• Whitney Mahloch: Dancing Between Disciplines   

    By Summer Wessinger-Prehoda Portraits by Adrienne Morella Many equestrians are multi-talented, and eventer Whitney Mahloch is no exception. She has trained dressage, hunters, jumpers and eventers to the Advanced level, along with training horses for Western, showmanship and driving. Factor in working as a groom, waitress and exercise rider while running her own freelance training...


  • U.S. Dressage Team Wins Historic Silver in Tokyo

    By George Williams The road to Tokyo has been rough and tough. I think most of us recently have been a bit astounded at just how fragile our world can be. Who would have predicted when Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics that a pandemic would sweep the world, delaying the summer Games for a...



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By Haylie Kerstetter Portraits by Melissa Fuller Megan Ghere always had a hunch that she would have a career in horses, but she never knew how she would get there. Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Megan has travelled nationally with both her own training business and some of the top trainers around the country. Although there

By Laura Scaletti Portraits by Kristie Nichols Deirdre Sabo has known she was going to be a professional dressage rider since she was in kindergarten. While her classmates had plans of becoming astronauts, teachers and policemen, Deirdre knew her path in life would be astride a horse performing half passes and piaffes. “When other kids

By Britney Grover Portraits by Shawna Simmons Whitty Going with the flow works well for Lucy Deslauriers. When she was moving up from the children’s jumpers, she tried Hester, one of her father’s horses, simply because he was in the barn—and ended up with an Olympic-level partnership.  Since starting in Low Junior Jumpers that first

By Kimberly Gatto Photos by Lori Ovanessian It’s been said that there are two lasting bequests we can hope to give to our children: One of these is roots, the other, wings. The late Davy Jones — legendary entertainer, teen idol, and frontman of the pop group The Monkees — gave both to his four

By Britney Grover Not just kids ride ponies, and not only men are farriers. Sarah Coltrin is proof of both. Based out of northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin, 28-year-old Sarah has been a full-time farrier for 10 years and is a professional eventer. “My current riding position consists of a string of five to seven

By Britney Grover Portraits by Shawna Simmons Some people took up new hobbies like gardening or knitting during the global pandemic in 2020. Kat Fuqua took up dressage shows. Even knowing how Kat excels in the hunter ring from ponies to USHJA International Derbies, breaking records and earning hundreds of division championships, her dressage debut

By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Melissa Fuller Over the last few years, Bianca Schmidt has burst onto the dressage scene with a fierce drive to succeed. Not only has the 19-year-old rider triumphed at the North American Youth Championships, Bianca became a USDF Gold medalist as just a teenager. Now, she’s looking forward to returning

By Louise Parkes Portraits by Lorriane O’Sullivan It’s no surprise that Irish teens Max and Tom Wachman are involved with horses. What is a surprise is their chosen discipline: Showing under their family’s Coolmore Showjumping banner, the brothers competed at the 2021 Winter Equestrian Festival. With a pedigree like theirs, they seem much more likely

By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Hannah Draughan  Aubrey Torrez seeks the silver linings in every situation. No matter the obstacle that lies ahead of her, Aubrey won’t give up on herself or her horses. Aubrey’s determination has led her to find success with the most unlikely of partners — from her one-eyed show jumper that

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