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Lauren O’Connor: Surviving Years of #MeToo Turmoil and Healing Through Horses

BY Catie Kovelman On a bright Sunday morning, Lauren O’Connor grins as she approaches her first jump of the day. She and her horse, Vega, meet a small cavaletti on an odd angle. Good-humored by...

From Traffic Tragedy to Community Change

A Colorado Town Rises Up To Make Streets Safer For Equestrians BY Lee Foster On December 2nd, careless driving turned deadly in a quiet Colorado equestrian neighborhood. A local schoolteacher and her horse were on their...

Obituary: Remembering William “Billy” Barr

BY Ariane Stiegler The equestrian industry lost a great horseman, trainer, and rider on January 1, 2024. William A. Barr, or “Billy” as most of us knew him, had an eye to pick some of the...

Publisher’s Note: Desperation is Poor Horsemanship

BY Piper Klemm When I talk to and interview people, I find so many in our community to be desperate. Desperate for different things—money, health, time, relationships, wins, sales, friends, clients, and more. Given the...

Meet the Chair of the New Young Professionals of JustWorld Committee

BY Brianne Link After a birthday party pony ride at 4 years old, I fell in love with the equestrian sport. I’m established in the show jumping ring, where I compete in levels up to...

St. Andrews University – Fusing Passion and Business: An Innovative MBA in Equine Entrepreneurship

Imagine turning your passion for horses into a thriving business. For equine enthusiasts dreaming of a career in the equestrian industry, St. Andrews University in Laurinburg, NC, illuminates the path to success with its...

Equine Elixirs: You Can Lead A Horse To Water … And Now, You Can...

We all know water is essential for life. But do you know the many ways in which water impacts your horse on a daily basis? Water forms a layer along the length of the...

Are you Dismissing Your Wins?

BY Krista Kehoe Sometimes it seems like as equestrians we are never satisfied. Although the source of satisfaction may differ because we are looking for the next medal, ribbon or level-up and not a “hook up”;...

Equestrian Gardens: Jess Jones Helps Barns Transform Their Horse Show Set-Ups To Feel Like...

BY April Bilodeau We all know the importance of a well turned out horse at the show ring. While a clean, prepared presentation is crucial to your confidence and success in the show ring, a...

BarnTalk – Monitor Your Environment

BarnTools’ wireless system BarnTalk is making monitoring the barn’s environment 24/7 possible for every owner By April Bilodeau The safety of the horse is the number one priority for every horse owner. In 2021, Michael Hansen...

What to Know Before You Import

An expert in importing, Allyson Coluccio provides her take on what to look out for before buying a horse from across the pond BY Allyson Coluccio I have been importing horses since the early 90’s. Well,...

New Discussions on Mitigating Concussions

BY Dr. Barbara Blasko, ShowMD CEO and Emergency Medicine Physician A study released by the Journal of Neurological Focus found that horseback riding caused the most traumatic brain injuries out of any sport—and they account...

10 Mindset Tips to Help Us Through When Life Gets Hard

BY Lilli Biedermann Life is hard. This is normal. Waiting for life to get easier isn’t always an option and even if it is, you’ll miss getting to the top when others get the hard...

Publisher’s Note: Do you have to be inherently selfish to be a great rider?

BY Piper Klemm I love this time of year because it is such a privilege to see the level of competition we have coming up in our schedule—to watch the best hunter and equitation riders...

Heart-Pumping Riding: Fitness Insights

BY Hannah Fichter Riding horses is a whole-body experience. The legs are engaged to keep you on the horse—arms, and seat to help communicate to your horse your next move. Your hands maintain connection. Your...

Accountability at All Ages

How Quinn Haven Stables in Maryland is starting their young riders right From the magazine At Quinn Haven Stables in Friendship, MD, if you’re going to ride, you’re going to do it thoughtfully and with accountability....

NYC Amenities Coming to Saugerties

Horse show exhibitors will get a taste of Manhattan luxury during their summer in the Hudson Valley From the magazine Life on the road as an equestrian means long days filled with hard work, quick meals,...

Alcohol and Amateurs

By GAIL REZENDES-DELL For many equestrians, April marks the start of the show season after a long winter of staying home and fine-tuning the basics. April also is designated Alcohol Awareness Month by the National...

‘‘Fix Me Up So I Can Ride Today’’

FROM THE MAGAZINE ShowMD’s Dr. Barb Blasko explains why riders need to treat their own injury recovery like that of their horses. A good friend from the barn called me in tears. Her horse had slipped...

The Case for Ulceraser

Two of Equine Elixirs’ most recent gastric case studies highlight the effects of Ulceraser plus Equine Elixirs’ sea buckthorn extract. When it comes to Ulceraser, the proof is in the pudding—or in this case, the...

The “Other” Order of Go

By APRIL BILODEAU We’ve all done it.  As busy horse people, whether at a horse show, at the barn, or maybe even pulling the trailer, we have all shared a restroom with our horse.  While many barns...

Getting the Best Horse Feed Nutrition & Value for Your Money

It seems as though diesel, groceries, fertilizer, grain and hay are all on the price escalator going up, up, up. There are many reasons for soaring prices, including pressure on crops from ethanol production, higher...