Thursday, 22 August 2019
The Arabian Magazine
Home Archive Linda Kaye Hollingsworth-Jones Earns Neue Schule USA Best Hands Award at Sport...

Linda Kaye Hollingsworth-Jones Earns Neue Schule USA Best Hands Award at Sport Horse National Arabian Championships

Linda Kaye Hollingsworth-Jones Earns Neue Schule USA Best Hands Award at Sport Horse National Arabian Championships

Nampa, ID (October 25, 2016) — To Linda Kaye Hollingsworth-Jones, the highest compliment an equestrian can earn is the recognition of her superb hand-to-bit connection with her horse. Hollingsworth-Jones was exhilarated to learn she won the Neue Schule USA Best Hands Award at the recent Sport Horse National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show in Nampa, Idaho. 

Neue Schule, the Official Bit of the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF), presents this award to riders who demonstrate soft, effective connections with their mounts at top horse shows throughout the United States. Due to her excellent hand aids,Hollingsworth-Jones was a perfect recipient for the award. 

Hollingsworth-Jones competed the 15-year-old gelding Nabors Grey Tandolyn++++// (known as ‘Flash’) at the Sport Horse Nationals, which was designated as Flash’s final show before retirement. The pair demonstrated a clear connection and was named National Champion of Carriage Driving-Reinsmanship, among other accolades. 

The mouth is the key to the horse’s mind and body,” said the Emmett, Idaho-based rider. “It has a huge concentration of nerve endings as well as blood supply. If your connection is poor, it can result in contraction, tension, resistance, and many other problems. I am a teacher in training in Philippe Karl’s Ecole de Legerete and, as such, the focus on the mouth and refinement of the aids is central to the education of the horse. Understanding the importance of all the subtleties of the mouth has given me a completely new attitude and appreciation for developing a meaningful connection.” 

As winner of the Neue Schule USA Best Hands Award, Hollingsworth-Jones was presented with a ribbon sash and a Neue Schule Verbindend bit. Neue Schule offers a full range of bits to help riders achieve their goals in a variety of disciplines. “Neue Schule has always struck me as a quality, conscientious company looking out for the good of the horse,” said Hollingsworth-Jones. She is excited to now have the chance to try out a Neue Schule bit for the first time on her horses at home. The high performance, comfortable bits are ergonomically designed, using the latest in engineering and computer aided design (CAD) technologies. The bits incorporate a unique metal alloy with increased conductivity to promote acceptance and comfort for the horse making it even easier for riders like Hollingsworth-Jones to communicate seamlessly with their horses through hand-to-bit connection. 

To learn more about what makes Neue Schule bits so unique, visit Metlar Premium Performance Saddlery at www.BitByBitUSA.com or call 631-252-5574. You can also check out Neue Schule on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Neueschulebits/?fref=nf or on Instagram at neueschuleusa. 

 

Photo: Linda Kaye Hollingsworth-Jones, with Nabors Grey Tandolyn++++//, wins the Neue Schule USA Best Hands Award at the 2016 Sport Horse National Arabian & Half-Arabian Championship Horse Show (Photo courtesy of Don Stine Equine Sports Photography)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Must Read

Benefits and barriers to pet ownership today

The Blue Cross pet charity is hosting a unique one-day conference in November - Link in the chain: Tackling mental health, poverty and loneliness...

Join the ultimate Arabian horse magazine

The Arabian Breeders’ Magazine continues to stand out among the many Arabian breed publications that exist today. With its breeder focus, in-depth interviews with...

Blue Cross teams up with Mary King to teach young people about horse welfare

Top event rider Mary King is helping UK national pet charity Blue Cross to tackle horse welfare with a new education resource. Mary, who...

The Girl with the Jumping Arabs – 525,600 Minutes

During July, Katherine Bertram – the Girl with the Jumping Arabs – celebrated her 20th birthday, the successes of the horses of Avonbrook Stud,...

The AHO Chantilly Show – Back at the Château for 2019

The much-loved Chantilly Show returns again next month, and the exciting news is that the show will be back at the Château once more....
error: Content is protected !!