PA R I S
ST YLE PROFILES: ROAD
The Longines Masters of New York THE GOOD LIFE
H &S H O M E : S I LV E R OA KS FA R M
CLAIBORNE & LIME S T Y L E R I D E R : S C OT T S T E WA R T
The Realization of a Dream
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T H I N G S : N ATA S H A T R AU R I G
There is so much to love about Natasha Traurig; she is a phenomenal rider, she is successful in the sport, and she is incredibly humble despite her many accomplishments and wellknown equestrian lineage (her parents are equestrian moguls Bernie and Christine Traurig). However, in this “10 Things,” H&S offers you 10 remarkable insights that will have you rooting for her even harder, and make you love her that much more.
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WITH C L A I B O R N E & L I M E In the first installment of this column, H&S introduces two women, Laura Mormann and Antoinette Watson, and their inspiring event planning company, Claiborne & Lime. Mormann and Watson answer all the questions one might ask if granted an interview with industry leading experts in event management, including: How did they get their start? What are the most important elements to a successful affair? What should we look for in future columns? Learn to live the good life with Mormann and Watson’s advice.
O N T H E C OV E R : T H E R E A L I Z AT I O N O F A D R E A M : LONGINES MASTERS OF NEW YORK
The upcoming Longines Masters of New York, which takes place this April, marks the final leg of the fabulous Longines Masters Series. After an exciting Paris leg, at which H&S favorite Daniel Deusser won the Longines Grand Prix CSI5*, and an incredible win in Hong Kong by France’s Patrice Delaveau, the anticipation and excitement for the New York show couldn’t be greater. This is a stateside competition that cannot be missed!
R I D E R : S C OT T S T E WA R T
Scott Stewart has won numerous accolades on the hunter circuit, and has maintained a reputation as a successful hunter trainer for decades. In this “Style Rider,” he shares the secrets behind his perfect style (inside the show ring and otherwise), his special relationship with Equiline, and several insights as to his career goals and his most memorable mentors.
H & S H O M E : S I LV E R OA KS FA R M This is the H&S home designed to convince any sun-loving Californian or Floridian to buy a real snow coat and head to the mountains in Park City, Utah. In this article, San Diego locals Erin and Sebastian Gouveia describe what led to their move from California to Utah, the inspiration behind their incredibly designed modern farmhouse home, and how to perfectly design your dream barn. Silver Oaks Farm is equestrian living.
OUT: HARRIMANS In the state of Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley is good, the town
of Middleburg even better, but the Salamander Resort (located right off the main drag in Middleburg) is the BEST. Located in the resort, Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill is a little gem that offers the very best in food, wine, and equestrian ambiance. After reading this review, it is easy to understand why Harrimans is a destination for resort guests, residents, and out-of-towners alike.
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8 | FROM THE PUBLISHER Forever Fan
Sarah Appel email@example.com
13 | BET WEEN
THE LINES The Calm Before the Storm
14 | PRO
16 | OUT
& ABOUT College Prep Invitational
18 | TREND
20 | OUT
& ABOUT Winter Equestrian Festival
24 | OUT
& ABOUT Triple Copa Scappino
30 | OUT
& ABOUT Palm Beach Masters
32 | EQUESTRIAN
A Collection of What’s Now...
36 | OUT
& ABOUT Longine Masters of Hong Kong
38 | V2 JETS
Where Luxury is a Lifestyle
44 | ST YLE
Road to Paris
60 | OUT
& ABOUT Longines Masters of Paris
64 | RIDER
E D I TO R
Emily Pollard A RT D I R E C TOR
Not Your Mama’s Fanny Pack
80 | CURATED BY AN EQUESTRIAN
Danielle Demers E D I TO R I A L CO N S U LTAN T
Jackie McFarland A DV E RT I S I N G & SA LE S
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CO P Y E D I TOR
Pam Maley CO N T R I B U TO R S
Laurie Berglie, Alli Addison, Emily Riden/Jump Media, Erinn Lew, EqSol, Terri Roberson Psy.D., Dr. Carrie Wicks, Ph.D., Ashley Neuhof, Dani Maczynski P H OTO G R A P H E R S
Ashley Neuhof, Dani Maczynski, Elizabeth Hay, Erin Kate Photography, Elena Lusenti, Isabel J. Kurek Photography, Andrew Ryback Photography, Anwar Esquivel, Fernanda Castro, EqSol, Kristen Beinke, Kate Houlihan, Fern Lee, Teresa Pietsch, Christopher Demers, Christophe Taniere for EEM, PSI for EEM, Lucas Traurig, Gigi Papasavvas Equine Photography, Miranda Lebeuf, SportFot, Daniel Ballesteros, J.Rodrigues, Juliana Chapman, Laurent Vu for EEM, Irene Powlick // Andrew Ryback
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THE LENS Elizabeth Hay
94 | BUSINESS 96 | CAN
ON THE COVER: Daniel Deusser and Cornet d’Amour win the Longines Masters of Paris Longines Grand Prix CSI5*; photo © Ashley Neuhof Horse & Style Magazine is an equestrian lifestyle publication that is published quarterly and available at participating tack shops nationwide for $10, and while supplies last at large training centers and hunter jumper horse shows. The written and visual contents of this magazine are protected by copyright. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission from the publisher is legally prohibited. Copyright © 2018 Horse & Style Magazine LLC. TM
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P U B L I S H E R & E D I TO R -I N-C HIE F
AR D WIN
Emily Pollard uses her BA in English from Saint Mary’s College of California to teach, write, and edit. She has worked in the equestrian industry for the majority of her life, as a groom, assistant trainer, barn manager, and everything in between. She trained and competed her horse, Skyler Ace, to the FEI level. She now enjoys sharing her passion for horses with her husband and two young daughters.
Jackie and Duncan McFarland own EqSol, a marketing solutions company. After spending a decade in Southern California, in 2010, just in time for WEG, they moved to Lexington, Kentucky. Amazed at how time flies, the EqSol Team has grown, now reaching from CA to the UK, with exciting projects knocking at the door.
Danielle Demers grew up in Maine and currently lives in London with her husband. A lifelong equestrian, she has always been inspired by horses. After graduating with a BFA in Painting, she worked to find a way to combine her passions for art, design, and the equestrian lifestyle. As a member of the EqSol Creative team since 2013, her interests have been melded together more perfectly than she could have imagined.
An avid former foxhunter, Pam knows well that special bond between horse and rider. With her husband she was co-owner of Dunford Farm, a Thoroughbred farm in Lexington, Kentucky, where she was involved in every aspect of the horses’ lives. Her journey with horses continues as a member of the EqSol Team.
Terri Roberson, Psy.D.
Alli was born, raised and still lives on a ranch that has been in her family since 1837, located north of Santa Barbara, CA. Alli holds a BS and MS in Business Marketing from California Polytechnic State University. A lifelong equestrian, she has a passion for riding hunter/jumpers, loves art and the equestrian lifestyle. Alli also enjoys spending time with her husband and children.
Laurie Berglie was born, raised, and currently resides in Maryland. She enjoys renovating her fixer-upper farm, reading horse books, and training and competing her two OTTBs, Misty, her wild mare, and Bailey, her easygoing gelding. Laurie began her blog, “Maryland Equestrian,” an Equestrian Lifestyle Guide, in 2011. She has a BA in English from Stevenson University and an MA in Humanities from Towson University.
Residing between PA and FL, Emily Riden graduated from the Pennsylvania State University where she was a captain and officer of her school’s Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) team. For the last six years she has put her degrees in Public Relations and Equine Science to use within the equestrian public relations industry, today working as a public relations account executive for Jump Media.
A licensed clinical psychologist, Terri Roberson combines her passion for horses with her clinical work in equine-assisted psychotherapy. She currently sits on the board of Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center. Over 25 years on the show circuit has given her an eye for equestrian style and provides constant inspiration for her frequent contributions to H&S.
Erinn is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, where she completed her degree in journalism and sociology, and rode for the IHSA. Although a Bay Area native, she got her start riding on the East Coast and competed as a junior on the Los Angeles circuit in the jumpers and equitation. She brings her experience in journalism, fashion, and online media to Horse & Style as a contributor.
A former three-day event rider, Ashley’s love of horses runs deep. Her photography has taken her around the world and her images have been exhibited in New York City galleries and major magazines. When she is not behind the lens, Ashley can be found riding her new Thoroughbred gelding and enjoying the outdoors.
Dani Maczynski is a freelance photojournalist and equestrian lifestyle photographer based in Brooklyn, NY. She holds a BFA from Parsons The New School for Design and was nominated as one of Sony’s Emerging Photographers to watch. Dani grew up riding, grooming and showing in the jumper ring before moving to New York to pursue journalism full-time.
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Forever Fan During the relative calm of the winter months, I had some time to reflect on how the choices and sacrifices I’ve made have shaped my life. For instance, I didn’t know when I exited the show ring for the last time that it was going to be, in fact, the last time I showed for a long time. And it’s now been about five years since I last galloped through the timers after a clear jump-off. Despite not showing, in those past five years, I have kept busy. I’ve been raising my two daughters, growing and expanding Horse & Style, and enjoying being a spectator of the sport.
