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Judge’s First Impressions In The Show Ring

Monday, January 8, 2018

The performance starts when you enter the ring! First impressions are extremely important. We have about two and a half minutes to decide where you fit in our "forced rankings" compared to your competitors .  When you come into the ring show us the best  of you and your horse. If you're using an opening circle ...

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Amateur Spotlight: Stephanie Wilbur

Monday, November 13, 2017

It's the best time of the month again - Amatuer Spotlight time! Today we're highlighting one of our favorite Adult Amateurs on the GSDHJA circuit in San Diego. Stephanie Wilbur and her stunning show partner Winston ISF took the circuit by storm this year, and she's even been known to be seen around town toting ...

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Yoga for Equestrians

Monday, July 31, 2017

Ignore those people who say 'riding isn't a sport'; we all know that riding is a serious workout. Whether you're riding in the low AA hunters or the 1.20 jumpers, having strength and flexibility seriously ups your game in the saddle. Core strength, hip flexibility, back and should strength, and strong lower legs all contribute to riding ...

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Remembering Courses: Tips From A Trainer

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Do you panic about learning your jumper course or medal round, or even your hunter rounds? When your heart is racing and points are on the line, it can be tough even to remember a good ol' side-diagonal-side, not to mention trickier elements like jump offs, trot fences, and work offs. Here are a few tips, ...

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Barn to Boardroom: Amateur Riders Balancing Work & Riding

Monday, July 24, 2017

Showing takes a lot of dedication, practice, and toughness. From hours in the saddle practicing course after grid after pole, to financial contributions, to long show days - the ladies (and gents) who ride on the county and 'A' circuits are fully invested in their passion. Even when it's not show season, ammys know that ...

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