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?
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
How do other sports influence your mindset as an athlete? I’ve got to admit I’m a huge fan of many sports and in today’s age of technology, with YouTube and an abundance of podcasts, it’s very easy to become an intimate fan of a lot of top sporting stars. Growing up in Australia, sport was
I get very nervous at the in-gate. Do you ever get nervous? What do you do to overcome your nerves? absolutely get nervous before showing! Sometimes it’s an excited feeling because I want to do well, but sometimes it can also be a daunting feeling brought on by an insecurity. Whichever it is, I try
What advice do you have for deciding whether to run your horse cross-country or not, based on the footing conditions? One of the realities is that the sport of eventing is an absolute outdoor sport. We all dream of perfect conditions, but sometimes Mother Nature has different ideas and often conditions aren’t perfect, especially on
Friday, November 01 2019 by Editor
I read that in 2013 you switched Cornetto Royal from the jumper ring to the hunter ring. How did you make that decision? Should I try my horse in both styles to see which one he does better with? How can you tell which one your horse enjoys more? I interchange hunter-jumper classes a lot