The Madden Method – Grooming

The Madden Method – Grooming

Follow this link below to get some expert "Super Groom" tips on grooming! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA4jVkIETKw&fbclid=IwAR1av3o3JDIkhWkpCkEaV8p3-lro-Vq0emKqgHrmwi2kMqueEuy4wBiS1pU

Walk: The Queen of Gaits

Walk: The Queen of Gaits

Colonel Christian Carde shares this classical approach to training the horse Within France’s rich equestrian tradition, the walk has always deserved to be called the “queen of gaits” because of the benefits that both horse and rider can derive from this gait. The...

6 Over 60

6 Over 60

As a birthday milestone looms on the horizon like a noose from a gnarled tree, I look around our world for inspiration. Is there life after 60 or should I waddle off to a world of sedentary observation? For most, the arc of riding skill descends as we begin to age,...

30 Tack Rooms That May Be Nicer Than Your House

30 Tack Rooms That May Be Nicer Than Your House

Tack rooms. It’s where we throw our piles of tack and stacked up saddle pads that need washing. There’s usually a barn cat or a corgi curled up by the window, and at least one pair of muddy boots by the door and a half-used tube of GastroGard sitting on a windowsill....

A Thrill Of A Big Class

A Thrill Of A Big Class

Tack rooms. It’s where we throw our piles of tack and stacked up saddle pads that need washing. There’s usually a barn cat or a corgi curled up by the window, and at least one pair of muddy boots by the door and a half-used tube of GastroGard sitting on a windowsill....

Decoding trainer-speak

Decoding trainer-speak

Caring for a horse in a big class at a horse show is an adrenaline rush. I live for it. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a class like the Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships (Kentucky) or indoors or the $500,000 grand prix in...

Nations Cup

Nations Cup

You won’t find Danny Ingratta passively watching the victory gallop when one of the horses in his care does well. Head groom to Canadian Olympian Amy Millar for the past nine years, Ingratta enjoys taking a “no holds barred” approach to his celebrations. “It is just...

Northern Hawke’s Bay Area Star Spotters Scholarship Recipient

Northern Hawke’s Bay Area Star Spotters Scholarship Recipient

New Zealand’s jumping team has finished sixth in the hotly-contested CSIO5* 1.6m Nations’ Cup at Gijon in Spain. Chef d’equipe Bruce Goodin got the team off to a perfect start aboard Backatorps Danny V notching a stunning clear as the first rider out for the Kiwis and...

Women Mentoring Women

Women Mentoring Women

It was a sun dappled, spring afternoon in Northern, Germany, an idyllic backdrop to the prize giving ceremony taking place at the Global Champions League (GCL) of Hamburg. For Jennifer Gates, the moment was extraordinary in more ways than one. Riding Capital Colnardo,...

How to Stop Chasing Perfection to Become a More Successful Rider

How to Stop Chasing Perfection to Become a More Successful Rider

In April of 2018, Martin Fuchs and his groom Sean Vard were faced with a decision. Fuchs’ top horse Clooney 51 was at a show in Italy, but on Wednesday morning, the gelding developed severe colic. There was no question that he needed veterinary attention, but they...

The Lengths That Ginny Thompson Has Gone for Her 5* Dream

The Lengths That Ginny Thompson Has Gone for Her 5* Dream

In this series, I’ve been digging deeper into the best ways to strategize our rides. When should we chase the clear - but maybe not so pretty - round, and when should we be aiming for a technically perfect trip? In the previous installment of this series, I explored...

Announcing our first Star Spotters Scholarship winner

Announcing our first Star Spotters Scholarship winner

How do you make the biggest decision of your life? When do you know that the moment is exactly right? What happens if you fail? New Zealand event rider Virginia “Ginny” Thompson has been through that agonizing thought process many times before. At the end of 2017, the...

Invitation to Compete at 2019 Australian Interschool Championships

Invitation to Compete at 2019 Australian Interschool Championships

Tack rooms. It’s where we throw our piles of tack and stacked up saddle pads that need washing. There’s usually a barn cat or a corgi curled up by the window, and at least one pair of muddy boots by the door and a half-used tube of GastroGard sitting on a windowsill....

Kiwis Fly at Olympic Qualifier

Kiwis Fly at Olympic Qualifier

Caring for a horse in a big class at a horse show is an adrenaline rush. I live for it. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a class like the Platinum Performance USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships (Kentucky) or indoors or the $500,000 grand prix in...

Good Grooming Tips from the Pros

Good Grooming Tips from the Pros

As a birthday milestone looms on the horizon like a noose from a gnarled tree, I look around our world for inspiration. Is there life after 60 or should I waddle off to a world of sedentary observation? For most, the arc of riding skill descends as we begin to age,...

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