Hylofit was on the ground for the 3rd gathering of the Two Worlds Together Dressage Summit in Ocala, Florida. Hosted by Linda and Pat Parelli, this was an opportunity to learn techniques for understanding the mental and emotional states of the horse and to promote physical fitness.Read More
Julia Chatigny is a competitive jumper rider who found her passion for riding at a young age. Throughout the years she trained with several Grand Prix horses to help bring her up in the ranks, but as time went on, Julia realized she wanted a horse of her own.Read More
Hylofit recently partnered with Christoph Hess, a well-known FEI judge for eventing and dressage, at clinics at Magnolia Farm and Frederick’s Equestrian International last month. Originally from Germany, Hess is a professional riding instructor and former director of dressage training for the German National Federation (DOKC).Read More
What does a Hylofit demo entail?
A Hylofit demonstration happens on location at the requested farm/riding area. You will ride with the girth attachment and a demo phone in order to gain firsthand knowledge of the Hylofit System. During your ride I will video and/or show bystanders the horse and rider heart rate in real-time. Afterwards, I will review the data with you and upload the video to show your ride overlaid with the horse and rider heart rate data.
We are excited to welcome the University of Southern California Equestrian Team to the Hylofit family. The team is using Hylofit to make smarter training decisions and to track their fitness (horse and rider!) throughout the competition season.Read More
Luci Hackett is a 10-year-old eventer based in Dallas, Texas. As a D-3 Traditional and competitor at the United States Eventing Association (USEA) and North Texas Eventing Association (NTEA), Luci is no stranger to competition. So it was no surprise to us when we heard Luci took home a blue ribbon at the United States Pony Club (USPC) Research Project Fair on February 1st.Read More
In my first blog, I briefly mentioned the structure of how my IHSA riders participate in horse shows. That nightmare for most riders, of picking the name of a horse out of a hat? A horse you most likely have never ridden, let alone jumped! - getting on and riding? That’s our reality at every horse show.Read More
Allison Wilson has been riding in the hunter/jumper ring for the past 30 years. In her early years she had a very intense riding career, which included helping sell ponies on the circuit, showing in Wellington and Washington, and riding up and down the East Coast. Later on she ran a small lesson farm, teaching beginners through college students. She also helped train off the track thoroughbreds to then sell them as hunters. Allison is now a mother of five and her girls all ride. She has continued teaching and recently opened a small farm in Weston, CT where she teaches special needs children and adults.Read More
Lauren Mastroianni is an amateur hunter rider and, a certified Equine Sports Massage Therapist. She is also the owner of a 7-year-old OTTB in training, named King, who she initially purchased off the racetrack when he was a 4-year-old and immediately began the re-training process. After looking up his race records, Lauren noticed that King had been claimed a few times during his racing career so her first priority was making sure he knew he had a safe place and a person he can trust. The pair have inseparable ever since!Read More
My name is Alexa Khaghan, I work for Hylofit under the social media/marketing department and I am a competitive hunter/jumper amateur rider. I own a twenty-two-year-old appendix, gelding named Dasha Blue Streak, also known as Cash. With owning an older horse, I never want to push him too hard, or not push him hard enough. Yet, I am lucky that Cash is as vibrant as he is at his age. But I always want to make sure his fitness is at the proper level, considering he is still competing in the summer months.Read More
How would you feel if, on the first morning of a horse show, you walked into the show office - prepared to pay for stalls or shavings or add a class to your schedule - and the steward told you that instead of riding your own horse, you were going to draw a horse’s name out of a hat, get on, and go? Does that get your heart pumping a bit? Well, that’s the reality that all of my intercollegiate riders live with as part of Northwestern University’s Equestrian Team. As their coach, I walk a fine line between trainer, cheerleader, and psychologist for exactly that heart-pumping piece - my riders never know what they’re going to get on when they get to a show, so how do I prepare them effectively at home?Read More
Have you ever wondered to yourself… Is my horse fit?... Is the training that I am providing to my horse too much? Or not enough? Thanks to Hylofit, all of this guessing can now be put to rest. The system is a wearable device for both horse and rider. It uses heart rate to track performance and provide insights to improve training results and promote the overall health and wellbeing of your horse. The information that is gathered can be seen on the Hylofit app where you can review your intensity score and look back at historical training results. The app even provides a calendar view and activity graph, which allows you to track performance over time. Hylofit helps riders reach their goals with their horses by making hidden information about their training more visible.Read More