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 Lauren R. Giannini Meagan Nusz believes in balance, whether she’s on a horse or dealing with daily ups and downs, and that success depends on work, determination and staying power. She grew up in Texas, riding barrel-racers in Western saddles, hitting the trails at the tender age of 4. She switched to English and
Monday, August 03 2015 by BA
By Lauren R. Giannini When it comes to equestrian activities, you can’t live without safety headwear. A helmetless fall from an equine, even at the walk, can result in traumatic brain injury (TBI) and, possibly, death. Variables such as jumps, speed and the flight instinct of startled steeds greatly increase the risk factor. You
Thursday, December 26 2013 by Editor
Lexington, Ky. -The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has named four show jumping athletes to Phase I of the Short List for the 2014 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games.
Thursday, June 06 2013 by Editor
(SPRUCE MEADOWS, Calgary, AB): The 2013 Spruce Meadows Summer Tournaments began today, and riding on new turf footing, riders contested four FEI-level competitions.
Kent Farrington and Venus Blaze to Victory in $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic at Kentucky Spring Classic
Sunday, May 19 2013 by Editor
Lexington, KY – May 16, 2013 – Although thunderstorms disrupted competition throughout the day at the Kentucky Horse Park, the clouds parted as the $25,000 Hagyard Lexington Classic got underway during the Kentucky Spring Classic. Sixteen horse and rider combinations advanced to the tiebreaker, creating a speed duel for the winning prize. Kent Farrington proved to have all the answers with Venus, blazing an uncatchable clear track that was almost two seconds faster than second place finisher Andrew Bourns of Ireland
Sunday, March 31 2013 by Editor
The $100,000 FTI Consulting Rider Challenge concluded on Saturday night after twelve weeks of jumper competition at the 2013 FTI WEF. Kent Farrington led the standings and earned a $50,000 cut of the bonus money for his success during the circuit. Conor Swail finished in second place to earn $25,000, Reed Kessler was third and received a $15,000 check, and Beezie Madden finished fourth for a $10,000 bonus
Monday, January 28 2013 by Editor
Cowgirls and the state of Texas go hand in hand, but sometimes Texas girls turn in their cowboy hats for a riding helmet and take the show jumping world by storm. Meagan Nusz is one of those riders. The 25-year-old from The Woodlands, Texas won the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Jumper Classic Series Amateur-Owner
Who Reins Supreme? Teams Selected. Top Equestrians from Hunters, Show Jumping, Polo, and Dressage to Compete Against One Another
Saturday, January 26 2013 by Editor
WELLINGTON, Fla. (January. xx, 2013) – Nic Roldan, Brandon Phillips, Louise Serio, Peter Pletcher, Chris Hickey,David Marcus, Kent Farrington, and Georgina Bloomberg have been selected to represent their disciplines, showing off their newfound skills in the reining ring at the Equestrian Aid Foundation (EAF) fundraiser, Who Reins Supreme?.
Monday, January 07 2013 by Editor
Palm Beach, FL – January 7, 2013 – The first ever $100,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix CSI 2* debuted to rave reviews on Sunday, January 6, at the beautiful Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, FL. With some of the world’s top show jumpers competing on the lawn of Donald Trump’s scenic estate overlooking South Florida’s Intracoastal Waterway, U.S