NEWS from THE ENGLISH RIDER
October 23, 2007

The English Rider's

Huge

End of the Season Sale

October 26 & 27

Look for savings up to 50% off

Footwear

Outerwear

Tack

Show Clothes

Helmets

Horse Clothing

*****All Sales are Final*****

Absolutely NO Refunds or Exchanges

Please be sure of your purchases

 
Community News
Bennett Equestrian (formerly known as Fox Hollow) has invited Carolyn Bell to be its new hunter/jumper trainer. Bennet Equestrian offers dressage and hunter/jumper boarding with a covered ring, a 200' by 300' hunter ring, and 40 acres of four board fenced grassed-pastures with turn-out 7 days a week.

More info...


American Hippotherapy Association

The English Rider supports AHA (American Hippotherapy Association). "Hippotherapy is a treatment strategy using the movement of a horse. The therapy is provided by a licensed physical, occupational or speech therapist. It is one of the fastest growing treatment strategies for people with disabilities such as autism, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and developmental delays

Learn more . . .





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Your Horse's Health

5 Ways to Help Your Horse Live Longer
Experts estimate that the life expectancy of a horse in this country is somewhere between 18 and 22 years. Of course, that's just an average; illness or accidents will claim some horses in their prime; many more will thrive well into their 20s.

Just how long an individual horse lives depends on a combination of genes, luck and lifestyle. You can't change a horse's pedigree--or his luck for that matter--but you do have control over how he lives.

 
 
 
 
Our Vendors

Remember we are a dealer for all of your favorite companies -

Sprenger
Tailored Sportsman
Cavallo
Eurofit
Isabell Werth Clothing
Christy's Top Hats
Bates & Weatherbeeta
Hadfield's Bridleworks
Edgewood Leather
Mikmar
Fleeceworks
Ariat
A Horse of Course Gourmet

AND WE ALSO TAKE CARE OF ALL OF YOUR CUSTOM NEEDS :
Integrity Linens
E.Vogel Custom Boots
Dehner Boot Company
Phoenix West Trunks
Oakcroft Inc.
Tenney's Custom Chaps

in this issue
:: Community News
:: Your Horse's Health
:: Fun Facts About Horses
:: A bit about bits
:: Quick Links
:: Dressage Calendar
:: Hunter Jumper Calendar
 

 

This Week's Riddle

Take off my skin, I won't cry, but you will. What am I?

Send us your answer and we'll publish it next week.

Last Week's Riddle:

I know a word of letters three, Add two and fewer there will be. What is the word?

The answer is: few

Riddle Me

Submit your riddle answer.

 

 
Fun Facts About Horses

How many breeds of horses are there?

There are over 350 different breeds of horses and ponies. These fall into four main groups:

1. "Light" horses with small bones, thin legs and weighing less than 1300 pounds; e.g. Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses, Morgan horses and Arabians.

2. "Heavy" or draft horses which can weigh up to 2000 pounds and are strong with large bones and sturdy legs; e.g. Percherons, Draft, Clydesdale and Shire horses.

3. Ponies which are usually not more than 58 inches tall (14.2 hands and under), making them smaller than a horse; e.g.Shetland, Haflinger, and Caspian ponies.

4. Feral horses which are wild or semi-wild horses. A mustang is a feral horse.

 

 
A bit about bits

What bit should I use? I think we've all heard that before... It seems there are as many questions on bits as there are types of bits!

Often the snaffle is said to be the mildest bit. But what is a snaffle? There are bit walls and catalogs with every kind of snaffle you can imagine! In fact some are labeled "western snaffles". What's that?!

First of all, the term snaffle is in reality a term meaning the bit is in a direct line from the hands to the horse's mouth. To be a true snaffle, there can be no shanks or curb chains. The snaffle bit may be jointed or not. It is generally felt the jointed snaffle is more comfortable than non-jointed as it lays easier in the horses mouth. To gain a better understanding of how severe or not a bit is, one needs to understand the structure of the horse's mouth, and how the bit acts in the mouth.


 
 
Quick Links


 
 
Dressage Calendar

October
October 20-21 Schooling show

GDCTA Atlanta National Fall Dressage and CT Halloween Schooling Show, GIHP, Conyers
Show managers:
Dressage: Nancy Chalmers / 770-363-0712
Combined Training: Peri Lambros / 678-372-4105

Prix Caprilli Test1 and Test 2 (pdf)
Prize List & Entry Form

Show Schedule and Rider Schedule and Stabling
October 20-21 USDF/USEF GAIG/USDF Region 3 Dressage Championships hosted by Deep South Dressage and Combined Training Association, Ocala, Florida
Barbara Petti
October 20-21 Schooling show Chattanooga Dressage & Combined Training comeined Test, Dressage and Hunter Schooling Show, Heatherfield Horse Park in Trenton Georgia. For downloadable prizelist please go to www.chattdcta.freeservers.com or contact Susan Helton.
October 27-28 Schooling show
GDCTA Rec. Pending
Lanier Equestrian Association Fall Dressage and Combined Test Schooling Show, Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, Gainesville, GA, POC: Dana Ferguson, (770) 983-3041,
October 27-28 USDF/USEF

Poplar Place Farm Dressage Show
Hamilton, GA
Donna Stegman- (706) 582-3742

October 27 Other Ashland Farm - Fifth Annual Haunted Hollow Hunter Pace 770-786-6703 or ashlandfarm@earthlink.net
October 27 Schooling show The Halloween Show - Jasmine Farm Aiken, SC
Contact info: Valerie Swygert
, www.jasminefarm.com
803-215-1201
November (2008 Awards Year)
November 3-4 Clinic Teaching Workshop, Auburntown, TN
Instructor: Sarah Geikie
Kathryn Bauman 615-408-4085
November 3 Schooling show

