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The Eight Best Washing Machines for Your Barn

It's okay to admit it: We've all had that moment where, against our better judgment, we put a saddle pad in our home washing machine. It might be good for the saddle pad, but it...

Daniel Stewart’s Mirror Mirror

BY DANIEL STEWART You’re a mirror. I’m a mirror. We’re all mirrors… but not in the normal “who’s the fairest of them all” kind of way. In sport psychology mirroring refers to the tendency for...

A Winning Welcome for Avery Erickson at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – March 30, 2021 – Avery Erickson, 19, and Chacco Lait won the $15,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake to mark the start of Week II of the 75th annual...

Collaboration Leads Cavalier to Top of WEF 7-Year-Old Jumper Standings

By Catie Staszak Carl Weeden arrived at the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival with plenty of horsepower, but she was in need of a rider.  She had been working with Jennifer Morton’s then 6-year-old Cavalier (Canvaro x...

“It’s Not a Hobby. It’s a Lifestyle.”

By PONYMOMAMMY    I don’t care how avid an enthusiast someone is for their tennis hobby; it’s just not the same as being a rider. You know how when you meet someone new and you are...

Pin Oak Charity Horse Show Highlights – Week 1

Week 1 of Pin Oak was a smash success! Get to know some of the riders, vendors, and sponsors who made this week great! Lauren Hough’s Diams de la Pomme won in the 1.35 m...

15-Year-Old Carlee McCutcheon Reins in First Grand Prix Win with MTM Unexpected at Pin...

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – March 27, 2021 – Carlee McCutcheon won the $30,000 Pin Oak Charity Grand Prix on Saturday night, March 27, at the 75th annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show,...

Faces of Pin Oak: Trapp O’Neal

Trapp O’Neal has been hooked on riding ever since his mom bought him lessons for his sixth birthday. In his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, English disciplines weren’t as popular, but since his mom...

Five Strides with Javas Miss Jordan

An “interview” with the recent FEI grand prix winner (via her owner and rider, Nicky Galligan!) The 12-year-old chestnut Irish Sport Horse—better known as “Princess” to her people—won her first FEI Grand Prix at the...

Jordan Gilchrist Gets Win in $30,000 USHJA International Derby at Pin Oak

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – March 26, 2021 – Friday was double derby day at the 75th annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show, where Jordan Gilchrist won the $30,000 United States Hunter Jumper Association...

Dominique Mungin: It’s All About the Moments

The three-ring rider on her lifetime with horses, celebrating special moments over wins, and how our industry can do better By Rennie Dyball Dominique Mungin is the rare amateur who shows in Amateur-Owner hunters … and...

Jacqueline Ward Gets Hometown Victory in $10,000 Pin Oak Welcome Stake

BY EMILY RANDOLPH Katy, Texas – March 25, 2021 – Texas may be the Lone Star State, but there were two stars in the $10,000 Pin Oak Welcome Stake and Under 25 Welcome on Thursday,...

Faces of Pin Oak: Colleen Acosta

Owner & trainer Fairway Farm • Cross Roads, TX BY KRISTIN PITZER Colleen Acosta has been riding since before she could walk. Her mom, Scheryl Smith, was a local Pony Club trainer, and when Acosta was...

EQL: More Hoofprints, Less Footprints

EQL is casual horse-inspired style that’s easy on the environment. Kerrits’ customers are devoted to the riding attire brand for its fit, function, innovation, value, and technical fabrics. Now, after 30 years of creating performance...

Michael Tokaruk Takes Home Win at 75th Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

BY EMILY RANDOLPH Katy, Texas – March 24, 2021 – The 75th anniversary edition of the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show kicked off on Wednesday, March 24, attracting top hunter and jumper riders from across...

A Little Bit of Magic: Robin Greenwood on the Moments that Made Her Career

By Nina Fedrizzi People often think of a life’s work in vast swaths of time; a slow march of days and weeks that, if you’re lucky, ultimately culminate in success. In reality, though, it’s more...

How To Leave Your Horse Trainer and Stay On Good Terms

BY ANNA JONES You've probably heard of the Paul Simon song, 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover, but any equestrian will tell you there are just as many ways to leave your trainer. And while...

Faces of Pin Oak: Nada Wise

Trainer Rendezvous Farm at Royal Sport Horses • Tomball, TX BY KRISTIN PITZER Nada Wise, whose father rodeoed, started riding on her dad’s rope horses at 4 years old. She soon became enamored with the hunter/jumpers...

Daniel Stewart: Admit, Accept and Advance

BY DANIEL STEWART One of my favorite quotes is, “Riders don’t make mistakes, mistakes make equestrians!” Mistakes make us bigger, bolder, brighter, and braver… but only if we have the courage to own, accept, and...

Ask the Vet: Tips for Feeding a Picky Eater

By Dr. Heather Beach Is your horse a picky eater? Here is a rundown of various causes for picky eating that you can work up with your veterinarian. Dental exam Horses will actually continue to eat in...

Six Show Jumping Legends You Should Still Be Watching

Any professional will tell you: You can learn simply by watching. At a venue like WEF, you can get a free masterclass by taking in almost any FEI event: U.S. stalwarts Beezie Madden, McLain...

Leslie Steele: All I Ever Wanted

BY ANN JAMIESON Like many of us, Leslie Steele was drawn to horses as a child. When she was a tiny, Steele “crawled out of my grandparent’s house, through the fence, and into a field...