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Practical Horseman and Dressage Today Launch Training with the Stars: Win a Day with Boyd and Silva Martin

Gaithersburg, MD, September 25, 2015 --( Ever dreamed of working with two of the most respected trainers in the eventing and dressage communities? Would you love to get a lesson from someone who recently helped the U.S. team win a gold medal at the Pan-American Games? And what about a Grand Prix dressage rider and instructor who passed her Bereiter exam with an “excellent” mark in her native Germany? Here’s your opportunity.

Practical Horseman and Dressage Today, in partnership with Purina®, want to give you a chance to win a clinic for you and up to nine of your friends with Olympic eventer Boyd Martin and his wife, renowned dressage rider and coach Silva Martin. This isn’t just any clinic—Boyd and Silva will come to you.

To enter, write an essay of 250 words or less describing why you deserve to win the clinic. To submit your entry, visit or Ten finalists will be selected to submit five-minute videos of themselves and their horses, and a winner will be chosen from among the finalists. Boyd and Silva will give the personalized clinic at the winner’s barn or a suitable local facility.

“At Practical Horseman, we strive to provide our readers with riding lessons in print,” says Editor Sandra Oliynyk. “This contest allows us to offer an in-person lesson with Boyd and Silva, successful trainers with solid foundations in their respective disciplines of eventing and dressage. We are very pleased to give a lucky winner this once-in-a-lifetime experience riding with them.”

“We are very excited to offer this special opportunity to our readers,” says Dressage Today editor Jennifer Mellace. “Cross training with cavallettis and small jumps can be very beneficial for a dressage horse and his rider. With Silva and Boyd’s combined experience, this clinic is sure to be a fantastic training opportunity for our chosen winner.”

The contest is now open and will close on November 20, 2015. For more information and to enter, go to and Live registrations will also be available during Dressage at Devon and at the Fair Hill International Three Star events.

About Practical Horseman
True to its name, Practical Horseman magazine provides hands-on, instructive articles on riding and training, horse care and competition for riders of all English disciplines. Clearly written, skillfully photographed step-by-step articles bring the expertise of top riders and trainers to the magazine’s goal-oriented readers. Profiles and features create a sense of community, from top professionals to dedicated amateurs. Valuable information also can be found on its website and its social-media channels, including Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

About Dressage Today
Dressage Today is dedicated to educating and informing readers on how to train their horses for the sport and art of dressage (competitive and non-competitive riding). Articles on all levels of training particularly encourage the pursuit of a harmonious and humane partnership between horse and rider.

About Active Interest Media
One of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media publishes leading consumer magazines such as Yoga Journal, Backpacker, SKI, Skiing, Vegetarian Times, Yachts International, Sail, Power & Motoryacht, Black Belt, American Cowboy, Spin to Win Rodeo, Practical Horseman, Dressage Today, EQUUS, Horse&Rider, Log Home Living, Old House Journal, Country’s Best Cabins and more. The company’s five divisions—the Equine Network, Home Group, Healthy Living Group, Marine Group and Outdoor Group—reach more than 40 million people in 85 countries. We also operate websites, B2B businesses, a state-of-the-art video unit, and Warren Miller Entertainment, the most successful outdoor film production company in history. Each of our divisions also runs consumer and trade events, including the world’s largest boat shows and yoga conferences. Active Interest Media’s customers are smart, engaged and loyal, and they look to our brands for trustworthy information and services that will inspire and enable them to enjoy their passions.
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Active Interest Media Equine Network
Lindsay Porter
717-303-3790 Ext.1006

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