Friday, February 22, 2019

My Dad’s Journey From Skeptic to Horse Whisperer

BY KAITLYN YOURKOSKI At the age of six, I stumbled into a barn to watch my friend ride, clueless that I would also fall in love with the twelve-hundred pound animals. Everyday I begged my...

The World of Winter Circuits: A Beginner’s Guide to Braving the Journey

BY INTERN LAUREN AUBERT Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a circuit newbie, competing on a winter circuit can be a daunting task as the format is much different from the average horse show....

Two Weeks Grand Prix Trainer Kristin Hardin

By Intern Estelle Kraft  While vacationing in Colorado, my family friend, Jenny Iverson, called my mother and me regarding an experience to travel up to Petaluma, CA to be Kristin Hardin’s working student while she...

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...

New Jersey Equestrian Gives Back to the Homeless

BY INTERN IZZY FEINSTEIN When New Jersey equestrian Christina DeMattheis learned about the Covenant House, a charity dedicated to helping homeless and trafficked youth, she immediately wanted to find a way to get involved. After hearing...

What I Learned On the A-Circuit

Photo by Deb Dawson Photography By Intern Lauren Aubert You are gliding down an open road, over bumps, potholes, gravel; your nerves are bubbling inside of you like boiling water, ready to explode out into the...

The St. Louis National Charity: A Horse Show with Heart

BY ASHLEY SHAW The St. Louis National Charity Horse Show will always have a special place in my heart. I have competed at this show ever since I was nine, bopping around short stirrup wearing...

Grace Tuton: Over Coming Hurdles From Day One

By TPH Intern Irene Elise Powlick Grace Tuton, of her own Nicodemus Farms, is a well-known hunter and equitation rider on the West Coast, but her success has not come easy, though you might not...

Bridging the Gap: Emergence of the 3’3 Equitation

BY INTERN LAUREN AUBERT In the midst of the medal finals madness, horse shows offer competition for graduates of the 3’ height but also those who are not quite ready to move up to 3’6....

Working Her Way to Success: A Rider’s First Experience at the Devon Horse Show

Photo: Irene Elise Powlick By Intern Grace Salmon   Kaitlyn Lovingfoss of Canyon Country, California is no stranger to success. In March, she topped a field of 27 in the Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship at HITS Coachella....