Kelley Roche

Collecting Thoughts with Cade McCutcheon

Cade McCutcheon is a name that almost every reining enthusiast has heard of. Along with being a tremendous athlete, Cade is also the youngest rider ever to represent the U.S. Reining Squad at the World Equestrian Games (WEG). Last year was a big year for Cade—not only did he ride at WEG, helping secure the gold medal for the U.S….

Collecting Thoughts with Adrienne Lyle

Adrienne’s love of horses started early in life, on her family farm on Whidbey Island, WA. Originally introduced to dressage through three-day eventing, Adrienne decided to focus solely on dressage in her early teens. She eventually went on to seek training as Debbie McDonald’s working student, and has since been working with Debbie for the past 12 years. Adrienne and…

Collecting Thoughts with Andrew Ryback

Andrew’s passion for horse show photography began in 2005, when he was taking photos of a hunter rider named Stacy, who is now his wife. His career with photography truly began when he was asked to be the official photographer for Ledges Sporting Horses. From 2015, he continued to build his brand as Andrew Ryback Photography, training an impressive team…

Collecting Thoughts with Tik Maynard

Eventer and now author Tik Maynard has made a spot for himself in the equestrian world. Hailing from a long line of horsemen and women of Vancouver, Tik runs his own facility in Milford, NJ, wintering in Citra, FL, where he specializes and combines horse psychology and performance in three-day eventing. Tik has many accolades in the eventing discipline, including…

Cold Snap—Ride the Right Way this Winter

As people in the Northeast batten down the hatches for winter, equestrians have to consider their options for training during the snow and ice infested months. Some seek haven in the warmer parts of the country, while others have no choice but to brave the cold temperatures. In order to help trainers and riders during the toughest part of the…

Rock On in Iceland

As the temperatures in the Northeast drop and we head into sweater weather, many of us may be looking for warmer places to visit. However, this October we recommend Iceland for your next travel destination. Traveling to Iceland in fall is ideal for prime viewing of the northern lights, for which we recommend taking an evening ride to get the…

Collecting Thoughts with Auburn University Equestrian Team Coach Greg Williams

Greg Williams has won five National Championships as the head coach for the Auburn University Equestrian Team. Williams started the club program in 1996, which went varsity in 2002. At the inaugural National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship, Williams took his team to the podium for the win in 2006, and once again, his team took home the championship in…

It’s Showtime in Saugerties, NY

Home of many major horse events in the Northeast, HITS-on-the-Hudson is one of the four U.S. locations that brand the HITS name, and equestrians can visit the gorgeous facility in Saugerties, NY, throughout the show season. The HITS Saugerties Show Series, usually held from May through September, includes events such as a United States Hunter Jumper Association International Hunter Derby,…

Unsure If You Should Insure?

Equine insurance, for many, is often thought of as too expensive, too complicated, or just flat out unheard of. However, protecting assets is something insurance companies are built for, and when disaster strikes, they can be there to help. So why not insure your horse? Scott Lombard of Corinthian Insurance Agency and Joe Norick of Aon Private Risk Management gave…