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The 2013 Equitana in Essen, Germany, features many TSB authors.

The 2013 Equitana in Essen, Germany, features many TSB authors.

The 2013 Equitana Equestrian Sports World Fair kicks off March 16th and runs through the 24th in Essen, Germany. This premiere equine event features some of the leading names in equestrian sport and entertainment in the world, including top trainers, riders, and performers.

Trafalgar Square Books is proud to have many authors participating in this year’s event. Featured clinicians and speakers include:

TSB authors Ingrid Klimke and Linda Tellington-Jones are both featured clinicians/speakers at Equitana.

TSB authors Ingrid Klimke and Linda Tellington-Jones are both featured clinicians/speakers at Equitana.

LINDA TELLINGTON-JONES author of the new book DRESSAGE WITH MIND, BODY & SOUL, as well as over a dozen other books and DVDs.

KLAUS BALKENHOL former coach of the US Dressage Team and the subject of the biography KLAUS BALKENHOL: THE MAN AND HIS TRAINING METHODS.

INGRID KLIMKE creator of the DVD series BASIC TRAINING FOR RIDING HORSES.

ANDREA & MARKUS ESCHBACH authors of the bestselling HOW TO SPEAK HORSE and RIDING FREE.

ECKART MEYNERS author of RIDER FITNESS: BODY & BRAIN and creator of the DVD MOVEMENT AWARENESS FOR RIDERS.

BRITTA SCHOFFMANN author of DRESSAGE SCHOOL and KLAUS BALKENHOL: THE MAN AND HIS TRAINING METHODS.

RICHARD HINRICHS creator of the DVDs, SCHOOLING HORSES IN-HAND and MOTIVATION OF DRESSAGE HORSES.

TSB author Frederic Pignon stars in this year's Hop Top performance at Equitana.

TSB author Frederic Pignon stars in this year’s Hop Top performance at Equitana.

Plus, bestselling author FREDERIC PIGNON (coauthor with his wife Magali Delgado of GALLOP TO FREEDOM) and the famous roman-riding LORENZO, subject of the biography LORENZO: THE FLYING FRENCHMAN, star in annual Equitana Hop Top Show Festivallo. Check it out:

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Trafalgar Square Books! In honor of the relationships with horses we all cherish, here are a few shots of TSB authors with the horses they love, and the horses who love them.

Enjoy today. Eat candy. Then ride it off…

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According to my October issue of Boston Magazine, horses are HOT in home design. “Equine imagery appeals to the untamed beast in all of us,” says the monthly mag.

The October issue of Boston Magazine says horses are HOT right now.

So how can you cash in on the equestrian trend without spending a lotta dough?

You can add just the right touch of “horseyness” to your abode, while keeping your checking account intact, with an equine-themed book or two, prominently positioned on an end table, coffee table, or bookshelf. And here are five affordable options that will help you say different things about your equestrian interests while melding in easily with your current decor:

1  LORENZO: THE FLYING FRENCHMAN

Have you seen the cover of this book? Who doesn’t want a cute guy in tight pants riding a team of white horses through their living room? (See our earlier post comparing Lorenzo to Brad Pitt HERE.) The pictures inside this book are stunning, and the story of this French stunt rider is biographical in nature, and certain to interest the most casual reader, as well as the studied horseman.

2  MEDITATION FOR TWO

Poems, prose, and “deep thoughts” about the relationship between man (or woman) and horse, beautifully accented by the stunning photography. This book perfectly walks the line between dramatic coffee-table book and philosophical fireside reading.

3  TEX

A kid’s picture book, yes, but charming as all get-out. Full of authentic photographs of the American West, and the boot-stomping explorations of one very serious little cowboy, this book says, “I like children. I like cowboys. I love our country and the great outdoors.” The cover will grab you–or whoever it is passing through your apartment.

4  THE SMART WOMAN’S GUIDE TO MIDLIFE HORSES

Okay, so if you’re 24 this might not be the choice for you. But any older than that, and especially if you’re one of those grown-up-girls who used to be a horse-crazy little girl…but never quite got the horse….this is the self-help, make time, make-it-happen, you-can-do-it guide to one day seeing your horse dreams become reality. Even if it can’t be right now, this book will help you plan for when it can. And, it is a far more intriguing choice for the end table than the usual diet-relationship-money-making bestseller-list fare.

5  HOW GOOD RIDERS GET GOOD

Didn’t you know, everyone’s talking about this book! Denny Emerson lays it all out for you with the character traits he knows make the difference between being a “wannabe” and a “gonnabe.” Yeah, all the examples are horse-specific, and success stories are for the most part those of top riders, but the really cool thing about this book is that Denny’s advice translates seamlessly to the rest of your life. Trust me. I read it. And I reevaluated a whole lotta “stuff” after I did, which led to changes that I believe will bring me success. FYI, I don’t own a horse right now, so we’re talking general application here.

Don’t miss out on the equestrian fad–it’s too fun to be part of it, and horses are too fascinating to not take a closer look, even for a little while.

You can find all of the books mentioned above at the Trafalgar Square Books online bookstore, where shipping in the US is always FREE.

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TSB author and stunt-riding phenomenon Lorenzo stars in this year's Equitana.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people visit Essen, Germany, where EQUITANA, one of the horse world’s premier events and trade fairs is held. With breed pavilions, demonstrations, speakers, and shopping-galore spread over a week-long period–this year, from March 12 through the 20–Equitana is every equestrian’s “happy place.”

An integral part of the Equitana festival, is the HOP TOP Show–an event that is considered an absolute “must see” by many equine enthusiasts. There is no other horse “show” on earth quite like it–each year it features a host of stars from all over Europe who perform amazing acts with their horses to the accompaniment of dramatic lighting, breathtaking backdrops, and rousing music.

TSB author and world-famous liberty trainer Frederic Pignon also stars in Equitana 2011.

This year’s much-anticipated HOP TOP Show “Fabuloso” features two of TSB’s best-selling authors: Frederic Pignon and Lorenzo. Pignon, known for his work alongside his wife Magali Delgado in the hit show Cavalia, is a liberty-work master. He and Delgado share their story and horse training philosophy in the gorgeously illustrated book GALLOP TO FREEDOM, on sale all this month at the TSB bookstore.

We’ve all seen the YouTube clip of Lorenzo “roman riding” his team of eight gray horses along the beach and through the ocean. You can read the story of this impressive stunt-riding phenomenon–his background, education, and how he trains his horses to do what they do together–in LORENZO: THE FLYING FRENCHMAN, also on sale all this month at the TSB bookstore.

We’re recognizing other TSB authors who are presenting at Equitana with 15% off their books and DVDs, plus FREE SHIPPING. Check out our March specials HERE.

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