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  • Written by Julie Unger
  • Category: Entertainment

Dashing Through The Snow: A favorite Saddlebred pastime

It falls from the sky, slowly drifting, in a roundabout pattern. If you could catch it under a microscope before it melted, you’d notice a unique crystalline structure. It’s the stuff of childlike whimsy, and only happens when temperatures drop below 32 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s that magical, mesmerizing form of water known as snow that delights children of all ages, and horses, too.

Since horses work tirelessly throughout show season, during the winter most owners and trainers like to change up their horses’ routines by providing some downtime. This is most often accomplished through the use of turnout, but the one thing that will truly light up their eyes is being allowed to play in the snow.

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  • Written by Lauren Gall
  • Category: Entertainment

5 Memories From St. Louis, Through the Eyes Of Hazel

Last week the annual St. Louis National Charity Horse Show was held at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis Missouri, and it was another record-breaking year, with stalls set up in every possible location. Along with the incredible classes filled with 10+ horses, this show also brings together the most western, hunt seat, and pleasure equitation riders of any show in the country for Saddle & Bridle’s national finals.

While there were large crowds cheering the horses and riders on each evening, one particular equestrian fan stood out, as she watched every class. Here to update you on some of the action from the show is Knollwood Farms’ own Hazel.

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  • Written by Allie Layos
  • Category: Entertainment

Queer Eye’s Carson Kressley On Saddlebreds And His New Television Show

Though it can be easy to forget due to his down-to-earth personality, American Saddlebred enthusiast Carson Kressley is not just a horseperson, but a fashion guru and television star.

Now, along with good friend Thom Filicia, another former Queer Eye for the Straight Guy star, he has a new show airing on Bravo: Get a Room with Carson & Thom. Its premise? Carson gives home makeovers a try with the help of pro interior designer Thom.

Always gracious, Carson was kind enough to answer a few questions those in the Saddlebred show world – and beyond – have been itching to know.

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  • Written by Allie Layos
  • Category: Entertainment

8 Photos That Will Make You Wish You Were Back At Louisville

 The World's Championship Horse Show, referred to as "Louisville," or sometimes "World's," by most of the Saddlebred industry, ended just over a month ago. Running Saturday to Saturday, it is a long and grueling week of horse showing, and while it's impossible to imagine the show season without it, it's often a relief when Louisville is past and exhibitors have moved onto the fall shows. 

However, there is something undeniably exciting about the show, that exhibitors, trainers and journalists alike have often struggled to put into words. Perhaps the people who can best get across that magic are photographers. No matter how tired or stressed you were that week, here at eight photos that may make you wish it was Louisville time again.

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  • Written by Lauren Gall
  • Category: Entertainment

7 Things You’ll Understand if You’ve Been to National Academy Finals

The National Academy Championship Horse Show took place Nov. 3-5 in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. For academy riders from all across the country it was the highlight of their season, and as always, it was a big success. But, as anyone who has been there knows, the show is very unique. Here are seven things you'll only understand if you've been to National Academy finals. 

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