Why Legend Beezie Madden is Semi-Retired

By Real Riderz A couple of days ago Beezie Madden’s team, John Madden Sales, posted this on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=628825461936108&set=a.209851630500162 The team announced that Madden was diagnosed with a benign tumor called Vestibular Schwannoma, which can impact her balance on some days. They first made this announcement in the Canadian Horse Journal, in which Beezie statedContinue reading “Why Legend Beezie Madden is Semi-Retired”

Thrills and Spills from the FEI World Challenge Jumping Finals

By Real Riderz On July 27 through 31, a small, little known country called Bulgaria hosted a final featured on FEI. The final is called the FEI World Challenge Finals, and you can find more information about it here. In essence the final aims to create opportunity from lack of opportunity by giving riders withContinue reading “Thrills and Spills from the FEI World Challenge Jumping Finals”

FEI World Challenge Final

By RealRiderz This week (and coming weeks) on the FEI calender we have a lot of events going on: CSI5* Dinard, the upcoming World Championships, and of course the FEI World Challenge Final of 2022. An event that is barely talked about, but still quite interesting as it allows riders with less opportunities (less developedContinue reading “FEI World Challenge Final”

CHIO Aachen: Legendary Disaster?

By Real Riderz CHIO Aachen is a legendary competition, no doubt about. Compared to the Wimbledon of the horse sport, the most well known arena in the facility is the beautiful jumping stadium. It is surrounded by enormous grand stands with loud, cheering people. There is shopping and food and other events to look atContinue reading “CHIO Aachen: Legendary Disaster?”

New FEI Team Competition Opportunities

By Real Riderz A few days ago now, in Bojourishte, Bulgaria, European Equestrian Federation (EEF) launched a new competition format (called EEF Evolution League) which allows for less experienced riders in less developed nations to participate in FEI team competitions. Prior to this new development program,certain National Federations simply couldn’t host many Nation Cup competitionsContinue reading “New FEI Team Competition Opportunities”

Lesson Barns: The Killers of Horsemen?

By Real Riderz Ride and leave, that seems to be the philosophy of many lesson barns all over the world. So what is it that makes this ordeal seem so lucrative to many clients that want to ride? Time. Instead of spending thrity minutes before and thirty minutes after getting your horse ready and thenContinue reading “Lesson Barns: The Killers of Horsemen?”

Why You Should Trail Ride More

By Real Riderz Even if you’re more into comepteing and have high ambitions, staying close to nature should be something that you incorporate into your training routine on a weekly basis. Why? Because you will look epic like this guy in the picture above! Ok, well, real talk here: it’s great for your horses mentalContinue reading “Why You Should Trail Ride More”

FEI Ukraine Solidarity Relief Fund: A Hoax?

By RealRiderz The war in Ukraine is, unfortunately, still ongoing and many people (and companies) have come together in an attempt to help Ukraine. People have donated money and time in an attempt to help provide relief to those that truly need it. FEI is no exception to this. FEI has created a fund (startingContinue reading “FEI Ukraine Solidarity Relief Fund: A Hoax?”

FEI World Challenges

By RealRiderz The FEI World Challenge program allows for riders (often living in more remote countries) with less experience in jumping/dressage to participate in international competitions. Riders can pariticpate in an international show without having to leave the country. In addition, if the rider qualifies for the FEI World Challenge Final, a horse is providedContinue reading “FEI World Challenges”