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Boyd Martin First to Ride in London 2012 Equestrian Events

Boyd Martin First to Ride in London 2012 Equestrian Events

It’s been a long wait, and the tension has been building steadily all week, but Greenwich Park will burst into action tomorrow morning when eventing gets the London 2012 Olympic equestrian events underway with the US's...
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Hamilton's Newest Charges Include Animal Cruelty

SAU to Award Scholarship in Memory of Credit Card

Through tragedy comes opportunity for a future Southern Arkansas University rodeo team member. A scholarship was established in honor of Credit Card, one of the five horses stolen in November 2011, but the only one not t...
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US Equestrians Go for Olympic Gold in 2012

US Equestrians Go for Olympic Gold in 2012

Seventeen days remain until the greatest athletes take the stage in London. The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) named its 2012 Olympic Teams in Dressage, Eventing, and Jumping....
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Springer and Arthur Lead Rolex After Dressage

Springer and Arthur Lead Rolex After Dressage

Alison Springer and Arthur are in the lead after dressage with the only sub-40 mark at the 2012 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event presented by Bridgestone....
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Eventing Community Mourns Loss of Amy Tryon

Eventing Community Mourns Loss of Amy Tryon

Amy Tryon, team eventing bronze medalist for the USA at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, passed away yesterday. She found her top horse, a former racehorse Poggio II, in a classified advertisement in the Seattle Times n...
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George Morris' Successor Announced

George Morris' Successor Announced

The United States Federation's Executive Committee has approved the next U.S. Show Jumping Chef d'Equipe....
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Perfect Partnership: In Memory of Roxy

Perfect Partnership: In Memory of Roxy

Heaven’s remuda improved by one fine mare on February 8, leaving this planet one short, with the passing of Roxy (aka Whizards Baby Doll), best known as horsewoman Stacy Westfall’s bareback and bridleless mount....
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Cowgirl Tuff with Western Wishes

Now That's Cowgirl Tuff

While holding onto the lead rope, the horse swiftly bolted and the rope looped and wrapped Kenzie’s hand. Kenzie was pulled down; the horse turned, kicked out both rear feet and everything went dark....
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Showjumping Loses Superstar Hickstead

Showjumping Loses Superstar Hickstead

Hickstead, the sensational Jumping stallion that Canadian showjumper Eric Lamaze rode to individual gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Hong collapsed and died in Verona today. The competition was stopped at the request o...
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Giving thru Pony Talent Search

Giving thru Pony Talent Search

Showing a top pony for free - it is every young equestrian's dream. Amber Hill Farm owner Elizabeth Mandarino will make the dream a reality for one child through the Amber Hill Farm Pony Talent Search....
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Horseback Riding & Pregnancy

Horseback Riding & Pregnancy

Over the years, many women have asked me, “Is it ok to exercise, as well as, ride my horse, during pregnancy?” Many expectant mothers, have pondered this question, debating whether they continue riding while pregnant, ...
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The Eighty Dollar Champion

The Eighty-Dollar Champion

Snowman The 1950s have been called by some as the worst decade for horses. One plain grey gelding was used as a workhorse for the first eight years of his life. Broken down with harness sores his owner sold the gelding...
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Hungry for Success: Eating Disorders and Equestrian Athletes

Hungry for Success: Eating Disorders and Equestrian Athletes

There are several risk factors associated with eating disorders. Sports that focus on the individual are highly suspect, including equestrian sports - where appearance and elegance in the saddle are important....
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Flexibility Training for the Rider

Flexibility Training for the Rider

Riders who possess strong, supple muscles move more comfortably with their horse as one unit, whereas inflexible riders, who exhibit muscle tension and stiffness, produce similar responses from their horses, often interferi...
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Strength Training for the Equestrian

Strength Training for the Equestrian

Strength training is an essential component of fitness for all equestrians. Whether competing in dressage, jumping, cross country, reining, or perhaps even racing, a strong musculoskeletal system is crucial for enhancing p...
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Cardiovascular Training for the Equestrian

Cardiovascular Training for the Equestrian

This is the first article on the components of physical fitness for the horseback rider. No matter the equestrian sport, cardiovascular fitness is essential for every rider. Riding requires adequate energy, stamina and end...
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Optimal Fitness for Equestrians

Optimal Fitness for Every Rider

Every equestrian should strive for optimal fitness. It plays a significant role in enhancing one's riding performance. The benefits of an exercise program are numerous because horseback riding, alone, does not provide an a...
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Improve Your Riding Performance

Improve Your Riding Performance

Whether you participate in dressage, jumping, eventing, or trail riding, possessing a strong core is crucial, not only to your own performance, but to your horse’s performance as well....
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