Urban Sundry Limited

by kristin thornton March 14, 2018

An innovative retail concept, Urban Sundry Limited, was recently launched by Barbie Coleman, an entrepreneur that transferred the important skills she learned during her successful corporate career.  Her business model not only provides a  career she loves, but it also represents the sophistication of expertise becoming  more prevalent in the equestrian industry.  The following interview will not only resonate with many experienced entrepreneurs, but it also offers exceptional advice to individuals that are thinking of or that have already have launched their own businesses.

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4 LINKS FOR FRIDAY: MARCH 2

4 LINKS FOR FRIDAY: MARCH 2

by kristin thornton March 02, 2018

1) FOLLOW: Get Inspired with Tonya Johnston Mental Skills Coach feeds including Podcast, Instagram, Facebook  2) WATCH: On Demand: Deeridge Derby Week, Wellington, Florida  3) READ ONLINE:  The Plaid Horse Style Issue 4) BUY: "Trust Me, It's a Sport" T-Shirt by The Fit Equestrian...CLICK BELOW FOR FULL STORY & LINKS.

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