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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...