AETA Member Press Releases

July 27: Your One-Stop Reference for Top Turnout: World-Class Grooming for Horses
Cat Hill and Emma Ford with photographs by Jessica Dailey

Trafalgar Square Books is pleased to announce the release of World-Class Grooming for Horses by Cat Hill and Emma Ford.

When owning, training, riding, and showing horses, there is a certain “look” to which one aspires. World-class  “turnout”—a horse in peak condition, perfectly coiffed and luminous with good health, outfitted with gleaming and well-fit tack appropriate for his sport—can take your breath away. And while it can certainly play a significant role in a competitive rider’s success, it is just as appealing to have any horse “groomed to the nines,” whether he’s headed for an afternoon lesson or just out on the trail. But achieving this superior look isn’t just about clean tack, shiny brass, spotless stockings, or perfect braids. The most important steps are found in the day-to-day nitty-gritty of grooming and caring for the horse: noticing “something not-quite-right” about the way the horse looks or moves before it becomes “something wrong”; brushing and combing and trimming a little every day so the horse’s skin and coat remain healthy  and he always has a neat appearance; knowing how to prepare a horse properly for training and cool him down afterward, and protecting his body from injury, or treating it when necessary. And no one knows how to do all of this better than those working as “professional grooms” in the barns of the world’s top riders and trainers. In World-Class Grooming for Horses, two of the best pros in the business share their trade secrets, with over 1200 color photographs accompanying the ultimate modern-day guide for all riders who want their horses to look and feel their best.

CAT HILL grew up on a working farm, and started riding show hunters in college. She’s spent time as a working student for a top Grand Prix dressage rider, working the Winter Equestrian Festival for a Grand Prix showjumping rider, and managing an AA hunter barn. She freelances as a groom in every discipline, and has worked at almost every type of competition, from the local fair to the Pan American Games.

EMMA FORD has groomed at almost every four-star event in the world, and has had the opportunity to turn horses out at upper-level showjumping and dressage competitions alike.

JESSICA DAILEY is the owner of Jess Lynn Photography (www.jesslynn.photography).

For more information contact mcook@trafalgarbooks.com.
To order contact: Trafalgar Square Books, Box 257, Howe Hill Road, N. Pomfret, VT 05053
800.423.4525 ∙ www.horseandriderbooks.com

July 23: TACKBOX™ Dressage Court Placemats: New for FALL 2015

Tack Room Essentials™ LLC offers quality holiday table décor with a practical side.  Practice your tests at the table, with advanced level court letters.

Our traditional English full-size placemats have a glossy wipe-clean surface, mounted on wood with protective cork backing.

*Sets of 4; black & white

Tack Room Essentials™, LLC
Tack Room Essentials is a California company serving the needs of dedicated horse people–no matter what riding discipline they favor.  Our products are designed by equestrians who know the daily challenges of working with horses in the stable, arena and trail.  See our best-selling line of TACKBOX™ brand products at: www.tackroomessentials.com.

July 21: The New Noble Outfitters Balance Riding Tight is Designed for True Athletic Performance!

The Noble Outfitters™ Balance Riding Tight exceeds the performance needs of the equestrian athlete. Featuring superior fabrics and innovative construction, these tights are perfect for professionals to pleasure riders. The moisture-wicking Opti-Dry Technology keeps you even cool by pulling moisture away from your skin giving you the most comfortable ride on the market. Ultra-soft Clarino® knee patches give you a more secure feeling while in the saddle.

A flattering euro-seat design and flat seam construction reduces chaffing so you will enjoy every minute riding in this athletic tight. The lightweight, stretch hem on the lower leg reduces bulk inside your boots; preventing painful rubbing! Every feature of the Balance Riding Tight emphasizes comfort, quality, and versatility for an exceptional value.

You will also enjoy the convenient and secure stash pocket at the front right thigh and the hidden pocket on the inside back waist. Perfect for carrying your little necessities like cellphone, keys, and ID. Convenience is key when you are out in the arena or heading down the trail!

The Noble Outfitters™ Balance Riding Tight comes in sizes XS-XL and is available in Black and Elmwood with prices starting at $89.99.

About Noble Outfitters™
Headquartered in Modesto, California, Noble Outfitters™ creates products that exceed the needs of our customers with quality and function, while delivering exceptional value. Each Noble Outfitters item is carefully designed in close collaboration with equestrian enthusiasts and professionals. Learn more about Noble Outfitters' full line of apparel, socks, gloves, bags and knives at www.nobleoutfitters.com.

Noble Outfitters™ is committed to partnering with and giving back to the equestrian community. In support of these efforts, Noble Outfitters commits 5% of profits to equestrian focused youth programs that foster equine interest and participation while strengthening values and providing meaningful learning experiences. To find out more or recommend a youth program in your area, visit www.nobleoutfitters.com/kids.

July 14: Discover the Joys of Genuine Partnership: From the Horse's Mouth A Horseman's Notes II
Erik Herbermann

This eloquent and life-affirming book brims with new, in-depth information to help all riders find greater understanding and harmony with their horses, and gain that essential ingredient to success: a content horse who is ready and able to contribute all his powers and talents to a sound equestrian partnership. In this fully revised and expanded edition of its predecessor A Horseman’s Notes, respected teacher and author Erik Herbermann shares a wealth of detailed, technical knowledge and essential information with every rider who aspires to excellence. The author stresses especially the important role that the quality of the rider’s heart, thoughts, and attitudes play in riding, and clarifies how a deeper understanding of the core elements of our human makeup—body, mind, and spirit—readily improve the tenor of communication and the overall quality of horsemanship. Graced by new photographs, sketches, and artwork that offer striking examples of the beauty that can be achieved when horsemanship is solidly based on natural law, this inspiring new volume is a welcome addition to Herbermann’s insightful literature.

Born in Amsterdam in 1945, ERIK HERBERMANN moved with his family to Johannesburg at an early age, and ten years later moved to Canada. His initial equestrian training was with Patricia Salt FBHS, who studied at the Spanish Riding School. Subsequently, for over thirty years, Herbermann studied under the late celebrated master Egon von Neindorff. Now residing in the United States, Herbermann devotes much of his time to lecturing, teaching, and  conducting clinics internationally. In addition to having produced four editions of his enduring classic Dressage Formula, of which he also narrated an audio version, he has written numerous articles for equestrian publications in the United States, Holland, and Canada.

For more information contact mcook@trafalgarbooks.com.
To order contact: Trafalgar Square Books, Box 257, Howe Hill Road, N. Pomfret, VT 05053
800.423.4525 ∙ www.horseandriderbooks.com

July 6: TACKBOX Silicone Equestrian Belts: New for Fall 2015

 Tack Room Essentials™ LLC introduces new soft silicone belts with metal buckles. Designed for rider comfort, silicone is durable and waterproof, with just enough elasticity for active riding.

Traditional belt construction, they come in sizes XS – XL and are available in white, dove grey and black.

Perfect for the show arena, and look great with jeans.


Tack Room Essentials™, LLC

Tack Room Essentials is a California company serving the needs of dedicated horse people–no matter what riding discipline they favor.  Our products are designed by equestrians who know the daily challenges of working with horses in the stable, arena and trail.  See our best-selling line of TACKBOX™ brand products at: www.tackroomessentials.com.



 

For June 2015 press releases, click here
For May 2015 press releases, click here
For April 2015 press releases, click here



The New Noble Outfitters™ Balance Riding Tight is designed for true athletic performance!