Horse & Style Publisher and Editor-inChief Sarah Appel with long time friend Meredith Herman of Burgundy Farms at HITS Coachella with Meredith’s student Alex Gerken aboard Maloubet; photo © Irene Powlick // Andrew Rybeck
What hasn’t changed in the last five years are my friendships within, and connections to, the sport. In our 2016 July/Aug issue, I wrote about rejoining the show team at Burgundy Farms with Meredith Herman, after taking an almost ten year hiatus. This winter I got the chance to spend two weeks working for her team at HITS Coachella. It was a great reminder that even after all these years, I love being at a horse show 12 hours a day – riding, teaching, catching up with old friends – and of course, always making sure everyone has a copy of Horse & Style in their hands! This 2018 inaugural issue has so much to celebrate. For our cover story, Christophe Ameeuw, founder of the Longines Masters Series and long-time supporter of the sport, describes his dedication to making each one of his shows more spectacular than the last. After three years in Los Angeles, he is taking his American 5* show east to New York. Once we learned all the details about this inaugural event, H&S is incredibly excited to attend the first Longines Masters of New York this April. Read why you should plan to join us there on page 52.
by Alli Addison is one of my all time favorites. Perhaps it’s the snow covered barn, or the cozy yet elegant decor, or the subtle equestrian vibe throughout the entire home, but I find myself longing to read this article next to a fire curled up in my living room. Experience the magic of this Park City home on page 72. At HITS Coachella this winter, I had the pleasure of getting to know Canadian show jumper, Jenn Serek, a little better. My opinion of her didn’t change – she is still as kind, funny and beautiful as she was the last time we spent time together – but I was reminded that she is as hardworking and talented as she is fun to be around. In this “Rider Spotlight,” learn about how Serek is gearing up, and destined, for great things (page 64). We are so excited to introduce a new column for 2018, “The Good Life,” brought to us by our new friends Laura Mormann and Antoinette Watson from Claiborne & Lime. In each issue they will offer insight into the art of entertaining. Read more about this stylish pair on page 47. While I am not sure when I will make it back into the show ring, I take solace in the fact that I can get my “horse fix” by covering the best international competitions, promoting the careers of the brightest riders in the sport, and seeing the results of the very best in equestrian design and decor. I will forever be a fangirl of the sport, and will always be grateful for the opportunities I have had to travel the world, watch the top horses and riders compete, and meet incredible, inspiring people who are living their dreams. See you in New York!
There are beautiful barns all over the world, but this issue’s “H&S Home”
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Natasha Traurig Photo © Lucas Traurig
Natasha Traurig has a quality that separates her from many others: Humility. To anyone who watches her, it is obvious that she has talent.Yet, often in this competitive world, talent and skill alone are not enough. When Natasha speaks about her love for the sport, she doesn’t list her greatest achievements or best rounds. She talks about horsemanship and how it has shaped her into the horsewoman she is today. A strong believer that good horsemanship is an essential aspect of the equine industry, Natasha feels that honing these skills is a continuous process and that “you can never stop educating yourself.”
Photo © Gigi Papasavvas Equine Photography
As a little girl, Natasha remembers riding into award ceremonies sitting on her father’s lap on a horse named “Maybe Forever.” Bernie took Maybe Forever to the FEI World Cup™ Finals in 1992 and finished 5th.
To this day, Natasha sends her parents videos of every horse she rides into the show ring.
Her favorite meals come from the kitchen of her German grandmother.
At age ten, competing in her first show on a little white pony named Sophie (show name “Believe it or Not”), Natasha was champion in the Short Stirrup Division.
Uniqueness of personality and character is what Natasha treasures the most in each horse she encounters!
In college, you would most likely find her at the barn from dawn to dusk, or at a desk from dusk to dawn.
She continually strives to build meaningful connections with every horse she works with. She believes this is key to success in the ring.
Natasha enjoys writing and would consider a career
in publishing ... if she had the time for a second career, that is!
Having resided in or near San Diego, California for most of her life and throughout college, Natasha is now actively pursuing her career as a professional rider and trainer. The daughter of esteemed equestrians Bernie and Christine Traurig, Natasha, one might say, has a genetic makeup destined for success in the sport. Although her parents are the backbone of her foundation, she continues to pave her own path with a poise and elegance that can only be described as beautiful.
Just like her father, Natasha loves to be by the ocean. It’s no wonder that the favorite family vacation spot was always Maui.
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er favorite music genre is heavy metal. TOOL is H her favorite band.
B E T W E E N the
by Laurie Berglie
The Calm Before the Storm K I M B E R LY C A M P B E L L 224 pages mascotbooks.com Hardcover: $19.95 What do you get when you combine three best friends on a girls’ night out, some adult beverages, and an entertaining evening at the racetrack? In Kimberly Campbell’s The Calm Before the Storm, what you get is a claimed racehorse. Charlie Jenkins, whose husband has recently passed, is a mother of two who’s trying to find her way back to a normal life. In an attempt to help get her mind off recent events, her two friends treat her to a night out. After a bit of gambling in the casino and indulging in one too many cocktails, Charlie finds herself near the racetrack watching the horses parade by just prior to a claiming race. When she sees Genuine Storm, a gorgeous grey colt whose sad eyes mirror her own, she makes a spur of the moment decision to claim him. Fifteen minutes and one dismal race later, Storm now belongs to Charlie, and she has no idea what she’s gotten herself into! But with the help of her friends and new acquaintance, trainer Doug Walker, Charlie has Storm shipped home to her farm later that night. The next morning after Charlie introduces her son and daughter to the new addition, she realizes that Storm is going to need quite a bit of TLC. “He turned his head toward her as she walked toward him. Charlie stopped short as she looked into his eyes. The sadness reflected there was palpable and familiar. She’d felt it, and she knew her kids had felt it. She wanted so badly to know what this horse had been through so she could help him feel better. Maybe his life had been filled with different barns, different stalls, and he just thought this was the next barn at the next racetrack where he would be demanded to run.” The family makes a plan to bring Storm back to life, each member playing a role in his daily care, grooming, and most importantly, treat-giving! This loving routine brings the return of the real Storm, who is happy and carefree, and before they know it, they have a decision to make. Storm is barely three years old and at the beginning of his racing career. Should they put him back into training? After careful consideration, Charlie and her children decide to send Storm to Doug Walker’s farm where he will resume training to race. Of course, challenges lie ahead and it looks doubtful that they’ll achieve their lofty goal of running Storm in the Kentucky Derby. But Storm keeps improving with every race, and he is full of surprises. The Calm Before the Storm is Book One in the “Triple Crown Trilogy.” The Eye of the Storm, Book Two, is available now with Book Three, The Height of the Storm, coming soon!
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THIS MONTH’S QUESTION:
What therapies do you utilize in your practice? What is your plan of action when you take on a new client?
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“At Therapy Corner Store, we utilize numerous modalities and types of equipment in order to provide each horse with exactly what it needs to feel great and perform its best. In addition to hands-on touch, some of our more popular therapeutic tools include Equi-Tape, a Class 3/4 Aspen Laser, a Deep Muscle Stimulator, and aromatherapies. Each therapy can offer so much in the way of healing, but here is a snapshot of what each can provide: The Equi-Tape provides relief and assists with brain-muscle coordination, and it can provide necessary relief to both joints and muscles. I use the Class 3/4 Aspen Laser for relieving acute body soreness, as well as arthritis, and rehabilitating major injuries. The Deep Muscle Stimulator (DMS) is similar to a massage chair. Its vibrations can penetrate as deep as three inches, allowing for serious deep muscle release. The DMS also helps the horses selfadjust any muscle or ligament restrictions they may be feeling. Aromatherapy utilizes essential oils and herbs to allow the horses to self-select according to their own needs and preferences. In the wild, horses will eat a variety of roots, barks, leaves, and herbs as natural medications. Aromatherapy gives the horses a chance to have a voice in their own therapy. A large portion of my customers I only see at shows, so I have learned to be a quick study. I may only have a few days, or even a few hours, with each of my horses, so I get to know them quickly. With my practice, I offer a week-long program that allows me to measure the results of my work, to go as deep as each horse may need, and ultimately to leave each horse feeling better than when I found him/her – that is always my goal.”
