Equestrian Quotes & Jokes

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Grier School: A True Equestrian Dynasty
When we think about dynastic teams dominating sport for extended periods of time, we almost never think about equestrians. There are a couple—four time US Olympian McLain Ward in the Grand Prix of The Devon Horse Show, which he won for the 12th time in 2022; Margie Engle has ten American Grand Prix Rider of the Year titles; and Captain Canada Ian Miller holds the record of most Olympic Games appearance by any athlete in any sport at 10 Olympics. And now we have Grier School.
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20 Over 20
Age is nothing but a number for these veteran ponies, all of whom have qualified for this year's Pony Finals. They are the wisest of them all. These older, seasoned show ponies have been in the ring for many years, carrying around the next generation of riders, building confidence, and still doing what they do best, even well into their twenties.
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The Pony Issue - August 2022
Mimi Maddock—Rounds Over Ribbons: The Road to Pony Finals With her best show season behind her, Mimi Maddock heads to Pony Finals. "I'll never forget" that conversation, Maddock's mother Lily tells The Plaid Horse. "We were immediately enamored" with the team, she adds. They moved to Heritage a week later.
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Samuel Parot and Captain Z Pick Up Win in $139,000 Earl Scruggs Music Festival Grand Prix CSI 3*
Mill Spring, NC – July 23, 2022 – Samuel Parot (CHI) and Captain Z conquered 33 entries to claim victory in Saturday’s $139,000 Earl Scruggs Music Festival Grand Prix CSI 3* at Tryon Resort. The duo jumped-off to a time of 39.55 seconds. Cinching second prize was Sean Jobin (CAN) and Darius, a 2008 Dutch Warmblood gelding (Warrant x Calvados) owned by Foxridge Farms Stables, with a time of 43.56 seconds.
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There Are Less Than 30 Days to Save an Equine Sanctuary—Here’s How You Can Help
Equestrian Spirits, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) Public Charity, has been a rescue sanctuary for animals, including many horses, since 2010. This life-saving organization is in danger of losing their farm due to financial setbacks stemming from the pandemic.
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Understanding the Role of Flexion Tests in a Pre-Purchase Exam
If you are a horse owner, you are probably familiar with flexion tests. Most pre-purchase and lameness exams involve a vet performing flexion tests on the horse. This type of test involves a veterinarian applying stress or pressure to various joints for a brief period of time and then immediately trotting the horse away. While the horse is trotting, the vet observes the effects of the flexion test on the horse’s gait and movement.
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The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Mariah Eisenbraun & Erica Swank
In 2020, a group of photographers came together to create the Equestrians of Color Photography Project, a weekly blog that promotes inclusion and amplifies the voices of equestrians of color ready to openly share their story with the community. Learn more at equestriansofcolor.com.
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Ask Andre: Are We Showing Too Much and Practicing Too Little?
Because what I’ve found is that we’ve become a little bit of a society where when we’re not showing, we’re not practicing. When you’re not showing, it is not the moment to disappear or to take your foot off the gas. If I go to big event, and I don’t receive the results I was looking for, I come home and have to reassess: Do I have the right horses? Is this the right program? Am I teaching the tools that are needed to get the results?
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Horse Show Food Guide: Kentucky Horse Shows
Horse show cuisine is an experience like no other. As many horse people know, every show grounds has trademark foods that are a must-try. We reached out to some of our readers to get their favorites from The Kentucky Horse Park. Whether you’re in Kentucky for the National Horse Show, Pony Finals, Derby Finals, Breyerfest, the Land Rover 3-Day Event or one of the many other events at the KHP each year, there are many delectable foods to choose from.
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Tarzan Swings Ella Hoffman into Inaugural Special Olympics NY Summer Series Championship
“I won my first championship and…on my first polo pony!” exclaimed Ella Hoffman of Loudonville, NY, earning the inaugural Special Olympics New York (SONY) Summer Series championship under the discerning eye of judge and Amateur Owner Hunter Hall of Famer, Ellen Toon of South Salem, NY, at the Saratoga WIB (Women In Business) Spectacular. “Plus no braids at the end of the show to take out!”
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Tips From the Top: “Stay Calm” is the Bottom Line for Denise Moriarty, Kent Farrington’s Groom
As the long-time groom for US Olympic show jumper Kent Farrington, Denise Moriarty has been thriving at the highest level of the sport for several years. The tips and tricks she’s learned, though, are applicable at every level of equestrian competition. And even for those of us who don’t compete but appreciate solid horse sense when caring for our horses traveling to and visiting new environments.
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Conor Swail Slices to $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix Win
Mill Spring, NC – July 17, 2022 – Conor Swail (Wellington, FL) and Errol claimed the win in Sunday’s $25,000 Tryon Resort Grand Prix, stopping the jump-off timers at 31.977 seconds. Darragh Kerins (Wellington, FL) and Ringwood Zebo scored reserve honors on a time of 32.3 seconds, with the 2009 Irish Sport Horse gelding (Califax x Ringwood Audacity), owned by NRG Farm LLC.
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Show-Stopping Sunday for Samantha Schaefer at Traverse City
No day in a professional equestrian’s life is boring, but Samantha Schaefer had a particularly exciting few hours as she bounced between the grand prix and the $10,000 Traverse City Pro Hunter Derby, presented by The Ingram Family. After her first round on her grand prix mount, she returned to the Main Hunter Ring, sitting in second place aboard Madeline Schaefer’s In The Know, and eventually captured the win during World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) week.
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Trainer Takes: What is Catch Riding?
Catch riding is a regular activity within the horse industry, but for someone new to the sport, it’s a phrase that doesn’t quite translate directly. Even for veterans of the sport, the exact definition can be hard to articulate. So, we asked a few seasoned trainers to define the term. Here are their takes: “To me, catch riding is picking up extra rides at the horse show that are not your regular rides you have at home,” says Sarah Haas of Swept Away Farm.
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Jump Clear Fantasy
It's time to jump in! Like show jumping, Jump Clear Fantasy is a game of strategy and skill with real cash winnings on the line. The game is simple: pick clear rounds, pick podium finishers and win cash prizes. This weekend, get into the action for FREE from anywhere in North America. For those in a licensed state, compete for cash prizes. Click the link to download now!