Amateur Showcase: McGuire’s Turned Her Challenges In The Show Ring Into A Career

At just 23 years old, Erin McGuire has created a booming business with one particular goal in mind: helping other equestrians. What started as a quest to better her own mental skills and habits soon turned into a hunger for knowledge and a passion that paved the way for her career. As a junior competitor, McGuire suffered from severe show nerves. Like many of us, she admitted that she wasn’t always “mentally tough,” letting...

Amateur Showcase: Pabst Can’t Be Kept Away From Horses

For most of her life, Jessica Pabst’s universe was horse-oriented. After her first taste of horse sport at the age of 2, the Pennsylvania native jumped on and never looked back. She started in the short stirrup and pony divisions and then worked her way up through the levels, traveling back and forth to Florida to show. With horses on her mind constantly, she went to Centenary University (New Jersey) to obtain a degree...

Amateur Showcase: Collier’s Found The Good In Grief

They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. To Pennsylvania native Mandy Collier and her horse Charlie Brown, that step is more valuable than most would discern. After clambering onto the back of a horse at the age of 8, Collier spent the majority of her childhood longing for more time in the saddle. “I rode off and on when I was a kid, but it was tough for...