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Geoff Teall

August 14, 2012

Studying The Art Of Riding

Our columnist considers the opportunities to learn more—from clinics to books to just some careful observation.

I’ve had the opportunity lately to do a bit more judging. I call this an opportunity because, as a professional, I feel that other than from the horses themselves, I’ve learned the most about horses and riding from judging.

December 15, 2011

Taking A Step Back

The author explains how his choice to downsize his business has helped him see his real priorities in the sport.

This past winter I found myself in a position to step back from my business and take the time to assess where I stand in this sport and in my life. At the time, during the FTI Winter Equestrian Festival (Fla.), I was lucky to have great clients, wonderful horses and a staff that was top of the line. We were having a good time together and enjoying quite a bit of success. In my mind this made for the perfect time to stop and reflect on what I was doing and why.

August 25, 2011

Ensuring Our Hunter Sport Can Change With The Times

Changes made over the last few years put us in the perfect position to move the sport forward—we just have to take the chance.

Times are changing, not only in the sport of show hunters but in the larger world. If we want to preserve the true traditions of our sport, we’re going to need to make significant changes in how we look at things.

May 20, 2011

Who’s Responsible For Our Sport? Everyone.

Our columnist believes we can’t fix everything with rules—we just have to do the right thing.

When asked to begin writing occasional columns for Between Rounds I was struck by the title of the column and what it means. As active horse show participants we’re all part of the constant discussions that are held while waiting in and around the in-gate.

December 25, 2009

It’s Time For All Of Us To Focus On Continuing Education

The author hopes more young professionals will embrace the USHJA Trainer Certification Program And Trainers Symposiums.

This past November I was privileged to attend the SmartPak/USHJA Trainers Symposium in Buffalo, N.Y., at
the Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center.

May 29, 2009

From The Judge's Box: Hunters With Geoff Teall

In this occasional series, top horsemen in each sport evaluate our readers’ submissions.

Relaxed And Confident

This horse appears to be qualified for his job. He is showing plenty of scope for this jump. He also appears to like what he is doing.
   

May 16, 2008

From The Judge's Box - 5/16/08

In this occasional series, top riders in each sport evaluate our readers’ submissions.

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