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4. 1. Metropolitan Riding Academy equestrians show their team spirit 2. Eyes forward as a young college bound equestrian competes in a flat class 3. Overall High Point Rider goes to Delaney McDowell from Ocala, FL 4. Lining up to be judged
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Photos © Juliana Chapman (1,2,4), Andrew Ryback (3,5–9)
9. 5. Intermediate Hunt Seat Equitation Over Fences awards 6. More than 30 colleges and universities participate in the threeday college fair 7. The young riders have an opportunity to participate in a mounted clinic with instruction by Michael Dowling of Centenary University on Friday 8. Emily Johnson from Chandler, AZ is awarded the Horsemanship Test Scholarship by Lindsay Martin, CPI President 9. Georgia Quackenbos takes second place both on the flat and over fences in the Intermediate Division
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Not Your Mama’s
Did the '80s ever really leave us? The decade may be gone from our shoulder pads, but it is not gone from our hearts. Being hands-free is essential for many reasons: for taking the perfect OOTD selfie, touching everything as you shop on vendor row, or holding a glass of end-the-day rosé. With so many designer options, choosing a new belt bag this season will be harder than picking the most flattering Instagram filter.
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6. 1. Hunter ring shadows 2. Kelly Tropin and Chablis looking like winners in the hunter ring 3. Coco Fath and Huckleberry warm up for the U25 team competition as the sun sets 4. Some of the cutest spectators at the show 5. Karrie Rufer and Mavis Spencer chat as they hack 6. Ransome Rombauer loves Emorkus RE, and it shows!
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10. 7. Karrie Rufer, on Clapton, keeps her eyes on the next fence 8. It’s all in the details – braid details, that is 9. Ransome Rombauer heads back to the barn after her ride 10. Leonie Böckmann gives Fire and Ice J a big pat after their class
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Thank you to all who have contributed to the success and health of our horses. Looking forward to 2018.
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1. Warming up in Longines time 2. A special carrot treat for the equine ribbon winners 3. Rodrigo Lambre and Chacciama, winners of the Banorte Cup 1.40m 5. Super shot of father and son, Patricio and Patricio Jr. 4. The Zapopan Arch, just a few miles from the show, denotes the entrance to a beautiful area filled with history, art, shops and restaurants 6. Arturo Navarro Reynoso and Armani G had a fabulous week in the 1.35m, winning the Mexico Ecuestre Cup (68 entries), the EqMKTG Cup (40 entries) and the Guadalajara Country Cup (69 entries) 7. The glorious tri-level VIP with ringside views and table side service
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Photos © Fernanda Castro (1,2,7,13), Anwar Esquivel (3,5,6,10,11), EqSol (4,8,9,12)
12. 8. The Grand Fiesta Americana hotel sand design tribute to show jumping, wishing all a great trip home 9. Rodrigo Lambre and Caroline Leal looking fabulous 10. Luis Alejandro Plascencia O. and Davinci, winners of the $100,000 FEI Longines World Cup™ Jumping Guadalajara CSI4*-W 11. Juan Carlos Martín del Campo and Paddington 92, winners of the Audi Scappino Classic Cup 1.45m 12. Festive Triple Copa Scappino ribbons 13. American Sarah Jeanne Scheiring wasn’t certain about coming to Mexico... She left with not only valuable Longines FEI World Cup™ points, but great Guadalajara memories
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by Emily Pollard photos by Isabel J. Kurek
SCOTT S T E WA R T Scott Stewart has been at the top of the American hunter discipline for decades, epitomizing classic style along the way. A six-time winner of the World Champion Hunter Rider Professional Finals, and a two-time champion of the WCHR Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular, Stewart has ridden countless horses to hunter championships across the country. It’s hard to find an accolade that Stewart hasn’t received; he joins Equiline as a sponsored rider following a year that saw him ride to three championships at the prestigious Capital Challenge Horse Show, known for being the nation’s premier event for show hunters. He also earned the distinction of being the Winter Equestrian Festival’s leading Overall Hunter Rider of 2017. He runs his River’s Edge operation, which has also produced top junior and amateur riders in the sport, out of Flemington, NJ, and Wellington, FL, with longtime partner Ken Berkley.
Horse & Style: Describe your riding (apparel) style:
Scott Stewart: My riding apparel
needs to be form and function. I love classically tailored, well-fitting clothes that have the ability to keep me comfortable and cool when I’m showing upwards of 15 horses a day. I partnered with Equiline this year, and I’ve been very pleased with the clothes that we’ve created. It is great to be able to show in clothes I helped design.
H&S: What is your head-to-toe riding outfit? SS: In the show ring, I wear the tan
Equiline Grafton breech, David show shirt, and Hank show coat. My boots are custom Fabbris in the extra tall size. I only wear yellow, blue or pink ties. My gloves of choice are black Roeckl grip (for easy texting!). I finish my look off with my GPA helmet that has a leather brim.
H&S: Do you wear anything for good luck? SS: I wear a bandage pin as my tie pin. It’s very simple and I’ve had it for a very long time. I never feel complete without it!
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H&S: What are your favorite equestrian brands?
SS: Of course I love Equiline. I have
always taken pride in my turnout, and Equiline has allowed me to create clothes that look as good as they fit and feel. It is a special relationship. Equiline also worked with me to create a saddle that is just to my liking and taste, and it turned out perfectly. The horses love it because it is wide and doesn’t put pressure on their withers. I love that it breaks in quickly and is very comfortable to ride in all day, regardless of how many horses may be on my list. And of course, it is really attractive. It’s the whole package: a classic American hunter saddle look combined with the
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latest technology and excellent Italian craftsmanship. I am so pleased with the way it turned out. I love riding in GPA helmets; they fit well and have a sleek clean design. Hadfields is a great brand that offers high quality leather products that look great and allow the horse to move freely and comfortably under saddle. My custom Fabbri boots felt great from day one; they truly are readyto-wear boots.
H&S: How would you describe your non-horse-show style?
SS: My non-riding style is simple and casual; I’m a jeans and shirt kinda guy.
My go-to jeans are the Italian brand Jacob Cohen. And my favorite shirts are James Perse. Everything in his line has clean architecture with a distinctive relaxed West Coast vibe. When I am in those two pieces, I feel comfortable but well put together.
H&S: How do you handle high-pressure situations, for example, right before you enter a big class?
SS: In order to fully prepare for a big
class, it is important for me to be able to get away from the busyness of the show and have some quiet downtime. I use the time to relax, review my riding strategy, and refocus. I am lucky that my partner,
Ken Berkley, can easily take over all the training duties at the showgrounds when I need to leave for a bit to prepare before a big night class.
H&S: What are your riding goals? SS: My goals are to stay at
the top of my game, though what that means specifically, changes as my career and focus shift. It may mean defending a leading rider title, or showing one of my young horses in the incentive finals. I keep my goals fluid so I can keep updating them based on what horses I have in the barn, or where my interests take me. This keeps the sport fresh and exciting for me, and makes it a career I will continue to love for many years.
H&S: What are your career goals?
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SS: I would love to earn a
perfect score of 100. Iâ€™ve come pretty close...
H&S: What has been the most influential moment in your riding career?
SS: The most significant
time in my career was when I had the opportunity to ride with Bill Steinkraus and George Morris in my early twenties. Working with both of them, and getting to observe how true masters of the sport set expectations, develop training programs, and work with students, really laid the foundation for how I approach the business today. It is very important to work with mentors that you admire and want to emulate; it is the best way to build your own blueprint as a rider and trainer.
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1. View from the second floor of the VIP lounge at the Palm Beach Masters as the $220,000 Longines FEI World Cup™ Jumping Wellington kicks off 2. Enjoying a post warm-up stroll around the grounds 3. The trophy display in the VIP lounge 4. George Morris stands by the in-gate watching rider Hunter Holloway compete in the class 5. Jennifer Gates and Luftikus S looking good as they head to the warm-up 6. The Palm Beach Masters honors the life of Hunter Harrison 7. The winning pair, Daniel Coyle and Cita, over the last Longines fence in the jump-off
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8. Profile of McLain Ward entering the jump-off 9. Laura Kraut and Confu, fly over the last fence, finishing second to Coyle by less than half of a second 10. Margie Engle and Royce, who finished 3rd, make their way back into the ring for the awards ceremony 11. One of the best views at a truly magnificent venue 12. Watching and waiting from the in-gate 13. All attention was on the ring at the rider’s lounge 14. HH Conrad entering the arena with Quentin Judge in the irons. The pair finished 6th with a single time fault
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E Q U E S T R I A N tastemaker by Alli Addison
A Collection It's a brand New Year: new adventures, new goals, new gear. You catch our drift. At Horse & Style, our team loves the fresh, revamping feeling we get from ringing in the New Year. We find ourselves reflecting on 2017, our successes and failures, and contemplating how to change and improve for 2018. We (attempt to) become more organized, set goals, purge what we don‘t need in our lives and acquire what we do. It’s a brand New Year, and to ring it in, here is our collection of What’s Now, What’s Happening, and What’s Worth Obsessing Over for 2018.
