The BarnManager Q&A With: Samantha Lyster

The BarnManager Q&A With: Samantha Lyster, Head Groom at Artemis Equestrian Farm, located in Wellington, FL, and Greenwich, CT What are three things that are always in your ring bag? I always have a leather hole punch, a pair of scissors, and Band-Aids. They seem a little silly,
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Equestrian-Related Activities To Do This Mother’s Day

Horse moms are there for early morning horse shows, good rides, bad rides, and everything in between, which is why they deserve a special Mother’s Day. Plan a perfect horse-themed Mother’s Day this year with some of the suggestions below. Go for a Trail Ride A Mother’s Day
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Must-Watch Live Streams in May

Before some of the major summer horse shows begin, the month of May includes several exciting hunter, jumper, equitation, eventing, and dressage competitions both nationally and internationally. Learn about some of BarnManager’s favorite upcoming horse shows and where to watch them no matter where you find yourself this
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Five Tips for a Shiny Summer Coat

As an equestrian, nothing beats someone telling you that your horse has a beautiful coat. Now that spring is here and horses are beginning to shed out, it is time to start thinking about how to get their coat looking healthy and shiny for the summer. Keep reading
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Spring Cleaning Your Barn: The Jobs That Are Often Overlooked

By Emily & Sarah Harris, Sisters Horsing Around Those of us who live in areas with cold winters look forward to warm weather, sunny days, and more riding. Now that spring is here, it is also time to do some barn cleaning. Even though spring is a great
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The BarnManager Q&A With: Lindsey Bailey

The BarnManager Q&A With: Lindsey Bailey, Groom at Louisburg Farm, located in Wellington, FL, and Boston, MA What are three things that are always in your ring bag? I always have water, horse cookies, and a towel. What is the most helpful habit that you practice at the
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Must-Watch Live Streams in April

The spring horse show season promises an exciting lineup of events to enjoy starting in April. Continue reading to find out where you can watch some of the biggest jumping, eventing, and dressage competitions for the month. $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI5* at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF):
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Why Did You Become a Barn Manager?

Kelly Campbell Manager for Eight Oaks Farm Inc., based in Middleburg, VA, and Wellington, FL What is the story behind you becoming a barn manager? Photo courtesy of Kelly Campbell I went to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY, and grew up just 30 minutes away. I was
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Five Tips To Stay Organized During a Busy Horse Show Day

Horse show days can be extremely hectic and overwhelming. The key to success during those types of days is staying organized. Read some of BarnManager’s tips to tackle a busy day at any competition. 1. Make a Plan The first step in staying organized during a busy horse
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The BarnManager Q&A With: Abigail Fulmer

The BarnManager Q&A With: Abigail Fulmer, Head Groom/Barn Manager for Lynn Symansky Equestrian, located in Middleburg, VA Abigail Fulmer and Lynn Symansky at the Ocala Jockey Club International Three-Day Event.   What are important items that are always in your ring bag? In my ring bag, I always
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BarnManager’s Grooming Necessities

There are several important products and tools that should be in every groom box and ring bag to ensure a clean and shiny horse at the barn and during competition. Keep reading for some of BarnManager’s grooming essentials for at home and in the show ring. Groom Box
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BarnManager’s Favorite Equestrian Podcasts

Equestrian podcasts are more popular than ever these days. They are perfect to listen to on the go and can be educational, entertaining, and inspiring. Since there are so many to choose from, we have compiled a list of some of our current favorites.   Horses in the
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Five Tips To Organize Your Tack Room

A tack room can be a busy area where people are constantly in and out, looking for items, or socializing. For these reasons, keeping a tack room clean and organized is no easy task. Read about a few of BarnManager’s favorite tips on how to keep this area
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The BarnManager Q&A With: Nicole Baergen

The BarnManager Q&A With: Nicole Baergen, Groom and Manager for Jan Brons Dressage, located in Wellington, FL Nicole Baergen and Glen Emeril competing. Photo by Barbara Foose What are three things that are always in your ring bag? I always carry fly spray, towels, and a hoof pick
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Five Qualities That Make a Good Barn Manager

Barn managers are a key component to running a successful barn. Keep reading to learn about some of the essential traits of a good barn manager. 1. The Ability to Multi-Task Barn managers must be able to handle switching between several different tasks in a short period of
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Five Activities To Do When It’s Too Cold To Ride

For most people, the winter months include some days when the temperatures are too cold to safely ride your horse. Below are some equestrian-related activities to keep you busy during those ice-cold days. 1. Watch Live Streams If you are stuck inside because of freezing temperatures or several
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Tips To Balance School and Horse Showing

Managing a busy school schedule can be a challenging task, especially when you are also trying to horse show. Read some tips from junior riders who are able to successfully balance their schoolwork with their competition schedule. Stephanie Garrett of New York, NY 10th Grade Photo by Sportfot
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The BarnManager Q&A With: Hadley Wheaton Lamond

The BarnManager Q&A With: Hadley Wheaton Lamond, rider and trainer located in Connecticut What are three things that are always in your ring bag? I always carry small microfiber cloths in my bag. I use them for last-minute touches on my boots, horse, or tack before I go
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