Mental Athletics

“All riders deal with similar mental obstacles and mental toughness is a skill that can developed and improved to overcome them” – an interview with Gilead (Gil) Friedman of Mental Athletics How did you get involved in the equestrian world? Did you grow up around horses? I was born in the U.S. but came

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First Major in the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping in 2021

The world’s top equestrian riders will gather at The Dutch Masters from 23–25 April, to contest the first Major in the Rolex Grand Slam of Show Jumping in 2021. The Rolex Grand Prix, which culminates on Sunday 25 April, is the highlight of the rescheduled three-day indoor event for 2021 and will provide a

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Sugar and spice – And everything nice?

We had the opportunity to speak to Dr Emmanuelle Van Erck about sugar and horses. Emmanuelle works at the Equine Sports Medicine Practice and is author of more than 40 scientific articles and regularly lectures at international scientific meetings. She continues to collaborate on applied research projects in Equine Sports Medicine and teaches clinical

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KWPN Breeder of the Year 2020

The Van der Steen brothers,  from Esch (NED) have been awarded KWPN breeder of the year in the jumping division. Their Witven Stud bred several standout jumpers, including GC Chopin’s Bushi, performing at the highest level of the sport under Ireland’s Denis Lynch and ranked second on the WBFSH rankings as well as being

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Equine Herpesvirus (EHV)

What is equine herpesvirus (EHV)? Equine herpesviruses are DNA viruses that are found in most horses all over the world. Almost all horses have been infected with the viruses and have most of the times no serious side effects. It is currently unknown what causes some infected horses to develop the serious neurological forms

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