Tag: Rider Fitness

Mar 17, 2020

Long Distance Running for Fitness with Kelli Temple

Every body is different, and different fitness regimes work differently for different people. For Canadian Olympic and World Equestrian Games eventer Kelli Temple, her preferred method of cross-training is running – specifically, running marathons.

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Jan 24, 2020 Education

Fitness and Mindfulness Practice with Emily Hamel and Tyler Held

Emily Hamel and Tyler Held met when Hamel was working for Phillip Dutton and Held was working as a vet tech for Sports Medicine Associates of Chester County. They quickly realized they had much in common, including their passion for self-improvement through fitness, nutrition, and meditation.

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Nov 24, 2019 Education

CrossFit for Better Riding with Michael Pollard

“Riding is an athletic sport,” stated Pan American Games team gold medalist Michael Pollard. “Every single moment you’re on the horse you’re having to respond and be an athlete, and there’s no sport that uses your body that doesn’t improve substantially by training your body to be better.”

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Sep 28, 2019 Education

The Power of Strength Training with Shelley Thomas

Shelley Thomas has been a horseback rider her whole life, and that combined with her background in physical therapy prompted her to found Intrepid Wellness and work with riders to help them recover from injuries, improve strength, and get in both physical and mental shape for riding.

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Jul 09, 2019 Education

How Nia Changed the Game for Kathy Davidson

While discussions of fitness in the eventing world so often center around the horse, rider fitness is just as important to the success of any horse-and-rider combination. Top eventing professionals including Allison Springer, Sinead Halpin, and Sharon White all stress the importance of choosing some sort of fitness activity that you enjoy so you’ll be more likely to stick with it.

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Jun 23, 2019 Education

The Importance of Balance and Strength with Sharon White

As riders, balance and core strength are key components to success in the saddle, and there are many small things that riders can do outside the saddle to improve those factors.

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Jun 12, 2019 Convention

VIDEO: Tai Chi for Riders with Matt Brown

High performance eventer Matt Brown has been studying martial arts for over 25 years and has used the principles and techniques he has learned in the dojo to help develop himself while in the tack.

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May 28, 2019 Education

Making Time for Fitness Outside the Saddle with Sinead Halpin

“Riding is hard on the body,” stated five-star eventer Sinead Halpin. “Cowboys are not bow legged and hunched backed because it looks cool. If you ride, you will most likely be injured, you will most likely ride a difficult horse, you will most likely ride defensively. Staying strong and flexible is your best defense against chronic pain.”

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Mar 12, 2019 Education

Why Barn Work Does Not Count as Exercise

We feed our horses for optimal performance, spend countless hours practicing all aspects of the dressage test to get the lowest score possible, we do grids, we do trot, canter, and gallop sets, then place the best quality shoes and boots on our horses to protect their legs. We do all of this, yet when it comes to rider fitness few riders treat themselves like the athletes they are.

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Nov 20, 2018 Education

Staying in Top Form with InForm Fitness and Laura Crump Anderson

Young riders, international grooms, and four-star professionals - Laura Crump Anderson has built her life around improving rider fitness. Her clientele includes NAYC silver medalist Haley Carspecken, Sharon White’s super groom Rachael Livermore, and four-star rider Jan Byyny.

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Aug 13, 2018 Education

Rider Fitness with Allison Springer

“You have a responsibility for staying fit for your animal,” emphasized Allison Springer. Much like many other eventing professionals, Springer rides multiple horses at multiple levels ranging from Connemara ponies, off-the-track Thoroughbreds, Belgian Warmbloods, and more.

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