Horse&Rider OnDemand continues to deliver top-notch training content with the addition of multiple NRHA Futurity and Derby finalist, and NRBC champion Peter DeFreitas and multiple world champion Quarter Horse trainer Robin Frid to their Horse&Rider OnDemand+ lineup.
After working for both NRHA Professional Mike McEntire and Sam Smith, DeFreitas began his career as the resident trainer for Double Run Farm of Leland, North Carolina before moving to Whitesboro, Texas, where he currently resides. DeFreitas’ program continues to develop and flourish. In his series on Horse&Rider OnDemand+, DeFreitas goes over the basics of working with a 2-year-old reining prospect and demonstrates how he teaches his young horses basic fundamentals and reining maneuvers. He then works with his 3- and 4-year-old horses so you can see how your horse should progress over the next couple of years. He’ll also show you some of his favorite go-to reining bits, and show you how to troubleshoot any problems you have when you’re riding.
“Horse&Rider OnDemand expert Bud Lyon is the one who originally recommended we bring Peter DeFreitas to our video platform,” shares Horse&Rider OnDemand Producer and Content Creator Nichole Chirico. “Peter has a lot of experience training and showing futurity and derby reining horses along with coaching non-pros in reining competition, and I think our viewers are going to enjoy learning from him. While his focus is on reining, the fundamentals he goes over in our young-horse training series is beneficial for all horses and will help you whether you compete or prefer to trail ride.”
Based in Pilot Point, Texas, Robin Frid is a household name in the Quarter Horse all-around industry. As a 25-year veteran of the competitive Quarter Horse circuit, he and his business partner and wife, Jenny, have produced some of the most talented, and awarded horsewomen and -men in the last decade. At their facility, they focus on all-around events like showmanship, equitation, horsemanship, trail, and Western riding helping clients of all ages and levels achieve their goals. Together Robin and Jenny have trained more than 40 world and reserve world champion riders, and more than 75 All American Quarter Horse Congress champions and reserve Congress champions. Frid is also a highly sought after judge for both national and international Quarter Horse competitions, judging some of the biggest competitions in the world.
In his series for Horse&Rider OnDemand+, Frid shows you how to master different trail class obstacles, and shows you how he schools his green horses and more seasoned horses over poles. Then he goes into the importance of pattern placement for events like Western riding, before ending his video series on basic drills you can do at home to improve your horsemanship skills for the show pen.
“When we decided to branch into the world of Quarter Horse all-around events for Horse&Rider OnDemand, I knew that we had to have Robin Frid join our platform,” says Chirico. “He’s currently one of the best trainers in the country and his riders and horses are constantly in the winner’s circle at some of the industry’s top events. Robin is so great at explaining everything he does and I think our viewers are going to find themselves reaching new levels of success in events like trail, horsemanship, and Western riding after watching his video series.”
Horse&Rider OnDemand+ gives you the high-quality, insightful training advice you’ve come to expect from Horse&Rider plus even more access to trainers and videos, more opportunities to learn, and more discounts! Achieve your riding goals with reliable training and horse-care tips when you need it where you want it. At the barn, in the arena, or around the tack room—you can access information from world champion trainers like Peter DeFreitas and Robin Frid anywhere your Western horse life takes you. Subscribe to Horse&Rider OnDemand+ just $24.99 per month.
Any questions about the release or the platform should be directed to Nichole Chirico, firstname.lastname@example.org.