• Kate Mathews: Writing Her Riding Story

    By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Melissa Fuller Kate Mathews is a storyteller, and at just 17 years old, the young dressage rider has only written the beginning of her own story. With a passion for horses, writing and the arts, Kate has found a way to tell stories in the arena and on the page....


  • Unbridled With Emil Spadone

    By Jan Westmark Emil Spadone’s equestrian career started when he was 12 years old and his family moved within walking distance of Coppergate Farm, owned and operated by Tom and Lyla Florio, in Basking Ridge, New Jersey. Emil’s mom loved horses and riding quickly became a family affair. Emil worked in the barn after school...



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By Laura Scaletti Portraits by Kristin Lee Elyse Hart owes her life today to hope, perseverance, love and most of all, horses. From her first pony ride at age 4, Elyse ate, slept and breathed all things equine. Simply put, she was hooked on horses. That passion would persist in full force until puberty hit,

By Lyssette Williams Portraits by Lori Ovanessian Most people would find it hard to believe that FEI 3* vaulter Geoffrey Woolson’s first brush with horses left him with a negative impression. “I didn’t like horses,” Geoffrey said. “My first time riding was at the Griffith Park pony rides in Los Angeles, California. The pony bucked

By Britney Grover Portraits by Kathy Russell For some, the fact that Erin Stewart is an equestrian professional seems obvious. After all, she’s the daughter of renowned hunter rider and trainer Don Stewart. She grew up in one of the country’s largest hunter sales and training barns, watching her dad win class after class at

By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Melissa Fuller ‘If you believe in your horse, anything is possible,’ is a lesson Hannah Irons holds to tightly. Since her first ride with Lendon Gray seven years ago, the 2020 USEF Young Rider National Champion has learned what it takes to make it in dressage — a discipline she

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

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