At age 10, Riley Wiltison of Oakland, Maryland is showing what it takes to look like the future of American combined driving, and veterans like 11-time U.S. National Four-in-Hand Driving champion Chester Weber, 2014 Pony World Driving Championships veteran and British Single Pony National Champion, Paul Maye, and former U.S. National Pair and Four-in-Hand Driving champion, Bill Lower, have taken notice, too.
American Horse Professionals Institute’s mission broadenshorse professional identities.
This month American Horse Professionals Institute (AHPI) launches its flagship website www.ahorsepro.com and secure comprehensive on-line certification testing programs. AHPI boosts professionalism throughout the horse industry by encouraging horse professionals to seek officially documented recognition of their equine knowledge and work experience.
By Jane Carlton
Springtime means (finally) nice weather, chirping birds, and endless pollen. It also means that 400 of the nation’s top English and western riders come together for the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) Nationals. This year’s edition, held in West Springfield, MA, has brought out fantastic competition, horsemanship, and team spirit. Haven’t had the chance to visit Nationals? We have some behind the scenes facts that will bring the show to you.
The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows in North Salem, NY, are the harbinger of the beautiful spring season for equestrians. With the lush grass field a vibrant shade of green and the trees in full flower, Old Salem Farm is the place to see top show jumping in May. Running May 5-10 and Mary 12-17, there are two exciting weeks of competition that can't be missed.
By Tim Hayes
After nine years of marriage, when Kyle was seven, his parents John and Sandy divorced. As divorces go, it was relatively amicable, and after about two years both parents were in new committed relationships.
Kyle made the painful adjustment to joint custody, commuting weekly between the two homes where his parents lived with their new partners. As time went on Kyle seemed to be was increasingly withdrawn in class according to his teachers. Many of the kids at Kyle’s school also had divorced parents and were often in trouble at school or at home. As he got older, Kyle found himself hanging out with some of them.