COTH Groom Spotlight: Macias Is A Staple Of Success At Evergate

When it comes to horses, Luis Macias knows there’s always a lesson to be learned. As a crucial member of the Evergate Stables team, Macias works with horses of tremendous talent and ones with larger than life personalities that make his job entertaining and rewarding. Show stables don’t come much more high profile than Evergate, which is owned by Jenn Gates and includes her fiancé Nayel Nassar and Dutch superstar Harrie Smolders as part of...

Groom Spotlight: Vard Embraces The Highs And Lows Of Being An International Show Jumping Groom

In April of 2018, Martin Fuchs and his groom Sean Vard were faced with a decision. Fuchs’ top horse Clooney 51 was at a show in Italy, but on Wednesday morning, the gelding developed severe colic. There was no question that he needed veterinary attention, but they needed to decide which clinic. “That show is about a four-hour drive for us from our home base, over the mountains,” said Vard. “We had to make...