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Horse Shows and Competitions

Horse Illustrated readers attend shows and competitions in a variety of disciplines. If you want to keep up with news from major horse events and learn how to prepare your horse for an event, then enjoy this category within our archives. Topics include articles from competitors in various disciplines, winners of big events (e.g., national championships in various disciplines), ways to make competing fun, grooming for show-ring success, how to compete and maintain balance in life, how to showcase your horse at an event the best you can, and so much more. When you are an equestrian competitor, regardless of at what level, you are part of a unique lifestyle.

2020 Adequan/FEI North American Youth Championships for Dressage and Jumping Cancelled

U.S. Equestrian, Equestrian Canada, and the Mexican Equestrian Federation, with support of the International Equestrian Federation (Fédération Equestre Internationale, FEI),…

2 weeks ago

Continuing Our Kentucky Three-Day Event Tribute for Show Jumping Day

We are continuing our Kentucky Three-Day Event tribute for the show jumping day. Enjoy these show jumping rides from some…

1 month ago

Continuing Our Kentucky Three-Day Event Tribute for Cross-Country Day

We are continuing our Kentucky Three-Day Event tribute for the cross-country day. Enjoy these cross-country rides from some fan favorite…

1 month ago

Continuing Our Kentucky Three-Day Event Tribute for Dressage

We are continuing our Kentucky Three-Day Event tribute for the second day of dressage. Enjoy these dressage rides from some…

1 month ago

Honoring the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event’s History, Horses, and Riders

This Thursday in April is always a special day for the horse industry...it's normally the beginning of the Land Rover…

1 month ago

Braiding and Banding: How-To’s for Young Riders to Improve Their Skills

Style your pony’s mane for English with rubber band braids or western competition with mane banding. Rubber Band Braids Materials:…

1 month ago

Virtual Horse Shows Allow Equestrians to Keep Showing During COVID-19

Although not a new concept, virtual horse shows are quickly popping up all over social media as more and more…

2 months ago

A Ribbon for Yancy

  “Ten-minute call for children’s hunters. Ten-minute call!” The announcement over the loudspeaker caught Yancy Clements by surprise. Her first…

2 months ago

Hunter Show Secrets

Do you enjoy showing? I always loved competing in horse shows. Whether I won a bunch of ribbons or came…

2 months ago

2020 Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks to be Postponed Due to COVID-19

Due to coronavirus (COVID-19), the 146th Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020 to…

2 months ago