By Laura Scaletti Portraits by Kristie Nichols Meredith Houx Remiger is proof teamwork makes the dream work. In a sport that’s often thought of as an individual pursuit, this New Mexico hunter-jumper professional has been fortunate to always have a great team behind her. From parents who went all-in when she expressed an interest in
Monday, July 27 2020 by Ruby Tevis
By Carter Anderson Ana Bertozzi, a freshman at Fresno State University, didn’t always want to ride at the NCEA level in college — because she didn’t know about it. Ana competed in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) throughout high school and loved the format. What led her to NCAA Equestrian was her success in the
Thursday, April 16 2020 by Ruby Tevis
By Carter Anderson Jordan Allen hopes to match her academic and athletic experience at the University of South Carolina to the success of her junior career. She’s currently studying exercise science and pursuing a career in the medical field like both of her parents. Although her education comes first, horses are a very close second.
By Carter Anderson - Ava Stearns is a name many in the horse industry know and admire. She credits her success as a junior to trainer Missy Clark and North Run Farm. During her time with North Run, she discovered college riding through Maggie Gampfer, an assistant trainer who was on the equestrian team at Oklahoma State. This opened Ava’s eyes to college riding as a possibility in her life. Fast forward, Ava is now in her second semester of freshman year at Auburn University and is truly enjoying not only the team but also her academic course load. Currently, Ava is an undeclared math and science major and her passion for learning will hopefully lead her to graduate school.
Wednesday, December 11 2019 by Editor
Abbie Hopkins, a junior at the University of Tennessee at Martin (UTM), is a Skyhawk through and through. Her love for warm weather and passion for horses brought her all the way from Seekonk, Massachusetts, to Martin to join 43 other student athletes on the UTM Equestrian team. Not only does she compete in both
Friday, September 13 2019 by Editor
Southern Methodist University junior Kirsten Ostling didn’t always know the ins and outs of the flat ring like she does now. Like most collegiate Equitation on the competitors, the format is something they pick up within the first few weeks of practice. Kirsten credits the smooth transition to her time with Val Renihan at Findlay’s
Friday, August 02 2019 by Editor
By Carter Anderson Liza Goodlett’s four years on the UGA Equestrian team were fast and fun, and she made friendships that will last a lifetime. Now, Liza’s tackling the professional world while holding onto the lessons she learned as a collegiate equestrian. When she accepted her new position at Charleston Shoe Company, Liza said that
By Carter Anderson Have you ever wondered what the judge is looking for? Stephanie Cumming has been judging collegiate meets for eight years and has a specific process when choosing the winner. If she’s not in the judge’s booth, you can find Stephanie running her business, Pecan Lane Farm, based in Bishop, Georgia. Her background
Tuesday, March 05 2019 by Website Editor
By Carter Anderson Gabrielle Fournier is a sophomore on the equestrian team at Delaware State University. Her journey to the school and team, however, is a story of struggle and triumph. She’s had to work for all the opportunities she’s been given. She took her first job as a working student at Halcyon Equestrian under
By Carter Anderson Anna Becker has seen it all in collegiate equestrian. She was a student-athlete at Auburn University and rode on their equestrian team from 2009 to 2013. After graduating and leaving an extensive legacy at Auburn, she jumped into the coaching role at Kansas State University. Anna was the hunt seat coach there