Everything needs an anthem–we’ve put together a list of our suggestions for each discipline.
Western Pleasure: “Smooth” by Santana ft. Rob Thomas
Easy but rocking beat with a Spanish flavor, slow but with momentum — what better song to describe western pleasure with its easy gaits, collected but still with impulsion?
And it’s just like the ocean, under the moon
Well it’s the same as the emotion that I get from you
You got the kind of loving that can be so smooth, yeah
Hunter Over Fences: “Fancy” by Iggy Azalea
It’s all about style, flash and fanciness–the hunters have got it, and so has Iggy.
Film star, yeah I’m deluxe
Classic, expensive, you don’t get to touch
I’m so fancy, can’t you taste this gold?
Remember my name, ’bout to blow
Reining: “Cruise” by Florida-Georgia Line
As effortless as a summer day, this song and this discipline were made for each other.
Baby you a song
You make me wanna roll my windows down and cruise
Down a back road, blowing stop signs through the middle
Every little farm town with you
Jumpers: “Animals” by Martin Garrix
Fast-paced yet controlled and rhythmic, this discipline just begs for electronic-dance-dubstep-amp-you-up-and-prepare-you-for-domination anthem.
Cutting: “Apple Bottom Jeans” by Flo Rida
Nobody knows how to get low like a cutting horse. We suggested a few simple lyrics modifications:
Shawty had them Wrangler-bottom jeans
Boots with the spurs
The whole herd was looking at her
She hit the floor
Next you thing you know
Shawty got low, low, low, low, low
Eventing: “Hell’s Bells” by AC/DC
Any discipline that requires yourself to fling you and your horse over huge immoveable obstacles just requires a little AC/DC.
I’m rolling thunder, pouring rain
I’m coming on like a hurricane
Draft Horse Hitches: “Fat Bottomed Girls” by Queen
This is undoubtedly the theme song of every single mare hitch in the country. The only line that really matters:
Fat bottomed girls, you make the rocking world go round.
Dressage: Concerto No. 1 in E Major by Vivaldi