Cruise Control Getting Across the Show Grounds in Style Public Bikes V1 in Sage
Behold, the bicycle. The communal and essential show accessory that allows us to travel from Hunterland to the jumper ring in record time, pick up snacks for our barn buddies, or grab whatever you may have left in your car which is seemingly parked on the other side of the world. No show experience would be complete without the convenience offered by a show barn bike. Naturally, we have our Equestrian Tastemaker-approved picks. Public Bikes, prices starting at $349.99: publicbikes.com
Cruise Control Add On The Riviera Bike Basket by Serena and Lily Serena and Lily’s coveted chic catchall is the perfect addition to your show barn cruiser bike. Available in three different colors and handcrafted of sustainable rattan, the Riviera Bike Basket can haul it all. From helmets to food to horse show puppies. Riviera Bike Basket, Serena and Lily, $98.00: serenaandlily.com
Riviera Bike Basket
of What’s Now, What’s Happening and What’s Worth Obsessing Over Slip Into Something More Comfortable Gucci Princetown Leather Slipper Gucci Princetown in Buff
Post-show, post-barn, post-work – whatever it may be, these classic Gucci slip-ons are your next Après-Ride luxury must-have. With seemingly endless color and style options, classic leather materials and the symbolic Gucci gold-tone horsebit detail, there is a Princetown Leather Slipper to suit every high-fashion equestrian. Princetown Leather Slipper, Gucci, starting at $680: gucci.com Gucci Jeweled Princetown
Good Design, Good Grooming Well-Designed Grooming Tools If you’re going to be doing the dirty work, might as well make sure your tools are looking sharp. There is a warm and fuzzy feeling you get when you open your tack trunk to an organized collection of highly-functional and highlychic grooming accessories. The Renwick & Sons Collection has your stylistic grooming desires covered, offering everything needed for a fully-assembled equine brushware artillery. With a total of nine ergonomically-designed tools, The Collection offers four different size and strap color options, as well as strap embossing. For the most discerning of groomers. The Collection Brushware Set, Renwick & Sons: renwickandsons.co.uk Renwick & Sons Collection Brushware Set
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Hermès Fjord Mens Jacket and Hamptons Showrug in Orange
Matching Game Coordinating Sets Who can resist the opportunity to coordinate with their four-legged sidekick, be it equine or canine? Nobody, absolutely nobody. And while Spring may be springing, in most places these March mornings and evenings can be oh-so chilly, so it is still a good time to break out those trending puffy jackets, for both human and animal alike: hermes.com, cavalleriatoscana.it, justoverthetop.com
Cavalleria Toscana Evolution Rug
JOTT Dogs Down Jacket and Cha Womens Jacket
Cavalleria Toscana Luxury Ensemble
Hermès Plumino Mens Down Jacket and DuoDuo Winter Stable Blanket
Equestrian Toppers Show Season-Ready, Horse-Proof Hats Vanner Hats recently launched their latest collection of artisancrafted, elegant hats, including the versatile and contemporary soft-bodied felt fedora, aptly named ‘The Martingale.’ This unisex stylistic topper can be rolled up and clasped using the leather band/matte brass button detail, making it an equestrian go-to. Squished, nibbled, dropped, this hat was made to withstand. Available in three classic felt hues, roll up ‘The Martingale,’ place it in your trunk and voila! You have the perfect post-round, helmet-hair-be-gone, horse-proof accessory. The Martingale, Vanner Hats, $190.00; vannerhats.com
The Horse “Heritage”
Vanner Martingale Hat
Feeling Journalistic View Halloo’s Equestrian Competition Journal
The Horse “The Classic”
What better way to kick off the new year and the 2018 show season than with the ability to organize, document, recall and archive all the details from your stable, saddle and competition ring? And all in the compact form of an equestrian-minded planning journal. View Halloo’s modern day take on an equestrian record book is classic record-keeping perfection. “We created the first ever archival journal to help equestrians plan, organize, record, and bring all those pieces together,” says View Halloo. Details feature cruelty free faux leather black or saddle brown covers with embossed gold or silver foil, interior color illustrations, vellum paper and a ribbon bookmark. And once fully recorded, dream big, ride forward, and take notes. Equestrian Competition Journal, View Halloo, $74.97: view-halloo.com
Show Time Time Tellers for ‘The Horse’ Obsessed At the barn, on the streets, in the show ring – there is never a wrong time for a classic timepiece. Our team is particularly drawn to the agelessly refined and clean-lined design of Australian brand, The Horse. And the name isn’t too bad either. Known for their ‘curated collection of leather lifestyle goods,’ it is their stable of timepieces that has catapulted the small business into major international success. The watch collection includes five main styles, each with varying leather band, face, dial and case color options. “Our design philosophy centers around magnifying what is essential and editing out excess,” say owners Scott and Amy Hawkes. Head to the stables and pick your favorite. The Horse, prices starting at $149.00: thehorse.com.au
View Halloo Equestrian Competition Journal
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LO N G I N E S M A S T E R S O F H O N G KO N G – H O N G KO N G , C H I N A
1. Longines Masters of Hong Kong visitors enjoy the Prestige Village, where they can watch the top riders warm up before entering the competition arena 2. Daniel Deusser and Cornet d’Amour place 3rd in the Longines Grand Prix of Hong Kong. After winning the grand prix in Paris, they were on the line to win the Grand Slam Indoor title and a major bonus 3. Reed Kessler, here on Tradition de la Roque, is the only American rider who will compete in all three legs of the Longines Masters Series in Paris, Hong Kong, and New York 4. Guests and riders are interviewed for EEM.tv on the stage in the Prestige Village 5. Patrice Delaveau and Aquila HDC on their victory gallop after winning the Longines Grand Prix of Hong Kong 6. Show jumping fans revel in the top-class equestrian sport at the Longines Masters of Hong Kong 7. The Longines Grand Prix of Hong Kong top three on the podium: Max Kühner (2nd), Patrice Delaveau (1st), and Daniel Deusser (3rd) are joined by Fernanda Ameeuw of EEM, Juan-Carlos Capelli of Longines, and Karen Au Yeung of the Longines Masters of Hong Kong
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Photos © PSI for EEM, J.Rodrigues (6)
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Where Luxury is a Lifestyle WHAT IF YOU COULD FLY TO YOUR HORSE SHOWS AND OTHER EQUESTRIAN EVENTS IN SUPREME LUXURY AND STYLE? WITH V2 JETS, YOU CAN. THEY WILL MAKE YOUR TRAVEL DREAMS A REALITY WITH THEIR PERSONAL, WORLD-CLASS CHARTER SERVICES.
ALL THE COMFORTS OF HOME V2 Jets recognizes that their clientele are some of the most refined and discerning, which is why they are very selective about their staff and crew. They work with only the most capable, qualified aviation crews and pilots who understand that safety and premium service are of the utmost importance. And speaking of safety, their carefully selected luxury aircraft are some of the safest and fastest in the world. When you choose V2 Jets, you are choosing a company that has turned customer service into an art form, and your journey, from beginning to end, will be steeped in class and luxury. Your trip will begin with your personally assigned charter specialist who will handle your transportation, accommodation and catering, ensuring a smooth, seamless experience. Remember the hustle and bustle of packed airports and commercial flights? Say goodbye to that chaos with V2 Jets. Once you arrive at your private terminal, you will be greeted by your personal cabin crew who will welcome you on board your aircraft. V2 Jets strives to be your home away from home. No request is too large. Even though you’ll be soaring through the skies at 500 miles per hour,V2 promises you’ll have all the comforts of home and luxuries of the world right at your fingertips. Whether it’s a specialty meal or a rare wine you can’t live without,V2 will accommodate every request. SIT BAC K, REL AX, AND ENJOY THE FLIGHT Step inside a V2 Jets chartered aircraft and you are instantly surrounded by classic, top-of-the-line amenities. Plush, cushy captain’s chairs and divans are situated for maximized space and comfort. They can be folded down into different sized beds, or remain upright next to a table, transforming the area into a workspace for your office in the sky. While each jet varies in size and space, there are four basic cabin classes: light, midsize, super-mid, and heavy. “Each class has its own details,” says Morgan Centrella, who runs the Luxury Equestrian Travel Division of V2 Jets. “The interior height, width, and length, how many passengers it can accommodate, and how much luggage it can hold varies with each class.
Typically, the larger the aircraft the more luxurious they become. However, it must be noted that V2 Jets only offers the best in each class.”
their homes to the airports closest to their shows, and, of course, flights to Palm Beach and Ocala, Florida, are very popular in winter.
The cabins also boast kitchens with all the usual trimmings, as well as state-ofthe-art lavatories. V2 understands that traveling can be stressful, so they set out to deliver a phenomenal experience from beginning to end.
“Aside from flying to horse shows, equestrians enjoy flying privately to vacations, weekend homes, the islands, skiing destinations, and even abroad. Summer is very busy with flights to, and within, Europe. We have clients who follow the Global Champions Tour and Longines Masters Series. We provide access to all the major North American horse shows as well as those in South America, Europe, and the Middle East.”
