By Katie Navarra The Texas panhandle is synonymous with the stock horse. Working ranches are plentiful; cowboy boots and hats are standard attire. Among the cowgirls and cowboys is hunter-jumper competitor Cailin Caldwell. She trailers her horses an average of 200–400 miles on her own to compete in the nearest A-rated shows. Between the distance
By Katie Navarra Paige Flanders Luplow, a Houston, Texas, based instructor, is preparing the next generation for the sport of polo. Although she didn’t play until she was a teenager, she learned from two of the sport’s most accomplished riders. Her father, Charlie Flanders, was a 5-goal outdoor and a 7-goal indoor player. He coached
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By Katie Navarra Like many young girls, Elizabeth Letts devoured Marguerite Henry’s books. She enthusiastically read each one of the author’s classics from “King of the Wind” to “Misty of Chincoteague” and “Stormy: Misty’s Foal.” The books fueled her pursuit of riding activities and inspired a new interest: the goal of becoming an author. “I
Saly Glassman – Investing in Horses: From Foxhunting to Forbes, America’s No. 2 Top Woman Advisor Applies Life Lessons Learned From Horses
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By Katie Navarra Portraits by Isabel J. Kurek Each day begins before sunrise for Saly Glassman. Between 5:30 and 6 a.m. she kickstarts the day with a brisk walk with her dogs and a lifting workout or bike ride. She follows that up with schooling her two show jumpers. By 9:30 a.m. she’s checked into
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By Katie Navarra In two short years, Southern California artist Sue Ziegler transformed her drawing skills from scribbles into world-class, award-winning talent. “I couldn’t even draw stick figures until I was in my 50s,” Sue said. One of her early pieces, titled “Sunlight,” featuring a pony chomping hay, was a winner in Colored Pencil Magazine’s
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By Katie Navarra A 2,500 dollar bid, now 3,000 Now 3,000, will ya give me 3,500? 3,500 dollar bid, now 4,000, Now 4,000, who will give me 5,000? The rapid-fire auctioneer’s chant at the Art of the Horse gala will prod bidders into a fierce but friendly bidding war for one of 16 life-size fiberglass
By Katie Navarra Historians doubt that Winston Churchill actually said, “There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” Regardless of who coined the phrase, it’s undeniable that horses have a sixth sense, an innate ability to see into a person’s soul and fill a void.
By Katie Navarra Many of today’s top trainers affectionately remember their introduction to horses. For most, it was about the same time they learned to walk. From that moment on they were hopelessly infatuated with horses and riding. Kaitlin Blythe, an assistant trainer for Jessica Jo “JJ” Tate in Chesapeake City, Maryland, remembers her first
By Katie Navarra Aboard a wooden rocking horse stabled in the waiting room of his father’s pediatrician office, Martin David Cohen spent hours with his “first horse.” Alternating between the rocking horse and a smaller rocking donkey, Martin tallied hours in the saddle. “I rode, or rocked, until they were almost off the ground,” he reminisced.
Canadian Artist Melinda Brewer By Katie Navarra Canadian-based artist Melinda Brewer has dedicated her life to chronicling the sport of polo and its most accomplished horses. She’s been honored with countless awards and her artwork has hung in galleries across North America and around the world. This year marks the fourth consecutive year she’s been