This Week's Issue

Feb 14, 2017 - 3:24 PM

October 22 & 29

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* The Resilience Of Amber Dorn            

After a riding accident changed her life, she’s learned to embrace her new normal.

* Living Legend: Nancy Peterson

For 46 years she’s inspired women on the Hollins campus and beyond with her vibrant positivity and dedication to the horse.

* The Mednick Twins Show Obvious Strength Despite Invisible Illness

Being part of the University of California, Davis, IDA team has helped these riders adjust to a rare genetic condition.

* Horsemen Spreading Hope In Haiti

Many college students spend their winter breaks catching up on sleep, visiting with friends and family, or – if they’re equestrians – maybe cramming in some lessons with their old trainers. But that wasn’t the case for five students at the University of South Carolina. Instead these girls spent part of their 2018 winter vacation serving others.


* Campbell Cruises To Capital Challenge Win

Claire Campbell first sat on a horse when she was 2 and a family friend gave her a ride around their yard on a mare named Maggie. Campbell was hooked and soon became a regular in the pony divisions, but the Capital Challenge Horse Show marked a new milestone: Campbell’s first time showing outside of the pony classes on the fall indoor circuit.

* Shufelt Catch Rides To The ASPCA Maclay Region 6 Qualifier Win

We caught up with Rylee Shufelt and other Maclay Regional winners.

* Farish Proves Form Follows Function In The Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search – East

The prodigious young rider added another title to her 2018 tally.

* Simpson Proves Herself At Platinum Performance/USEF Talent Search Finals – West

Sophie Simpson’s father, Will Simpson, triumphed on the 2008 U.S. Olympic show jumping gold-medal team, and her mother, Nicole Shahinian-Simpson, competed on the sixth-placed 2002 World Equestrian Games (Spain) team. But the eldest Simpson prodigy hasn’t let the pressure of her name get to her throughout her extensive junior career.


* Postel Stays Positive For WCHR Developing Professional Win

A few weeks before the Capital Challenge Horse Show Karli Postel didn’t know which horse she would be riding in the WCHR Developing Pro Challenge.

* Longines FEI Nations Cup Final Photo Gallery

* Ringside Chat With: Robert Ridland

We caught up with the U.S. show jumping chef d’equipe after the last major team event of the year to reflect on championship performances.

* Cawley Is Back In The Big Leagues At The American Gold Cup

While many riders have a trainer or groom standing ringside to give them last-minute advice, as Molly Ashe Cawley headed toward the in-gate at the American Gold Cup, it was her 7-year-old son, Connor Cawley, who had some words of wisdom.

* Willekes Reaps Rewards At Princeton YJC Eastern Regional Final

How many owners can boast that their horses were winning blue ribbons before they were even born? Katherine Willekes can tell you about at least one.

* Jiminy Cricket Tells No Lies In Blenheim YJC Western Regional Final

After flying around the final with Keri Potter, he’s ready for the next step up.


* A Long Road Leads Davis To Devon Victory

A former top young rider is making her name in the international ring with a reformed eventer.

* Minton-Edison Celebrates Recovery At Region 6 Championships

When her new horse fractured his knee, this adult amateur refused to let him go without a fight.

* Cropper Keeps Believing At Region 8 Championships

Before Anne Sparks became a top breeder, Adam Cropper taught her dressage. Now he’s winning with her horses.

* Cannon Collects A Freestyle Title At GAIG/USDF Region 7 Championships

After the heartbreaking ordeal of selling a special partner, Kasey Cannon stepped away from riding for 10 years. But in 2015 she realized she wasn’t truly happy without horses in her life, and she got back in the saddle.


* Stable View Oktoberfest CIC And Horse Trials Photo Gallery


September/October 2018 Untacked

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The Legend And Lore Of The Team Jacket

Earning your pinque coat is a symbol of success for show jumpers and eventers in the United States, and it has a fascinating, mysterious past.

Morocco On My Mind

The African country is known for its ancient and beloved breed, the Barb, but it’s also home to millions of hardworking equines, and there’s often a stark contrast between how the two groups live. 

The Clothes Horse: Layer Up As The Leaves Fall

The temps are on the decline, and the autumn-winter apparel lines are here! Check out what’s new in techy base layers, fleece-lined breeches, fluffy coats and sturdy footwear from your favorite brands. 

Steeplechasing’s Trio Of Trailblazers

Hall of Fame trainer Janet Elliot and the only two female riders to earn National Steeplechase Association leading jockey titles, Blythe Miller Davies and Danielle Hodsdon, have paved the way for more women to enter the traditionally male-dominated sport.

Seeing The Triple Crown With Donna Barton Brothers

The NBC Sports broadcaster and commentator observed champion Justify through one of the most enviable possible positions: while seated trackside on a “pony” at all three races.  

Anastasia Shields: Always Serving Others 

She learns the lessons horses have taught her also apply in some of the world’s worst crises.

Plus: Editor’s Letter, Around The Arena, City Guide: Petaluma, California, Editor’s Picks, Charity Spotlight and Parting Ways! There’s even more inside the September/October issue of Untacked, at the intersection of equestrian life and style.








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