By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Melissa Fuller ‘If you believe in your horse, anything is possible,’ is a lesson Hannah Irons holds to tightly. Since her first ride with Lendon Gray seven years ago, the 2020 USEF Young Rider National Champion has learned what it takes to make it in dressage — a discipline she
By Jan Westmark From her fame on the pony Seldom Seen to competing in the Olympics to starting Dressage4Kids, Lendon Gray has been a driving force in the dressage world. Lendon founded Dressage4Kids 22 years ago, giving kids opportunities and encouraging them to become the best they can be. “Now my life is totally about
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 Doris Degner-Foster Portraits by Isabel J. Kurek Rosie Julian-Simoes liked the first horse she tried on a buying trip to Holland so much that it was hard to consider other horses. Never mind that Rosie is just aging out of Young Riders at age 22, and that horse was a 13-year-old stallion — he
By Britney Grover Lendon Gray knows the value of horses — and of a good equestrian education. Lendon grew up riding various disciplines, and joined Pony Club when she was 7. After competing and winning on a national level, she became a successful event rider, even training with the Olympic team. Even while she pursued
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