GDCTA Recognized

Barlyn Farm Fall Dressage Schooling Show, Barlyn Farm (Walnut Grove), Covington, GA 30014, POC: Peggy Hawley, (770) 786-4026
November 3 Schooling show
GDCTA Recognized
New Classic Horse Shows - CT and Dressage Schooling Show Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, Gainesville
Sara Juricek (770) 435-3820 or Carrie Rhodes (770) 265-9250
November 3-4 Schooling Show Hunter/Jumper Schooling Show w/XC.
Aiken, SC, Joannah Glass, 803 648 0100
, Sporting Days Farm.
November 3 Schooling show
GDCTA Recognized
Three-Phase Horse Trials and Dressage Schooling Show, Foxberry Farm, Dallas, GA 30132, POC: Laurel Marsh, (678) 873-7847
November 3 Schooling show

GDCTA Recognized

Grove River Ranch Dressage Schooling Show, Gillsville, GA, POC: Sue Mesa, (706) 245-8566, www.branstockfarm.com
November 10-11 Schooling show
GDCTA Rec. Pending
Good Horseman's Two-Day Dressage Schooling Show, Chicopee Woods, Gainesville
Ann Genovese (404) 289-9328, www.goodhorseman.org
November 10 Schooling show

GDCTA Rec. Pending

Oak Grove Equestrian Horse Trials Schooling Show
Acworth, GA 30102,
POC: Barbara Bedford, (770) 715-7227
November 10-11 Clinic C benefit eventing clinic for the USET with Olympian Phillip Dutton. Phillip will teach a two-day eventing clinic at Cedar Ridge Farm on Nov. 10 and 11. Phillip has become a U.S. citizen and represents our country on our 3-day event team. Proceeds from the clinic will benefit the USET/eventing team. A portion of the clinic fee is therefore tax deductible. Please see website for further details; slots limited to 24.
November 12 Meeting GDCTA General Meeting. All are encouraged to attend!
7:00 PM. Law Offices of Richard Jones, 1117 Perimeter Center West, Atlanta, GA
info@gdcta.org
November 17 Schooling Show -
GDCTA Recognized
Pine Mountain Horse Shows at Big Bear Farm, 3 Phase, CT, Dressage Schooling Show, Pine Mountain, GA 31822, POC: Joan Bonvincini, (706) 845-9519
November 17 Schooling Show Sporting Days Starter Horse Trials, Training - Amoeba, Dress. & CT. Aiken, SC, Joannah Glass, 803 648 0100, Sporting Days Farm.
December

December 1 DEADLINE 2008 Membership Year Begins!
Liz Faso 770-921-3848

Membership Form

December 1 Schooling Show -
GDCTA Recognized
Pine Mountain Horse Shows at Big Bear Farm, 3 Phase, CT, Dressage Schooling Show, Pine Mountain, GA 31822, POC: Joan Bonvincini, (706) 845-9519
December 8 GDCTA Youth Group GDCTA Youth Group "Holiday Festival"
Please join us for food, fun and freestyle at Chicopee Woods in Gainesville. Details to come....for adults, too!
POC: Ellen Dennis 770-751-6211 or Lynn Marks 404-317-2670
December 8 Schooling show The Christmas Show - Jasmine Farm Aiken, SC
Contact info: Valerie Swygert
, www.jasminefarm.com

803-215-1201

December 9 Schooling Show Sporting Days Farm Dressage TOC, CT, XC, JPR, Field Htr & XC Schooling. Aiken, SC, Joannah Glass, 803 648 0100, Sporting Days Farm.
December 15-16 Clinic Lisa Wilcox Clinic, Applewood Farm, Alpharetta
Melanie Lawrence 678-231-6869
December 29 Schooling show
GDCTA Rec. Pending
Poplar Place Farm Combined Test and Dressage Schooling Show, Hamilton, GA 31811,
POC: Donna Stegman, (706) 888-8421, www.PoplarPlaceFarm.com



 
 

Hunter Jumper Calendar
 

Oct 27

Local

Brownwood Halloween I

Wills Park

Roger Brown

770-475-3152

Oct 28

Local

Brownwood Halloween II

Wills Park

Roger Brown

770-475-3152

Oct 31-04

Reg AA

Halloween Atlanta Classic

GIHP

Bob Bell

843-768-5503

November 2007

Nov 7-11

Reg AA

Atlanta Fall Classic I

GIHP

Bob Bell

843-768-5503

Nov 14-18

Reg AA

Atlanta Fall Classic II

GIHP

Bob Bell

843-768-5503

Nov 3

Local

Brownwood Fall I

Wills Park

Roger Brown

770-475-3152

Nov 4

Local

Brownwood Fall II

Wills Park

Roger Brown

770-475-3152

Nov 9-11

Local

PSJ Finals

Aiken , SC

PSJ, Inc.

803-649-3505

Nov 10

Local

Horse Show Ventures

Wills Park

Morgan Taylor

770-827-0175

Nov 11

Local

Horse Show Ventures

Wills Park

Morgan Taylor

770-827-0175

Nov 10

Local

Sav College of Art & Design

Hardeeville SC

Ansley Grainger

912-713-2294

Nov 16-18

Local

GHJA Grand Finale

Wills Park

GHJA

770-888-0702

December 2007

Dec 6-9

Reg AA

RMI December I

Château Élan

John Rush

904-396-4106

Dec 13-16

Reg AA

RMI December II

Château Élan

John Rush

904-396-4106

 

 
 
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