‘Everything happens for a reason:’ how Berry took home another IHSA team championship

By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor The fact that Berry College was even present at this year’s IHSA Nationals was “a pleasant surprise,” according to Head Coach Margaret Knight, and it was all because of one blue ribbon. Berry had tied for fourth place at Semifinals at Black Hawk College in March. Only the top three teams … Read more ‘Everything happens for a reason:’ how Berry took home another IHSA team championship

The ultimate compliment

Sign up for local horse stories in your inbox:  As all riders know, when someone labels us competent or talented in that area of life, nothing else really matters, not the way we look or what we drive or even how intelligent other people think we are. And if someone compliments our horses, it’s just … Read more The ultimate compliment

What to Read: The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

The coming-of-age tale: THE YONAHLOSSEE RIDING CAMP FOR GIRLS (Riverhead Books) Thea Atwell’s life seems to have done an about face when she is hustled furtively away from her family’s well-appointed Florida home to a remote boarding school for girls in North Carolina. The truth is that Thea’s life has been in silent turmoil for … Read more What to Read: The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

Meet (very possibly) Atlanta’s next showjumping Olympian: Miguel Wilson

By LIZ CRUMBLY In a sandy arena, the June sun beating down, a young man puts a jumper through its paces during an afternoon schooling session. The rider’s performance is so eye catching that a trainer teaching a lesson nearby stops her students to watch; her assessment of his dedication: “He wants it.” That rider … Read more Meet (very possibly) Atlanta’s next showjumping Olympian: Miguel Wilson

Ride to the Olympics seeks to give would-be equestrians a toehold

One of the key concepts of 16-year-old Miguel Wilson’s Ride to the Olympics Foundation is rooted in helping others kickstart their equestrian dreams. The Atlanta native is himself currently building a riding career that he hopes will propel him to the 2024 Olympics in showjumping, and he plans to be the first African American member of … Read more Ride to the Olympics seeks to give would-be equestrians a toehold

Full circle: SCAD head eq coach leads her alma mater to national championship

This past show season was especially poignant for Savannah College of Art and Design Head Equestrian Coach Ashley Henry, as it marked her 10th year coaching for her alma mater. She came to the school, she said, with a specific interest in its equestrian program. Although it’s widely known for its art and design offerings … Read more Full circle: SCAD head eq coach leads her alma mater to national championship

Miguel Wilson is very possibly Atlanta’s next equestrian Olympian

BY LIZ CRUMBLY Editor In a sandy arena, the June sun beating down, a young man puts a jumper through its paces during an afternoon schooling session. The rider’s performance is so eye catching that a trainer teaching a lesson nearby stops her students to watch; her assessment of his talent: “He wants it.” That … Read more Miguel Wilson is very possibly Atlanta’s next equestrian Olympian

Poised to be a professional: 23-year old Ryan Genn shows us how to build a college education around riding

FROM CE STAFF REPORTS As the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association fall show season gets underway, we’d like to introduce you to one of its bright stars, Ryan Genn. He’s technically a resident of Ohio, but Georgia gets to claim him for most of the year, as he is a full-time student at Savannah College of Art … Read more Poised to be a professional: 23-year old Ryan Genn shows us how to build a college education around riding

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