• Confidence for All With Standing Tall Life Skills Program

    By Britney Grover Shortly after retiring, Michelle Cannon and her husband, John, moved to Fairfield Glade, Tennessee, looking forward to a quiet life. Then, Michelle saw a classified ad in the local paper for a stable lease. Little did they know, when they got the contract, that their horse adventure would change not just their...


  • Finding Life Balance With Her New Training Business

    Molly Sewell Wellington, Florida Professional rider and trainer How long have you been part of the horse world? I’ve been a professional for almost 19 years, but started riding when I was 6 years old. I was passionate about the horse world long before I knew it would be a great career. What part do...



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By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Kristin Lee For British transplant Carly Taylor-Smith, dressage is more than a sport — it’s a way of life. Born into a horse family in Kent, England, Carly was riding before she could speak a complete sentence. Carly’s passion for dressage led her to compete internationally as a young rider,

By Lyssette Williams Portraits by Tracy Kujawa Jay Moore is not the stereotypical hunter-jumper trainer. He didn’t grow up with horse training parents, or riding ponies on the show circuit or working his way to a big win in the equitation or junior-jumper finals.  “I don’t look like the other hunter-jumper professionals either,” Jay laughed.

By Laura Scaletti Portraits by Shawna Simmons With equine partners like Shutterfly, Checkmate and Fibonnaci, Meredith Michaels-Beerbaum has built a spectacular international show jumping resume. From being the first woman to top the world show-jumping rankings to winning the Grand Prix of Aachen to being part of an exclusive group of riders who have won

By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Melissa Fuller From a cattle ranch on a small island all the way to the Olympic Games, Adrienne Lyle is inspiring riders from around the world. As one of our country’s top dressage riders, Adrienne is proving it doesn’t matter where you’re from or what horse you have — with

By Britney Grover For nearly two decades, the EQUUS Foundation has been protecting America’s horses and ensuring they receive the respect and treatment they deserve. In that time, the number of horses shipped to slaughter each year has been declining — but there’s still much work to be done. The EQUUS Foundation raises money to

By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Melissa Fuller Callie Jones is a first-generation rider who has charmed the dressage community with her humble attitude and hardworking spirit. Even with her collection of North American Youth Championship medals, her national titles and her name gracing top FEI rankings, Callie will never forget her small-town roots. The 22-year-old

By Lyssette Williams Portraits by Shawna Simmons Most riders are introduced to horses at a young age through a parent or relative. This was not the case for the Harris sisters, 22-year-old Emily and 16-year-old Sarah. While their father, Tim Harris, grew up in the country, their mother, Julie Harris, grew up in the city,

By Britney Grover Portraits by Meagan Gumpert When Sofia Roberts first saw a horse and rider jump, she knew that was what she wanted to do with her life. Now 16 with a collection of ribbons from top shows around the country, that hasn’t changed. Talking to Sofia and those who know her, it’s clear

By Laura Scaletti Portraits by Isabel J. Kurek Emily Owen is always ready to lend a hand to those in need. Whether it’s catch riding horses, traversing the streets in her job or doing a photoshoot for a friend, Emily was born to make her community a better place.  As a child, when scary things

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