Helmet Cam — Jester View

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    As we reach the midway point of the summer, horse show season is in full swing. Back in December, I got a helmet cam as a Christmas present, but being somewhat technologically challenged, it took me until summer to get it up and running.

    Below is the result: a first-hand view of my Appaloosa, Jester, and me running the Novice cross-country course at the Champagne Run Horse Trials in Lexington, Ky.

    It’s fun for me to look back at the fences that rode well, and even the ones that didn’t. Overall he put in a solid performance with no jumping or time penalties.

    Cross-country is a true adrenaline rush—not without risks, of course—but when your horse enjoys it and has training suitable for the level, it is the best feeling in the world to gallop over jumps!

     

     

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    Holly Caccamise
    Holly Caccamise has been with Horse Illustrated and Young Rider since 2007, and in August 2019, she took over as head editor. She’s been instrumental in the production of both magazines and helped Horse Illustrated win a 2018 American Horse Publications Media Award in the General Excellence Self-Supported Publication (circulation 15,000 and over) category. Before getting involved in the editorial side of print media, she worked as an award-winning ad copywriter for Thoroughbred Times magazine. Caccamise has her MS in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky, where she studied equine nutrition and exercise physiology, and her Bachelor’s from UCLA in Biology. Caccamise has also worked as a research assistant, horse camp counselor teaching riding and vaulting, and as a top-level show groom in the eventing world, where she continues to compete her horse, Artie, at the lower levels.

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    1. You’ve got one good horse. And you can tell he likes jumping because his ears are pricked, and i also love how you reward him at the end.

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