Friday, March 27 2020 by Editor
Where are you from? I’m originally from Ireland, but I moved to America in 2018 with my wife to pursue my career with horses. How long have you been part of the horse world? My entire life. My grandad has a successful equestrian center in Ireland, so growing up horses were always part of my
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In January, you were awarded the Whitney Stone Cup by the USET Foundation. This award is given to “an active competitor who displays consistent excellence in international competition, as well as exemplifying high standards of sportsmanlike conduct, while serving as an ambassador for the United States and equestrian sport.” Can you discuss what it was like to receive this award?
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"I recently returned from a college semester abroad and my horse and I aren’t clicking the way we used to. I think he’s trying to tell me that he’s mad at me for being gone for such a long time. During a pleasure ride, he even tried to throw me, which is something he’s never done in the eight years I’ve had him. When he’s in his stall, he holds his head low with flaccid ears. He also stands in the corner with his back to the door. How can I mend our broken relationship, along with his feelings of hurt and abandonment?"
Wednesday, February 26 2020 by Editor
By Tafra Donberger. Portraits by Shawna Simmons - Carrie Sarabella’s interest in horses started when her grandfather would tell her — without ever taking her — that he was going to “feed the horses.” Thus the obsession began, and eventually her mother insisted he take Carrie with him. That was when they learned that “feed the horses” was his code for going to bet on racehorses at the track.
When you’re looking for a horse, how do you know you've found the right one? What are you looking for? When I’m trying a horse, I think about a lot of different things: What type of rider is this horse for? What are the expectations for the horse? Does the horse have the necessary experience level for the new owner? Is the horse appropriately priced?
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Thursday, January 30 2020 by Editor
By Carter Anderson - Erica Rosinski is from Charlotte, North Carolina, and is currently a senior on the Fresno State equestrian team in Fresno, California. She began her collegiate riding career in Las Cruces, New Mexico, at New Mexico State University. After Erica moved over 1,700 miles to pursue her dream of riding in college and fell in love with Mexican food, the equestrian program was removed from NMSU athletics. She decided to continue her collegiate equestrian career at Fresno State.
Friday, January 17 2020 by Editor
By Britney Grover, Portraits by Shawna Simmons - Kady Abrahamson was riding before she could walk — and jumping before she knew how. “By the time I was 4, I would jump over logs by kicking the Western horses so they’d jump over instead of stepping over it,” she said.
By Jan Westmark - Debbie McDonald and Brentina, a chestnut Hanoverian mare, spent years setting the dressage world on fire. Together, the small rider and big horse brought home Pan Am team and individual gold medals, an Olympic team bronze medal and World Equestrian team silver and bronze medals, and Debbie became the first American to win an FEI World Cup Dressage Final.
Wednesday, December 11 2019 by Editor
Abbie Hopkins, a junior at the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM), is a Skyhawk through and through. Her love for warm weather and passion for horses brought her all the way from Seekonk, Massachusetts, to Martin to join 43 other student athletes on the UTM Equestrian team. Not only does she compete in both