Name: Busy Shires Byerly City/State: Micanopy, Florida Occupation: Director of Conservation Strategies, Horse Farms Forever How long have you been part of the horse world? My whole life! My twin brother and I were raised on a horse farm near Alachua, Florida, by my mom, Cyndy Shires. In the 1970s, my mom organized the very
Monday, July 27 2020 by Ruby Tevis
By Carter Anderson Ana Bertozzi, a freshman at Fresno State University, didn’t always want to ride at the NCEA level in college — because she didn’t know about it. Ana competed in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) throughout high school and loved the format. What led her to NCAA Equestrian was her success in the
Adrienne Marciano Entrepreneur — Pennsylvania and Florida How long have you been part of the horse world? I began riding when I was 8 because I begged my mom for one riding lesson for my birthday. I can still remember everything about that first lesson and I instantly fell in love. The pony was named
Marty Bauman can be found at horse shows and events all around the country, but not on the back of a horse. As the owner of Classic Communications, a public relations, marketing and event management company, Marty may not be riding but his participation in the horse world is extensive, including including serving as the
Monday, June 08 2020 by Ruby Tevis
Name: Carol Austin City/State: Spokane, Washington Occupation: Frozen semen broker. “This really cracks up the people I meet; my friends use it as an introduction at parties — ‘Hey, guess what she does for a living?’” How long have you been part of the horse world? Since the age of 6, when I lived in
Laura Connaway Grand Prix Jumper and Equine Insurance Professional – Little Rock, Arkansas What part do you play in the horse world? As a fourth-generation horsewoman, I’ve been involved in the horse world my entire life. In 1992, I started my insurance agency, Connaway & Associates, but before that I was just a regular amateur
By Britney Grover Portraits by Shelby Phillips Catching the “horse bug” is as unpredictable as a lightning strike — and just as impossible to contain. Elli Yeager first saw a horse when she was 18 months old, and her passion for horses became a force of nature. “The Ventura County Fair was near my house
Thursday, April 16 2020 by Ruby Tevis
By Carter Anderson Jordan Allen hopes to match her academic and athletic experience at the University of South Carolina to the success of her junior career. She’s currently studying exercise science and pursuing a career in the medical field like both of her parents. Although her education comes first, horses are a very close second.
By Diane Carney Equestrian, Judge and Commentator — West Palm Beach, Florida How long have horses been a part of your world? As long as I can remember! I got my first ribbon at the National Western Stock Show, I was 6 years old in the 11 and under equitation on The Irishman. I was jumping 3’6”
By Ruby Tevis. Portraits by Melissa Fuller - When Kayla Kadlubek turned 16, her parents gave her a choice — she could get a car or she could get a new horse. In true equestrian fashion, Kayla chose the horse. That was four years ago, and now that Kayla’s 20, she’s reflecting on her success through the dressage Young Rider pipeline, participating in Lendon Gray’s Dressage4Kids program, medaling at North American Youth Championships and representing the United States with the USEF Young Rider European Tour.