All Blog Posts Tagged 'hunter/jumper' (34)

The Warrenton Horse Show Becomes a 115-Year-Old Tradition This Year

The horse world was vastly different in the early 20th century. Warrenton, Virginia was famous for breeding and show hunters, and equine enthusiasts traveled to the area for the quality horses that were bred and trained.

In 1899, Warrenton horsemen Julian Kieth and Charlie Smith decided to hold a Warrenton horse show. They…

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Added by Classic Equine Equipment on August 4, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

A day of firsts!

This summer, I am working as my coaches working student. This Friday I went to a show to help out and possibly school my friends pony before she went into the large pony division on the a circuit. They went out for their medal round and there was an in and out we knew would be a problem. It was a birch two stride line. She refused the first jump and then got over it the second time. After getting over the first jump she didn't want to do the second, and got another refusal and got… Continue

Added by Paige West on June 9, 2013 at 10:25am — 2 Comments

Kelly Champion won the $10,000 North American League Adult Hunter Finals

Kelly Champion of Washington, NJ rode her horse All In to victory in the $10,000 North American League (NAL) Adult Hunter Finals at the 66th annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show.    

 

The win was bittersweet for Champion, who was on tap to show at the Capital Challenge two weeks ago, but was unable to compete because her husband, Tony, suddenly fell ill and was rushed to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a…

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Added by North American League on November 10, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments

Elizabeth Adelson won in the East Coast $10,000 North American League Children’s Hunter Finals

Double Down gave Elizabeth Adelson of Tulsa, OK a belated birthday present with a win in the $10,000 North American League (NAL) Children’s Hunter Finals at the 66th annual Pennsylvania National Horse Show.  Adelson just turned 14 last week and she had even more reason to celebrate in Harrisburg after receiving a score of 90 points in the first round of competition, the highest of the 29 qualifiers in the class.

 

“The…

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Added by North American League on November 10, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments

The Hampton Classic Horse Show Returns For 36th Year

The Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, August 28 – September 4, for its 36th year of bringing world-class equestrian competition, shopping and entertainment to the eastern end of Long Island. The horse show's scope, however, extends far beyond the Hamptons, attracting masses of spectators, socialites and celebrity riders from across the world, who turn out to see and be seen at this iconic end-of-summer event.   

 

The Hampton Classic features 6…

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Added by Hampton Classic Horse Show on August 17, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

Don't Miss Opening Day of the 36th Annual Hampton Classic Horse Show

The 36th annual Hampton Classic Horse Show returns to Bridgehampton, NY, with an exciting schedule of events planned for Opening Day on Sunday, August 28.

 

The Hampton Classic, which takes place August 28 – September 4, is one of the most prestigious horse shows in the nation and features competitors at every level from young children in leadline to Olympic veterans in the Classic’s feature event, the $250,000 FTI Grand Prix and FEI World Cup…

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Added by Hampton Classic Horse Show on August 17, 2011 at 9:08am — No Comments

Best Show Day Ever!



 

As you can tell by the superlatives in the title, I'm about to go overboard.  Much gushing about the Sainted Bay Mare will follow, so here's your warning to either pull on your waders or abandon ship now!



Last Saturday we showed at the Sussex County Farm and Horse Show in the…

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Added by Me & My Big Girl on August 16, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

First Sleep Away Show Ever: Reflections on Day 4

It's actually Sunday morning, the last day of the show, and I'm writing this while the kiddo is happily singing in the shower. The joy in her voice as she belts out whatever lyrics come to mind is the reason we did this whole away show thing. Ridiculously expensive as it it is, it's a chance for Mom and kiddo to live… Continue

Added by Me & My Big Girl on July 24, 2011 at 8:31am — No Comments

Draw Reins for Jumping??????

I read something this week that totally mazed my mind.  Since I am unable to even think about anything else I guess I will write about it. 

 

On Barbara Ellin Fox's US Horsemanship blog she has a posting on the modern misuse of draw reins (the web address is at the end.)  As a general rule I do not like draw reins, I know that, in experienced well trained hands, they can be an extremely…

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Added by Jackie Cochran on June 26, 2011 at 2:05pm — 1 Comment

Near Loss of the Trakehner

We all recognize the Trakehner as a world class horse. They have excelled in the hunter/jumper and dressage ring as well in various other equestrian pursuits and made numerous appearances at the Olympics for years. They have also played influence in developing more modern types of warmbloods such as Canadian and American warmbloods. So it’s hard to believe such an elegant and versatile breed was nearly lost during World War II.



