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    The Real Bucking Deal team, left to right, Andrey Ferrier, Trent Ferrier, Avery Mills, Donnie Mills Photo by Alex Stark The third annual Buck Off Challenge was an awe-inspiring success, raising a record amount of money to benefit Southeast Florida Honor Flight. The mechanical bull-riding Buck Off Challenge was held at the Wellington National Golf...


  • Karen Polle: The Olympic Hopeful With Wings 

    By Tafra Donberger Portraits by Shelby Phillips When the Olympic Games roll around, there aren’t many athletes in the world who could say they haven’t imagined what it might be like to compete there. As the ultimate expression of athletic ability and pinnacle of achievement for so many, there are untold numbers of children who...


  • Elli Yeager Can’t Be Stopped

    By Britney Grover Portraits by Shelby Phillips Catching the “horse bug” is as unpredictable as a lightning strike — and just as impossible to contain. Elli Yeager first saw a horse when she was 18 months old, and her passion for horses became a force of nature. “The Ventura County Fair was near my house...


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By Lindsay Brock When you catch the bug, it’s hard to get rid of it. That’s what Kevin McCarthy’s father used to tell him about horses. Those wise words, however, did little to dissuade the scrappy young rider from falling head over heels in love with ponies as soon as he was old enough to

By Britney Grover Portraits by Shelby Phillips To the casual observer, sisters Isha and Raina Swani seem to be a lot alike. When it comes to horses, they are both passionate, dedicated and extremely good junior riders. Between them, they’ve amassed an impressive collection of ribbons and championships, including from Pony Finals, the Washington International Horse

By Tafra Donberger Portraits by Lori Ovanessian What do Spartan competitive obstacle course races, and horses have in common? For one thing, an inventive entrepreneur named Kressa Peterson.  Kressa is a Spartan Race competitor and sporthorse sales businesswoman who has taken her knack for business to the “Shark Tank” stage and walked away with a

By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Shawna Simmons Augusta Iwasaki is no stranger to a fast-paced lifestyle. For Augusta, success comes with commitment, and her dedication to riding horses has brought her to competitions in every co rner of the United States. In 2019, at 15 years old, she captured the championship title and her first

By Britney Grover It only took one ride on a Clydesdale for Christine Hajek to fall in love with draft horses, and one trip to a local auction to realize how many were in need of help. Since then, she’s dedicated her life to rescuing as many draft horses she can. What started as buying

By Alannah Castro  For businesswoman and lifelong equestrian Allyson Hall, horses have always played the starring role, whether it was behind the scenes of a corporate career or now front and center as the main focus of Huntley Equestrian, a purveyor of equestrian accessories.” Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Allyson was bitten by the

By Shya Beth British artist Shannagh-Leigh Hartshorn knows how to fuse her passion for horses and art together. From starting her own art business and adventuring through new media, Shannagh-Leigh constantly evolves and strives to perfect her art, bringing small but noticeable details through each portrait. Born in Bolton, England, Shannagh-Leigh has always been an