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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.

ASPCA’s Right Horse Adoptable Horse: Greta

Welcome to Horse Illustrated’s weekly installment of the Right Horse Adoptable Horse of the Week, offered in partnership with the…

2 months ago

Nail Your Showmanship Pivot

Showmanship at halter is a class that showcases the harmony between a horse and his exhibitor, and the showmanship pivot…

2 months ago

Improve Your Horse’s Leg-Yield

A useful training tool for both horse and rider, the leg-yield while horse riding supples the horse through his hips,…

2 months ago

Wally the Western Dressage Horse

If anyone could be labeled a hunter princess, it was me. For nearly four decades I strove for the perfect…

2 months ago

Convert your Horse Trailer into a Hotel on Wheels

Want to stay on-site with your horse during shows or trail rider, but don’t have a fancy living quarters trailer?…

3 months ago

Wise Up With Your Ring-Wise Horse

Just like humans, horses can grow tired of certain situations and develop a sour attitude toward a repetitive job. Nothing…

3 months ago

Master Riding Over Logs

Will your horse ride over logs easily and with interest? In popular ranch riding classes, log obstacles are part of…

3 months ago

Driving Horse Qualities

The sport of driving is a beautiful thing to watch, but it’s even more fun to participate. Two top professionals…

4 months ago

Download a Horse Show Checklist and Stall Card

When it comes to horse shows, preparation is half the battle. It's important to make sure you don't leave any of…

4 months ago

Better than Fiction: The Founder of Cowboy Dressage

Life can surpass the best of fiction, particularly for someone like Eitan Beth-Halachmy, the founder of cowboy dressage. Called “8”…

4 months ago