Three peat? Berry Equestrian is headed to IHSA Nationals yet again

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By SARAH COOPER and ALLIE ROBERTSON IHSA MEDIA INTERNS The Berry Equestrian team is officially in the running for a three peat in its IHSA (Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association) national title streak. The team solidified its IHSA Nationals berth by coming in second behind the University of Findlay Ohio at the Western Semi- Finals in […]

Getting ahead of disasters with help for animals:

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The Southern Emergency Animal Response Unit is establishing a database of volunteers By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor During environmental or manmade disasters, domesticated animals’ needs are sometimes met in an a scrambling, after-the-fact manner – this is an issue the SEARU (Southern Emergency Animal Response Unit) seeks to remedy. The organization sprang up after fires engulfed […]

Eventers in GA have a casual clothing option

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By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor You can pretty well assume a company is equestrian-centric to the core when its founder comes up with the idea for it on course. “I had the idea for Ride Heels Down mid-air over a jump,” recalled the Atlanta-based apparel company’s owner, Ainsley Jacobs. She had been working her APHA gelding, […]

Prioritize riding time – for real

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Check out the planner made exclusively for equestrians By LIZ CRUMBLY    Editor Gloria Gonzalez noticed a few years ago that conventional paper planners don’t really work well for most equestrians looking to prioritize riding time. That’s because they only allow a few lines for Saturday and Sunday activities – the days when most horse people […]

Shoot-in-the-dark supplementing: ended

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Nicole Reynolds tells us how hair analysis allows owners to more precisely support their horses’ health By LIZ CRUMBLY    Editor So how do horse owners know they’re supplementing their horses correctly? The short answer, according to Nicole Reynolds, owner of Nicole’s Natural Horses in Atlanta, Ga., is that many don’t. Reynolds’ antidote to shoot-in-the-dark supplementing? […]

Southeastern exhibitors earned Congress’ top honors

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FROM STAFF REPORTS Southeastern exhibitors earned Congress’ top honors this year; many brought home championships and reserves as the largest breed show in the world celebrated its semicentennial anniversary. The All American Quarter Horse Congress took place Oct. 6-30 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus. According to the Congress media package, the Ohio Quarter Horse Association hosted its […]

The Gift of Horses

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My three-year-old daughter has called our horses by name since she could talk; the only time we haven’t had horses in her lifetime was when she was just a few months old. My point? It’s normal to her for Mommy to have three horses. Sometimes this fact still catches me a little strangely. I begged […]

Unique, useful, beautiful: Gift Guide 2016

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We’ve searched the Southeast for the most unique, useful, beautiful selection of gifts for that special equestrian in your life. Here are our picks, gathered from quality small businesses and creative artisans who know what horse people need and want. 1. THE EARRINGS – $25 Designed by: Ainsley Jacobs, Ride Heels Down, Atlanta, Ga. These “Red […]

Berry Equestrian off to a winning start for 2016-17 season

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By ELIZABETH POCZOBUT IHSA Media Intern Hello again from Berry Equestrian! The team has been extremely busy since returning to the world’s largest campus in August! The Vikings have welcomed three new recruits and new six walk-on team members to the roster, as well as senior and veteran team member Mariel Wrench, who took a […]

Semi centennial: Ga. Federation of Saddle Clubs celebrates 50th state show

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By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor Competitive riders in running and judged events don’t often mix company, owing to the fact that their shows usually happen in different places. There’s one event in Georgia, however, that brings barrel racers, saddle seat, Western pleasure and equitation riders from all over the state together – and it’s been doing […]