MMM Horseman’s Michael Meller: Bridging the Gap, Producing Champions

By Olivia Airhart The equestrian industry is constantly undergoing transformation as seasoned veterans of the sport pass the baton to the next generation of young and hungry athletes. As the industry evolves, new philosophies and...

RiverCross: A Breeding Program That Puts Horses First

By Tyler Bui As a young girl, Sally Harrington Philippo started out with a dream—to own her own horse. It took 37 years, but she has fulfilled that dream…and so much more. Today, Sally and...

Full Circle Moment: Mother, Daughter Win Same Class Nine Years Apart

By Tatum Mitchell A family affair: Annabelle Brown and Casper followed in each of their mother’s footsteps to take home the Young Hunter Under Saddle win at the 2022 Devon Horse Show. In 2013, Annabelle’s...

Why Are So Many American-Owned Young Horses Growing Up Abroad?

By Nina Fedrizzi Take 100, well-bred, well-raised young horses and line them up, side by side. One of them is probably destined to be a future champion in the hunter or jumper ring, but which...

American Bred: Meet the “Little Rocket” That is Henrietta

BY TORI SHEEHAN Soehnke Theymann takes pride in the journey of important things. He’s worked riding, training, and developing countless horses in his career. He knows that while the process is rewarding in and of...

“He Just Takes Your Breath Away”: American Bred Mr. Manhattan

BY TORI SHEEHAN Ask what makes Mr. Manhattan spectacular, and the first answer is unanimous.  “Oh, his jumping. I mean, there’s no question about it,” says John Barker, Manhattan’s trainer. “Just a perfect hunter style.”  The German...

A Step Back in Time: Specialty Breed Divisions at the Upperville Colt & Horse...

WORDS and PHOTOS by Erin Gilmore A horse show comes with its own level of constant motion and slightly controlled chaos, but over the weekend at America’s oldest horse show, one arena was an oasis...

Willy Arts on the Spectacular KWPN Dutch Warmblood

This is the second story in Margie Sloan’s “So! Who’s Your Daddy” series about some incredible stallions and their babies    By Margie Sloan The elegance and athleticism of the international dressage horse begins in the...

American Bred: Drake Steals the Show in and Out of the Ring for Dalman...

By Tori Sheehan Through magnificent waves of thick black mane, Sandra Dalman looks at an oxer three strides out. Two symmetrical ears frame her view, both pointed forward, attention fixed on the fence in front...

First Timer: Annings Legend Wins Best Young Pony at Devon 2022

By Tatum Mitchell Morgan Shortt and Annings Legend, Anning Mill Farms’ 2020 colt, took home the win for Best Young Pony at The 2022 Devon Horse Show with Charlie Brown as handler.  Shortt describes the Best...

Watch: Appaloosa Filly Takes Her First Steps in Namibia

The final foal of the 2021 breeding season at Joseph's Dream Appaloosa Stud was born Monday, Jan. 17 at 5:00 am local time at Sandwerf Farm Namibia (Africa). By Lefkos out of Noel (Hunters...

Watching and Waiting for Spanish Bunny on Foal Patrol

By Elizabeth Janoski It began a few weeks ago when I was idly flipping through YouTube channels, looking for something warm and sunny to carry me away from the below zero weather in my neck...

American Bred: Qatar Makes Her Own Rules

By Tori Sheehan Six-year-old Qatar (Diktator Van De Boslandhoeve–Chicolina Lou) is simple yet sassy. She’ll let you know when she doesn’t like something you’re doing. She’s small—the dark bay mare stands barely 16H—yet scopey. She...

Two Women Take Center Stage in American Breeding

By Kara Pinato Scro/Jump Media Despite the popularity of European-bred warmbloods in the show ring, there is no denying that interest in American-bred horses has increased. We’re seeing new accolades being awarded to American horses...