Girls Horse Club Blog

Blogs in the 'Showing & Sport' Channel

First Competitions

Published by • Feb 14th, 2008 • Category: Guest Bloggers, Junior Blogger Finals, Showing & Sport

by tash, age 12 As far as showing goes, we all have to start somewhere. Most of the time, your first competition is very exciting but equally nerve-racking. I have been though a few first competitions with new horses and new levels. Here are some tips to make sure you have a successful day if […]

Ready, Set, Show! – Part Three

Published by • Feb 10th, 2008 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Showing & Sport

Syd, age 12 You’ve read part one and part two, so now it’s time for the final part! This will be all about what to do after you have survived your first horse show! The first thing you should do after every show and every class (aside from taking care of your horse) is review […]

Ready, Set, Show! – Part Two

Published by • Feb 2nd, 2008 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Showing & Sport

by Syd, age 12 Okay, so you’ve read part one, an introduction to the different types of shows. Now you’re ready for part two! You’ve chosen your show discipline and what kinds of classes you’re geared toward. Now it’s time to get prepared for the big day! The first and definitely most important thing you […]

Ready, Set, Show! – Part One

Published by • Jan 28th, 2008 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Showing & Sport

by Syd, age 12 So you’ve been riding for a while and you’ve watched all the major shows and competitions on television for years. You know which pro riders are your favorites and root for them every time they compete. Maybe you’ve even been to a few shows to watch. And finally you’ve decided you […]


Published by • Jan 18th, 2008 • Category: by Madelaina, Showing & Sport

by Madelaina, age 12 While the title may seem quite simple, the sport of polo is everything but once you look in on it. Traditionally, polo is a game on horseback where two teams of four riders and their horses try to score a point against the other in a period of seven minutes, or […]

Cross-Country: The Test of Stamina, Strength, and Courage

Published by • Nov 13th, 2007 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Showing & Sport

by Tori, age 12 Cross-Country, in my opinion, is one of the hardest forms of riding. Horse and rider are faced with a challenging course filled with many different jumps. They have water jumpes, jumps with ditches in the middle, jumps that zig-zag, etc. Now let’s go through the three main things you need before […]

Barbaro: We Loved Him and Now We Miss Him

Published by • Nov 3rd, 2007 • Category: International Horse, Junior Blogger Archives, Showing & Sport

by Syd, age 12 We loved him. We willed him to get better. And most of all we miss him. Who is he? He is Barbaro, the 2006 Kentucky Derby winner. He should have been the 2006 Triple Crown winner if it had not been for that fateful day of the Preakness. What was it […]

Three Day Eventing: A Competition for the Best of the Best

Published by • Oct 17th, 2007 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Showing & Sport

by horsejo, age 11 To be in the Three Day Event is a real honor. It is a competition which takes a lot of skill. You see, to be in Three Day Eventing, you have to be good at three things — Dressage, Cross Country, and Show Jumping. All of them are very difficult, and […]

True Winners

Published by • Oct 5th, 2007 • Category: by Julia, Riding Advice, Showing & Sport

by Julia | You’re at a horse show. You tried your best in your class, and did reasonably well for your first show. You place sixth in your class and are very pleased. That is, until, the first place rider walks by and begins talking to you about how well she did and how her horse deserved to be the best simply because he’s her


Published by • Aug 23rd, 2007 • Category: Junior Blogger Archives, Showing & Sport

by Tori, age 12 The intense run, the high hurdles, the finish line. That is steeplechasing. In steeplechasing, horses and riders must race each other and jump hurdles. It is a fun, exciting, and very dangerous sport. It is dangerous because when the horses jump, sometimes they bump into another horse, or, someone else bumps […]