By Lauren R. Giannini You can say that Devon Gibson is very lucky, that she lives a charmed life, that the stars were in alignment the day a horrific fall left the rider-trainer paralyzed from the neck down and that her recovery borders on the miraculous. All of these statements are correct, but even
By Brianne Goutal Skipping college was never an option for me. My parents raised me to put a high value on education and intellectual matters, and I have always wanted to be challenged. I feel strongly that you never know what life will throw at you, so you should plan for the worst and
Sunday, September 09 2012 by Editor
Become a show jumper – and “Show Me the Money!” By Jan Westmark-Allan Here’s some great advice for any rider trying to decide what career path they should follow – become a show jumper! While I know the prize money is fantastic in the reining world (they win millions and you don’t have to worry about being afraid of heights) – show jumpers do have the opportunity to make some cash! Tomorrow — Sunday, September 9 th — is the Pfizer $1 Million Grand Prix in Saugerties, New York, at the HITS-on-the-Hudson horse show. That’s one class with a huge purse. Talk about wanting to have a clear, fast round! I remember when my daughter was showing in the Children’s Jumpers – if she won any money (it was always something like $28) we were thrilled and we would go to Longhorn Steakhouse that night and feel like we were living large!! I wonder how the winner of the $1 Million Grand Prix will feel??