Prioritize riding time – for real

Check out the planner made exclusively for equestrians By LIZ CRUMBLY    Editor Gloria Gonzalez noticed a few years ago that conventional paper planners don’t really work well for most equestrians looking to prioritize riding time. That’s because they only allow a few lines for Saturday and Sunday activities – the days when most horse people … Read more

Shoot-in-the-dark supplementing: ended

Nicole Reynolds tells us how hair analysis allows owners to more precisely support their horses’ health By LIZ CRUMBLY    Editor So how do horse owners know they’re supplementing their horses correctly? The short answer, according to Nicole Reynolds, owner of Nicole’s Natural Horses in Atlanta, Ga., is that many don’t. Reynolds’ antidote to shoot-in-the-dark supplementing? … Read more

Unique, useful, beautiful: Gift Guide 2016

We’ve searched the Southeast for the most unique, useful, beautiful selection of gifts for that special equestrian in your life. Here are our picks, gathered from quality small businesses and creative artisans who know what horse people need and want. 1. THE EARRINGS – $25 Designed by: Ainsley Jacobs, Ride Heels Down, Atlanta, Ga. These “Red … Read more

Semi centennial: Ga. Federation of Saddle Clubs celebrates 50th state show

By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor Competitive riders in running and judged events don’t often mix company, owing to the fact that their shows usually happen in different places. There’s one event in Georgia, however, that brings barrel racers, saddle seat, Western pleasure and equitation riders from all over the state together – and it’s been doing … Read more

Abbey Turner’s go-for-it year

By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor Abbey Turner, of Traveler’s Rest, S.C., has decided to make this a period of her life the one where she pursues her horse showing goals to the fullest  – in fact this has been Abbey Turner’s go-for-it year. She didn’t get to do it as a child or as an amateur … Read more

Pinto World: Haley Settles’ new perspective

By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor Haley Settles entered this year’s Pinto World Show with a new perspective – literally. It was her first World show with her four-year-old “WR Magic Mike” – a gentle giant at nearly 17.3 hands. The gelding, known as “Jackson” around the barn, is quite a bit taller than Settles’ previous 15.1-hand … Read more

Pinto World: a ‘homebred’ championship

By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor When Dane Valentine rode into the arena at this year’s Pinto Horse World Championship Show to win the Youth Novice Walk/ Trot horsemanship class, it was on a sparkling, homebred palomino paint mare. When Valentine calls “KTRs Elegant By Eight” a “homebred,” he means his trainer, Keri Davidson, of Adairsville, Ga., … Read more

Of ponies, plaid & secrets: An Atlanta writer brings the mysticism of horse ownership to life in her books

By LIZ CRUMBLY Editor “Maggie looked up, startled to see girls coming out of the stalls and curiously making their way toward her. Ms. Cavalieri opened the stall door with the Bella nameplate. “Oh!” This made perfect sense now; they were all looking at the wrong pony, and so she said, ‘My pony’s name is … Read more

Scribing clinic to be held in NW Ga.

Do you want to learn more about the ins and outs of scribing for the dressage showring? Here’s your chance. Mary McGuire, of IRIDE, and Kimberly Wallace, of Fairhaven Farm, will be presenting a scribing clinic Saturday, Aug. 1. The clinic, sponsored by the Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia Dressage and Eventing Association, will be $30 per … Read more

Chad Rice: education through competition

FROM CE STAFF REPORTS Chad Rice, CJF, is known among his farrier contemporaries for his quick wit and willingness to manufacture a practical joke at the drop of a hat. He’s taken ample opportunity to participate in his fair share of them while attending some of the nation’s most intense shoeing competitions, but when it’s … Read more

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