By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Melissa Fuller Callie Jones is a first-generation rider who has charmed the dressage community with her humble attitude and hardworking spirit. Even with her collection of North American Youth Championship medals, her national titles and her name gracing top FEI rankings, Callie will never forget her small-town roots. The 22-year-old
By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Melissa Fuller To a spectator on the sidelines, Amelia Fucito is just another horse-loving kid taking her trip around the ring, but to her parents and her trainer, every jump she clears is symbolic of the challenges she’s overcome in life. At 15 years old, Amelia has gone from a
By Ruby Tevis Portraits by Melissa Fuller At 22 years old, Natalie Pai is a rising star in the sport of dressage. With Nations Cup and NAYC medals, titles at the Brentina Cup and experience competing in Europe, Natalie has a bright future and the passion to pursue it. Though horses have always been part
Ella Kunitzer and Sunni The Dressage Foundation is pleased to announce that the Carolyn Van Cise Memorial Sportsmanship Fund Grant has been awarded to Young Rider Ella Kunitzer of East Grand Rapids, Michigan. Ella is a high school sophomore, member of All Dressage Association and Grand River Pony Club. She is working on achieving her
Devon Kane does D4K Devon Kane did some kidding around this summer as the speaker and clinician at the Dressage 4 Kids clinic held at Hampton Green Farm in Michigan. A mother and a former Young Rider, Devon said, “I love giving back to kids who want to ride dressage!” For all the gossip and photos
By Lindsay Brock Ask the average teenager what they want to do with the rest of their life and the answer doesn’t usually include following in the footsteps of their parents. But, for 18-year-old Spencer Smith, horse sport is exactly what he has in mind for his future. The son of Ken and Emily Smith
Thursday, July 31 2014 by Editor
Beach riding is one of the many percs to showing at the Charleston Summer Classic The Classic Company sm just wrapped up its biggest Charleston Summer Classic since returning to Charleston eight years ago. Record entries and stalls, perfect weather and non-stop party action is how the show will go down in the record books. The overall sentiment was, ‘I’m having so much fun, I don’t want to leave.’ The Unbridled Affair sponsored by the Seabrook Island Beach Club included an open bar, live band and delectable local favorite food.
Lexington, Ky. - The 2014 Adequan/FEI North American Junior & Young Rider Championships presented by Gotham North (NAJYRC) came to a close Sunday with the last medals of the Championship being awarded.
Del Mar, CA – July 20, 2014 - A host of talented equestrians came out to play on a crystal clear afternoon at the Showpark Summer Festival, closing out a busy week of competition. Twenty-seven entries vied for the top prize in the $30,000 Summer Festival Grand Prix, presented by Mary’s Tack & Feed, on an intricate course designed by Venezuela’s Leopoldo Palacios. Featuring a technical layout with many related distances that covered every corner of the Grand Prix Field, the course required accuracy and adherence to a set track and deliberately short distances.
Lexington, KY-July 19, 2014-The 2014 Adequan FEI NAJYRC Show Jumping Championship, presented by the United States Hunter Jumper Association, w elcomed 65 athletes ages 14 to 21 from Canada, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and the United States to the Kentucky Horse Park for four days of team and individual competition. After an individual warm-up on Thursday, Friday’s competition focused on teams with a Nation’s Cup-style format