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What Makes Cavago Unique

Being an equestrian is more than just a hobby. It's an entire way of life. At Cavago, we know just how important the horsey aspect of your life is to you, because we’ve been there. We know what it feels like to want to ride, wherever you are in the world, and to keep the passion alive, even when you’re at home. Cavago was built for horse-lovers by horse-lovers, to bring the equestrian world in the palm of your hand. Here are 5 reasons why you should be a part of the Cavago family:

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The 5 Best Beach Rides Around the World

With summer approaching, the beach has started calling out to us! Oh to be in the cool water, with the sun shining down on us and sipping on some mojitos, sounds like an absolute dream come true. With Cavago, you can enjoy your summer beach experience coupled with some horseback riding!

Here are some places you can find on Cavago for you to do exactly that!

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2021 Olympic Guide to Dressage Basics, Scoring, and Three Competitors to Watch

What is Dressage?

Dressage is an equestrian discipline in which rider and horse perform a series of movements in a pattern to display the horse's athleticism, strength, and flexibility. Viewers describe dressage as horse ballet as the horse appears to be “dancing” across the arena floor. Dressage is a beautiful sport that dates back to nearly 350BC where ancient greek soldiers rode their horses to battle using dressage movements we still use today.

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How to Start Riding and Learning Dressage

Learning dressage can be done on any horse with any type of riding tack! If you have your own horse, there are many ways to start learning dressage virtually! Ingela Larsson has an online virtual program for riders to learn how to connect with their horses on the ground. Being able to ask your horse for precision and connection starts on the ground before you get in the saddle.

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2021 Guide to Olympic Equestrian Eventing

What is Eventing in the Olympics?

Eventing was first in the Olympics in 1912 with a five day competition that included an endurance test, a cross country course, a speed test, a jumping test, and a dressage test. Today, eventing is one of the most demanding equestrian events with three phases that include dressage, cross country, and stadium jumping. The three phases must all be completed on the same horse.

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How to Start Eventing and Where to Take Eventing Lessons

After watching one of the most exciting and demanding equestrian events in the Olympics, three-day eventing, all of us horse lovers around the world are feeling the itch to give it a try ourselves! Eventing is a three-day event that includes dressage, cross country, and stadium jumping, all performed on the same horse. Believe it or not, three-day eventing is offered all around the world for beginner riders to more advanced riders.

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2021 Guide to Olympic Show Jumping

Show Jumping has long been a favorite for equestrians as riders and horses race to have the fastest time jumping over 12-15 jumps in an arena. Jumping requires precision, speed, strength, and extreme balance as a horse pushes off their hind legs flying through the air, momentarily being weightless, then landing and continuing to gallop on.

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The Perfect Place to Learn Polo

Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Singapore’s city life, Colts Polo and Riding promises a myriad of enjoyable activities on horseback. Regardless of whether you’re looking to try polo for the first time, or whether you’re an experienced equestrian looking to improve your skills, Colts Polo caters to riders of all age groups and all levels. A family-friendly riding centre, their programmes allow for the entire family to have fun together, and share their love for polo and horses!

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Plan Your Luxury Getaway with Cavago

After spending a year in our homes due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all ready to see the ray of sunshine at the end of the long, grim tunnel. With the vaccination process underway, summer of 2021, is the perfect time to re-ignite your desire for exploration.

We’ve chosen a few places where you can make great memories this summer. So plan ahead with us.

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Horse Breed Highlight: The Lusitano Breed Compared to the Andalusian Breed

 

Known as one of the oldest saddle horses and most prestigious war horses throughout history, the Iberian horse was the foundation for the current day breed of the Andalusian and Lusitano. The Andalusian breed was a culmination of breeds mixing with the ancient Iberian horse as people and tribes traveled through the Andalusia province of Spain. Whereas the Lusitano breed was a culmination of breeds in the Lusitania region, now modern day Portugal, during the Roman period. 

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