The Mane Event (formerly the London All Equine Show) is still looking for riders for their clinics but the deadline is April 10, 2017! Also Equestrian Canada is offering refunds? Listen to find out what is happening in the horse show world in SW Ontario. Lots of events were missed on the last episode for April.
Join me LIVE every Thursday morning at 10 AM for a reminder of what’s happening this week in the horse show world. Here is what you missed this week. Please send me your announcements by text to 519-852-2808. This can be events or any other news you would like to share with local equestrians.
I missed 2 events which are happening: April 8th, 2017 is a dressage schooling show at Kilbyrne Farm which I hope to be at to capture some video for you and then on April 22nd, 2017 is a Dressage Test Ride judging clinic which you can get full details about at http://londondressage.com Check out the video and radio below.
This week’s overview of horse shows for the month of March, 2017. New announcements every Thursday and Live on Facebook at 10 am. To listen to the audio only while you work you can subscribe to iTunes or Stitcher radio. Links in the sidebar (below if on mobile). (more…)
Horse show and clinic announcements for the week of February 22, 2017. Join me LIVE on Facebook every Thursday at 10 AM EST The Link is:
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This weeks episode is sponsored by Professional Edge Equine. Providers of equine massage therapy and health products such as Sea Buck, Nibblenet and more. Visit them at www.ProfessionalEdgeEquine.com for ordering details. Click more to watch the video. (more…)
The Canadian Pony Club is hosting National Pony Club Day on November 1, 2016. Pony Club Day was decided to be on November 1st because that is the day that Pony Club started in Canada! Find out how you can do your part here. You don’t have to be a member to show your spirit!
Kim Leffley is the current chair of the Canadian Pony Club. She came across the organization while looking for riding lessons for one of her horse-crazy daughters. What drew her to the organization was that it provided comprehensive equestrian training, with members partaking in riding components as well as educational programming. After seeing the confident, disciplined, well-rounded children emerging from the program, Kim knew she wanted to be involved and help promote this wonderful organization.
In this episode of the podcast, we cover such topics as what is Pony Club, what are the costs involved in the program, what the programming is like and the variances in the different clubs across the country and what kids can learn when they get involved.
Kim also discusses with us how she got her start in horses, her role in the organization, and what her visions and goals for Pony Club are.
More information on Pony Club
For more information, please visit their website at www.canadianponyclub.org.
Linda Finstad is a professional photographer and owner of A Sharper Image Photography in Edmonton, Alberta.
In this episode, Linda tells us how she got into horse show photography and gives her advice for aspiring show photographers.
She also talks about the books she has written, including marketing strategies for horse people trying to gain clients, attendees to clinics, etc. as well as her controversial book “Don’t Shoot the Horses”.
You can find out more about Linda at her two websites, www.thehorsewatcher.com, where you can read more about her books and workshops, and www.asharperimage.photostockplus.com, where you can see her horse show photographs.
A big thanks to our sponsors for this episode of The Horse Show Podcast: Holly Oaks, Darcy Lane, Lynn Whetham of Stepright Capital, and Leg Up Equestrian.
It’s that time of year again. Stores stock up on school supplies and endless advertisements are played on the radio and television. If you are thinking about heading back to school or are interested in a career change, the D’Arcy Lane institute is for you.
Operating since 1984, D’Arcy Lane started as a skin and body care studio and commenced the School for Registered Massage Therapy, European Esthetics, Cosmetology, Electrolysis, Reflexology and Make up Artistry.
D’Arcy Lane started offering its equine program since 1996. Their equine massage therapy program is the only registered program of its kind in North America and offers the most intensive program to date in equine massage.
The program is 2200 hours in length and courses cover a variety of subjects including anatomy, physiology, professionalism and ethics, business management, equine behaviour, in addition to equine massage techniques and treatments.
In this episode of the podcast, Lisa Kavanagh, director at D’Arcy Lane Institute discusses the equine program and what the industry of equine massage entails. For more information, check out their website at http://darcylane.com/.
On this episode of the Horse Show podcast, we sit down with Paula Fedeyko. Paula owns and operates Doc Ridge Dressage, based out of Puslinch, Ontario. Paula offers training, lessons, part boarding, in barn leases, coaching and sales out of Doc Ridge Dressage.
Not always a horse lover, Paula tells us in this interview how she came about to dressage after not always being a horse lover and spending some time in the hunter and equitation rings. She also spent 2 years in Holland working in the horse industry there both training and showing and she shares one of her embarrassing stories from her time over there. All of this experience in different aspects of the horse world are helping her to achieve her goal of being a great all-around horseperson, not just a great rider.
She currently has two horses: Bosco, who she plans to compete in Prix St. George again once he has recovered from an injury and an up and coming yearling who she hopes will take her to the international stage in the future.
Fedeyko also shares her opinion on the importance of having that connection or bond with your horse and matching the right horse with the right rider and she leaves us with some advice for the horse industry.
You can find out more about Paula Fedeyko and Doc Ridge Dressage at http://www.docridgedressage.com/ or find them on Facebook and Instagram.
Eat Sleep Ride Repeat is the brainchild of Canadian endurance rider Sarah Cuthbertson. In 2014, Sarah was selected as the sole Canadian rider that year to race Mongolia’s wild horses 1000km across the Mongolian steppe. She started the blog to not only allow others to read of her adventures leading up to and during the race, she was fundraising as well to help offset the approximately (more…)
Even if you haven’t heard of Cara Whitham before, you most likely have heard her at one time or another. She is the familiar voice we hear commentating some of the various dressage events on tv.
Whitham is a very accomplished horsewomen. Some of her various achievements include:
- Being named a short and long-listed rider for the Canadian Dressage Team numerous times
- Earning Canadian Grand Prix and Grand Prix Freestyle Championship titles
- Being appointed Chef d’Equipe for Canada’s Dressage team during a four-year European tour leading into the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.
- Lending input into a high performance plan that produced Canada’s only Olympic Team Medal in Dressage to date at the 1988 Seoul Olympics
- Holding a record as the FEI’s only official with FEI 5* judging credentials for both Dressage and Eventing
- Receiving FEI Dressage Technical Delegate status
- Being appointed to the Dressage Ground Jury for the 2003 and 2011 Pan American Games, 2005 European Dressage Championships and the 2010 World Equestrian Games
- Being appointed to the Eventing Ground Jury for the 1998 and 2002 World Equestrian Games, as well as the 2004 Athens Olympics
- Being hired as a television commentator for the 2007 World Equestrian Games, and 2004, 2008, and 2012 Olympic Games
- Being appointed as the Chef d’Equipe for the Costa Rican Gold Medal Team at the 2013 Central American Games in Costa Rica.
She also founded Equivents Inc., which organizes CDI-Ws/CDI3* dressage events yearly.
In this episode of the podcast, we get a very intimate look into the life of this amazing horsewoman, from her story of how she got into horses (with an unexpected twist!) to what her favourite competitions have been to ride and judge at. She also gives a great message to youth who are interested in getting into the sport or who have just begun their journey.