Dr. Barbara Anne Murphy Sallins, County Kildare, Ireland Head of Equine Science, University College Dublin; Founder & Chief Scientific Officer, Equilume How long have you been part of the horse world? How did you get started? I rode ponies as a kid, exercised Thoroughbreds as a teenager, did a four-year bachelor of science in equine
By Britney Grover Portraits by Isabel J. Kurek As a realtor with the Luxury Division at Keller Williams in Wellington, Florida, Luis J. Rodriguez is always busy. He spends his time dealing with some of the most beautiful residences in the area, such as the Cypress Island estate in the Palm Beach Polo Club listed
By Jan Westmark It’s been said if you need to get things done, then Sally Ike is the person to ask. Sally, who started working for the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Foundation in 1989, said her philosophy has always been, “If there’s a problem, let’s investigate and fix it if possible.” For her lifelong dedication to the equestrian
Monday, April 05 2021 by Ruby Tevis
By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Melissa Fuller Tillie Jones has a lot on her plate, but she juggles her many endeavors with grace. The Nebraska Wesleyan University sophomore has been able to enjoy the traditional college experience as a proud member of her school cheerleading squad, a sister in the Delta Zeta sorority and a
By Britney Grover Every weekend, Caitlin Gooch travels three hours from her home in Chesapeake, Virginia, to Wendell, North Carolina. Why? To be with her horses — and to share her horses with the community. Caitlin, already a busy mom of three girls, founded Saddle Up and Read in 2017 to battle low literacy rates.
Sandra Meyer Atlanta, Georgia Professional Artist How long have you been part of the horse world? Horses were a big part of my childhood and I would ride bareback and Western under the sunny skies of San Diego County in California, where I grew up. If I wasn’t riding horses after school, I was teaching myself
By Jan Westmark Harold Chopping grew up in Canada, where he had a successful career in both the hunter and jumper ring. He represented the Canadian Equestrian Team on multiple Nations Cup teams, competed at three World Cup Finals, and was the alternate for the Barcelona Olympic Games. Harold moved to the United States and
Monday, March 08 2021 by Ruby Tevis
Katie Lenkart Delano, Minnesota Working student at Ashland Farms How long have you been part of the horse world? Both of my parents are trainers, so I’ve been part of the horse world for as long as I can remember. I was quite literally “raised in a barn.” What part do you play in the
Friday, March 05 2021 by Ruby Tevis
Jake Parker Wymard is a professional rider and trainer at Ashcombe Sporthorses, a business that he owns and operates with his mother, Ginger Parker, and Erika Sentz — but he feels his role in the horse world is very different from his title. Splitting his time between Glen Rock, Pennsylvania, and Ocala, Florida, Jake feels
Friday, February 19 2021 by Ruby Tevis
Hannah Famulak Palm Beach, Florida Eighth-grade student at Palm Beach Day Academy How long have you been part of the horse world? Since I first did pony camp when I was 5 years old What part do you play in the horse world? I am a junior rider and train with Erin and Don Stewart.