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Collecting Thoughts with Andrew Ryback

Andrew’s passion for horse show photography began in 2005, when he was taking photos of a hunter rider named Stacy, who is now his wife. His career with photography truly began when he was asked to be the official photographer for Ledges Sporting Horses. From 2015, he continued to build his brand as Andrew Ryback Photography, training an impressive team…

Collecting Thoughts with Tik Maynard

Eventer and now author Tik Maynard has made a spot for himself in the equestrian world. Hailing from a long line of horsemen and women of Vancouver, Tik runs his own facility in Milford, NJ, wintering in Citra, FL, where he specializes and combines horse psychology and performance in three-day eventing. Tik has many accolades in the eventing discipline, including…

Cold Snap—Ride the Right Way this Winter

As people in the Northeast batten down the hatches for winter, equestrians have to consider their options for training during the snow and ice infested months. Some seek haven in the warmer parts of the country, while others have no choice but to brave the cold temperatures. In order to help trainers and riders during the toughest part of the…

Rock On in Iceland

As the temperatures in the Northeast drop and we head into sweater weather, many of us may be looking for warmer places to visit. However, this October we recommend Iceland for your next travel destination. Traveling to Iceland in fall is ideal for prime viewing of the northern lights, for which we recommend taking an evening ride to get the…

Collecting Thoughts with Auburn University Equestrian Team Coach Greg Williams

Greg Williams has won five National Championships as the head coach for the Auburn University Equestrian Team. Williams started the club program in 1996, which went varsity in 2002. At the inaugural National Collegiate Equestrian Association National Championship, Williams took his team to the podium for the win in 2006, and once again, his team took home the championship in…

It’s Showtime in Saugerties, NY

Home of many major horse events in the Northeast, HITS-on-the-Hudson is one of the four U.S. locations that brand the HITS name, and equestrians can visit the gorgeous facility in Saugerties, NY, throughout the show season. The HITS Saugerties Show Series, usually held from May through September, includes events such as a United States Hunter Jumper Association International Hunter Derby,…

Unsure If You Should Insure?

Equine insurance, for many, is often thought of as too expensive, too complicated, or just flat out unheard of. However, protecting assets is something insurance companies are built for, and when disaster strikes, they can be there to help. So why not insure your horse? Scott Lombard of Corinthian Insurance Agency and Joe Norick of Aon Private Risk Management gave…

Q & A with Freestyle Music Choreographer Terry Ciotti Gallo

When it comes to dressage freestyle routines, one name comes to most enthusiasts’ minds: Terry Ciotti Gallo. After having arranged music for several billboard names in the industry, including Laura Graves, Adrienne Lyle, Steffen Peters, and Debbie McDonald, Equine Journal had the opportunity to talk shop with the music maestro herself. Equine Journal: How did you get involved in arranging…

Bridle Trail Adventures in Kirkland, WA

Washington has some of the most beautiful scenery in the United States. With the constant rain, everything is lush and beautiful, especially to those who love trail riding. In the town of Kirkland, people gather to escape life in the city and enjoy their state’s beauty at the Bridle Trails State Park. The 482-acre park has 28 miles of trails…

Collecting Thoughts with Lillian Robinson

Photo: Ashley Brown/AshleyKBphotogr THE BASICS Name: Lillian Robinson Age: 27 Business: The Vineyard Equestrian THE FUN STUFF Do you have any nicknames? I’m a full name kind of gal but family and friends call me Lill. What’s your favorite barn hack? I am a big fan of groundwork, liberty work, and when I am feeling lazy, bareback. My mare prefers…