Fabulous weekend was had by all - schooling & competing at the Tinwhistle mini event at Eclipse Farms. We had some great results but I'm most proud of the sportsmanship and horsemanship I saw this weekend. Can't thank Blue Sidebottom, Heather Jones and all the volunteers enough for these opportunities! & Thank you to Ellen Sadler & Katie Potter for taking extra time at the end of a very long day to make sure Waldo got home safely. The good pics below are by the talented LC Photography.
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Horse riding lessons and training available at St. Louis Equestrian Center in Wildwood, MO with Jana
Operating as usual
Congratulations to Sarah & Tower for finishing 3rd in a large open division at Heritage this weekend 🎉
Fun filled weekend with a little field trip on Saturday & a day of great lessons at home on Sunday ~ got to enjoy every minute of this surprisingly fabulous August weather!
Liz & Leo had a super school in the jump field yesterday!
Thank you MaryFran for the new panels! Only appropriate that she got to test them out first ⚓️
If we can just get the rain that’s forecasted for the next few days, the jump field will be perfect 🤞
8 yr old, 16.2, TB gelding with great sporthorse bloodlines including AP Indy & Unbridled. Great brain, big bones. Hacks out in company or alone. Always the same horse, at home, on a trail ride or at a show. Sweet personality, good ground manners, good for farrier, trailers well. Jumps small courses with ease, natural lead changes are there but still a bit of a work in progress. Versatile, super mellow. Professional training level dressage 6 months. Owner doesn't have time so hasn't been in a consistent program. Went to his first ever show with a kid from the barn who had only sat on him a handful of times (& jumped him once) and he placed in each class (see video). Mild cribber, prefer home with plenty of grass turnout 5️⃣0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣
Six tips on how to prevent typical showjumping injuries – from German team veterinarian Dr. Jan-Hein Swagemakers | World of Showjumping
Six tips on how to prevent typical showjumping injuries – from German team veterinarian Dr. Jan-Hein Swagemakers | World of Showjumping Jan-Hein Swagemakers is a well-known face on the international showjumping circuit and here he shares a few basic principles on how to prevent injuries.
Liz & Karen taking the time to give their young horses positive & relaxing experiences
So excited to start resuming a little bit of normal - we took a couple horses to the Happenstance schooling show yesterday morning. Liz overcame her nerves & had very relaxed, confident rounds. All the ground work she has been doing with Leo over the past several weeks paid off big in the easiest travel for him yet (of course he probably loves my new trailer too ;) Eisele stepped up with a total catch ride and gave Oliver the best first time horseshow experience! Thank you to the Happenstance crew for hosting a well ran show under the new protocols!
We had a super fun school in the field today working on putting courses together. So thankful to get to work with such a great, supportive group of riders!
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Gymnastic day was great fun - all had super rides!! Thank you to everyone who came out to enjoy the surprise summer day. The ground was absolutely perfect!
LIVE STREAMING: $50,000 MARS Eventing Showcase Cross-Country Phase LIVE at 1:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, February 9th!
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Obituary of Wayne Gordon Lyle | All-States Cremation - Centennial
I named my business in honor of my dad & I’m very thankful he had a chance to know it. My dad’s navy service meant a lot to him, when we were growing up he would wake us up on weekend mornings with the reveille bugle melody ending with the call, “Reveille! Reveille! All hands On Deck!” - there would be a list of chores we had to do before leaving the house, it wasn’t very cool at the time, but everything he did in raising us instilled a sense of integrity and a strong work ethic that has served both me and my brother well, making our lives so much better and easier. When I was contemplating making this change a few months ago, my dad was incredibly supportive, surprisingly because it’s clearly not the safe choice, but as sick as he was at the time, I think he saw the value in taking the chance while you can and doing what makes you happy & he knew I would work for it.
Obituary of Wayne Gordon Lyle | All-States Cremation - Centennial After a long fight with mesothelioma, Wayne Lyle passed away on January 3, 2020. Wayne was a loving husband to his wife Vivian until her passing in January of 1992. He was passionate and driven in his professional life while providing and caring for his two children, Jana Lyle (Mark Ellerbusch) and....
"The size of your dreams must always exceed your current capacity to achieve them. If your dreams do not scare you, they are not big enough."
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
"Sitting chilly" is a term we use to describe a rider who is so perfectly poised and balanced that the horse is given the most possible freedom to do its job.
Bill Steinkraus had a famous saying that the hardest thing for a rider to do was to do nothing---
This photo of Bernie Traurig exemplifies both----Sitting chilly, and doing nothing to impede his horse in the slightest possible way.
It is a skill that few riders master, but it is one of those elusive goals that riders seek.
Barney being his perfect self... he’s for sale & would look so cute in a bow for Christmas ❤️
what a great day of lessons - outside!! & probably our last chance to school in the field! lots of great rides! 🤞 for a few more nice days before we have to pack it in for the winter!
