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.
By Carter Anderson - Ava Stearns is a name many in the horse industry know and admire. She credits her success as a junior to trainer Missy Clark and North Run Farm. During her time with North Run, she discovered college riding through Maggie Gampfer, an assistant trainer who was on the equestrian team at Oklahoma State. This opened Ava’s eyes to college riding as a possibility in her life. Fast forward, Ava is now in her second semester of freshman year at Auburn University and is truly enjoying not only the team but also her academic course load. Currently, Ava is an undeclared math and science major and her passion for learning will hopefully lead her to graduate school.
Swiss Olympic rider Martin Fuchs, currently ranked as the world’s No.1 rider on the Longines Jumping list, has returned to Florida to compete at the Palm Beach Masters Series. At the Palm Beach Masters Series in 2019, Martin won the first FEI class of the series, the CP Welcome Stake CSI4*-W. Martin comes from an equestrian family with strong ties to the Olympics: His dad competed in the Olympics in Barcelona in 1992 and his uncle, Markus Fuchs, won a team silver in show jumping at the 2000 Summer Olympics.
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By Lyssette Williams. Portraits by Kristie Nichols - For grand-prix rider Chenoa McElvain, developing horses to their highest potential is a long-standing family tradition. It all started with her grandparents, Tim and Betty McElvain, who were both avid riders. Betty developed an interest in dressage and after a trip to Europe, Tim and Betty decided to import a Holsteiner stallion and some mares, which would set the McElvain family on a multigenerational journey in New Mexico.
Wednesday, January 08 2020 by Editor
By Shya Beth - No two living things are exactly alike and that’s what Wellington-based equine artist and entrepreneur Mona Snell captures effortlessly in all of her paintings. Working in pastels and oils, Mona uses each brush stroke to carve out a hint of her subject’s personality, whether the horse is with us or long gone.
Boyd was honored and privileged to go to Japan in November, for the third year in a row, to teach a series of retired racehorse retraining clinics. The idea originally formulated thanks to his 2016 Olympic partner Blackfoot Mystery, an American Thoroughbred who was adopted off the track and eventually ended up in his hands. The clinics are sponsored by Godolphin, Darley, the Japanese Racing Association and the National Riding Club Association of Japan. Boyd shared his experience with Sidelines.
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By Laura Scaletti. Portraits by Adrienne Morella - Three-day eventer Drew Cheek, 17, wears many hats; among them, dual-enrollment as a high school and college student, working student at Blue Hill Farm in Unionville, Pennsylvania, and equestrian entrepreneur. Like most self-proclaimed “horse crazy girls,” Drew was captivated by horses from the start. Born into an adventurous, yet not equine-enthusiastic family, Drew started her campaign to get her parents, David and Danielle, to buy her a horse at 6 years old.