“We recently had clients who wanted a long range aircraft to take them to an exotic location for the weekend, mainly so they’d have access to a full bedroom and master bathroom complete with shower! Conversely, some of our clients book us for reasons that are not quite as fun, such as doing recovery work for foul weather scares and providing last minute access to remote locations to see a sick family member. We can accommodate any request no matter how last minute or extravagant!” ARRIVE IN STYLE If you’re an equestrian on the move and have a list of horse shows to attend, (whether as a participant or a spectator), V2 has you covered. Centrella mentions that equestrians will typically fly from
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Chartering a jet is especially useful if you need to, essentially, be in two places at once. “We have clients who compete in big classes that fall on the same date, so we’ll fly them into the first location for the first class and then have the jet waiting to take them right to the next location for their second class. Winter circuits can get busy with Grand Prix classes and qualifiers all falling on the same dates. We have juniors who compete during the week, so we fly them in for their class and then right back out for school! We also have flown clients all year round to try horses,
either to private farms or from one horse show to the next to see a horse.” Not a single detail is overlooked at V2, especially not where man’s best friend is concerned. That’s right, our four-legged fur-babies deserve to fly in style too! “We have chartered entire jets just for clients’ dogs! We had a trip at the end of WEF last year where we had seven dogs on the flight. We did have one volunteer to make sure they were okay during the flight, but it was chartered solely to get the pups home!” THE SKIES ARE THE LIMIT With more than a decade of experience, V2 has truly perfected the art of travel. “With V2 Jets, flying isn’t simply flying. Flying is transcending. Tap into a world where luxury is a lifestyle. Where journeys are extraordinary. Where service is elevated to an art form. Travel in the world’s most sophisticated aircraft, and fly to any location around the globe. The skies are, literally, the limit.” v2jets.com @v2jets @v2jets
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Black Warren Sequined Velvet Cap, Maison Michel, $450 Perry Suede Ankle Boots, Chloé, $895 Midnight Jorson Tweed Wool Jacket, Isabel Marant Étoile, $765 Stovepipe Jeans, Rag & Bone, $225 Sterling Silver Horseshoe Link Bracelet, Sabrina Silver, $230 Hang Time Cross-Body Bag and Clutch, Ella, $285
Road to Paris This April, the top riders in the world will make their way down the Champs Elysee on their way to the FEI World Cup™ Finals. If you can’t make it to Paris to cheer on your favorite 5* rider in person, channel your inner Parisian by infusing your outfit with the effortless sophistication of French style. And dressing the part might make watching the show on a laptop at home feel almost as real as sitting in the VIP.
Ambient Amateur Nile Small Metallic Bracelet Bag, Chloé, $2,150 Couvertures Nouvelles Hinged Bracelet, Hermès, $830 Cotton-Blend Flared Pants, Theory, $235 Marine Stripe Knit Sweater, Balmain, $1,195 Judd Pointy Toe Boot, Paul Andrew, $995 Medallion Necklace, Givenchy, $490
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Jovial Junior Brillbamboo Socks, Joules, $10 Horse Head Slide Necklace, Designs by Loriece, $133 Cromwell Cutout Western Boot, Jeffrey Campbell, $195 Ruby Cropped Distressed High-Rise Straight-Leg Jeans, J Brand, $200 Black Whitney Bag, Theory, $335 Kelli Paris Appliqúe Sweatshirt, Rails, $148
Pony Mom Lyre Cropped CottonBlend Flared Pants, Isabel Marant, $540 Tasseled Check Wool-Blend Cape, J. Crew, $80 Ètoile Dicker Suede Ankle Boots, Isabel Marant, $560 Elena Porcelain Black Shirt, Rönner Design, $229 Apollo Horse Bracelet, AtelierCG, $110 44 Leather Bag, Balmain Paris, $2,335
Gorgeous Gent Filigree Fringed Checked Cashmere-Gauze Scarf, Begg & Co, $70 Atelier Motif Backpack, Maison Margiela, $595 Tom Down Vest, Jott, $195 Black Skinny-Fit Distressed Stretch-Denim Jeans, Saint Laurent, $890 Two-Tone Techmerino Wool Sweater, Z Zegna, $570 Army Quilted Leather Combat Boot, Balmain, $1,595
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Horse & Style is excited to introduce a new column for 2018: “The Good Life.” Each issue, Laura Mormann and Antoinette Watson of Claiborne & Lime will offer insight into the art of entertaining, and share the story and pictures behind one of their equestrian affairs. In this introductory interview, the two explain their inspiration and the story behind their company, what brought them to the equestrian market, and what elements work together to make for an exceptional event. And of course, they share some incredible pictures that showcase their talent and act as a teaser for what’s to come in future issues. Enjoy! en Beinke Photo © Krist
Horse & Style: What is the story behind Claiborne & Lime? Antoinette Watson: In 2008, I launched Claiborne & Lime from my home just south of Los Angeles. I produced bashes for private social clients as well as Universal Music Group, Coca Cola, Billboard and The Midnight Mission. After a serendipitous meeting in 2014 in New Orleans, Laura and I began a friendship that quickly turned into a business relationship after we discovered our mutual passion for design and entertaining. We both continued working for Claiborne & Lime, and soon had the wonderful experience of partnering with the Williams Sonoma Group. Our work was featured in Rue Magazine, One King’s Lane, Pottery Barn, Inspired By This, Style Me Pretty, Mark & Graham, The Knot, Design Sponge, Glitter Guide, and more, which allowed us to grow the business. Recently, we expanded Claiborne & Lime from Los Angeles into Santa Barbara, with the intent to bring old-world hospitality from a bygone era to the present. We specialize in dinner parties and intimate gatherings that range from ladies luncheons to children’s parties – and events with an equestrian focus, of course! H&S: What inspired you to enter the equestrian market? Laura Mormann: I have been in the equestrian world since age six. I rode with Betsy Woods and Ridgewood Farm
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out of Santa Barbara for my entire junior career, and then became a professional right out of college. I competed primarily in equitation, focusing on medal finals like the USEF Talent Search, WCE, and Maclay. Over the years, I worked as an assistant trainer for Robyn Stiegler, Corinne Bevis, and Nicole Kane, and I still ride recreationally. Antoinette and I work with many private clients who are either in the equestrian world, or live in equestrian communities in Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, so we tend to organically find ourselves amongst horse people – both professionally and in our social circles! H&S: What makes each event special? Claiborne & Lime: Two elements come to mind… client collaboration and the details. Our process is intentionally collaborative so that every celebration has the client’s personal stamp on it. Whenever possible, we work with our clients to source specialty items, scout locations, and attend food and/or wine tastings. In doing so, each linen, piece of furniture, paper good, and decor item comes with an adventure attached. An attention to detail is another way we strive to make each event personal. For a recent 25th anniversary party, we discovered that our clients loved to travel, and frequently vacationed at Blackberry Farm, Hotel du Cap, and Hotel Bel Air. We created custom gifts for each guest complete with vintage postcards of the couple’s favorite destinations, coffee sourced
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from Blackberry Farm, swan cookies from the pastry chef at Hotel Bel Air, and mugs sourced from Hotel du Cap. We created these as a surprise for the couple, and the look on their faces was priceless! H&S: What elements make for a successful event? C&L: There are countless elements that make for a successful event, but we believe that true hospitality is the gesture of welcoming others and preparing for them in such a way that they feel cared for and thought of. One of our top priorities is comfort – if people are comfortable, they’re much more likely to linger! That means offering comfortable seating, ample food and drink, cozy throws, etc. In the case of a destination event, it means providing some of the comforts of home, like their favorite scented candles or the coffee they always drink at home. H&S: How do you help your clients create a magical event without deviating from their style too greatly? How do you find that balance? C&L: Our overall design aesthetic is chic yet approachable, so every design decision
we make is with tasteful restraint in mind. If we’re designing something in someone’s home, we take into consideration the color palette, architecture, and surroundings so that our design compliments the beauty that is already in place. We’re very lucky to work with numerous clients on a repeat basis. So over the course of time, we develop a sense of trust. We learn their preferences – that could be their favorite wine or travel destinations – and keep that in mind throughout the event process. Upon meeting a new client, we consider their home or setting, the life they lead, their day-to-day, and of course, who the guests will be and the reason for the gathering. We really try to dig into the details and take the time to learn the backstory so that each experience has emotional resonance. H&S: What elements should readers look for in your columns? C&L: We love traveling and discovering new things, and we both approach everything from a very curious and engaged vantage point, which will likely show up in the voice of our writing. We’re interested in people and their stories – how they live
and entertain, how they celebrate everyday and extraordinary moments – this is what continually inspires us in our work. Look for themes of aspiration, fostering a sense of community in the equestrian world and beyond, tips and ideas for entertaining, recipes for both food and cocktails, a personal look into riders, their lives, their homes, and more. We can’t wait to get to know you better, and to celebrate together in every issue! H&S: What’s the one piece of advice you’d give for someone hosting his or her first party or dinner? C&L: We’d tell them that a memorable gathering is part design, part planning, and part serendipity. Thoughtful entertaining is about creating an experience where everyone feels welcome, connected, and at ease. Your guests may not remember what they ate or drank, but they’ll never forget how you made them feel. H&S: What five things do you always have on hand in case unexpected guests pop by? C&L: Good alcohol, so you can always prepare a good drink. Fruit, cheese and charcuterie, extra china and glassware, and
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candles for ambiance. Also, amazing music is vital! We always have a playlist ready. H&S: What do you think your clients appreciate the most? C&L: We send them amazing thank you gifts. Kidding… kind of! In all seriousness, our biggest focus is on client and guest experience. In an industry that tends to have a more glamorous perception, we never forget that we are in a service industry, and the client is always our first priority. Additionally, clients value our flexibility and versatility. They know they can call us for anything from a casual standing Sunday dinner, to a four-day birthday celebration in Provence. Many of our clients are individuals whose lives can take them to several states and/or out of the country within a month, so their downtime with family and friends is limited and precious. Our role is to take things off their plate and provide peace of mind so that they can be fully present and enjoy their leisure time with loved ones. H&S: Describe your overall entertaining philosophy in three words. C&L: Chic, approachable, and personal. claibornelime.com @claibornelime Claiborne & Lime
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The Realization of a Dream:
The Longines Masters of New York When Christophe Ameeuw first launched the Gucci Paris Masters and the organizing group behind it, EEM World, in 2009, he didn’t set out to create just another horse show. Ameeuw’s dream was to revolutionize show jumping and bring equestrian sport to the forefront of the international scene by combining it with the best in entertainment and lifestyle. Photo © Ashley Neuhof
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equestrian sports are a matter of taste, there is still a consensus that no one can question: the beauty of the horse transcends the sport, and, beyond the extraordinary performance of the riders, conveys a feeling of wonder,” said Ameeuw, CEO and founder of EEM. “And this is doubtless what makes show jumping universal, transcending countries, cultures, and populations.” Today, Ameeuw is seeing his early vision fully realized in the form of the Longines Masters Series. Since its debut in 2015, the series has expanded from its Paris roots to include three events spanning across continents, beginning with the Longines Masters of Paris in December, and followed by the Longines Masters of Hong Kong in February, and new for 2018: the Longines Masters of New York. “In a world that is becoming more and more digital, the experience of the live spectacle is a rare and enviable commodity. All over the world, sports events gather the crowds and unlock passions, inspired by social networks as symbols of a
The signature Longines Masters Series atmosphere; photo © Laurent Vu for EEM
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generation that is eager to share,” continued Ameeuw. “This emotion, this dream, this enchantment that we bring to our Masters is our mission at EEM. Each new season of the Longines Masters Series ‘Grand Slam Indoor of Show Jumping,’ across three continents, three cultures, three iconic cities, we carry the values of our sport.”
