Riding at The Royal: Indoor Intimidation

After a summer of outdoor shows, moving indoors to a tournament as big as the Royal can be pretty unnerving, especially for a first-timer. Jill MacRae offers some tips for de-stressing and preparing yourself and your horse.

Dressage for ADHD Event Horses

Your event horse may be bold cross-country and a capable stadium jumper, but falls apart during dressage. He may get anxious or rebellious, spooky or distracted and tune you out completely.

Improving your Stadium Jumping with Waylon Roberts

Event rider and trainer Waylon Roberts is a 2007 Canadian Team silver medalist, top North American at the 2011 London Olympic Test Event, and five-time Indoor Eventing champion at the Royal Winter Fair who trains and coaches out of Greenbrier Farm in Uxbridge, ON. He demonstrates these exercises aboard Vicky, a four-year-old mare owned by Al Shinton.

Rocking the Jog

Make sure the rhythm is consistent because this is the jog the judges want to see, says top judge and trainer Kitty Bowland.