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Trainer Tuesday: What is a basic exercise that you think every showing rider and...

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience, backgrounds, and focus points of their programs, so the answers...

Chin UP, Heels DOWN

BY Christine Fellona This is the story of tragedy turned into triumph for 10 year old equestrian, Drue Fellona. This past March, Drue had just purchased her second pony. Sully was a four year old...

Can You Only Win at the Highest Levels by Doing Things the Rest of Our...

BY Piper Klemm Whatever your personal thoughts on this weekend’s social media fiasco, the problem is clear:  What a group of people knows (thinks?) it takes to win at the highest level of our sport is...

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...

Sweet Briar College: How The All-Women’s College Has Built A Legacy In The Arena—And...

BY April Bilodeau When it’s time to decide where to continue their education, most college-age equestrians base their choice on what riding programs the school offers…while most parents key into the academics and course offerings. For...

The Laurel Springs Advantage

How a premier online private school empowers junior equestrians. BY April Bilodeau In the world of junior equestrian sports, balancing rigorous training schedules with academics is a true uphill battle. Whether it’s pulling your child out...

My First Jump with Latte

BY Lilly Kalinauskas age 8 “Good job Lilly!” called my horse trainer Miss Carly as I trotted down the line of the ring. I kept a steady trot on my new, colorful pony Latte. She...

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...

What I Learned From the Knowledge Keepers

BY Emily Dickson Members of the Apsáalooke (Crow), Pikuni (Blackfeet) and Aaniih (Gros Ventre) tribes gathered at Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, MT, to kick off Native American Heritage Month with a storytelling and...

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...

RAMM Fence & Stalls: Creating Safer Alternatives for Horses In and Out of the...

BY April Bilodeau Choosing the right fencing options for your farm can be one of the most important decisions an owner can make. RAMM Fencing and Stalls considers product education and safety for horses as...

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...

New Pony, No Limits

BY Lyla Winneker "1, 2! 1, 2! 1, 2! 3, 2, 1, JUMP!” My voice echoed through the indoor horseback riding ring. “Release!” Eleanor called. She was the tall professional horseback rider who was currently teaching...

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”;...

Horses Change the Lives of Veterans. Every Day. 

BY Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship Located in Bedford, New York, Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship is a leader in the field of equine assisted services for Veterans. Out of 800 equine therapy centers across the country, Endeavor is...

Tracing the Title

BY Haley Kollstedt My heart thunders in my throat. Little bubbles shoot up my esophagus like raindrops downpouring in reverse. I shove three fingers in the soft divot above my sternum, desperate to make it...

Equiline: How A Passion Project Became A Staple Brand In Equestrian Closets And Tack...

BY April Bilodeau Horse and rider apparel is a booming business, with many choices available. But few companies can say that they carry every item needed for both horse and rider quite like Equiline. From...

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...

In the Spotlight: Double D Trailers

Meet the fully customizable trailer company that allows you to build a trailer specifically for you and your horse BY April Bilodeau Finding the right trailer for you and your horse can be a challenge. While...

Hoof Prints of Life

By Jenny Hoffmann, PhD I walked back to his stall after trying him and looked into his eyes. He had light brown eyes, not the more common darker color. I looked into his eyes...

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...