By Victoria Sheehan Portraits by Melissa Fuller Lee Cesery considers her story a typical one. Yet for many who know her, she’s anything but. The prominent amateur is a staple across hunter-jumper A-circuits, primarily in the hunter ring where her horses have continued to be a treat for those who get the chance to watch.
Story & Portraits by Ruby Tevis For Sterling Malnik, growing up in Palm Beach County, Florida, was the perfect place for a horse-loving girl to spend her childhood. With five siblings and four half-siblings, Sterling’s childhood was never short of company—or horses. From Pony Finals to hunter derbies, equitation cups to the Junior jumpers, 15-year-old
By Jan Westmark Professional riders work hard and the opportunity to be recognized is always a thrill. So when Michael Britt-León captured the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Pro Finals at Capital Challenge recently, it was a dream come true. “I’ve watched some of the greatest hunter riders compete and win the Pro Finals, so
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By Britney Grover Portraits by Shawna Simmons To anyone who’s followed the national hunter-jumper world in the last decade, Victoria “Tori” Colvin is a household name. Her record-setting talent on horseback seems almost magical. From ponies and Best Child Rider awards to three consecutive wins in the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships, Tori’s accomplishments remain
By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Shawna Simmons Augusta Iwasaki is no stranger to a fast-paced lifestyle. For Augusta, success comes with commitment, and her dedication to riding horses has brought her to competitions in every co rner of the United States. In 2019, at 15 years old, she captured the championship title and her first