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Charlotte Dujardin Withdraws From Paris 2024 Olympics in Dressage Competition Camryn McNeill, B.B.R.M. | July 24, 2024 | Equestrian Sport

Six-time Olympic dressage medalist Charlotte Dujardin voluntarily withdrew from the Paris 2024 Olympic Games after a video emerged of Dujardin "making an error of judgment" during a coaching session y...

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Guide to Bits for Horses: Types, Function and Bitless Bridles Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | July 23, 2024 | Equine Welfare, Tack and Equipment

Bits are a common component of riding equipment, used by the vast majority of riders. Bits play a pivotal role in communication between the horse and rider, and the choice of bit can influence the hor...

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Equestrian Reining: History, Competition & Rules – [Discipline Guide] Caroline Cochran, BSc. | July 19, 2024 | Equestrian Sport

Reining is a Western discipline that showcases the skills and abilities traditionally needed by working ranch horses. Sometimes compared to the English discipline of dressage, reining competition invo...

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English Horse Tack: Guide to Saddles, Bridles, Leg Protection & More Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | July 17, 2024 | Equestrian Sport

Having the right equipment for yourself and your horse is critical for comfort, safety, and performance. Although the basics of horse tack are similar between Western and English riding, English rider...

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How Mad Barn is Helping Canada’s National Eventing Team Prepare for the 2024 Paris Olympics Dr. Priska Darani, Ph.D. | July 17, 2024 | Equestrian Sport, High Performance, Mad Barn, Performance

It was a long shot, with the odds stacked squarely against them. After failing to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, Canada's Eventing Team was at risk of missing out on a team spot for Paris 202...

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Equestrian Vaulting: History, Competition & Rules – [Discipline Guide] Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | July 10, 2024 | Equestrian Sport

Equestrian vaulting is a sport that incorporates gymnastics performance with equestrianism. Athletes perform complex gymnastic routines on the back of a moving horse, demonstrating balance, strength, ...

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Equestrian Show and Working Hunter: History, Competition & Rules – [Discipline Guide] Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | July 9, 2024 | Equestrian Sport

Hunter horses are known for their elegance, grace, and good manners. Originating from fox hunting traditions in the United Kingdom, hunters now compete in show arenas around the world on the flat and ...

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Equestrian Combined Driving: History, Competition & Rules – [Discipline Guide] Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | July 4, 2024 | Equestrian Sport

Combined driving is an equestrian sport that transforms driving, the use of horses as a form of transportation, into a competitive and intense event that challenges the limits of equine stamina, fitne...

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Equestrian Endurance Riding: History, Competition & Rules – [Discipline Guide] Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | June 26, 2024 | Equestrian Sport

Endurance riding is a marathon for horses, with horses and riders covering distances of up to 100 miles per day. Athletes cover rugged terrain including slopes, hills, water, and different types of fo...

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Para Equestrian: History, Competition & Rules: [Discipline Guide] Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | June 20, 2024 | Equestrian Sport

Para equestrian is equestrian sport performed by para-athletes, athletes who have physical impairments that make equestrian sport challenging. Para equestrian is also the only horse event offered at t...

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How to Use Lactate Testing to Improve Your Horse’s Training Program Dr. Ana Mesa, Ph.D. | June 24, 2024 | Performance, Training

Lactate Lactate and Exercise Lactate Testing Performance Training Optimization Field Study In elite equestrian sports, performance optimization is critical to success. Whether your horse is racing, ev...

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Equestrian Sport in Paris 2024: Olympics and Paralympics Guide Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | June 18, 2024 | Equestrian Sport, Performance

Equestrian Olympics Paris 2024 National Teams Schedule The 2024 Paris Olympics is the next major sporting event on every equestrian’s calendar. This competition will bring together 200 horse and...

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Eventing at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games – [Equestrian Sport Guide] Caroline Cochran, BSc. | June 13, 2024 | Equestrian Sport, High Performance

Eventing is one of three Olympic equestrian sports in the Paris 2024 Games. Eventers are the triathletes of the equestrian world. At Paris 2024, the world's best horses and riders will complete three ...

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Para Equestrian at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games – [Equestrian Sport Guide] Dr. Madison Ricard, DVM, DACVP | June 12, 2024 | Equestrian Sport, Performance

Para equestrian is the only equestrian sport held at the Paralympics, including at the upcoming Paris 2024 Paralympics in September. Para equestrian athletes demonstrate precision and harmony with the...

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Kendal Lehari’s Journey to the 2024 Olympics in Eventing – [Equestrian Athlete Profile] Laura Gray, MSc | May 24, 2024 | Equestrian Sport, High Performance

Kendal Lehari is passionate about all things horses. She has an unwavering drive to succeed and the tenacity to make things happen. From raising and training promising foals, to re-training racehorses...

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Equestrian Eventing: History, Competition & Rules – [Discipline Guide] Caroline Cochran, BSc. | May 21, 2024 |