A Fresh Face-Off
The inaugural New York event will serve as the exhilarating grand finale of the 2017–2018 Longines Masters Series, bringing the three legs of competition to a conclusion on April 26–29, 2018, at the newly renovated NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in New York. When the international competition arrives in the Empire State for the first time, it will bring with it the same prestige and excitement displayed at the first two stops in the series, including live music and DJs, one-of-a-kind artwork, delectable cuisine, luxurious shopping in the event’s Prestige Village, and of course, exceptional, highcaliber equestrian competition. Many of the world’s top ranked equestrian athletes will contest in featured classes including the $278,000 Longines Grand Prix of New
York CSI5* and the always nail-biting Longines Speed Challenge. Another fresh, new concept will come to New York for the first time this April. The Riders’ Masters Cup, which debuted at the Longines Masters of Paris on December 2, 2017, will pit Team USA against Team Europe in a unique showdown and a direct face-off style competition. In the first leg of the Riders’ Masters Cup, the USA’s Devin Ryan, Chloe Reid, Laura Kraut, Reed Kessler, and Lauren Hough, went up against Team Europe’s Kevin Staut, Maikel van der Vleuten, Grégory Wathelet, Jos Verlooy, and Lorenzo de Luca, respectively. “This first edition of the Riders’ Masters Cup showed that this wondrous sport – show jumping – can be simple, readable and thrilling to audiences, without giving up any of the elegance or excellence characteristic of them,” said Ameeuw. “Both teams stepped up to the challenge in exceptional fashion, taking the audience right along with them and giving our sport the widespread support it deserves.” At the end of the day in Paris, Team Europe claimed the victory – but the competition didn’t just end in France.
first edition of “ This the Riders’ Masters Cup showed that this wondrous sport – show jumping – can be simple, readable and thrilling to audiences...
— Christophe Ameeuw
Laura Kraut competes for Team USA in the Paris leg of The Riders’ Masters Cup; photo © Ashley Neuhof
Patrice Delaveau congratulated on his Longines Masters of Hong Kong Longines Grand Prix CSI5* victory; photo ÂŠ Christophe Taniere for EEM
Daniel Deusser and Cornet d’Amour claimed 1st in the Longines Masters of Paris Longines Grand Prix CSI5* and earned a top-three finish in Hong Kong; photo © Ashley Neuhof
Photo © Ashley Neuhof
While Europe may have captured the win on their turf, the Riders’ Master Cup is a two-part event, giving Team USA a chance on their home soil in New York on Saturday, April 28 beginning at 8:45 p.m. EST. “This all-new event is so extraordinary because it makes speed the focus and the decisive factor; that’s unprecedented in an international competition,” said Team USA Chef d’Equipe Robert Ridland. “For New York, we will come in with a pretty good strategy and a very good team. The home field advantage will be in our favor in New York. The spectators, riders, and the sport in general will realize what it’s all about after seeing this, and I really look forward to that. We’ll give them a run for their money!”
Prix riding Cornet d’Amour, owned by Stephex Stables, to the win on December 3, 2017. Deusser treated all those in attendance and watching worldwide on EEM.tv to exhilarating sport as he tripped the timers in 37.95 seconds and narrowly edged out second place finisher Simon Delestre of France riding Hermes Ryan who finished the jump-off round in 38.08 seconds. “Yet again, Paris has proved how enticing the Longines Masters is to the world’s best riders, and offered this wonderful audience emotions and memories that will last forever,” said Ameeuw following the first event of the 2017–2018 season.
Members of the U.S. team for the Riders’ Masters Cup will not be the only equestrian athletes looking to top the podium in New York. Also looking for a shot at winning accolades are likely to be many of the same contenders who made their marks at the Longines Masters of Paris and the Longines Masters of Hong Kong.
Deusser then headed next to Hong Kong to follow the Longines Masters Series and to contest the $382,800 Longines Grand Prix CSI5* as well, but this time, while the German rider came close, the win went to France’s Patrice Delaveau riding Aquila HDC. Delaveau and the 13-yearold Dutch Warmblood gelding, owned by Haras Des Coudrettes, stopped the jumpoff clock in 37.81 seconds to take the win.
In Paris, it was Daniel Deusser who topped the CSI5* Longines Grand
“It was great today, and my horse was fantastic,” said Delaveau immediately
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following his victory. “I love it here in Hong Kong.” Finishing in a close second on a time of 37.88 seconds were Max Kühner of Austria and Cielito Lindo 2, while Deusser and Cornet d’Amour rounded out the top three less than two-tenths of a second behind Delaveau in 37.96 seconds. Deusser’s third place finish in Hong Kong stopped short his chance at a lucrative €2,250,000 bonus given to anyone who wins the Longines Grand Prix in Paris, Hong Kong, and New York, in that order. However, it put another bonus into play for Delaveau: the €1,000,000 Grand Slam Indoor bonus, given if Delaveau can successfully conquer both the Longines Masters Grand Prix of New York in 2018 and the Longines Masters Grand Prix of Paris at the start of the 2018–2019 season.
Something for Everyone
Watching Delaveau go for the bonus in the $278,000 Longines Grand Prix CSI5* of New York on Sunday, April 29, at 2:45 p.m. EST, is just one of the many things attendees can look forward to at the inaugural Longines Masters of New York.
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More than 50,000 spectators are expected to attend the event over the course of the four days, with featured competition including the Grand Prix, the Riders’ Masters Cup, the Longines Speed Challenge, and the Masters Power Six Bar. The Longines Speed Challenge will be held on Friday, April 27, beginning at 9:15 p.m., giving spectators a chance to witness the world’s top-ranked equestrian athletes as they contest the faults converted speed class in what’s sure to be an exhilarating race against the clock. Longines Masters Series magic; photo © PSI for EEM Lorenzo de Luca flies around the Speed Challenge course at the Longines Masters of Paris; photo © Ashley Neuhof
The Masters Six Bar will keep the topnotch competition alive on Saturday, April 28, with the ultimate display of power and strength beginning at 1 p.m. EST. Throughout the class, the height of six fences set in a row will continue to be raised as horse and rider combinations are eliminated one-by-one until only the most powerful athletes remain. Among the expected top-ranked athletes are Olympic medalists McLain Ward, Lucy Davis, Laura Kraut, and Beezie Madden. They will join many of the best riders of the New York region, including Georgina Bloomberg, Brianne Goutal, and Jessica Springsteen, in contesting the heart-pounding CSI5* international show jumping events.
