Kelley Roche

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…

The Royal Treatment

Every now and again, we all deserve the royal treatment. This month’s travel destination is all about royalty as we check out London, England! The first step for our journey must, of course, start with the best of the best: a tour of the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace located in one of London’s southern boroughs, Westminster. Every horse enthusiast…

May Contest—Absorbine Show Sheen® Hair Polish & Detangler

Five entrants will win Absorbine ShowSheen® Hair Polish & Detangler 32 Oz! ShowSheen® Original Hair Polish & Detangler is clinically proven to smooth hair, improve detangling, and significantly reduce hair breakage for fuller, longer manes and tails. Instantly detangles manes and tails Repels dust, dirt, and prevents stains Protects hair from damage due to brushing Contains pro-vitamins and silk proteins to…

Collecting Thoughts with Daisy Farish

Blazing the way through her last year as a junior was Daisy Farish, most recently recognized as the recipient of the 2018 Maxine Beard Show Jumping Developing Rider Award from the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. Her other accolades for 2018 include the United States Equestrian Foundation Show Jumping Talent Search Finals East in Gladstone, NJ, placing second in the…

On the Road Again

For those who heavily travel with their horses—whether for frequent shows, leisure rides, or just as part of a nomadic lifestyle— moving horses regularly or for long distances can be just as stressful, if not more so, for our equines as it is for us. Before you plan your next cross-country trip with your favorite four-legged friend, see what experts…

Unity in the Lone Star State

It’s rare to find a place that makes you feel a part of their community after a quick visit, but this month we explore a place that does exactly that. Just west of the largest Texan metropolis of Houston is the little city of Katy, which may ring a bell to equestrians and historians alike. Each spring, the town plays…

Core Strength—Four Exercises to Help Strengthen the Equestrian’s Core

Though you may not realize it, your core muscles heavily influence your riding. Defined by Brittany Cacossa of Bringing Change Equestrian Fitness in New York, your core is “everything aside from your arms and legs.” Functioning as a stabilizer for your entire body, “you use your core in nearly every movement,” shares Brittany. Laura Rubin from Fitness Unleashed Coaching in…

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….