Collecting Thoughts

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…

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…

Collecting Thoughts with Laura Graves

She needs little introduction. Before she was earning 80%+ scores in dressage, Laura Graves was a Boston-based hairdresser who took a chance on a once-in-a-lifetime horse. Now, the U.S. Olympic bronze medalist and FEI World Cup Dressage Final reserve champion has risen to the top of dressage aboard her Dutch Warmblood gelding Verdades and is dominating the sport. Graves is…

Devon Kane on Guilty Pleasures, Idols, and Her Favorite Song

Collecting Thoughts

Devon Kane is a United States Dressage Federation Gold Medalist and Grand Prix trainer. After rising successfully through the ranks of Young Riders to international Grand Prix, Devon has become an in-demand clinician and trainer. She is the head trainer of Diamante Farms in Wellington, FL, which she owns alongside her mother, Terri. Devon has earned the title of 2014 U.S. Dressage Finals Grand Prix Champion,…