• Take the Opportunity to Ride as Many Horses as Possible 

    By Nicki Shahinian-Simpson  Nicki Shahinian-Simpson had a successful career as a junior rider in the East, where she won both the ASPCA Maclay National Championship and the U.S. Medal Championship. After moving to the West Coast Nicki continued to place well in major Grand Prix events and has competed in the U.S., Mexico, Canada and...


  • Junior Develops Her Own Jumpers and Has Working Student Goals

    Gabrielle Adams Chardon, Ohio High School Junior How long have you been part of the horse world?  I’ve been riding for 10 years. I started when I was 7 years old at summer camp. I immediately loved riding and decided to pursue private lessons and joined the 4-H club. There, I tried English, Western, contesting...



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By Emily Randolph  The far, wood-paneled wall of Phillip Dutton’s barn office is adorned with sizable, framed ribbons — among them, a large green ribbon that accompanied his bronze medal at the 2016 Rio Olympics and a tricolor award signifying his win in the 2008 Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event. Each one is a testament to

By Britney Grover Portraits by Melissa Fuller Keeping up with herself is a tall order for Caroline Martin — and not just because she’s an inch shy of 6’. By the time she turned 18, Caroline had seared her name into the future of U.S. eventing by winning gold at the 2013 North American Youth

By Esther Hahn Portraits by Alden Corrigan Moving across the country to start over is either a dream or a nightmare. For the husband-and-wife trainer duo Brian and Missy Gruber, it was a little of both. The idea of the opportunity first arose at Thanksgiving dinner in 2015. During a visit to Brian and Missy’s

By Lilly Steger Portraits by Melissa Fuller Sara Kozumplik Murphy has had her fair share of setbacks in the equestrian world. When she took a spill at the Millbrook Horse Trials in 2018, she broke her neck and her back — right after she returned to competition following a torturous recovery from a broken knee.

By Laura Scaletti Portraits by Melissa Fuller Vasco Flores is living the American dream. Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Vasco has created his own path in the world of international show jumping through hard work, determination and perseverance. Since moving to the States in 2012, Vasco has been a farm hand, groom, training rider

By Britney Grover Portraits by Melissa Fuller                                                                                                 

By Lindsay Brock Dr. Scott Swerdlin is living a dream he never knew he had. Today, he sits at the helm of Palm Beach Equine Clinic (PBEC), one of the world’s most renowned equine veterinary facilities, but Scott was once just a boy with a passion for polo. While he admits his early introduction to

By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Melissa Fuller When Christian Simonson puts his mind to something, he’s sure to achieve it. An exceptional student, avid mountain biker and young pilot, Christian succeeds in many areas, but his biggest passion is the sport of dressage. As the son of his Dutch equestrian mother, the multitalented 18-year-old and

By Louise Parkes Portraits by Melissa Fuller Richie Moloney doesn’t like to brag, but then you don’t need to sing your own praises when you’ve achieved success with the minimum amount of fuss. His natural talent has seen the 39-year-old Irishman collect some of the biggest prizes on the U.S. show jumping circuit, including the

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