Friday, March 5, 2021

The Dalman’s Journey to the Top

BY VYLA CARTER Many of those who have spent their summers showing on the East Coast or spend winters in Wellington have heard of the Dalmans. Married couple, Sandra and Javan Dalman, have recently made...

12 Reasons to Show at the World Equestrian Center ASAP

by Elizabeth Howell Wilmington, Ohio, is about to become your new favorite town. Really? Yes. As the last weekend of the two week World Equestrian Center (WEC) 2016 Fall Classic unfolds, I'm here to tell you to...

Get to Know Tanner Korotkin: Three Ring Wellington Superstar

Tanner Korotkin is an incredibly talented up and coming young rider who is making waves in all three rings. The Wellington-based young man is the son of Alan and Kirsty Korotkin, owners of Castlewood...

Richard Spooner opines on the state of the sport and how to be a...

BY SISSY WICKES Richard Spooner embodies the equestrian version of the American success story. His professional resume includes top finishes in the Equitation Finals, over $1 million in prize money, over 100 Grand Prix wins,...

Hermès is French for Over the Top

BY ERIN GILMORE I’m not sure who it was at Hermés Sellier who came up with the notion to hold a horse show under a 100-year old glass ceiling, but whoever you are, I applaud you. This...

Laura Hite: The Amateur Winning in the Grand Prix Jumpers

BY JESS CLAWSON Laura Hite has not spent her entire life planning to ride in the Grand Prix ring. Like many amateurs, she grew up riding in hunters and equitation before stopping to finish college,...

It Shouldn’t Be Our Goal to Become FEI

Yesterday’s piece was fact. (Click here to read yesterday's piece) This editorial here, today, this is my opinion. Here we go! If you agree with any of these points, please copy and paste them...

My Kind of Jet Setting: A Look at Eric Hasbrouck’s Partial Ownership Program

BY CATIE STASZAK It certainly helped that it was one of the most beautiful mornings of the winter in Wellington. But, when I got a leg up aboard Quattro, I knew I was going to...

Bernie Traurig – A Man for All Disciplines

BY ANN JAMIESON "My first ride on a horse was with my mother, and I was 11 years old. It was at a place called Whitey's Stables on Long Island. My mother was a pleasure...

McLain Ward Hosts The First Longines Masters of New York “Masters Squad” Clinic at...

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM McLain Ward taught the first “Masters Squad” clinic following the historic inaugural year of the Longines Masters of New York on May 5th, 2018 at Old Salem Farm. The Masters Squad premiered as...

Big Names, Big Crowds, Big Money. My Big Interview with Beezie Madden

BY EMMY DOLIN On August 17th 2018, excitement and pressure mounted leading up to the largest Grand Prix in Illinois history. Hosted by HITS Balmoral Park, Crete, IL, the Showplace End of Summer II show...

Throwback to Gold: Will Simpson Rides On

Gold. BY TIMOTHY WICKES “So, I finish my warm-up and all of a sudden, George and McLain coming running up and say, ‘All you gotta do is jump clean and we got the gold!’” Just another...

Morgan Caplane: From County Shows to the Grand Prix Ring

BY JESS CLAWSON Morgan Caplane got her start in horses in the most delightfully unfettered way a child could, and has grown that seed of passion into a successful imports and sales business in California....

Sloan Elmassian Forges Her Own Path

BY JESS CLAWSON In most professional sports, the way from high school to college to the pros is clear. It’s a rare phenomenon to skip a step. But in equestrian sports, there isn’t a standard...

Capri: When a Family’s Commitment to a Special Horse Shines in the Show Ring

BY DANI SCHNEIDER In 2012, Marina Samad tried a small but mighty mare, Capri. They immediately connected, and what was supposed to be a lease for the show season turned into a forever partnership when...

Throwback Thursday: Sweet Lullaby Was The Horse That Made It Happen For Martha Wachtel...

Martha Wachtel Jolicoeur didn’t even enter herself in her first grand prix. “I was always placing first and second in the open power and speed jumper classes in , but I was too scared...

Horse Show Announcing: It’s Not as Easy as It Sounds

By Sissy Wickes They are the voices in our head, the sound track of our horse show lives, the narrators of the day. Every horse show grounds has one thing in common: the announcer. They...

A Broken Hand Can’t Stop Catherine Tyree

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The Hampton Classic Horse Show is recognized by equine enthusiasts worldwide for its expansive grass Grand Prix field, with natural obstacles and gigantic oxers that put horse and rider alike to the...

Prioritizing the Horse Yields Great Rewards for JJ Lavieri & Cassidy Equestrian Services

BY JESS CLAWSON JJ Lavieri had what was, for many horse lovers, the dream childhood. His parents owned a Venezuelan cattle ranch where he spent much of his time. “I was always on a horse,”...

Gold: Will Simpson Rides On

Gold. BY TIMOTHY WICKES “So, I finish my warm-up and all of a sudden, George and McLain coming running up and say, ‘All you gotta do is jump clean and we got the gold!’” Just another...

Is Making Show Jumping a Team Sport the Way to Invigorate Our Sport?

BY BRIDIE HAMILTON As a former working student, FEI Groom and EAP National Finalist turned collegiate equestrian, riding horses sometimes feels like Hotel California: you can check out but you can never leave.  Recent discussions surrounding...

Horses Teach Mandy Porter Humility As She Trains Them to Reach Their Best

BY CARLY PHOON In the midst of the wonderful craziness at the Del Mar National, I had the privilege to talk with international show jumper and trainer Mandy Porter. Based out of San Diego, CA,...