Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sponsor Spotlight: Five Star Tack

Kristin has a number of valued sponsors that support her riding endeavors and today she would like to extend her thanks to Five Star Tack. The company produces top quality bridles and strap goods that function beautifully and help Kristin's horses stand out from the crowd. Their business philosophy is also extremely positive, with 20% of profits going to a selection of charities.

"I am honored to be a part of the Five Star Tack Team!" says Kristin. "Not only are their products by far the best quality I have ever used, but Jaime Greene has managed to put in her brilliant designs to create a look that stands out on every horse! Keeps my horses looking stunning at all of their competitions! I can't tell you how many people have stopped us at shows to ask about these beautiful bridles and breastplates, very eye-catching!"

For more information visit Please note that there is a sale going on until January 28th so now is a great time to check out their products!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

HAYGAIN ™ Sponsors Kristin Schmolze Eventing

I have a big announcement: HAYGAIN has graciously signed me on as a sponsored rider!!! I can't tell you how grateful and excited I am to be a part of the HAYGAIN team! I just picked up the unit on our way to Aiken so I will be getting the run down on how to use it this week and will be updating everyone soon! I can't wait to get started!

From the company: HAYGAIN is a revolutionary steaming system that transforms hay into dust-free forage, giving horses a healthier respiratory system and maximizing their performance. Only HAYGAIN ensures steaming the hay to temperatures in excess of 212 degrees Fahrenheit to kill all harmful fungal spores, mites and other organisms, effectively sterilizing while maintaining the hay’s nutritional value.

Clint Joiner, Director for HAYGAIN, says, “HAYGAIN is proud to have Kristin on our Team. She exhibits a high level of skill as a rider, is well respected in her industry and is all around a wonderful ambassador for our product line.” Team HAYGAIN wishes Kristin and her horses the best in 2011!

To learn more about HAYGAIN hay steamers, visit

Thank you to HAYGAIN!


Snowbound in Aiken!

We had the usual start to our journey south....a delayed departure day. It seems to be what happens every year due to the weather or other mishaps in the packing/organizing process. So we left NJ on Saturday morning, still kind of snowy, drove through snow in PA and eventually had some clearer skies as we headed south. We arrived in Aiken to rather cold temperatures and by Monday morning, more snow and a whole lotta ice! I'm sitting inside here on Tuesday morning, hiding from the ice skating rink that would lead me down to the barn!

Still, we arrived safely with 9 horses, who got one day of kicking their heels up outside before they got snowed in. We will find a way to get through the ice to keep trotting and try to practice some kind of flat work before heading to Wellington, FL on Sunday. At least the horses have been in pretty steady work through the winter this far.

I am really looking forward to spending some time in Wellington, it should be a great jump start to our season with some intense dressage and show jumping lessons. Four horses will be coming with me on this short journey and we will be back in Aiken on the 30th of January.

I will be posting quite often to keep everyone updated, so please check back soon!!