Trakehners were first bred and developed in…

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Added by The HorseLady Blog on March 9, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Jump Canada Announces 2011 Talent Squad / Saut d'obstacles Canada annonce la composition du Talent Squad de 2011

Ottawa, ON — Jump Canada is pleased to announce the members of the 2011 Jump Canada Talent Squad.  During the 2010 season, 13 Talent Squad qualifying competitions were held in the Eastern Division while 10 qualifying competitions comprised the Western Division.  The top five riders from each division form the 2011 Jump Canada Talent Squad.

 

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Added by Equine Canada on December 17, 2010 at 3:30pm — No Comments

SARAH WARD WINS $2,000 A/O HANDY HUNTERS AGAINST BEST RIDERS IN COUTNRY WITH TORN ACL & MENISCUS WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW Washington, DC, October 2010 -- Despite riding with a torn ACL a…

SARAH WARD WINS $2,000 A/O HANDY HUNTERS AGAINST BEST RIDERS IN COUTNRY WITH TORN ACL & MENISCUS WASHINGTON INTERNATIONAL HORSE SHOW





Washington, DC, October 2010 -- Despite riding with a torn ACL and meniscus and year-long effort to earn a place to compete at the 52nd annual Washington International Horse Show in DC, the payoff was…

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Added by Sydney Masters on November 3, 2010 at 10:05am — No Comments

40 Tips for the Competitor from Lynn Palm

40 Tips for the Competitor from Lynn Palm



Show Smart

1. It is your responsibility as a horse owner and competitor to bring out the best in your horse.

2. Always show in disciplines in which you and your horse are prepared to perform required maneuvers confidently.

3. Familiarize yourself with the show grounds when you get there. Know where the office,…

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Added by Nicole Salo on October 27, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Building Confidence with Free Jumping

Building Confidence with Free Jumping



Have you ever heard someone say “that was a long spot” or “you really chipped in there?”

Learning to jump takes patience and time, for both you and your horse. Allowing your horse the time to build confidence over fences will ensure he’ll trust you to jump any fence, from any distance, and most importantly, he’ll want to jump for you.



When your horse wants to jump for you,… Continue

Added by Lindsey Forkun on April 25, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Best of William Micklem - 13 - NAMING AND SHAMING

 

 

 

Marengo with Napoleon

 

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Added by William Micklem on March 26, 2010 at 4:00am — 8 Comments

William Micklem praises a RACING CERTAINTY

 

 

Bert de Nemethy

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Added by William Micklem on March 19, 2010 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

Supple, Balanced Seat + Dissipation of Force

The rider, to ride well must be supple; the body must be filled with shock absorbers at every joint to allow the movement of the horse to go through the legs and up the rider's spine without getting stopped anywhere. For the dressage or western rider the ankles, hips and shoulders must be relaxed, moveable, and independent of the movement of the torso.



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Added by Sit_the_Trot on January 14, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Equestrian Cross-Training. Taken from WCAX TV

Equestrian Cross-Training



Some young equestrians hit the riding ring Sunday morning for a rare opportunity with an Olympic-caliber rider, who also happens to be a Vermont native. But they weren't learning about the technicalities of jumping in the often tense-filled horse ring, they were learning about moving to the music.



It is crunch time for Geoffrey Hesslink and… Continue

Added by Ruth Hogan Poulsen on September 7, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

What to do when problems crop up: Part 2

Under saddle, disobedience from the horse can be caused by a number of factors, not necessarily just unwillingness to work. Here are a few points to consider:



Reward

The reason why horses are easy to train is because if you do things consistently they will pick it up; they are creatures of habit.



I am a great believer in giving a horse a pat as a reward for good work. However which method you use to praise your horse is not important, it is the consistency of… Continue

Added by Tim Stockdale on May 29, 2009 at 10:42am — No Comments

Beautiful weather for a great week of showing in Palgrave Ontario

What a great week it was at Palgrave. Beautiful weather, great jumping and lots of wonderful horses. Chris course designed 2 hunter rings all week. The show ran so well that the over 150 trips in each ring ended by 4 pm every day. Today he set a very interesting and challenging Equine Canada Medal for the 3'6" junior riders. Over 25 took part and many mastered the subtle tests he built into the track. We are… Continue

Added by Evie Frisque on May 24, 2009 at 7:30pm — 2 Comments

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