Thank you to Mary Fran and Eisele for coming out to help and the super pictures!
Thursday night fun...
Liz & Tammy (Ginger was just as awesome, unfortunately we don't have video!)
CrossFit for Better Riding with Michael Pollard
“I feel like, if you’re dealing with 1,000-pound animals on a daily basis, some of which want to throw you off, that you need to take care of your body. If you’re expecting them to be an athlete, you have to be one as well."
CrossFit for Better Riding with Michael Pollard CrossFit for Better Riding with Michael Pollard
Ocala Jockey Club live stream - xc day! https://www.facebook.com/EQTVnetwork/videos/2442650202657423/?notif_id=1573834887480521¬if_t=live_video_explicit
Special shout out to MaryFran for her super attitude & sportsmanship, while her horse has been laid up, she always shows up to help & support the rest of the team ~ thank you!! & thank you for riding Hemi for me today!
We were blessed with such amazing weather for the Tinwhistle event today ❤️ Ginger had the perfect move up to BN w/ Dolly , I think I have Chelsea fully converted to eventing (winning at her first attempt!) & so impressed w/ Eisele’s maturity & patience giving her green OTTB a perfect first eventing experience! Thank you M Blue for offering such a great educational opportunity!! Photos by Jessica McPh
Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post
Liz & Leo making it look so easy 😍
depressed about the time change but can't think of a better way to spend the very pretty day - everyone rode so exceptionally well today!! Thank you for coming out, can't wait for the mini next weekend!! Thank you Tammy for videoing & MaryFran for being our photographer & everyone who pitched in to help!
The field is ready for stadium practice tomorrow! Who wants to join us??
Mary Fran had the best time with Dolly today - thank you Allie & Ginger!!
Barney is ready to show his next rider the ropes as his current owner is leaving for college soon. He is a 16yr old, TB, about 15.2h, very sweet personality, easy to have around the barn, no vices. Great horse to learn on, happy to do his job, same horse off the property as at home. He has been a hunter his entire life but we are showing him all kinds of new things, xc schooling, skinnies, angles & he just says okay! He is super quiet (definitely a kick ride) and willing (will jump from anywhere w/ me & add that extra step w/ his kid), easy lead changes both ways. Very reasonably priced @ 5k. Located in St. Louis, MO. Please contact Jana Lyle ([email protected]) or Karen ([email protected]) for more info.
Can't get over what a successful outing every single team had today xc schooling at Eclipse Farms - the first time for a few!! Can't thank Heather & Lisa enough for letting us come out!
Don’t let winter slow down your training this year, Saint Louis Equestrian Center has openings for boarding and training. Natalie Hammond (Dressage) and Jana Lyle (Eventing) are available on site for lessons or training for riders and horses of all levels. We offer stall and pasture boarding, as well as full training packages and individual lessons. Conveniently located, less than 4 miles off of Hwy 44 @ the Six Flags exit, we have plenty of turn out space, access to miles of trails, lots of hills that make it easy to keep your horses fit, as well as a huge indoor arena, beautiful jump field, outdoor arena and a round pen. For boarding information call Dr. Perry @ (636)271-6565, for lessons & training contact Natalie @ (314)898-7987 or Jana Lyle @ (314)603-8132.
Eisele had a perfect final prep ride tonight...
Perfect the Two Positions of the Canter with Bernie Traurig
Perfect the Two Positions of the Canter with Bernie Traurig Last week, T.J. O’Mara captured his second major equitation title in as many weeks weeks. (He’s the 2016 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals—East and 2016 Pessoa/US Hunter Seat Medal Final champion). Consider him your equitation inspiration for perfecting the two positi...
2019 Live Streams - Blenheim Palace International Horse Trials
Blenheim live feed links for this weekend...https://www.blenheimhorse.co.uk/2019-live-streams
Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post
Some Ways to Challenge Your Horse's Ability to Think Quickly (Current freebie!)
Some Ways to Challenge Your Horse's Ability to Think Quickly (Current freebie!) To be truly safe on cross country, we need our Event horses to be completely focused on their jobs, and to think and process information quickly. Only then will they be able to accurately read each question on course as it arises, and make smart decisions with their footwork at the jumps. With some....
Unfortunately I am not going to be available the next few weekends due to commitments I made prior to my career change (or retirement as my husband and co-workers are referring to it) – but I will have availability during the week starting on the 17th – I can do lessons or rides Tuesday, Thursday and Friday anytime after noon and Wednesday evening next week. Please let me know if you would like to schedule a time. I am also planning on going to the h/j schooling show at Ridgefield on Saturday, the 21st – there are lots of opportunities for all levels, if anyone is interested in going, please let me know!
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A strong core is so important to help you maintain your balance and develop an independent seat - for all riders, not just dressage :)
Exercises To Help Improve Your Core Strength For Dressage Here are 7 great training exercises to help improve your core strength for dressage.
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