Tips for Being a Working Student

Becoming a working student is an exciting step in a young equestrian’s riding career. These positions provide great opportunities to learn both in and out of the saddle. As in any new job you may be a little nervous at first, so BarnManager came up with some helpful
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Tips for Clipping Your Horse

As winter weather approaches it is time to start thinking about clipping your horse. Whether you are in a colder climate for the season or travel south with your horse, clipping is a good option if you plan to keep them in consistent work. Completing the task yourself
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BarnManager Q&A With: Thomas Dero

BarnManager Q&A With: Thomas Dero, Groom for Canadian show jumping athlete Sara Tindale, located in Wellington, FL, and Écaussinnes, Belgium What are three things that are always in your ring bag? In my ring bag, I always keep candies and treats, all my back boots, and an aluminum
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A Day in the Life of Eliza Heyl

Eliza Heyl is a groom for Coco Fath of Hillside Farm LLC, located in Wellington, FL, and Greenwich, CT. Keep reading for a day in Eliza’s life during Tryon Fall 6 show at the Tryon International Equestrian Center in Mill Spring, NC. 6 a.m. I have a few
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DIY Recipes for Fall-Themed Horse Treats

One of the best parts about fall is all of the pumpkin spice-flavored beverages and goodies. Since you may not want to give your horse flavored coffee or donuts, BarnManager created a list of recipes for DIY fall-themed treats you can easily whip up for your favorite equine
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Six Halloween Costume Ideas for You and Your Horse

Halloween is just around the corner, which means it is time to finalize a fun costume with your horse. Whether you are attending a Halloween-themed horse show, dressing up with friends at your barn, or just putting on a costume for fun, BarnManager has you covered with easy
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Must-Watch Live Streams This Fall

There are lots of notable competitions lined up as the end of the year approaches. Keep reading to find out where you can watch a few of the most exciting show jumping, hunter, equitation, dressage, and eventing shows this fall. The Event at TerraNova: October 21-23, 2022 –
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The BarnManager Q&A With: KJ Pearson

The BarnManager Q&A With: KJ Pearson, Manager and Rider at Hunt Tosh Inc, located in Milton, GA What are three things that are always in your ring bag? I normally do not have a ring bag, however my dirt bike always comes to the ring with me. Three
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What To Know at an FEI Show: Post Competition Examinations

Stepping up from the national level to the international level at a Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) show comes with additional checks to insure the fairness of sport and welfare of the horses. In all disciplines, the post-competition inspection of the horse and equipment is mandatory for the result
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A Day in the Life of Jessica Leto

Jessica Leto is a professional rider who runs JS Equine Ventures, LLC, a boutique sales and training operation based in Wellington, FL, with her partner Stephen Hirsh. Jessica graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Sports Administration and Business. Currently, Jessica competes at the five-star
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How To Prepare for Indoor Finals

Qualifying for and attending indoor finals is a popular year-end goal for many riders. There are several ways you can prepare for these high-pressure events as a rider, trainer, manager, and groom to ensure a positive experience. Pack Extra Layers for Your Horse and Yourself It can be
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The BarnManager Q&A With: Kimberly Graves

The BarnManager Q&A With: Kimberly Graves, Manager and Flat Rider at Hesslink Williams, located in Wellington, FL What are three things that are always in your ring bag? Click above to learn about what Kimberly Graves keeps in her ring bag. That’s a hard one because I practically
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Things To Check For in Your Horse’s Paddock

Turning horses out is an important part of their everyday routine. During this time outside, horses can eat, graze, walk around, and just be horses. Since turnout is supposed to be a relaxing and enjoyable time for your horse, it is important to routinely inspect their paddock or
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What To Know at an FEI Show: The Warm-Up

A successful warm-up is the key to a winning performance in the competition ring no matter what discipline. At the international level in a Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) show, there are particularities to be aware of when warming up. Being mindful of the specifics will ensure your warm-up
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A Day in the Life of Stephanie Kramer

Stephanie Kramer works as a head groom for top amateur jumper rider Vanessa Hood and U.S. Olympian Kent Farrington. Keep reading for a day in Stephanie’s life at the Great Lakes Equestrian Festival Week 5 during the CSI5* Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ) Team Competition in Williamsburg, MI.
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What You Need To Know About Flying with Horses

While the concept of flying with horses is pretty straightforward, the specifics of how the horses get from one place to the other smoothly are less obvious. Understanding more about the process can help you be relaxed and prepared when the day comes. It is always essential to
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The BarnManager Q&A With: Alyssa Ferguson

The BarnManager Q&A With: Alyssa Ferguson, Professional Groom at Ilan Ferder Stables, located in Wellington, FL What are three things that are always in your ring bag? I always have the heaviest ring bag! My friends like to joke that the only thing I don’t have is the
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Must-Watch Live Streams in August

As the summer show season begins to wrap up, there are several exciting events slated for August. Continue reading to find out where you can watch the top show jumping, hunter, equitation, dressage, and eventing competitions this month. ECCO Fédération Équestre Internationale (FEI) World Championships: August 6-14, 2022
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