Terisé Cole

Point Chasing

When I started this show season, my only goal was to have a “learning curve year” after being out of the show ring for a bit. Ax and I have definitely had our fair share of struggles—in fact, lately it has felt like more struggle than success—but we have also had a decent amount of success. Enough to put us close…

A Day in the Life of Dressage Groom Kerri Coufal

By Terisé Cole Just what does it take to get one of the United States’ top dressage horse and rider pairs into the show ring, impeccably turned out and ready to win? Allison Brock’s groom, Kerri Coufal, takes us behind the scenes on a typical show day with the Olympic groom and her Hanoverian steed, Rosevelt. 6:30 a.m. Kerri Coufal starts her day like…

Is Your Horse A Senior?

How do you really know when to start caring for your horse as a senior? Is it all about their age, or is there more to the equation? Sure, Blaze’s namesake may be looking a little greyer lately and he just celebrated his second decade, but he is still kicking—you don’t think he is old. Our handy chart helps you determine your horse’s status and Dr. Mary Rose Paradis, DVM,…

Good Eats!—Dine With The Nation’s Top Sport Horses

You are what you eat, right? If that were true, we would’ve thought that these successful sport horses spent the afternoons grazing on blue ribbons, gold medals, and championship titles. We asked the best of the best what they put into their award-winning horses to keep them at the top of their game. Fresh out of the starting gate of his first four-star event at…

Once Upon A Time…

As a little girl, I grew up in love with the classic princess fairy tale. I wasn’t concerned with the prince (boys still had cooties back then), but I was a member of a swim team just so I could pretend I was a mermaid, took riding lessons so I could eventually gallop away on a brilliant white horse, and…

Team Up!—A Guide to Choosing NCEA or IHSA

By Terise Cole Intercollegiate riding allows college students to continue competing during the school year and transforms an individual activity into a team sport. We tracked down what prospective students need to know about the two largest intercollegiate riding associations—the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association and the National Collegiate Equestrian Association. How it all Started It’s 1967 and 18-year-old Robert “Bob”…

Photo Contest Helpful Hints

Equine Journal is welcoming the warm weather with the annual Fall Photo Contest. Send us your favorite photograph of your feisty winter ponies, tell us about it, and you could win a $150 gift card to Back On Track—we select a winner weekly! Submit your photos using our online entry form found here and make sure to read the contest rules before clicking…