BarnManager Q&A With: Kristina Spellman

BarnManager Q&A With: Kristina Spellman Kristina Spellman, Manager for Hubbard Horses LLC, located in Wellington, FL What are three things that are always in your ring bag? I always keep treats, vet wrap, and a towel in my ring bag. Photo by Tryon x Natalie Suto What is
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Tips for Walking an Equitation Course

Properly walking a course ahead of your class is a skill that takes time and practice. It is more than just counting strides between fences, especially in the equitation divisions. BarnManager talked with accomplished hunter, jumper, and equitation trainer Stacia Madden of Beacon Hill Show Stables to learn
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Tips To Monitor the Financial Health of Your Business

By Dora Bennett / Pro-Office Support LLC In the equestrian business, we tend to spend the majority of our time in the stable, leaving little time for office operations that are essential to the barn’s financial health. Keep reading for tips from guest blogger Dora Bennett of Pro-Office
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Six New Year’s Resolutions for Equestrians

Have you chosen your New Year’s resolution for 2023? If you are considering any equestrian-focused goals this year, keep reading for a few ideas from BarnManager. Fix One Habit Every rider has one bad habit they are always being reminded about during lessons. Instead of having a broad
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Horse Show Highlights From 2022

As the year comes to a close, many enjoy the tradition of reflecting back on favorite moments. BarnManager caught up with three grooms and managers to share their highlights from the 2022 horse show season. Caroline McLeese Rider, Manager, and Assistant Trainer for Double H Farm, located in
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BarnManager Q&A With: Camille Guntrip

BarnManager Q&A With: Camille Guntrip Camille Guntrip, Show Groom for Spencer Smith, a young professional show jumping athlete based in Belgium and Wellington, FL, who is a rider for the New York Empire team on the Global Champions League What are three things that are always in your
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DIY Equestrian Holiday Gift Ideas

The holiday season can be an expensive time of year, especially when shopping for equestrians. Instead of buying lots of pricey, store-bought items, consider making personalized gifts for your horsey friends. Read on for some DIY equestrian holiday gift ideas from BarnManager. Homemade Horse Treats If baking is
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Holiday Gift Guide for Your Horse

The holiday season has officially arrived, so it is time to start searching for the perfect present for your horse. While horse treats are an obvious choice, you may want to give your favorite equine partner something a little more special this year. Keep reading for a horse
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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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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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