Education, Rider - Ashley, Uncategorized

You Might Be An Endurance Rider if…

*cover photo courtesy of Wendy Webb photography Well, I did have the idea to write a humorous “you might be an endurance rider if” article for you, a la Jeff Foxworthy, but the recent issue of the AERC magazine has me changing the tone. I’ve been humming and hawing about whether or not to renew… Continue reading You Might Be An Endurance Rider if…

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Education, Just for Fun, Rider - Ashley, Uncategorized

If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle – Rita Mae Brown

With the popularity of shows like “Downton Abbey” depicting glamorous and exciting hunting scenes with women riding sidesaddle, the discipline is seeing a resurgence in those looking to learn how to ride as a beginner, to those more experienced riders wanting to be able to hunt sitting aside. Thanks to the Ontario Sidesaddle Association hosting… Continue reading If the world were a logical place, men would ride side saddle – Rita Mae Brown

Education, Endurance Racing, Rider - Sarah

The Basic Trail Guide for a First Time Distance Rider

Article originally appears in Equestrian Ontario Magazine, December 2017 (pick yours up at your local Ontario tack shop today... FREE!) If you have been following our series, you are likely now on your horse, looking down the open trail from the start line, about to embark on your first 6 or 12 mile distance ride! … Continue reading The Basic Trail Guide for a First Time Distance Rider

Education, Guest Posts

9 Really Good Reasons Why Endurance Riders Need To Embrace Dressage

Poor, much-maligned dressage.  It's the very antithesis of everything an endurance rider holds dear.  Who wants to celebrate the anality of the quest for the perfect 20-metre circle, when you could be heading down the trail, tackling the terrain and coping with the weather and never being judged on what you're wearing and how many… Continue reading 9 Really Good Reasons Why Endurance Riders Need To Embrace Dressage

Education, Rider - Ashley, Uncategorized

5 Ways Distance Riding is the Best Horse Sport for your Money

It’s no secret that the number of participants in the horse industry has been dwindling.  Recently in Ontario, it was announced that the Cornerstone Dressage shows held at Caledon Equestrian Park are no longer going to be running due to low entries and increasing costs.  The Ontario Horse Trials Association had a sad number of… Continue reading 5 Ways Distance Riding is the Best Horse Sport for your Money

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Education, Rider - Sarah

You Can’t Ride With Me

"I can't have them cleaning two riders off the ground" was all I could think as the freshly broken mare I was riding leaped and bucked and ran through the trees as branches pulled me every direction. I don't know how I managed to stay on, perhaps it was the will from my previous thought,… Continue reading You Can’t Ride With Me

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Education, Rider - Ashley, Uncategorized

Grand River Raceway Open House

I've attended the races at Grand River Raceway in Elora before and while I have an idea of how the races work, I've never been behind the scenes at a race track before. Grand River Raceway hosted its ninth annual backstretch Open House on May 28 and had their highest attendance yet! More than 500 people… Continue reading Grand River Raceway Open House