I have had the opportunity to write for so many wonderful editors, speak with inspiring sources and work with such passionate people, it is what drives me to continue in this business.
After a 28-month sabbatical, the equine media industry's best finally gathered for the 2021 American Horse Publications Seminar, aptly titled "Back in the Saddle" in Irving, Texas, Sept. 16-19. It was a weekend so many of us look forward to because it's not only one to celebrate our industry, but also a great way to … Continue reading 2021 AHP Back in the Saddle Seminar Wrap Up
One of my biggest missions when it comes to marketing in the horse racing industry has been to educate and inspire new fans and participants in the industry. Instead of just continually reaching out to people who know about ownership opportunities already because they're active within the horse racing industry, the goal was to reach … Continue reading Sharing Indiana Horse Racing News
Journalism is about sharing a sense of community and sharing the news of the community. In a time when so many small town, locally-owned papers are shutting down the presses and shuttering the doors, the TownePost Network has kicked convention. The Network highlights cities and towns around Indianapolis by publishing monthly magazines that are included … Continue reading Highlighting Community with TownePost
All it took was one post on Facebook from one of my good friends from college, and I knew I had to tell this story. In December and January, our news reels were full of images from the bushfires in Australia and the thousands of animals fleeing to survive. We were buried with cries to … Continue reading Surviving Downunder: The Drought in Australia
A little #FlashbackFriday for you... I wrote this piece for the August 15, 2016, issue of the Quarter Horse News, and while it's geared towards cutters, reiners and working cow horse riders, I feel like this could be a beneficial read for anyone who looks at clinics to improve something in their lives. For example, … Continue reading Questions Answered: Is a Clinic Right For You?
Anyone who's competed at an NRHA event can attest that the show management, judges and stewards take the rules seriously. Though procedures like pre- and post-checks, NRHA officials strive to keep every horse and rider legal and safe while they're competing. These checks at every reining show allow a carded equipment judge to check each … Continue reading Judge’s Chair: Pre- and Post-Checks at the Arena
Do you rely too much on others to keep your horse healthy? (From the November/December 2019 Equine Chronicle) The road to the Congress and World Show is a long one, made only longer depending on how far you actually have to haul your horse to Ohio and Oklahoma. During the trip, you may make a … Continue reading Basic Horse Care is More than Basic
Even after so many years in the equine media industry, I'm still humbled and flattered to be named as a Finalist for the American Horse Publications' Equine Media Awards. I believe this is the fourth or fifth year I have been named a Finalist as an individual member, and it never gets old. I entered … Continue reading Celebrating Equine Media as an AHP Finalist
When I am able to cover events live, I love to hear everyone's stories. It's part of my job: to listen and share your story. I met Sandra Bentien at the NRHA Futurity a couple of years ago and fell in love with her stallion, Gotta Twist It Up. The pair ended up winning the … Continue reading Sandra Bentien: Alone at the Top