By Britney Grover Photos by Winslow Photography When talking about angels, they’re usually the ones doing the saving. But Satins Angel had to be saved first. After bleeding ended her racing career, Satin bounced from owner to owner within months, narrowly escaped slaughter, and endured abuse before she met Alexa Lee. “I rode her literally
Tuesday, November 05 2019 by Editor
By Britney Grover Photos by Shelby Phillips There are two things Bethany Lee has always been passionate about: horses and style. “When I was 5 years old, my mom would find me sitting in the middle of my closet, with five or six layers of outfits on my body at any given time,” she said.
By Britney Grover Portraits by Shawna Simmons Mary Eufemia grew up successfully showing hunters and equitation in Illinois before becoming a professional rider and trainer in Florida. In 1980, she and her husband, Kevin, founded Ravenwood Farm near Clearwater, Florida, to breed, train and show top hunters. Mary added judging to her resume, procuring her
By Britney Grover Portraits by Shawna Simmons Standing by the pony ring at a horse show can give you a glimpse into life as a pony rider. It’s a world of young riders who are talented, determined, fearless (or at least they seem to be) and who are paired with pint-size equines that often have
By Britney Grover Portraits by Adrienne Morella Dudley Macfarlane has been a dedicated horsewoman her entire life, even while juggling her Wall Street banking career and raising three boys. In 2013, she and her horse Authentic won the Washington International Horse Show Adult Amateur Hunter Championship, and last fall she and her “horse-of-a-lifetime,” Roland Park,
By Britney Grover Photos by Shawna Simmons Juri Ito discovered horses by accident while visiting a nuclear power plant in her home country of Japan. She didn’t know then that horses would not only become her life, but that they would lead her to Shangri-La: a little slice of heaven on earth where animals and
Monday, July 08 2019 by Editor
By Britney Grover Many Thoroughbreds are born and bred to race. Some of them love to run and would finish a race riderless; others never quite hit their stride on the track. But they all deserve caring homes when they retire from an injury, lack of competitiveness or after a long and successful racing career.
By Britney Grover with Marianne Taylor Portraits by Isabel J. Kurek Robin Cleary Parsky was only 6 years old when she had a clear vision of what she wanted to do with her life: own horses that represented the U.S.A. in international competition. Her course was set after she saw a screening of Walt Disney’s
By Britney Grover Portraits by Isabel J. Kurek Chloe Reid has been around famous equestrians her entire life. Her first time on a horse was with Olympic show jumper Lauren Hough — but Chloe doesn’t even remember it. “While Lauren was the first person to put me on a horse, I only remember it from
By Britney Grover On the first Saturday in May, horse fans gather around the country to celebrate the first race in the Triple Crown. Near Memphis in Collierville, Tennessee, the annual Jockeys & Juleps event features big hats, bourbon, bluegrass and a live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby. It’s been named one of the top