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Everyones A Winner?

The short video below is the inspiration for this article. There are so many great aspects about working with horses. The sport teaches compassion, hard work, dealing with success and failure, and many other character building steps. Perhaps the most important aspect is the connection between horse and rider, an element that is unique to […]Read More »

Jewel - A Legendary Pony Retires

For the past decade, show jumping spectators in Western Canada have been watching a once in a lifetime pony in the local jumper rings. Born in 1995, standing 14 1/4hh, the Canadian Connemara pony Jewel (Bally’s Friar Tuck x Sea Me Two) has enjoyed a storied career with unprecedented success. From 2008 to 2016 the […]Read More »

Show Jumping Rio 2016 -The Future Of The Sport Arrives, And It Looks Great! Exclusive: An Interview With Olympic Course Designer Guilherme Jorge!

The Olympic Individual Show Jumping concluded last week in a thrilling and emotional event in Brazil, and fans worldwide watched as the sport took on a different look. It is fitting that 58-year-old Nick Skelton, one of the greatest riders of all time, capped a spectacular career in golden fashion. The scorecard looked dramatically different […]Read More »

Drugs In The Hunters – The Solution

There is a lot of recent discussion about the hunter divisions and the many problems surrounding the sport. This is a topic that has been debated since the 1970’s, when some of the top professionals recognized the problems and wished to preserve the industry they loved. Despite the efforts of many, show hunters have regressed […]Read More »

Rider Conduct and Expectations at Horse Shows

1. Arrive a minimum of 2 hours before your class is scheduled to start. Class schedules and times are posted the evening before on the show website. 2. Be dressed appropriately. If it is a show day, know the required apparel for your classes. For practice days; breeches, boots, collared shirt, if necessary a form […]Read More »

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