Judge’s First Impressions In The Show Ring

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

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: Fall Edition

With summer show season over and fall holidays coming up, we all need a little loosing up and maybe a little extra exercise now that we're not being tortured with sitting trots and stirrup-less lessons. It's time to give your mind and body a break before the winter show season kicks into gear, and what better ...

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Anti-Aging Skincare Secrets for Riders

Riding might give you super toned inner thighs and an enviable booty, but it's not exactly kind to the skin. Hours upon hours out in the blazing sun (check out our post on sun protection for riding HERE), wind, and cold (not to mention a good amount of bouncing around) doesn't do much to help ...

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Amateur Spotlight: Leslie Hazard

Our first amateur spotlight of October is Leslie Hazard, and we couldn't start this off without congratulating Leslie on her amazing showing at the GSDHJA 2017 Champ Show! This show was particularly special for Leslie, as Jasmin Stair Stables dedicated the show week to Leslie's longtime trainer and friend, the incomparable Nancy Reed, who's spirit ...

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Tips for Photographing Horses with Photographer & Pony Mom Erin Perryman

We all love our horses and probably have 3/4 of our iPhone memory devoted to photos and videos of our ponies. However, most of them probably aren't exactly frame worthy. So we asked professional photographer and mom to a very passionate pony rider, Erin Perryman, a few tips for discovering our inner artist when pointing the lens ...

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September Must Haves

Summer is drawing to a close, and it's time to ring in fall (it might be 90 degrees out still, but we're pretty ready for donning fall colors and switching our wine from rosé to reds). We've rounded up our top picks for September - we've got you covered with a gorgeous jacket in the ...

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Amateur Spotlight: Piper Klemm

Get to know Piper Klemm - an amateur rider, horse lover, newlywed, and owner of your favorite equine publication - The Plaid Horse. We chatted with Piper to find out how she balances work and horses, her go-to huntcoat, her top tips for battling show anxiety, where she gets her post-ride wine and show ring ...

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Protecting Your Skin for Equestrians

Let's face it: riders are out in the sun. A lot. Sure, we wear semi-ridiculous looking giant helmet visors, we cover our faces ringside like we're about to pull an Ocean's 11 heist, and we pack on mineral sunscreen powder ever 4 minutes just in case. Still - between lessons in the blazing sun, week long ...

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What To Eat On Early Show Mornings: Simple Summer Smoothie

Show weekends can be crazy....and too often we end up heading to the back gate with nothing but coffee and maybe a bite of a croissant. Think about it: every athlete out there eats to fuel their sport - riders are no different and equestrian athletes (yes, even if you're cantering around the green rider course, ...

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