A few months ago I met an inspiring woman who allowed me to share her story for the "Time To Ride" contest, a writing contest to shine a light on a first-time horse experience that made a lasting impact on their life. It was my pleasure to be able to share Marlise's story in hopes … Continue reading Time To Ride Contest Winner
I've been meaning to share a few photos I took while I was covering events at the All American Quarter Horse Congress for the American Quarter Horse Journal. I picked a fun day to go, as it definitely showed the versatility of the Quarter Horse--from hunter under saddle, to pole bending, Western pleasure, and barrel … Continue reading Photo Essay: the All American Quarter Horse Congress
The Western world is notorious for bling--watch any Western pleasure class and you'll see silver-encrusted saddles and crystal-laden shirts and jackets. Some think they have to spend more money on show clothes than some do for school wardrobes. But is that always the case? GoHorseShow.com had me talk to some AQHA/APHA judges to get their … Continue reading Too Much Bling? Dos & Don’ts of Western Show Clothes
Think snacking is taboo for healthy living? Not if you do it right. “Snacks can absolutely be a healthy part of a balanced diet,” says Lindsay Livingston, a Registered Dietitian from Columbus, Ohio and blogger at The Lean Green Bean. “It’s important to build snack times into your daily schedule, just like meals, and not let … Continue reading Article Series: Healthy Horse Show Living–Snacking
It's always fun to receive media credentials in the mail--I never get tired of it! Monday evening I received my media credentials for the 2014 Rolex Kentucky CCI**** Three-Day Event and the Kentucky Reining Cup, which will be held a the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington next weekend. I'll be doing double, or maybe it's … Continue reading Expect a Good Time at Rolex!
After working on the print article for the Equine Chronicle on "Healthy Living at Horse Shows" I proposed an idea of doing an article series about how to be healthy while on the road for horse shows (or, rather, any event). In doing so, I contacted a favorite health blogger of mine--Lindsay Livingston, who manages … Continue reading Article Series: Healthy Living at Horse Shows
I'm finally back from Harrisburg, Pa., where I was competing with my Pembroke Welsh Corgi, Dally, at the 2014 American Kennel Club National Agility Championships. This was not just a fun and competitive trip, but also a work trip. I was able to cover the event for the Canine Chronicle, both via the website and … Continue reading AKC National Agility Championship Coverage