Eight Things You Should Know About Jumps at Your Barn

Eight Things You Should Know About Jumps at Your Barn We spoke with Pierre Jolicoeur, a former FEI-level course designer, three-time Olympic show jumping trainer, and founder of PJ Saddles and PJ Jumps to learn more about what types of jumps to have and what you need to
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The BarnManager Q&A With: Stephanie Nell, groom for Olympic gold medalist Rodrigo Pessoa

The BarnManager Q&A With: Stephanie Nell, groom for Olympic gold medalist Rodrigo Pessoa What are three things that are always in your ring bag? Stephanie: I always have the safety vest, sugar cubes, and a towel! What is the most helpful habit that you practice at the barn?
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Tips on Going Back to School Sustainably

Written by BarnManager partner Green Is the New Blue   Summer show season is coming to a close and riders are gearing up for finals. For the younger members of the equestrian community, that means it’s back to school. This week, we’re sharing ways you can be an
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How To Get Your Horse Show Ring Ready

Whether it’s your first time out showing in a while or you’re a seasoned competitor, you can’t deny the importance of sending a clean and shiny horse into the show ring in any discipline. Some shows offer awards such as “Best Turned Out” for horses that are impeccably
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Back To School: Six Tips on Beginning the College Recruiting Process

No matter your age, August typically means one thing: it’s back-to-school time. For high schoolers, the start of the academic year means you are inching closer to college. So now might be the time to start formulating a plan, especially if you want your future to involve riding
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Female Force: Women in the 2020 Olympic Games

When you’re flipping through channels of Olympic coverage this year, you may notice all sports have one thing in common: they are split into men’s and women’s competition. There is one exception, however, and that is equestrian sports. The only Olympic sport in which men and women compete
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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 steps
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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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