Incredible after parties at the Longines Masters Series; photo © Laurent Vu for EEM
Not to be overlooked, and running alongside the CSI5* competitions, are the CSI1* and CSI2* divisions, each featuring their own speed, jump-off, and grand prix events. The Longines Masters of New York will also feature a $25,000 U25 Grand Prix on Saturday evening, April 28. “EEM is, above all, the realization of a dream. That of living a passion, equestrian sport, and magnifying it by offering the most beautiful scenes worldwide,” said Ameeuw. “Our added value is the desire to surprise our audiences, riders, and spectators alike, to awaken the passions and to dream, thanks to avant-garde events that mix performance and pleasure.” Tickets for the inaugural Longines Masters of New York are on sale now. To learn more about the event and the Longines Masters Series please visit longinesmasters.com; and to purchase tickets visit ticketmaster.com. Sharing your own photos in conjunction with the Longines Masters Series? Be sure to use the hashtags #WeRideTheWorld and #LonginesMasters.
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More than 50,000 “ spectators are expected to attend the event over the course of the four days, with featured competition including the Grand Prix, the Riders’ Masters Cup, the Longines Speed Challenge, and the Masters Power Six Bar.
Reed Kessler and KS Stakki; photo © Ashley Neuhof
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5. 7. 1. Daniel Deusser and Cornet d’Amour win the Longines Masters of Paris Longines Grand Prix CSI5*...on to Hong Kong! 2. Pénélope Leprevost gives her mount a well earned pat during the awards ceremony 3. The show may be in Paris, but it is easy to remember where the finale will be, as Laura Kraut clears the signature Longines Masters of New York jump 4. Hurry up and wait! Lauren Hough’s Ohlala stands calmly outside the ring 5. Seeing the backs of Simon Delestre’s Hermes Ryan’s ears could only be better if we were in his saddle 6. Lorenzo de Luca makes easy work of the course, and represents Stephex Stables over the Longines Masters of New York jump
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10. 7. Big hair, don’t care! 8. To the victors go the carrots 9. Reed Kessler and Tradition de la Roque compete in Sunday’s CSI5* €300,000 1.60m Longines Grand Prix of Paris 10. Lauren Hough and Ohlala finish 3rd in the Longines Masters of Paris Longines Grand Prix CSI5* 11. Podium shot: The top three finishers in the Longines Masters of Paris Longines Grand Prix CSI5* are Daniel Deusser (1st), Simon Delestre (2nd) and Lauren Hough (3rd)
Photos © Ashley Neuhof
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Jenn Serek Canadian show jumper Jenn Serek grew up in Calgary, Alberta with Spruce Meadows in her backyard, and the inspiration that the historic venue instilled in her remains to this day. The young professional has already seen her fair share of opportunity, hard work and resulting success, with several top grand prix placings in 2017 alone. Her own Springbank Stables calls Calgary home, however Jenn can be found on circuits across the U.S. as she guides the careers of her clients and chases her own Olympic aspirations. Horse & Style caught up with Jenn as she traveled between WEF and HITS Coachella this winter.
Horse & Style: How did you get your start in riding? Jenn Serek: I grew up right behind Spruce Meadows and Calgary is still my home base. As a little girl, I used to be able to walk down the street to Spruce. Our school participated in [a program] where we would sell pop and chips to the people at Spruce. We would go up and down the rows selling snacks – that’s how much time I spent there.
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No one in my family rode horses, but I always wanted to and started riding when I was five. I leased a pony and have been horse showing since I was nine or ten. I also always knew I wanted to be a horse trainer. Although I went to university, there was no option B or backup plan. Now at age 35, I think maybe as a hobby I’d love to be in fashion or design, but when I was younger, there was no ‘If this doesn’t
work out, I’m going to do this…’ Coming from a non-horsey family, my parents found my choices to be a bit weird! H&S: Who were some of the people who influenced you as a young rider? JS: I rode with Debbie Garside from the time I was 10 till I was 20, and then Jill Henselwood kind of found me in a clinic. With Debbie I rode racehorses and hunters – I didn’t ride a
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jumper until I met Jill and gained more experience in the show ring. I didn’t compete on a winter circuit until I was 21. I’d only read about it in The Chronicle of the Horse. Jill, and her husband Bob, not only helped me get going in the jumpers but they were really instrumental in teaching me about the syndicate process. I revamped their old syndicate information to form my own Showtime Syndicate and bought my first grand prix prospect. For the last three years, Norman Dello Joio has been helping me. H&S: How has working with Norman been a change? JS: I think [the Dello Joios] are incredible. They have a real system, and there is one way to do things. There is one way to jump a triple bar, one way to jump a double or a vertical. There is a correct system and a correct process for everything. You try to reach excellence every day, in everything you do – you cover all your bases. I think Norman has a great way with horses,
and horses really like the way he trains – it’s very soft and forward. For me, it’s been about coming out every day and trying to do better than the last. That has translated to my students and staff, and has really come across in all levels of what I do now. H&S: Could you tell us about that first grand prix prospect and your current horse? JS: First, Jill gave me her old horse, “Same Old Song,” to ride, who at the time was maybe 22. That was a very nice leg up – he’d been to the Olympics. Both Rodney Jenkins and Jill had ridden him. My first syndicate was a horse named Shin Shin and he was a great warrior. I got to do the Pan Am trials on him and he had a heart of gold. My current horse is Wicked, and more days than not, people don’t ask how I am, they ask how Wicked is. Everyone knows Wicked and I’m just Wicked’s rider. He’s a really funny horse that looks like a mare and lives up to his name,
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but not because he’s mean. He would never hurt a fly, but he definitely has opinions. Some days it takes four people to get him into the same crosstie he goes into every day. He doesn’t really acknowledge people though. I would love to think that he knows who I am, or recognizes me when I see him, but his love is for other horses. He’s very attached to whoever his neighbor or traveling companion is. He falls in love with them instantly. He also knows his job, and really tries to leave the jumps up. I can’t remember the last rail he had in the first round of a competition.
H&S: What have been some of your most memorable achievements as a trainer and rider?
H&S: How do you prepare for a big class, like a 1.60m under the lights at WEF?
JS: When one of my students wins a national medal finals, as Amelia Vernon did when she won the Jump Canada Medal Final, it’s very rewarding. Most of the people I’ve taught, I’ve taught to walk, trot, to post. Right now I work with the Chernoff family, and the girls came to me when they were five and seven. Nyah just jumped her first high class at age 14. I feel a lot of pride in helping everyone, at every level, but there is a little extra sense of pride when you’ve taught someone how to get on a horse and you’ve taken them to a high level of the sport.
JS: I think it just comes down to trying to do everything right, every day. Whether it’s your flatwork, the length of time you ride, the adjustment of your stirrups, or the fit of your tack. If you look at anyone at the top [of the sport] it’s all in the details. It’s about being mentally tough, being on your game.
There’s also a sense of pride when you’ve sold a horse and it’s going really well for someone, whether it be the medium junior jumpers, the equitation, the hunters or the adults. I sell a lot of horses each year, and it’s always nice when you see people later and they say, “this is my favorite horse.” I think there are so many
aspects of our business that you can get so much pride and a sense of accomplishment from. In 2017 competition we had a really good run. At Bromont I was second in three of the grand prix classes. I also had a great horse called Eleonora that won a World Cup™ Qualifier. She went on to represent the Canadian team in Argentina where we were silver; that horse was never supposed to be all that she was. H&S: How would you describe your team? JS: I have a fantastic support system. Because I commute back and forth between the California and Florida circuits, my grooms have been instrumental in making sure that both east and west camps are run smoothly, and they’ve been doing a tremendous job. My vets and farriers have also been especially great. There have been so many people, including the syndicates, helping me with these horses, that I really wouldn’t be here without them. There are people who have believed in me for so many years. I have some who have been with me since the first syndicate 14 years ago, when I was 21. H&S: Is there anything about you that surprises people? JS: Since I wear glasses when I ride and have long hair, most people – when they see me [after the show] – don’t recognize who I am when I say “hi” to them at dinner. H&S: What are your goals for the future?
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JS: In the long term, I am aiming Wicked at the Pan Am Games in Peru. We’d also like to try to help Team Canada on some of the Nations Cup teams at shows like Thunderbird, and remain as consistent as possible.
