Kelley Roche

Collecting Thoughts with Bob Cacchione

Photo by EQ Media THE BASICS Name: Bob Cacchione Age: Ageless Business: Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Bob Cacchione founded the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) in 1967 as a way to continue riding and competing while he attended Farleigh Dickinson University. Bob has been recognized for his commitment to collegiate riding and has been honored with the United States Hunter Jumper…

Collecting Thoughts with Rebecca Hart

Photo by Monica Stevens THE BASICS Name: Rebecca Hart Age: 35 Business: Professional Para Dressage Rider THE FUN STUFF Do you have any nicknames? Becca or Becs. What’s your favorite barn hack? I use SMB sport boots to hold ice sheets on my horse’s legs after they work out. Easier than ice boots and it holds the ice sheets around…

Collecting Thoughts with Boyd Martin

Photo Credit: Amber Heintzberger Eventer Boyd Martin has represented the U.S. at two Olympic Games, three World Equestrian Games, and won team gold at the 2017 Pan American Games. Boyd’s friendly, easygoing style and intense competitive drive make him a popular rider and clinician in the industry. He has a string of successful horses across the levels, with a dedicated…

August Contest—Absorbine Leather Therapy Wash and Restorer/Conditioner

Sponsored by Absorbine

Three entrants will win Absorbine Leather Therapy Wash and Restorer/Conditioner 16 oz! The Leather Therapy Wash deep cleans from the inside out, lifting dirt and grime from the inner fibers of leather to prevent deterioration and cracking—without leaving surface residue. While the Restorer/Conditioner helps maintain the durability and extend the life of leather by penetrating to lift embedded oils and…

Pony Brigade

in Chincoteague Island, VA

On every horse lover’s travel bucket list, you’ll find Virginia’s only resort island, Chincoteague Island. National famous thanks to the beloved children’s’ book by Marguerite Henry, Misty of Chincoteague, the island has a certain quality every horse lover will enjoy, wild ponies. Every year, thousands of people come to watch two herds of Chincoteague ponies swim from neighboring Assateague Island…

July Contest—Flex+Max Joint Health Supplement

Sponsored by Absorbine

Three entrants will win a Flex+Max Joint Health Supplement from Absorbine! Flex+Max® offers comprehensive joint care featuring enhanced ingredient levels for guaranteed results—all in a horse joint supplement offering a highly palatable formula with no fillers. Theses optimized pellets for advanced joint health and mobility also include a highly concentrated joint and connective tissue formula. Categories: Contests

Cool It—Best Post-Show Routines of Top Equestrians

©AK Dragoo Photography There is no better feeling in the world than walking off the course or out of the ring after a great round of your respective discipline. As much as we want to bask in the moment, our attention must immediately turn to the horse that got you there. Post-show care is extremely important to a horse’s health,…

Kick the Cold

For a country known for being cold, the months of April and May are some of the best times to visit Moscow, Russia. As the spring evolves into summer, the people of Moscow emerge and fill the streets—making it a great time for tourists to experience the community. One way to get in touch with Moscow is by visiting the…

Collecting Thoughts with Caitlyn Shiels

Growing up in Sheffield, MA, Caitlyn Shiels fell in love with riding at the age of eight and quickly dedicated herself to equestrian sport. As a junior rider, Caitlyn began commuting to New York to train with Andre Dignelli as a working student at Heritage Farm. Under his tutelage, she finished in the top 10 of each of the major…

The Big Clean—Get Your Barn Ready For Show Season

“A clean barn is a healthy barn” is a phrase most horse people grow up hearing, and the saying is true considering a horse’s health, especially the respiratory system, is dependent on a clean environment. As the failsafe signs of spring emerge, we find ourselves creating a mile-long list of everything we need to clean, always seeming to miss a…