The U.S. Team just stepped on the podium at a major competition, maybe an emerging athlete just cleared the last jump of her first CCI4*-S, or a U.S. rider just returned from a successful trip abroad. The riders will be congratulated, the horses will be praised, the owners thanked – but for the last seven years these accomplishments wouldn’t have been possible without the behind-the-scenes work of Joanie Morris, Managing Director of Eventing for US Equestrian (USEF).
Simone Tranfaglia and Theresa Simmons were among the riders that made the two-day trip from Petaluma, California with trainer David Adamo to compete at the 2018 Event at Rebecca Farm.
As a course designer, Morgan Rowsell is accustomed to watching hundreds of riders compete on the cross-country tracks he has created, but observing the riders on course at the Flora Lea Spring Horse Trials over Memorial Day weekend was a new experience for him.
When Alexa Lapp started working for eventer Jennie Brannigan in 2012, the plan was to help out for a month or two until Brannigan found full-time help. Lapp traveled from her home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania to Ocala, Florida in the winter of her Junior year of high school, having finished a substantial amount of school credit in her Freshman and Sophomore years and completing her schooling with a combination of on-campus and online courses.
This has been a year of extreme highs and lows for Millbrook, N.Y. rider and trainer Booli Selmayr, 29, who runs Fox Valley Sport Horses.
I was the typical horse crazy young girl and started riding when I was about 11 years old. My first instructor was Sharon Anthony, who received the Governor's Cup Appreciation Award at the 2016 USEA Annual Meeting and Convention.
Spokane Sport Horse Farm's Second Annual Spring event which was held from May 12-14, 2017 was very honored to host Washington residents Mary Sawyer and her longtime companion Broker's Joker, a 28-year-old black/white Paint gelding by The Stockbroker and out of Regal Rose Gold.
Growing up on a farm in South Dakota, Darci Phelps never imaged that she’s end up galloping across a sandy cross-country course in southern California years later.