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  • MW equestrians herald February with futurity-breeding sales and tack swaps
    MW equestrians herald February with futurity-breeding sales and tack swaps
    The Super Bowl weekend brings some super opportunities for Midwestern horse lovers as well. Futurity and breeding sales and plentiful tack swaps fill the weekend calendar from Saturday, January 30, through Sunday, February 1.Equestrian enthusiasts...
  • Beezie Madden wins Equestrian of the Year honors
    USEF seminar speaks to communication and change
    So much “new” took place at the United States Equestrian Federation annual meeting in Lexington, KY, January 13-17, and with that came some fresh ideas. A new CEO, new Director of Sports, new position titled Chief Commercial Officer...
  • Dressage, speed, and open shows herald January's last full weekend
    Dressage, speed, and open shows herald January's last full weekend
    Late January horse highlights abound in the Upper Midwest this week. Top picks include a dressage show, equestrian yoga, a horse care workshop, multi-disciplinary training clinics, an open arena, open shows, penning and sorting, ranch roping, a...
  • There are many things to consider and plan for before embarking on the self-care journey!
    Horse care 101 – Are you prepared for self-care boarding?
    A lot of people think that self-care boarding, whether in your backyard or at a self-service stable, is far more affordable. Think again. Even if you place no value whatsoever on your personal time, there are many costs involved that you should be...
  • Meisja Wagner and Tala enjoy a ride at Universal Equestrian Center.
    Full care horse boarding in and around Salt Lake City
    Last week’s article about winter riding options stirred up a lot of chatter about the costs, stresses, work load and assorted drawbacks of self-care boarding. This week we’ll offer some helpful “where to board?” information...
  • Training clinics, shows and roping bring mid-January horse fun
    Training clinics, shows and roping bring mid-January horse fun
    Equestrians prepare for the upcoming horse show season with a winter whirlwind of activities across the Upper Midwest for the middle of January. Topic picks include fun and open shows, barrel racing, roping, open arena practices, and training...
  • Riding, line driving, ground games and more; there's plenty of fun to be had with horses throughout the winter!
    Horseback riding and equine activity during Utah's winter months
    While everyone doesn’t have immediate at-home access to a covered riding arena or the benefit of an experienced guru who is able to miraculously groom and maintain a spacious outdoor riding ring, there are an assortment of fun options for...
  • 2015 tack sale roundup: Equestrians scoop up deals for horse show season
    2015 tack sale roundup: Equestrians scoop up deals for horse show season
    Equestrians all over the Upper Midwest are preparing for the upcoming horse show and trail riding seasons with tack sales and tack swaps cropping up on the calendar. From Madison to Macomb and from Deerfield to Des Moines, great deals abound for...
  • Tuffa stays cozy in her Pony Poppins blanket from Jeffer's Equine.
    Horse blankets - when, where, why and how
    When should we blanket our horses? This can be a controversial question, but most pro-blanketing equestrians agree that if your horse is clipped or if he has a short coat (some horses as they age or if they’re in less than optimum health do...
  • Equestrians greet the new year with shows, sleighs, socials and sales
    Equestrians greet the new year with shows, sleighs, socials and sales
    Across the Upper Midwest, intrepid equestrians persist in their pursuits, despite the roar of Old Man Winter. Horse shows, tack and equine sales, horseman socials, and a popular sleigh rally top the equestrian calendar for the first days of the...
  • Don't let a little wintry weather curtail your riding fun!
    What to wear for winter riding comfort
    If you’ve ventured outdoors for some riding fun during the past week or so, you’ve probably noticed that our moderate fall weather has quickly become quite chilly with the onset of winter! As long as you have an area where you can ride...
  • Teequila enjoys comfort throughout the winter with a stall, run and blanket!
    Quick tips to keep horses comfortable in the cold of winter
    While Utah’s temperatures remained moderate throughout the fall and into the start of winter, we’ve seen a sudden drop that’s brought freezing days, frigid nights and nasty winds.Here are some easy tips for keeping horses...
  • Main Sequence takes the Breeders' Cup turf
    Horse of the Year, Making a case for Main Sequence
    Too often in sports, the argument for ‘the greatest of all time’ or ‘who is this years MVP’ tend to go down an abstract path of personal opinion. This is because it is nearly impossible to square up information when dealing...
  • Horse lovers count down to Christmas with barrel racing, roping, and tack sales
    Horse lovers count down to Christmas with barrel racing, roping, and tack sales
    Midwestern equestrians mark down the days leading up to Christmas with holiday tack sales, as well as barrel racing and roping competitions.Participants and spectators are advised, as usual, to contact event hosts or organizers directly to confirm...
  • Equus Film Festival leaves its  Hoof Print in New York City
    Equus Film Festival leaves its Hoof Print in New York City
    While there are carriage horses in New York City, the Equus Film Festival was a horse of a different scene, literally that is. And it wasn’t one horse. It was many horses, lots of breeds, a variety of disciplines and in all shapes and sizes....