Thursday, January 24, 2019

Shamrock Rose to Run in Fasig-Tipton Hurricane Bertie

Shamrock Rose will officially participate in Saturday’s Fasig-Tipton Hurricane Bertie at Gulfstream Park to kick off her 4-year-old season. The filly shockingly won last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Churchill Downs and...

Ringside Photos: Jumping Through Week I of HITS Coachella

PHOTOS BY IRENE ELISE POWLICK It's that time of year again; winter circuits are in full swing where riders from all over the country have flocked to warmer climates in pursuit of ribbons,...

Sweet Briar College: Better than Ever

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Private education is a challenging and changing landscape in the age of skyrocketing tuition and online options. Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, VA found itself in the same difficult conundrum...

Tail Whitening Hacks

BY JESS CLAWSON If you live in Virginia (where it’s been muddy for 12 months straight!) and your horse has a significant amount of white in its tail, you learn to...

The Waiting Game: Handling Down Time at Fall Shows

BY TONYA JOHNSON, MA The fall season’s important classes, medal finals, indoor venues, and special shows often have unique schedules that may cause you to have more down time in your show day than normal....

Life in the Doghouse Showcases Inspiring Story of Relentless Dog Rescue Efforts

BY EMMA MILLER When Hurricane Katrina made catastrophic landfall in the United States’ Gulf Coast in August 2005, animal-lovers Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta made the long drive from South Carolina to Louisiana to help...

High Heels and Short Ponies: The Life of an Equestrian Pageant Queen

BY SKYELUR FESTA I grew up in a small town in the suburbs of Philadelphia, PA and have been obsessed with horses for as long as I can remember. I was always that girl who wanted...

Healthy feed for a racehorse to get better outcomes

When it comes to nutritional requirements, do you imagine how horse takers care about their healthy feeds? As we celebrate the most famous championships through streaming horse racing while having some drinks...

Why Good Help Is Hard to Find: A Barn Manager’s Perspective

BY LINDSEY ABBOTT For years I’ve loved working as a barn manager and stay-at-home trainer. Part of my job is acting as a liaison between the boss and the two different...

Herd of Zebras: A brand with a message

BY ALLIE CARLSON Have you ever felt like a zebra among horses? You almost fit in, but something about you is just a little different? You aren’t alone, and that feeling...