With a morning of show jumping and an afternoon of cross-country from Training to Intermediate – there was plenty of action and education on the Instructors’ Certification Program (ICP) jump day. Every single group was started with a line – whether poles or cross-country jumps.
Typically at the end of a lunge session, when the horse has settled, is an ideal time to introduce the surcingle or saddle in the middle of the round pen. The pressure of the girth and something tied around his body is what causes a horse to react.
“Tick tack, tick tack, this is the music of the trot.” Horses danced to music in the sandbox as they learned new methods of dressage training and movements from top French eventer, Maxime Livio. Livio brought a French twist to Florida for the first day of the USEA Instructors' Certification Program (ICP) Educational Symposium. Hosted at The Grand Oaks Resort, attendees sat under the shade with the backdrop of vibrant green grass, palm trees, and horse drawn carriages, all while listening to Livio share his expertise on dressage.
Horses aren’t born broke and ready to ride – as much as we wish they were! There are two critical steps in the process of getting your future event horse ready for his career: backing and breaking.
In 2013, after taking a 10-year break from riding after college, I knew it was time to get back into eventing again. With the help of a friend, I found a horse off Craigslist that fit what I was looking for perfectly: a black 14-year-old registered American Warmblood mare named Clos du Bois, or "Chloe" for short.
Show Jumping Course Designer Richard Jeffery will be offering a Show Jumping Seminar on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 at the Carolina Horse Park in Raeford, North Carolina, prior to the start of the Carolina International CCI & Horse Trials.
The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) announced that they will be closely monitoring all horse-and-rider combinations competing at the four- and five-star level to ensure that they are adhering to the rules regarding rest periods between competitions in the lead-up to the Olympic Games next year.
When Event Clinics caught up with Schramm Equestrian, Dom and Jimmie were coming off a weekend of successful competition at Ocala Winter I Horse Trials with a string of horses. The duo were en route to the airport where Dom would catch a redeye to Denver to teach a clinic.
Please be advised that the selection procedures have been approved and posted for the 2019 North American Youth Championships for eventing. The application is now available and the application deadline is March 1, 2019.