• Cross Country Speeds and Timing

    Time is both important and unimportant to a rider on cross-country. For an event rider, knowing speeds and time in your head can be the difference in mere seconds. At the lower levels, time is one of the least important parts of the round, as the rider should be trying to be in control and safe. At the top levels, time is of the utmost importance as it can mean moving up or down in placings. The good news is this is something that can be explained and taught. If a rider practices this enough, eventually they can develop a “clock in their head”. This will help them at all…

  • Festival is Coming! Eventers to the Start Box.

    Great news if you didn’t qualify for Rolex this year, but you still want to ride cross country at the Kentucky Horse Park — It’s Festival year! Pack up your family and come to Champs in 2017. Basic Info: Qualify at your Regional Rally and meet the following criteria: To qualify for Eventing Championships, a rider must have completed (without elimination in any phase) two Horse Trials. One of these can be your region’s Eventing Rally and one must be a recognized USEA HT; or two recognized USEA Horse Trials. One of the competitions must be clear of any cross country jumping penalties and the other may have no more…

  • Tales of a Pony Club Professional Groom- Burghley

    Pony Club member Alex Ambelang is back with more life lessons our members learn in Pony Club which help them in the real world. Alex is the head groom for Colleen Rutledge Eventing in Maryland. Follow along as she tells us how Pony Club has prepared her for this position as well as what she has learned since starting out. Alex is a regular guest blogger, so if you have questions feel free to send them to us for her at Mandy@ponyclub.org. Big, Bad, Beautiful Burghley 2015 has been a big year for me in general but the biggest highlight has to be Burghley. How incredibly fortunate I was and…

  • Tales of a Pony Club Professional Groom-Headed Overseas

    Pony Club member Alex Ambelang is back with more life lessons our members learn in Pony Club which help them in the real world. Alex is the head groom for Colleen Rutledge Eventing in Maryland. Follow along as she tells us how Pony Club has prepared her for this position as well as what she has learned since starting out. Alex is a regular guest blogger, so if you have questions feel free to send them to us for her at Mandy@ponyclub.org. When Things Fall Apart… The past seven weeks of so have been a complete blur to me. I last left you all at Baltimore International Airport, where I…

  • So you think you want to be a professional groom? What next?

    Pony Club member Alex Ambelang is back with more life lessons our members learn in Pony Club which help them in the real world. Alex is the head groom for Colleen Rutledge Eventing in Maryland. Follow along as she tells us how Pony Club has prepared her for this position as well as what she has learned since starting out. Alex will be a regular guest blogger, so if you have questions feel free to send them to us for her at Mandy@ponyclub.org. Once you have secured a job, there is a whole new set of unknowns. These are things no one tells you about until you’re in it. One…

  • So you think you want to be a professional groom?

    Pony Club member Alex Ambelang is back with more life lessons our members learn in Pony Club which help them in the real world. Alex is the head groom for Colleen Rutledge Eventing in Maryland. Follow along as she tells us how Pony Club has prepared her for this position as well as what she has learned since starting out. Alex will be a regular guest blogger, so if you have questions feel free to send them to us for her at Mandy@ponyclub.org. For those of you who have not yet been scared away from being a groom or working student because of this blog, I have more thoughts on…

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