Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2024

This Week’s Issue



April 22 – May 13, 2024

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The Best Are In Kentucky This Year

“The first thing that stands out about this field is its quality,” says Kyle Carter. “I truly don’t think we’ve ever seen the quality that we’ll have showing up this year.”

2024 Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5*-L Roster

Susie Berry’s Irish Wish

The 28-year-old rider makes her first trip to the Defender Kentucky five-star as she eyes a spot at the Paris Olympic Games.

Horse Of A Lifetime: Winsome Adante

Though he looked average, the three-time Rolex Kentucky winner proved over the course of his career that he was anything but.

Quiet Moments And Major Excitement: Photographers’ Favorite Photos From The Kentucky Three-Day Event

Dozens of photographers from around the world flock to the Kentucky Three-Day Event to get a chance at some amazing images. We asked a few of them to send along their all-time favorite pictures and share the memories that accompany the photos.



Taren Hoffos And Regalla Rebound For Galway Three-Star Win

At last October’s Mars Maryland 5* at Fair Hill, Taren Hoffos and Regalla were putting in a stellar performance in the CCI3*-L. But in mid-air over the last fence, mere meters from the finish line, “Luna” got her right front shoe caught in a strap on her girth.



Maggie Jayne-Cisija Makes Her Rides Count

Competitor. Trainer. Coach. Mentor. Maggie Jayne-Cisija is accustomed to her many different roles as one of Our Day Farm’s head trainers, but during this year’s Winter Equestrian Festival she added a new responsibility to the list: mom.

From Shedding Tears To Winning Tricolors


Jennifer Craigmyle and Ce La Nuova Bella Du Bois won the 1.10-meter amateur jumper, 36-49, circuit championship at Desert Circuit, but their path to success, after Craigmyle bought the mare in 2018, wasn’t simple.

The Perfect Retirement Plan

Jamie Planck McRee has taken breaks from riding over the years, like many adult amateurs do when life, careers and family come before horses, but she’s hoping the third time returning to riding is the charm with her partner Behold. The two claimed the adult amateur hunter, 50 and over, circuit championship at World Equestrian Center—Ocala.

Sail Away Sets Off With Double Circuit Awards

Lindsay Lyden describes herself as a “true amateur, a weekend warrior.” But during the winter season, she gets to have all the horse time she wants, working remotely while she shows on the HITS Ocala circuit. There she earned the amateur-owner hunter, 36 and over, circuit championship with Sail Away.


Kukuk And Checker 47 Make The Right Play To Win The $500,000 Rolex Grand Prix CSI5*

The German rider comes to Wellington, Florida, just in time to conquer the biggest class of the season.

5 Questions With: Chris Payne

He scored his latest win riding Reign for Lisa Levine’s Provence LLC in the $50,000 Yeti USHJA International Hunter Derby, held during Week 11 of the Winter Equestrian Festival.

Ireland Prevails In Latest Longines League Of Nations

The revamped team competition draws the best of the sport to Ocala.

Between Rounds With Sue Lyman: Shaping The Future Of Horse Welfare With Education, Justice And Compassion

“As we look to the future, the challenge of ensuring horse welfare demands a collective effort—a commitment to not only educate within our community but also to engage with the public, demystifying our practices and showcasing our dedication to the ethical treatment of horses,” writes our columnist.



Felicitas Hendricks And Drombusch OLD Grow Up To The Grand Prix Together

Hendricks started riding Drombusch OLD when the horse was 6 and she was 16, and together they stepped up into the Grand Prix, winning seven out of eight Grand Prix-level CDI classes they entered at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival this winter.





Spring 2024 Untacked


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On The Cover: Looking Back At The Last Paris Olympics

Exactly 100 years ago the Games took over the City of Light.


Riding Across The Vast Steppe

Foxhunter Reid Albano becomes the first amputee to compete in—and finish—the Mongol Derby.


The Clothes Horse: Spring Fashion

This season, step out in these latest items from your favorite retailers.


Larissa Ann Ray’s Favorite Subject Has Always Been The Horse

While the North Carolina-based artist is becoming increasingly known for her unique and expressive equine-inspired paintings, she calls her younger self an “unlikely equestrian.”


The Sport Horse In War

One Washington trainer is making it her mission to import warmbloods out of Ukraine’s danger zones.


A Closer Look At: Stable Recovery

This nonprofit organization is helping men through recovery with community support and job skills in the horse industry.


Plus: Around The Arena, In The Frame, 5 Questions With and Parting Ways! There’s even more inside the Spring Issue of Untacked, at the intersection of equestrian life and style.




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