Category Archives: Horse Shows

YouTube Video Link

Here’s a link to my first YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SjLX5c66PK8.

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Check Out My Website

The Life of an Equestrian now has a website. Check it out ratherbriding.tripod.com/index.html.  On this site you will find useful information about preparing for your upcoming shows and a little more information about me. The site can also be accessed from the links on the sidebar.

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Show Ribbons

When you are at your future horse shows remember to keep track of all your ribbons while you are at the show grounds. What my barn likes to do is display all the ribbons the riders receive while the show is taking place. To make sure you go home with all your ribbons (and not another rider’s) write you name, horse’s name and the class you placed in on the back of the ribbon. There should be a space for you to do this already.  By doing this it allows you to be able to look back and know what the ribbon was received for and at what horse show on what horse.

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What’s the Right Amount to Tip?

How much should I tip is a question that is asked often, no matter if you at a restaurant, the day spa, getting your car from the valet, or at a horse show. However, the standard customary amount of 10-15% doesn’t apply for horse shows. I have found it is customary to tip closer to 25-30% for the people that take care of your horse(s) at their home away from home.  For the fantastic guys that feed, muck the stalls, and groom the horses at shows, a.k.a. the groomers they get the standard fee per day that is negotiaErnesto has been our groomer for over 15 years!ted by your trainer plus the tip you leave them. What I have found appropriate is about $15 per day per groomer for each horse you have at the show, this includes the days your horse is at the show but you aren’t also. For the person that braids the horses tails and manes the appropriate amount is around $50 per week for each horse you have at the show.

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What To Do With All Your Show Ribbons?

If your like me you have hundreds of ribbons that you have collected from the  competitions that you have gone to. You only display a select few in your room, home or tack trunk, like the champion and first place ribbons you have won and then the rest of them are stored in bags or bins some where. I never wanted to throw any of mine away because they all meant something to me and one day I came acroJust one example of many types.ss a unique idea, show ribbon pillows and quilts. Show pillows and quilts are made out of your show ribbons to create a one of a kind piece. If you don’t think you can do this yourself there are people who can for you. If you do a google search of horse show ribbon quilts you can find a person or company to do it for you.

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