Top 10 Tips to Survive the (seemingly never-ending) Winter Freeze!

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Top 10 Tips and Products to get you through the last of this icy cold spring. 1. Go South. If you can’t go South make sure you’re barn/arena is heated and at the very least insulated. If that isn’t an … Continue reading

Winter #ROOTD Price Guide

Where to buy: Carhartt Helmet Liner Mask Mountain Horse Windsor Riding Jacket Ariat Insulated Tek Grip Glove Ladies TuffRider Unifleece Pull On Breeches Mountain Horse Ladies’ Venice Zip Field Boot

Guest Blog: e-Dressage

Today’s guest blog is brought to you by e-Dressage. If you’re interested in writing a guest blog featuring your product or company, contact Horse Products 101.

E-Dressage – Compete Internationally Without Leaving Your Yard

Horses are expensive – we all know that and are under no illusions that we can keep one on a shoe string. And that’s just the cost of care, not to mention the extra pennies and pounds needed for competing.

As a child, my first horse was kept on a large competition yard. Every weekend I watched most of the yard load their horses into their very large and very swanky horseboxes and go off to compete. Sometimes they would be gone for several days. They would come back with stories and often a string of rosettes.

Don’t get me wrong, I understood how very lucky I was to even have a horse in the first place, but I was so envious of those that could afford to go out and compete as well. I worked hard with my horse every evening, trying to improve in every session, but I never got the chance to show off all my hard work.

This is why I created E-Dressage Ltd. I understand that there are many horse owners in my shoes. Unable to afford the costs of owning a horsebox, diesel, MOT, insurance, entry fees, show gear, affiliation costs, let alone the amount of time it takes up travelling.

E-Dressage Ltd enables you to compete from the comfort of your very own yard. Don’t worry about getting up at 5am to plait your pony and get to your show in time, just grab a video camera and rider your dressage test at a time that suits YOU.

Here’s how it works in 3 simple steps…..

Pick a class and enter it – go to our website www.e-dressage.co.uk, decide what classes you would like to enter and just follow the steps through checkout. (TIP: make sure to take a look at our rules page first)

Video your test and send it to us – grab a friend and get them to video your dressage test. Make sure that they video from the judges position at C and that you and your horse are clear in the frame. The upload it to YouTube and send us the link to testvideo@e-dressage.co.uk

Keep a look out for the postman – we will publish the results on our website on the scoreboard. We will then post out your completed score sheets and any rosettes and prizes (That’s the fun bit!)

We run British Dressage tests and only use British Dressage Listed Judges, so you can rest assured that you are getting industry standard feedback that you can use to help you to continue to improve and work up the levels.

We run Team Competitions, Rider Leagues, Championships  and each month we give away top-notch prizes including E-Dressage t-shirts, saddle cloths, rugs, sparkly browbands, caps ….not to mention our beautiful rosettes and prize money.

E-Dressage has quickly become the world’s fastest growing dressage competition website attracting dressage riders from all over the world, including South Africa, Australia and Spain.

So save yourself some time, save the pennies in your pocket and save yourself the competition stress. Just do everything from home at a time that suits you.

Find us on Facebook (e-Dressage Facebook) to keep up to date with the latest competitions ☺

Bonus!

E-Dressage Ltd has teamed up with Grand Prix rider and BD List 1 judge, Debby Lush, to bring you, 7 Simple Steps to Improving Your Dressage Scores. Click the link to get your FREE copy!

The Foal Focus: Part 1

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This post is the first in a series following Jennifer Watrous, an equine photographer, as she eagerly awaits the arrival of a special bundle of furry joy! Be on the lookout for the next post, and keep your eye peeled … Continue reading

Big Savings at Uncle Jimmy’s!

If you’ve been a fan of Horse Products 101 for very long, you know that we LOVE Uncle Jimmy’s boredom busters! You can check out some of our reviews here: Uncle Jimmy’s Boredom Busters Uncle Jimmy’s Hangin’ Ball Uncle Jimmy’s … Continue reading

Guest Blog: Horse Show Tutor

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Today’s guest blog is brought to you by Gina Marie, the Horse Show Tutor (www.horseshowtutor.com). If you’re interested in writing a guest blog for your product or company, send us an e-mail! Horse Show Tutor Solves the Dilemma of Horse … Continue reading

Uncle Jimmy’s Boredom Busters

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In 2005, longtime horseman “Uncle Jimmy” Urbanski spent months experimenting with ways to rid his stall-bound horse of common stable vices. Striking gold with a recipe for his pilot product “Uncle Jimmy’s Hangin’ Ball,” Uncle Jimmy went to work finding … Continue reading

And the winner is…

We have had a great month thus far promoting Breast Cancer Awareness, and hearing YOUR stories about how you have been touched by breast cancer in some way or another. Through many outlets, we have seen how the equestrian world … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Awareness Month Giveaway!

At Horse Products 101, breast cancer is something that hits very close to home. Loved ones, family members, and friends have all been affected by breast cancer in some way – as have most of us these days. In honor of … Continue reading