Was this documentary about the 2015 Mongol Derby — arguably the world’s toughest, wildest horse race — enough to warm Horse Nation’s resident curmudgeonly film reviewer Biz Stamm’s heart? Click here to find out.
From setting up camp to the hold box and the finish, an endurance race is like no other equestrian event. In the latest installment of “Going the Distance,” we break down the anatomy of an endurance ride!
An important part of any discipline is the necessary equipment to make sure horse and rider are comfortable, safe and healthy. In our series on endurance with Angela Gross Kemerer, we’re taking a closer look at tack and equipment!
A hundred-mile endurance race is no small feat: how does one train and condition for such a ride? Biz Stamm chats with our featured endurance pair Angela Gross Kemerer and her horse Shae as they prepare for the Vermont 100.
“The speed at which others are traveling shouldn’t dictate my pace.” Whether she’s on the long-distance running trail or in the dressage arena, Biz Stamm has learned that “slow and steady” can truly win the race.
“There are plenty of crazy, catty, unpleasant people in the horse world, but I’m pretty sure the ratio of ‘crazy’ to ‘normal’ is no greater than in any other realm.” How did the horse world get this reputation and how can we avoid falling for the old trope?
Angela Gross Kemerer and her Arabian mare Shae have completed FIVE 100-mile rides in their partnership, and they’re preparing for a return to the Vermont 100 in 2018. Horse Nation is tagging along for the ride!
“What makes us so quick to label something as ‘weird’ or ‘abnormal’? What makes us feel entitled to do so in the first place? This film may not answer these questions, but it will certainly get you thinking about them.”