• The Importance of Finding the Right Bit for Your Horse

    By Liz Halliday-Sharp Anyone who knows me is aware that I have a slight obsession with bits. I like to say, “Some women buy shoes; I buy bits.” I should bring a chaperone if I’m heading to a store with a wide assortment of bits—so I don’t come home with an expensive selection of new...


  • Unbridled with Bev Bedard

    By Britney Grover     Other than leaving for college, Bev Bedard has lived within 20 miles of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, all her life. She’s also loved horses all her life, so of course, whenever the Pennsylvania National Horse Show was in town, she begged her parents to take her every single day.   When she...



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By Cheyenne Lord Portraits by Kristie Scholten   Sharing a love of horses with her whole family is something irreplaceable for Grand Prix show jumper Taylor Land. Born to dynamic duo Kim and Jay Land, Taylor has always had horses in her blood. She spent most of her childhood running around their barn in Alpharetta,

By Laura Scaletti Portraits by Brenda Black   With the last name of Ingram, Martha Ingram was destined to have horses as a central part of her life. “Growing up in an equestrian family has been amazing. There really isn’t anything quite like it. Horses are amazing creatures and I love that I get to

By Laura Scaletti Portraits by Melissa Fuller   Caitlin Boyle may not have been born in a barn, but it didn’t take her long to get there. As the daughter of horse show manager, judge and trainer Pat Boyle, barn time quickly became a fixture in Caitlin’s life. Today, Caitlin is a professional rider and

By Laura Scaletti Portraits by Melissa Fuller   In 2020, as the COVID-19 pandemic began wreaking havoc on the world, Bill Rube, like many of us, was looking for a reason to smile. After a five-year hiatus, Bill found his way back into the saddle again when COVID forced the Gleneayre Equestrian Program in Lumberton,

By Sarah Eakin Portraits by Alex Banks   Anyone who has ever gone from driving a runaround to taking the wheel of a Ferrari can testify that that there are cars—and then, there are cars. Ben Noonan had a similar epiphany on horseback when he went from riding a trail horse over cross-country fences to

By Shya Beth   Up-and-coming 22-year-old artist Lauren Pitylak has a multifaceted worldview—a view that she shares with her audience through multiple forms of artistic media. Whether she’s in her studio painting or stepping off a plane for a photo shoot, Lauren’s eye for detail and style makes her work stand out amongst the crowd.

By Victoria Sheehan Portraits by Melissa Fuller     Amira Kettaneh looks out of the truck window as the New England landscape blurs by. Luckily, she doesn’t get car sick anymore and the eight-hour roundtrip commutes don’t seem that bad. As her father drives, she usually uses the time to study.   She and her

By Haylie Kerstetter Portraits by Melissa Fuller   Horses were always a part of Alexis Zapalski’s life, but until she moved to Wellington, Florida, with her family in fifth grade, she never knew a career with horses could be possible. Now a junior at Keiser University in West Palm Beach, Florida, Alexis is working towards

By Britney Grover Portraits by Melissa Fuller     Bliss Heers believes everything in her life has happened for a reason—and that includes a horse falling on her.   At 34, Bliss is one of the country’s top show jumpers, being named to the short list for the Tokyo Olympic Team with Antidote De Mars

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