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Eventing Preview

Winter in Aiken by Pam Gleason Aiken’s event riders had better get ready: It’s going to be one heck of a season. The Aiken area has been a winter destination for event riders for several decades. Aiken has wonderful footing,…

Amy Brown: SCQHA Quarter Horse Queen

by Pam Gleason As the South Carolina Quarter Horse Queen, Amy Brown strives to use her position to help other people. “The title gives me a great platform to raise awareness for a lot of different things,” she says. Amy’s…

Horses of War

The Perfect Horse, a book by Elizabeth Letts

New Book, The Perfect Horse by Pam Gleason In her new book The Perfect Horse, Elizabeth Letts tells the story of some of the European horses that were caught in the crossfire of World War II. These horses included a…

No Limits for Ina Ginsberg

Winning the World is Just One Battle by Pam Gleason, photography by Gary Knoll In September 2015, Ina Ginsberg, 81, accomplished one of her life’s goals when she won the World Championship at the American Quarter Horse Association Select show…

Aiken Horse Show Centennial

100 Years of History by Pam Gleason In March 1916, a small advertisement appeared in the twice weekly Aiken Journal and Review promising a new attraction: “Gala Day—Society Event. Unexcelled Exhibition of Thoroughbred Horses. March 18, 1916,” it declared. The…

America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred

Local Horse Eyes the Prize by Pam Gleason Who has “America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred?” Katherine Gunter thinks that she might. America’s Most Wanted Thoroughbred is a makeover contest for off-the-track racehorses that is being put on by the Retired Racehorse…

Rylee Zimmerman: Back to his Roots

by Pam Gleason For Rylee Zimmerman, the greatest thing about training horses is probably the mental aspect. “It’s a creative process,” he says. “I like getting green horses and figuring out what it takes for each individual to succeed. It’s…

Secret Lives of Horses: Aug-Sept 2015

Curry – The Mayor By Lindsey Ryon Every barn has a horse that is – or thinks he is – the dictator, the boss of the pasture, the supervisor of the steeds. They have made it official at Pamela O’Neil’s…