To optimise your horse’s health and well-being: An “intelligent” girth

As we’re always on the lookout for products that can improve working horses’ well being, we were astounded to discover a brand new tool that allows you to both evaluate and optimise your horse’s health and performance, thanks to its dedicated smartphone application.

We wanted to know more, so we met the young creator behind it all: Zakaria Antar.

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Carina Mac Laughlan : for the love of horses…

Carina Mac Laughlan is an equine fine art photographer, fully devoted to the horses brought to light in her pictures.

Her artwork reveals stunning stallions' natural beauty, explores their souls, and reveals their essence.

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Christian Carde: “People no longer know what is correct or not.”

A former Ecuyer en Chef (Head Rider) of the Cadre Noir (1991-1999), selected for the 1980 French Olympic dressage team, a National French Dressage Champion and French Olympic coach (1985-1989), Colonel Christian Carde is a distinguished figure of the French School.
A fierce advocate for Légèreté (Lightness), he is the co-founder and honorary chairman of the Allège-Idéal Association...

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How to optimize horses straightness, balance and performance… A symposium with Manolo Mendez and Dr. Ridgway!

A unique two-day Symposium featuring Dr. Kerry Ridgway & Manolo Mendez, Dressage Expert will take place on Saturday and Sunday, July 4th & 5th, 2015 in Germany. It is designed to optimize horse straightness, balance & performance through fascia retraining and postural réhabilitation.

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Horses and language
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Horses and language

Horse behaviour that we find “stupid” (such as pulling back when tied) isn’t necessarily so for the horses: it’s simply a question of them being at odds with a “civilised” life. Domestic horses must constantly make an effort, notably casting aside their herding and fleeing instincts whilst trying to understand our demands in an environment that is sometimes counterintuitive. …

UAE law to combat doping in equestrian sport
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UAE law to combat doping in equestrian sport

Abu Dhabi: A federal law to combat banned substances in equestrian sport was recently issued by the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The law aims to combat the trade and use of banned substances in equestrian sport in the UAE to ensure fair competition and eliminate cheating.…

Les Equestriades in the city of Orange: where equestrian arts meet
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Les Equestriades in the city of Orange: where equestrian arts meet

In the Antique theater of Orange in France, home to the best preserved Roman theater in Europe, an extraordinary show is going to take place for the second year running: the “Equestriades”, featuring The “Cadre Noir” of Saumur together with Alexis Gruss & Family on 29th and 30th May 2015. …

Famous stallion Cruising cloned!
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Famous stallion Cruising cloned!

Cruising was a world famous Irish Sport Horse Stallion considered one of the worlds most significant sires of the 21st century. He died in september 2014, and Hartwell Stud in Ireland have announced they now have two - 2 and a half year old clones of Cruising coming of age in Co. Kildare Ireland.…

Claudia Duffé – brushstrokes of brilliance
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Claudia Duffé – brushstrokes of brilliance

Claudia Duffé hails from Germany but has lived in France for many years. A talented photographer and painter she enjoys capturing the beauty of purebred Arabian horses.…

Elizabeth II – A life-long love of horses
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Elizabeth II – A life-long love of horses

HRH Queen Elizabeth II, who on 21st April celebrated her 89th birthday, has recently been presented the first ever “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Fédération Equestre Internationale, recognising her outstanding contribution to equestrianism. So let us take a moment to recount the life of a remarkable woman, whose passion for horses has remained unchanged over the years.…

Looking back to CHI Al Shaqab 2014
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Looking back to CHI Al Shaqab 2014

With the third CHI Al Shaqab on the horizon, it is time to look back to last year when spectators watched top class riders battling it out in the large arena of Al Shaqab – the host, organizer and soul behind the success of this top class event, always with ExxonMobil on their side as the main sponsor of the event.…

Personal Tour Enlightens Kevin Staut and Marina Hands at JustWorld's Guatemala Project Los Patojos
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Personal Tour Enlightens Kevin Staut and Marina Hands at JustWorld's Guatemala Project Los Patojos

Only a month after his Team Silver medal at the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games in Normandy, French rider Kevin Staut headed to Guatemala along with actress Marina Hands to raise funds for the humanitarian non-profit organization JustWorld International, and to see Los Patojos, The Little Ones, up close.…