Monday, Jun. 10, 2024

This Month’s Issue



May 20 – June 10, 2024

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No Matter How High She Rises, Callie Schott Dedicates Herself To The Day-To-Day

From breaking youngsters to competing at the five-star level, she remains hands-on and working hard.

Between Rounds With Aaron Vale: A Need For Speed—But Not Below A Certain Height

“There are two rule change proposals that will be voted on at the U.S. Equestrian Federation Mid-Year Meeting that would, in short, eliminate speed classes for junior and amateur classes set below .90 meters,” writes Aaron Vale. “When do these grassroots riders truly need to go against the clock?” asks our columnist.

Free Rein With: Stephanie Lightner

She didn’t intend to seek out a horse industry career, but Stephanie Lightner has spent the past 30 years managing some of the premier shows in the country.

Karen Golding’s Legacy Lives On

When Golding died in April 2023, friends knew they wanted to do something to memorialize her, and the idea of the honoring a top FEI groom at the Winter Equestrian Festival circuit was born.



Making Safety More Accessible

A year after a provocative New York Times story, helmet makers address the limited market for many Black equestrians.



Cooley Rosalent Is ‘A Different World’ At Defender Kentucky

Great Britain’s Oliver Townend wins his 100th five-star start on the mare he thinks “is as good as we’ve ever had.”

Will Coleman Sets Himself Up For Success In Cosequin Lexington CCI4*-S


With Olympic selection on the horizon, he makes a case for himself with a pair of top finishes.

Defender Kentucky Three-Day Event Photo Gallery

Between Rounds With Kyle Carter: True Partnerships Were On Display In Kentucky

Our columnist looks back at the “Best Weekend All Year.”
Heidi Humphries Is Pumped Up

She’s boosting U.S. Olympic dressage hopes thanks to the purchase of several elite-level horses.

Between Rounds With Anne Gribbons: The Sport In Saudi Arabia

Our columnist traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, with her student Anna Marek, who was competing in the Dressage World Cup Final.



Cal Poly Rider Clinches Individual IDA Championship Title

Caroline Kargenian tops the individual introductory level division at the IDA National Championships.

National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship Photo Gallery

Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association National Championships Photo Gallery



FEI World Cup Finals Photo Gallery




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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