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Oct 7, 2015
New CIC3* Approved for Ocala Over 2016 Thanksgiving Weekend
By Jenni Autry
It’s an exciting time for the team that’s bringing eventing to the 950-acre Ocala Jockey Club property in Reddick, Florida, as the FEI has approved a new CIC3*, CCI2* and CCI* event to be held at the facility on Nov. 24-27, 2016, over Thanksgiving weekend next year.
Equiventures CEO Richard Trayford, who is spearheading the project alongside Ocala Jockey Club owners Erik and Pavla Nygaard, said they strategically wanted that holiday date for a reason: to host a showcase event that will attract people on a weekend when families are already out and about. More info...
Oct 7, 2015
Training Tip from Kate Chadderton: Never Give Up
“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.”
“Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak. Courage is also what it takes to sit down and listen. “
“Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts.”
“A fanatic is one who can’t change his mind and won’t change the subject.”
And by far the most important of all:
“NEVER, NEVER, NEVER give up.”
Oct 7, 2015
The Science of Barrel Racing
Dena Kirkpatrick discusses three basic ingredients needed to develop better feel, correct position and faster times.
I always start a clinic by saying that there are many ways to train a barrel horse. Obviously, it is a timed event, and the fastest time wins. Horses learn by repetition, so consistency in practice is very important. I believe some horses are so naturally talented that they would be great, no matter who rode them. However, these horses are very rare. We, as trainers, have a responsibility to help each horse reach his full potential and one way we do this is by working with his body instead of working against it. More info...