Interviews & Profiles

Standardbred Showcase

By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - “Standardbred? What’s that? It moves funny!” was Kelly McLaughlin’s reaction upon being introduced to her first Standardbred. But for more than 15 years now, McLaughlin has been an advocate for the breed, first as the program coordinator at the Ontario Standardbred Adoption Society (OSAS), and now as president and one of the founders of Standardbred Showcase Riding Club, a non-profit corporation whose mandate is the promotion of the Standardbred as a performance horse in the English, Western, and driving disciplines.

Committed to Community

By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - When one thinks of dream barns, a therapeutic riding centre is typically not the first thing to come to mind. But Paralympian rider Alexander (Sandy) J. Mitchell (who will be competing in his fourth Paralympic competition in London in 2012) had a vision of a world class facility that catered to the elite equestrian and special needs rider alike. WindReach Farm was the result.

Sumac Farms

By Jess Hallas-Kilcoyne - As horse people, we’ve all dreamed about walking out the back door of our house, across the lawn, to a beautiful stable filled with happy horses. Whether your fantasy is of a cozy two stall barn or a 25 stall show facility, functionality and safety come first…which isn’t to say that beauty and luxury can’t be a part of your dream barn too.

Watch horseman, Jonathan Field, with his top performance horses in this action-packed demo video showcasing what Jonathan has achieved with horses.

Kyle King and Capone I

By Sherri Hewko - With parents and a sister who are also professional riders, King fell in love with horses at an early age and followed his passion throughout the years to become one of the top show jumping riders in the U.S. His on-and-off partner for almost a decade, the 16-year-old Holsteiner stallion, Capone I, also has success written in his genes, with internationally renowned jumper sires like Contender, Ramiro Z, and Ladykiller studding his pedigree.

SD Jack

By Wylleen May - Stevie Down is part of a vanishing breed. He is a true Romany Gypsy who is proud of his heritage and continues to follow in the footsteps of his forefathers. This tradition includes breeding Gypsy Cobs.

Woodmont Furie Lawrence

By Emily Penn - Dantan (Dan) Wilson, owner of Woodmont Canadians, a breeding farm in Ladysmith, British Columbia, is passionately committed to furthering the development and interests of Canada’s National Horse, the Canadian. Wilson’s 54 acre property is home to 20 horses that live in an all-natural pasture environment.

Pages

 

Advertisement

Advertisement

Riding Vactions in California with Jec Ballou

Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Advertisement