Collecting Thoughts

Collecting Thoughts with Bob Cacchione

Photo by EQ Media THE BASICS Name: Bob Cacchione Age: Ageless Business: Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association Bob Cacchione founded the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) in 1967 as a way to continue riding and competing while he attended Farleigh Dickinson University. Bob has been recognized for his commitment to collegiate riding and has been honored with the United States Hunter Jumper…

Collecting Thoughts with Rebecca Hart

Photo by Monica Stevens THE BASICS Name: Rebecca Hart Age: 35 Business: Professional Para Dressage Rider THE FUN STUFF Do you have any nicknames? Becca or Becs. What’s your favorite barn hack? I use SMB sport boots to hold ice sheets on my horse’s legs after they work out. Easier than ice boots and it holds the ice sheets around…

Collecting Thoughts with Boyd Martin

Photo Credit: Amber Heintzberger Eventer Boyd Martin has represented the U.S. at two Olympic Games, three World Equestrian Games, and won team gold at the 2017 Pan American Games. Boyd’s friendly, easygoing style and intense competitive drive make him a popular rider and clinician in the industry. He has a string of successful horses across the levels, with a dedicated…

Collecting Thoughts with Caitlyn Shiels

Growing up in Sheffield, MA, Caitlyn Shiels fell in love with riding at the age of eight and quickly dedicated herself to equestrian sport. As a junior rider, Caitlyn began commuting to New York to train with Andre Dignelli as a working student at Heritage Farm. Under his tutelage, she finished in the top 10 of each of the major…

Collecting Thoughts with Daisy Farish

Blazing the way through her last year as a junior was Daisy Farish, most recently recognized as the recipient of the 2018 Maxine Beard Show Jumping Developing Rider Award from the United States Equestrian Team Foundation. Her other accolades for 2018 include the United States Equestrian Foundation Show Jumping Talent Search Finals East in Gladstone, NJ, placing second in the…

Collecting Thoughts with Cade McCutcheon

Cade McCutcheon is a name that almost every reining enthusiast has heard of. Along with being a tremendous athlete, Cade is also the youngest rider ever to represent the U.S. Reining Squad at the World Equestrian Games (WEG). Last year was a big year for Cade—not only did he ride at WEG, helping secure the gold medal for the U.S….

Collecting Thoughts with Adrienne Lyle

Adrienne’s love of horses started early in life, on her family farm on Whidbey Island, WA. Originally introduced to dressage through three-day eventing, Adrienne decided to focus solely on dressage in her early teens. She eventually went on to seek training as Debbie McDonald’s working student, and has since been working with Debbie for the past 12 years. Adrienne and…

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…

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…