Thursday, December 2, 2021

Road Map to Pony Finals

By Katie Lenkart & Audrey Oldfather | Photo by Adam Hill Where to buy food: The main food stand located next to the Main Hunter ring has killer French toast- I get it almost every morning!...

PONY FINALS 2016: Stefanie Mazer Knows

See more from Stefanie Mazer in the 2016 Pony Issue HERE! BY SISSY WICKES Stefanie Mazer’s Forget Me Not Farm is every pony-crazy child’s dream. The driveway is lined with small paddocks and clean, white fencing....

Meet the US Olympians

By Irene Elise Powlick With just two weeks to go before the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it’s time for you to get to know the...

West Coast USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Q&A

By Katie Browne / Photos by Kaitlyn Van Konynenburg  The USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic is a prestigious and challenging final that was held for the first time on the west coast last week at Showpark...

Brian Moggre: Bringing Home Big Wins

By Dominique Gonzalez When Brian Moggre moved into his childhood home at two years old, it caused a domino effect on his life. A barn was located nearby, and on the daily trip back and forth...

Young Riders: Q & A Session

By Irene Elise Powlick             I sat down with three riders that will be competing at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) taking place at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colo. Q:...

Truscott Takes a Trio of Triumphs at Wasatch Horse Shows

By Irene Elise Powlick Two weeks of horse showing with two horses and multiple catch rides, there was lots of opportunity and hope for Kaitlyn Truscott coming into the Wasatch Horse Shows Summer Classics I...

Swagger Wins Big At Wasatch Horse Shows

By Irene Elise Powlick | Photo Credit: Stefanie Reed Photography After an already impressive two weeks of showing with wins in the 3’3” Performance Hunters, 3’3” Junior Hunters, and 12-14 Equitation, Gabriella Zupancic and her own...

Tali Dejong and Spero Win Big

By Mackenzie Shuman Jumps were set, ribbons ready, horses schooled, and riders prepared for last night’s $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO . In the newly-remodeled International Ring...

An Ode to the Horse Show Dad

From 5 am wake up calls to driving the rig at dusk with a snoring co-pilot, From braiding pigtails to paying braiders, From understanding the difference between a belly girth and a shadbelly, From one hand full...

Abigail Albrecht Perseveres

By Olivia Schrager / Photos By Jordan Cobb Equitation horses are incredible athletes; they must always be at the top of their game in order to assist their riders in navigating technical courses. When one visualizes such...

Fear Not! 8 Ways to Ease Your Riding Fears

By John Haime I think you'll agree that fear isn't fun. It makes you feel anxious, unsure of yourself and can have a big impact on how much you enjoy your riding. It also shrinks...

Like I Said Says Yes to Handy Rounds at Devon

By Irene Elise Powlick / Photos By Jordan Cobb Derby day at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair had plenty of high hopes in the air; but they weren’t unwarranted for the team behind Liza...

Downey Dictates Devon Success

By Jordan Cobb “She is everything to me” was the first thing Tessa Downey said when asked what doing so well at Devon meant to her. Two years ago, you might never have thought they...

2016 Devon Pony Sportsmanship Award Winner Luke Jensen

By Ella Baltus The 2016 Devon Pony Sportsmanship Award is award is sponsored by Pony Tail Bows and the owner, Tracey Currey. I had the pleasure to interview this year’s winner of the 2016 Devon Pony Sportsmanship...

Just One Look Takes Pony Jumper Blue

By Irene Elise Powlick After a winter of travelling to rack up points, Prima Rose Bonaventura, 12, and her own Just One Look took home the first blue ribbon in the Pony Jumper division at...

Devon Horse Show Must-Dos

By Irene Elise Powlick As a Devon first-timer, I quickly learned what everyone must do when visiting this historic horse show. Being such an old show, there are many traditions, and I discovered just a...

Deslauriers Dominates Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship

By Meghan Blackburn CLICK HERE to see more photos! For the first time, the 2016 Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship was held as an actual class, rather than a tallying of points for high point rider across...

Eight Riders Will Compete for Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship at Devon

By Meghan Blackburn Photos by Irene Elise Powlick Equitation is front and center during Thursday and Friday of junior weekend at the Devon Horse Show. Young riders who qualified from across the nation took their turns...

Kiley Ahn Races to the Win with Enthusiasm

By Chapel Puckett Rhode Island native, Kiley Ahn, although only 12 years old, is dedicated to and beyond passionate about something that not all kids her age are lucky or brave enough to pursue: Shetland...

7 Ways to Improve Your Focus in the Ring

Photo Credit: Adam Hill/Decaseconds Photography Article by John Haime Focus is a big buzzword today… in everything. Because of the infinite number of distractions around us, including advancements in technology, our attention spans seem to be...

Riding the Wave: The Road to IEA Nationals

By Bernie Villeneuve Early Sunday morning on the final day of competition at this year’s IEA Nationals, I found myself wide awake, long before the alarm was scheduled to shriek. Unlike the other mornings when we’d...