Equestrians from all across the globe came together to compete in the prestigious World Equestrian Games in Tryon, North Carolina in September of 2018. A total of 68 countries represented in 8 different disciplines and it was a thrilling two weeks to say the least.
After 4.5 years in development, NIGHTWATCH® launched at the inaugural Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, formerly known as the Rolex Three-Day. The team enjoyed conversing with equine enthusiasts of all disciplines and took in the exhilarating sites of the Kentucky Horse Park in action. It was a weekend we won’t soon forget!
Kate's heart has always been pulled by horses and she always finds her way back to them - from riding and training, to grooming and instructing, to simply just being in their presence. Horses have shaped her into who she is today and she has no plans of ever straying too far from them.
From Quarter Horse Congress and Morgan Grand Nationals, to Rolex Three Day and Devon, to Scottsdale Arabian Show and Winter Equestrian Festival, the Protequus team sees it all. In this week's blog, we open our eyes to different disciplines and challenge you to ride in a new ring. At the end of the day, we all just love horses.
This weekend, the NIGHTWATCH® team lent a helping hand to our neighbors in Houston in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. We were honored to stand alongside other equestrians to help feed and clean displaced horses. It is humbling to see this community come together in the face of adversity.
Each year, at the World's Championship Horse Show in Louisville, KY, the NIGHTWATCH® team has the honor to award one special winner a perpetual trophy to memorialize too many fallen champions. Through this trophy, Snoop, the inspiration behind NIGHTWATCH®, is able to live on in our hearts.
The relationship a human has with a horse is unlike anything else. Their sheer size lends them the ability to crush us in any given moment. But, for some reason, they tend to be very gentle creatures. By surrounding ourselves with horses, we learn countless life principles from them, and for that we cherish their role in our lives.
Raising a foal is every horse owner's dream, but breeding is an art and a science. Read the story of an owner working to inseminate her 13-year-old maiden mare. She plans to use NIGHTWATCH® to alert her when her mare begins to foal. Whether that results in positive health outcomes for the mare and the foal, or simply allows the owner the breathtaking experience to be there as a long-legged miracle comes into this world, she writes that it is worth every penny and then some.
We each have that one special horse in our lives. I met my once-in-a-lifetime horse over a decade ago and she still amazes me to this day. Ladybug and I have been through a lot and I count myself lucky to be hers. Read more about our story in today's blog post.