Berry Equestrian off to a winning start for 2016-17 season

By ELIZABETH POCZOBUT IHSA Media Intern Hello again from Berry Equestrian! The team has been extremely busy since returning to the world’s largest campus in August! The Vikings have welcomed three new recruits and new six walk-on team members to the roster, as well as senior and veteran team member Mariel Wrench, who took a … 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

Selling the lifestyle: An Atlanta apparel company gives young riders a chance to display their equestrian interest unabashedly

BY LIZ CRUMBLY Editor When Nicci Kirby, owner of Southern Equestrian apparel company, looked around a horse show in Atlanta last summer, she noticed something odd: most of the young people were wearing brand-emblazoned clothing, but the brands didn’t represent anything remotely horsey. Salt Life, Simply Southern and Southern Marsh made frequent appearances, but those … Read more

Have a minute for FB? Consider dedicating it to Wendy Murdoch

BY LIZ CRUMBLY Editor To talk with Wendy Murdoch is to be swept away on the swells of a fast-moving, but decidedly inviting, conversation about effective riding. Equestrians on Facebook have found themselves pulled into the dialogue recently as Murdoch has begun releasing bite-sized lessons on the social media platform. A lot of her ideas … Read more

Welcoming back a teammate

Sign up for local horse stories in your inbox:  ELIZABETH POCZOBUT IHSA Media Intern Berry College Equestrian recently welcomed back a teammate to campus. Sara Claudia Tillman, a senior, restarted her education at the beginning of the spring semester after a reaction to a tonsillectomy left her without sight last year. Last May, after a normal … Read more

Pounding down the homestretch …

By ELIZABETH POCZOBUT IHSA Media Intern Hello again from Berry College Equestrian! We wrapped up our fall season with more wins for the hunt seat and western teams in November. The spring semester is looking to be jam-packed for the equestrian team, with three regular-season huntseat and two Western shows. **Related: This is what it … Read more

The tireless spouse, represented

Sign up for local horse stories in your inbox:  Horse Hubby gives credit to the selflessness of the horse spouse in calendar form Horse Hubby blog creator Timothy Harfield has once again perfectly captured the selflessness and creativity of the long-suffering horse husband – this time in calendar form. These 12-month 2016 calendars are the … Read more

Your horse, personified

Sign up for local horse stories in your inbox:  Horses for Hugs immortalizes cherished equines in cuddleable form When Maddie Frye put out a feeler on Facebook this past fall – something to the effect of “who would buy a customized stuffed horse-” she didn’t realize she was kicking off a cottage industry. See Horses for … Read more

Bling it: all the way out

322views Sign up for local horse stories in your inbox: Rhinestone Cowgirl delivers maximum bling on pretty much anything Jen Telgen, of Dallas, Ga. has become a creative force when it comes to crystals. It all started a few years ago when she decided not to shell out the requisite hundreds of dollars for a … Read more

The ultimate compliment

704views 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 … Read more

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