Behind The Stall Door With: Lucifer V

Since acquiring the ride on Lucifer V in 2018, Egypt’s Nayel Nassar and Evergate Stables LLC’s 14-year-old Westphalian gelding (Lord Pezi—Grandina, Grandeur) have been consistently successful, acquiring a number of impressive accolades including winning the 2019 Great American $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Ocala (Florida), taking several CSI5* grand prix victories in 2019, and they were key players in the Egyptian show jumping team’s qualification for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo (which have...

Behind The Stall Door With: Chameur 137

Georgina Bloomberg credits her exceptional string of horses for her successes over the last several years, but there’s one in particular, Chameur 137, that she points to as the star of the group. “I jumped at the World Cup Finals with him last year ,” said Bloomberg, “and it had been a long time coming. It felt like a big comeback. That was our goal for the year, and to...

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...

Groom Spotlight: Rachael Livermore Believes In Going Back To The Basics

Rachael Livermore believes that success with horses stems from going back to the basics. As the long-term groom for international five-star event rider Sharon White and her Last Frontier Farm, Livermore spends her days at home and on the road caring for White’s impressive string of event horses, and an assortment of client horses, too. Livermore got her start in the horse world early on, with her mother owning and operating a small lesson...

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...