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Kristen Kovatch

Kristen Kovatch

Ira Schulman Thoroughbred Rehoming Award Open For Nominations

The award will be presented at the 2018 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover & Symposium in October to a professional horseman who responsibly rehomes horses off the track. Nominations are open now!

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Kristen Kovatch

Great Yorkshire Show Rider Weight Policy Spurs Debate

Thirteen riders were asked to dismount from ponies at the Great Yorkshire Show last week when they appeared to weigh over 20% of their ponies’ weight, spurring international conversation about suitability, equine welfare and the best way to enforce such a rule.

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Kristen Kovatch

7 Times I Totally Dodged a Bullet in My Horse Life

Sometimes, despite horses’ tendency to self-destruct in epic and expensive fashion, we equestrians totally get a free pass. Here are seven examples.

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Kristen Kovatch

Rolex Central Park Horse Show Canceled For 2018 Due to Competition Conflicts

Hey, when it’s a World Equestrian Games year, we have to make a few allowances: the good news is that the CPHS will return in 2019 with a shiny new FEI CSI5* show jumping competition!

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Kristen Kovatch

Independent Riding Helmet Test Indicates Major Differences in Levels of Protection

Folksam, a Swedish insurance company, conducted an independent test of 15 riding helmets available on the Swedish market and found major differences in the levels of protection from each. Take a closer look at its test here.

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Kristen Kovatch

9 #EquestrianProblems According to Twitter

Because brevity will always be the soul of wit.

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Kristen Kovatch

Fantasy Farm Thursday: McLain Ward’s Winter Wellington Retreat

Do you believe in the power of osmosis? If there’s even an outside chance that talent and ability can be absorbed by a property and passed on to its next owner, then boy oh boy, do I have the farm for you.

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Kristen Kovatch

3 Pretty Stupid Things I’ve Witnessed My Horses Doing

I mean, I guess they’re only horses, after all.

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Kristen Kovatch

Happy National Farriers Week! Ways to Show Your Farrier Your Appreciation

It’s National Farriers Week! We’ve compiled a few ways to show your hardworking farrier just how much you appreciate his or her talents in keeping your horse feeling his best.

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Kristen Kovatch

Editorial: Feeling Like a Beginner

“Learning to sail — in which I feel like a total idiot daily, clambering around the boat while getting cracked in the head by the boom — reminds me of just how long it took me to get to my current level of easy familiarity in the barn.”

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