Tokyo Talk with the Grooms of Team USA

Written by Catherine Austen for the United States Eventing Association (USEA) We know a lot about the athletes representing the USA on our Tokyo team, but what about those essential people, the grooms? Catherine Austen finds out more about Courtney Carson, Emma Ford, Bridget London, and Steph Simpson
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Time For Tokyo: The Lineup For the USA and How To Watch

We are just a few days away from the much awaited 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The United States is fortunate to have four equestrian teams representing the country in Tokyo, including an eventing, dressage, show jumping, and para dressage team. The teams have taken the necessary to
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Biodiversity Blog

Understanding and Promoting Biodiversity on the Farm

By BarnManager Partner Green Is the New Blue By now, you’ve probably seen photos of Green Is the New Blue’s Living Jumps from our partner horse shows and read about the ways they promote biodiversity in their local ecosystems. But what, exactly, does that mean? Biodiversity refers to
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Eight Items You Can’t Live Without at the Barn This Summer

As summer kicks into high gear around the country, many states are seeing the highest temperatures of the year. While it’s important to consider how to keep our horses cool, we can also keep ourselves prepared with some must-haves that help riders beat the heat. Check out these
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Root for the Home Team: How to Watch U.S. Riders This Independence Day Weekend

It’s officially July, which means the Olympics are less than a month away. The United States has now named its teams for Eventing, Dressage, and Para Dressage. Chef’ d’Equipe Robert Ridland has yet to narrow down his shortlist of show jumpers. They have one final weekend to put
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Help Wanted: You’ve Been Hired as a Working Student. Now What?

If you read our first blog about working student positions and how to navigate the hiring process, you may be looking for more resources on how to be a dependable working student and get the most out of the experience once you begin. Since we have had multiple
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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for the Ultimate Horse Show Dad

If you’re one of the many who delays Father’s Day shopping until the last minute, BarnManager is here to provide gift ideas for dads who support their kids at horse shows. We all know horse shows can be frustrating and boring at times for parents, who invest a
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The Benefits of Secondhand Shopping From Green Is the New Blue

At Green Is the New Blue, we are often asked for recommendations on sustainable equestrian fashion, such as breeches and boots. Although we always look for sustainably sourced products, we believe the best way to buy many items is used. Purchasing used clothes is an obvious form of
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9 Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer

As the summer months draw near and temperatures get warmer, it’s important to remember how to stay proactive and avoid overheating, for both yourself and your horse. With long days, high temperatures, and extreme humidity levels, overheating can happen fast and with little warning. Horses can fall victim
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Help Wanted: How To Decide if the Working Student Position Is Right for You

Written by Emily and Sarah Harris If you scroll through social media, you have probably seen a post seeking applications from anyone interested in becoming a working student at a barn, stable, or training facility. Perhaps your trainer or someone you know has offered you the position of
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Four Ways Learning from Human Sports Can Up Your Game in the Ring

By Dr. Tim Worden As equestrians, we know our sport is tremendously different from most other sports out there, and it can be hard to draw comparisons between other athletes and ourselves. However, there is a lot we can learn from other sports to help us gain a
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What to Get the Horse Mom in Your Life This Mother’s Day

Horse moms are still moms, right? While you’re out searching for the perfect Mother’s Day gift for all the mothers in your life, here is a list of things that horse moms everywhere would love to receive this Mother’s Day. 1. Photography session. Contact a local photographer and
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Appreciating the Cultural Differences in Equestrian Sports

Written by Emily & Sarah Harris, Sisters Horsing Around What is Culture? Simply put, culture is a way of life for a particular group of people that can encompass shared beliefs, practices, behaviors, and values. It can include how they talk, how they dress, their appearance, and other
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How You, as an Equestrian, Can Save the Planet

Written by Anna Zygadlo for Green Is the New Blue April 22, 2021, marks the 51st annual Earth Day. Earth Day serves as a day of education and environmental awareness around the world in more than 140 nations. Following the first Earth Day back in 1970, environmental concerns
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7 Ways To Keep Flies at Bay

As temperatures begin to rise across the country, legions of dreaded house flies make their return to the barn to terrorize our horses. While it may seem like a force we can’t compete against, there are certainly ways to cut down on the number of flies and their
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How to Begin Spring Cleaning Your Barn

The entrance of warmer weather often brings the spark of new life and desire to start fresh. This winter was a tough one in many parts of the country, and it was made even tougher by the ongoing pandemic. With health and sanitation on everyone’s mind and more
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“Refuse To Use” with Green Is the New Blue

Written by Anna Zygadlo for Green Is the New Blue Green Is the New Blue is a non-profit dedicated to reducing the environmental impact of horse shows, educating equestrians, and supporting the movement for a sustainable sport.  Our “Refuse to Use” campaign highlights the necessity of refusing to
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Time Management: How To Make the Most of Your Time

Written by Sisters Horsing Around Time. There are so many expressions and sayings about time, but most boil down to the fact that time is a precious part of life. Life is measured in the passage of time. But how do you “race against time” and “beat the
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