It's no surprise that we are running out of trails for equestrian use in Ontario. Thanks to urban sprawl and other factors, trails that used to be available to equestrians are disappearing. That is why I jump at the chance to support new distance rides in Ontario because if we don't, these trails may disappear.… Continue reading The Amazing Race of Madawaska
*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…
While we are all endurance riders here at Eat Sleep Ride Repeat, we do dabble in other disciplines and try to keep up to date with what is going on in other parts of the horse world. A recent article on Eventing Connect (https://eventingconnect.today/2017/10/09/grow-eventing-holly-jacks-smithers-kicks-it-off-in-ontario-with-a-practical-approach/) spoke to the state of eventing in Ontario. Many events saw… Continue reading Why Haven’t You Tried This Yet?
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
"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
The plan for the first ride of the season was to do the 10km ride n tie on Saturday and 40km LD on Sunday. We would have liked to do the 80km endurance ride but boyfriend and I moving into new house and my truck and trailer were needed to move the larger furniture. Saturday… Continue reading April showers bring…soggy endurance riders??
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This past weekend, OCTRA held their annual AGM and awards banquet in Coburg, Ontario since this is pretty central to most OCTRA members. The vendor area was full of fantastic tables with many items available and people to talk to. We had the Eat Sleep Ride Repeat table all set up with our merchandise, copies… Continue reading OCTRA AGM AND AWARDS BANQUET
The last ride of the OCTRA season was held on October 16, 2016 in the Larose Forest at the eastern end of Ontario. It was quite a long drive for me (about 6 hours one way) but I like supporting new rides. There aren’t very many in Ontario so the more we get, the better.… Continue reading Lopin’ Larose
October in Canada. You never know what you’re going to get. That was pretty much the theme for the weekend. The weather forecast called for rain all weekend. Rain has never stopped me from riding before but when it’s cold and you’re riding all day, it is not the most fun thing in the world.… Continue reading Weekend of high highs and low lows