Friday, July 17 2020 by Ruby Tevis
By Britney Grover Portraits by Shawna Simmons Jennifer “Jenn” Gates has a lot to be excited about. She’s engaged to the man of her dreams, she’s balancing her passion for riding with her studies at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and she recently acquired grand prix superstar Darry Lou from Beezie
By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Melissa Fuller For Nick Wagman, dressage is all about the journey. From his first ride at summer camp to going down centerline chasing Olympic dreams, Nick’s love for horses has always been top priority. By the middle of the 2020 winter season in Wellington, Nick and his mount Don John,
By Troy Anna Smith Portraits by Shawna Simmons When Irish Olympian and grand prix show jumper Kevin Babington suffered a life-altering accident at the Hampton Classic Horse Show in Long Island, New York, wife and business partner Dianna Babington suddenly found herself coping and balancing a new lifestyle as best she knows how. “I’m a
By Tafra Donberger Portraits by Shelby Phillips When the Olympic Games roll around, there aren’t many athletes in the world who could say they haven’t imagined what it might be like to compete there. As the ultimate expression of athletic ability and pinnacle of achievement for so many, there are untold numbers of children who
By Britney Grover Portraits by Lori Ovanessian As a top eventer in the U.S., Tamra “Tamie” Smith had just as much reason as anyone to be disappointed when the 2020 Kentucky Land Rover Three-Day Event — along with so many other competitions around the world — was cancelled and the Olympics postponed. “After my horse
Sunday, May 10 2020 by Ruby Tevis
By Britney Grover Portraits by Shawna Simmons In the show jumping world alone, Georgina Bloomberg’s list of accomplishments is impressive — and nowhere near completed. She’s both the owner of and rider on the Global Champions League team New York Empire, has a slew of top placings in grand prix and has been instrumental in U.S.
By Britney Grover. Portraits by Kristie Nichols - Brian Moggre exploded onto the show jumping leaderboards in 2019 like he and MTM Vivre Le Reve explode around a course of jumps. At just 18 years old, Brian finished his final junior year outranking Olympic gold medalists and international champions. His name joined those at the top of the sport that have long been household names in the equestrian world.
By Tafra Donberger. Portraits by Lori Ovanessian - Show jumper Karl Cook isn’t one to expound on his talents as an equestrian. To discover who the introspective and thoughtful horseman is as an equestrian, Instagram would be a good place to start.
By Ruby Tevis. Portraits by Melissa Fuller - When dressage rider Endel Ots reflects on his achievements and challenges he’s encountered, there’s one thing he wishes he could tell his younger self. “If I could give younger Endel advice, I would tell him, ‘You’re going to be OK,’” Endel said. “We often label things as bad or good. However, it’s not until later on in your journey when you realize that what you thought was bad at the time was actually the best thing that could have happened to you.”
by Britney Grover. Portraits by Adrienne Morella - From his laughing smile to his live-out-loud wit, it’s hard not to love Carson Kressley. The fashion expert has become a beloved TV personality whether it’s delivering genuinely constructive criticism as a judge or on a talk show relating the time he wore Gucci leather loafers to the barn. He balances couture with compassion, at once resplendent and relatable.