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Who Cares About The Rider? | The Chronicle of the Horse

Who Cares About The Rider? | The Chronicle of the Horse | Eq-Pilates | Scoop.it

While the sport is a 50:50 partnership between the horse and rider, the scales of care are imbalanced.

 

“I expect the best out of my horses, and to get the best I know I need to take care of myself,” said Patty Ray, FEI-level trainer

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Tami Hoag Wins BEST Rider Award From Personal Trainer Nick Tortora At Palm Beach Dressage Derby | The Chronicle of the Horse

Tami Hoag Wins BEST Rider Award From Personal Trainer Nick Tortora At Palm Beach Dressage Derby | The Chronicle of the Horse | Eq-Pilates | Scoop.it

The BEST Award stands for Balanced Equestrian Strength Training and will give Hoag the chance to work with personal trainer Nick Tortora, a Wellington based personal trainer who focuses on equestrian strength training.

 

Tortora, whose well-known clients include McLain Ward and Caroline Roffman, helps riders become stronger, gives them an edge up on the competition and helps each rider move to the next level. “I am very excited to win the BEST Rider Award,” Hoag said. “I think fitness is very important and that is why I ride everyday and work out.”

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Windy City Riders Win Wellington Institute “Rider Wellness” Awards During WEF | The Chronicle of the Horse

Windy City Riders Win Wellington Institute “Rider Wellness” Awards During WEF | The Chronicle of the Horse | Eq-Pilates | Scoop.it

Two riders from the Chicago area won The Wellington Institute “Rider Wellness” Award while competing at the 2012 Winter Equestrian Festival during weeks nine and ten of the prestigious show circuit. Both riders were thrilled to be recognized for their excellent level of fitness. “I take care of myself by doing yoga and trying to eat well,” Weeden said.

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What To Do When Riding Alone Just Doesn't Get You Fit Enough | The Chronicle of the Horse

What To Do When Riding Alone Just Doesn't Get You Fit Enough | The Chronicle of the Horse | Eq-Pilates | Scoop.it

Pilates is the perfect workout for a rider!

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Your Royal Hotness Workout

A crazy HRH workout by a crazy Pilates instructor. The 'gym' is in front of Buckingham Palace and the class is 'Your Royal Hotness Workout'. If you'd like to get fit in royal style, get down to The Mall with your Mat. Bring your fascinator (keeps your bangs at bay) and brolly (just in case) but leave your inhibitions at home. 


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Shannon Dueck Wins BEST Rider Award At World Dressage Masters Palm Beach | The Chronicle of the Horse

Shannon Dueck Wins BEST Rider Award At World Dressage Masters Palm Beach | The Chronicle of the Horse | Eq-Pilates | Scoop.it

Dueck was excited to be part of the World Dressage Masters and was also pleased to win the BEST Ride Award. “I am looking forward to working with Nick. I treat my dressage riding as an athletic endeavor and I work out, run, stretch and do the elliptical. Plus I ride lots of horses every day,” she said. “I am looking forward to learning more about the mind-body connection that Nick works on with his students.”

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Cutler Farm Dressage Welcomes New Trainer Dave Thind | The Chronicle of the Horse

Cutler Farm Dressage Welcomes New Trainer Dave Thind | The Chronicle of the Horse | Eq-Pilates | Scoop.it

"To be a successful rider means time in the saddle with exceptional instruction, which is why Dave is joining the team. But it also means time in the clinic 'classroom', and time focused on rider fitness, in order to maximize performance. Cutler Farm Dressage is unique among training facilities in offering an array of services designed to promote wellness and to enhance under-saddle performance of both horse and rider.

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Schuyler Riley Wins “Rider Wellness” Award During Fourth Week of 2012 Winter Equestrian Festival | The Chronicle of the Horse

Schuyler Riley Wins “Rider Wellness” Award During Fourth Week of 2012 Winter Equestrian Festival | The Chronicle of the Horse | Eq-Pilates | Scoop.it

During the fourth week of the 2012 FTI Winter Equestrian Festival, Riley was also recognized for her high level of fitness and awarded the “Rider Wellness” Award from the Wellington Institute. 

 

Riley said her secret to staying fit is simple – she exercises. In addition to riding, Riley trains at a gym.

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How To Exercise Your Human | The Chronicle of the Horse

How To Exercise Your Human | The Chronicle of the Horse | Eq-Pilates | Scoop.it

Funny commentary written from the P.O.V. of a horse!

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What's the workout secret of Olympians and celebs? Try Pilates.

What's the workout secret of Olympians and celebs? Try Pilates. | Eq-Pilates | Scoop.it

Celebrity Pilates trainer, Brooke Siler, says that the workout is popular with celebrities because of the amount of work you can get done in an hour session. You can focus on flexibility, strength, mind and breathing control, all while burning calories.


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