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by Alli Addison photos by Erin Kate Photography
S I LV E R OA KS FARM Modern Farmhouse in Park City, Utah
This is a story of two young, adventuring, animal-adoring, minimal design-loving west coasters – Erin Gouveia and her husband Sebastian – who left behind a life of sun and surf in Southern California, trading it in for a simple life of sun and snow in beautiful Park City, Utah. Their upbringings, careers and passions have paved the way in this tale, culminating in the creation of something spectacular: a property that appeals equally to equestrians, design aficionados, and self-described minimalists. This is the story of their Silver Oaks Farm. FROM CALIFORNIA TO UTAH “The youngest of six kids, I was raised in San Diego, California on my parents 10acre avocado farm,” explains Erin Gouveia. Living the quintessential California lifestyle, Erin and her family spent their days doing as many Californians do – surfing in the Pacific, tending to their ranch and menagerie of farm animals, and soaking in the west coast sun. “I went to Colorado State University and graduated with a Zoology and Microbiology degree. After university I worked in medical research at a Southern California Biopharmaceutical company where I also met my future husband, Sebastian. We began our married life living abroad in the Caribbean and the UK for his schooling, followed by a few years back in San Diego. I worked as a zoo keeper at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park before moving to Utah. Once in Utah,
I began a new career as a photographer. I’ve had my business for ten years and still love it.” It was a job offer for Sebastian that originally brought them to Salt Lake City, Utah. “I thought we’d be here a few years and return to Southern California,” explains Erin. “We’ve now lived here 13 years!” After living in a quaint 1922 bungalow in Salt Lake City for 10 years, Erin and Sebastian began entertaining the idea of moving to Park City. “It seemed like we were up in Park City almost every weekend, either mountain biking in the summer or skiing in the winter.” Erin was also boarding her horse Austin at the time and thought it would be great to someday have him on her own property, living in the backyard. So the idea of having a bit more space began to take shape. Erin and Sebastian spent a year looking at homes, only to find that they did not fit their style, or needed too much work to make them their
own. “I had seen our now property for sale online in the winter, and all the MLS photos were snowy photos. In June, the photos were updated for the summer, and this time the property caught my eye,” says Erin. After taking a drive to view the property, she fell in love with the topography, the potential, and the similarity to her family’s ranch in Southern California. “There really wasn’t anything not to like.We honestly didn’t think building was an option for us, but after a bit of research we purchased the property in 2013 and broke ground in 2014,” says Erin. DESIGNING THE EQUESTRIAN PROPERT Y OF YOUR MINIMALIS T M O N O C H R O M AT I C D R E A M S Erin explains that her love for design and decorating began early. “I used to hoard my mother’s magazines – Sunset, Better Homes & Gardens, and Good Housekeeping to name
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a few – and tear out pages for inspiration,” she remembers. And this same process proved itself very useful twenty years later, even in today’s digital age. “I still subscribe to many magazines and tear out pages that inspire me. And houzz.com was a huge tool for me in the planning phase. I had folders for absolutely everything from flooring to kitchen cabinets, paint colors to baseboard styles, plumbing fixtures to door knobs. It made it very easy to share the ideas with Sebastian, and our contractor, so he could visualize what I was thinking.” Erin explains that her husband Sebastian was really easy going during the process, and only specified two requirements for their home: a fireplace, and a space in the garage to work on his bikes. The style of the home and property, as described by Erin, is ‘Mountain Modern Minimal Farmhouse.’ “I try very hard to keep things tidy on our property to maintain the minimal theme throughout.” Erin and Sebastian worked with architect Louise Hill of Louise Hill Design for their farm. “She was amazing to work with and her style and design leans more modern.” When Erin met with Hill, thanks to her organizational and design-oriented skill set, Erin was able to convey her clear vision. And together with their contractor, that vision was carried out beautifully. “The home is modest by Park City standards,” explains Erin. Comprised of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, with one great room and a loft, the interior ceilings are 9 feet in all the rooms and 24 feet in the great room to give the impression of additional airy space. An interior monochromatic paint palette of white and a large number of windows aids in the illusion of a larger space as well. For the doors, Erin and Sebastian chose a cement gray 2-panel shaker style with black hardware to pop against the white walls painted in Pure White by Sherwin Williams. A warming white oak hardwood floor stained in a gray tone runs throughout the house, with the exception of the bathrooms and mudroom, offering an inviting contrast to the coolness of Erin and Sebastian’s other finish materials. Centered in the great room resides the textured board-formed concrete fireplace. “A fun detail in our great room,” explains Erin, “the reclaimed fireplace mantle and the giant beam at the floor of the loft were from a nearby ranch where I frequently photograph weddings. I traded a photo shoot for those wood pieces.”
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The open floor plan of the great room allows continuous flow for Erin and Sebastian, as they move from their living space to the dining space and into the kitchen. And a consistent use of textures, colors and materials helps to create the cohesiveness required for such a plan. The kitchen is modern in design, with simple shaker-style cabinetry painted in Sherwin Williams Passive, a stunning faint gray, and beautifully complemented by the polished Carrara marble countertops and subway tile backsplash. Carrara stone is cool-toned in nature, so to offset that and keep the kitchen and dining space inviting, Erin added a collection of rustic, warm woodtoned counter stools, dining chairs, a farm table and antique hutch. “The leather and wood stools were my parents, as well as the antique wood cupboard. And I used them everyday growing up,” recalls Erin. To further amplify the soft airiness of the spaces, Erin and Sebastian opted for subtle glass and iron pendant lighting for both the kitchen island and dining table. The overall combination of these choices is brilliant from a design perspective. And the final result is a perfect blend of rustic and modern, textured and smooth, cool and warm. “I wanted the space to feel cozy and inviting, but modern and bright as well,” says Erin. Sentimental equestrian pieces are sprinkled throughout the home, including a trophy from Erin’s Appy-circuit days, an antique race horse needlepoint pillow given to Erin by her sister, various now-vintage awards and an antique Man O’ War postcard. “This is special to me because according to papers for my childhood horse, Blaze, he goes back to the great racehorse, which I thought was always kind of cool!” she states. And then there is Erin’s impressive photography collection. By day, Erin works as a notable and accomplished wedding photographer, with her work having been featured in multiple publications, including Martha Stewart Weddings. “I’m a hopeless romantic, which probably explains why I love weddings so much. It is a great privilege when I am chosen and trusted to interpret a wedding story,” explains Erin. So, one can expect that a design-savvy wedding photographer with a passion for horses would have some exceptional equestrian photography in her arsenal as well. In the bedrooms, the office and the great room sit various prints from Erin’s work. They range from soft and romantic to modern and chic, and are available through her online print shop. “Horses are in my blood,” she
says. “The Horse collection of photographs was inspired by my love for these amazing creatures. Mysterious animals that are fast, powerful, and athletic, but can be extremely gentle and kind.” FROM HOUSE AND PROPERT Y TO HOME A N D FA R M The well-appointed interior of Erin and Sebastian’s home is certainly spectacular, but the exterior is equally impressive. Beginning with the home itself, exterior elements include cement board and batten siding painted in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray, black framed windows by Windsor, black exterior doors, gooseneck farm-style exterior sconces from Restoration Hardware, and a steep pitched metal black roof. “Growing up in Southern California we were very familiar, maybe too familiar, with brush fires. My horses even survived the Witch Fire of 2007. So we designed with fire-resistance in mind, hence the cement board siding and metal roof,” explains Erin. Silver Oaks Farm consists of 10-plus acres, perfectly suited to house the equestrian necessities for this passionate horse lover and dressage rider. But designing and constructing both a house AND a fullyequipped equestrian facility takes a great deal of planning, organization and knowing your needs. “Our farm consists of our home, a four-stall barn with a wash stall, tack room, storage area and an indoor arena, as well as four horse turnouts with run-in sheds,” says Erin. The barn is a simple pole barn with stall kits that were kept light and sealed clear, comfortably housing her two Hanoveriancross geldings, Austin and Anton. The fixtures and details in the barn are black and the aisle of rubber pavers from Innovative Equine Systems are gray, which Erin feels hides the dirt best. The tack room is bright and light, painted in Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray (again, Erin and Sebastian understand a thing or two when it comes to design cohesiveness), and features a collection of black fixtures – saddle racks, bridle hooks, and boot hangers, all from Dover Saddlery. As for the indoor arena, it just needed to be functional. “The wind and snow loads at our elevation are quite extreme, so we had to go with a steel building,” states Erin. On the interior, Erin was able to start from scratch for her footing. “The footing is Premier Equestrian’s Arena Aid. I worked with Heidi Zorn to get the base and footing just right.” And then there is the color. With her minimalistic spirit and penchant for a
monochromatic palette of whites, grays and blacks, it is no surprise that Erin chose to push the limits for the color of her equestrian facility. “My sister was very good friends with the late Santa Barbara, Ca. architect, Peter Becker. I always remember him saying that if you wanted something to disappear paint it black. And I am not a huge fan of metal buildings, so I thought big, huge black buildings might kind-of go away!” she laughs. Somewhere along the design researching process, Erin stumbled upon a photo of a black metal indoor arena online, and she fell in love. “Our black indoor arena was the first black building the steel company every built. We have gotten so many compliments on the color. And the black is also warmer in winter as it absorbs quite a bit of heat when it’s sunny out.” Thanks to Erin and Sebastian’s superb planning skills, they were able to complete construction on time and within budget, which is seldom heard of in the construction industry. A speedy 7 months for the house, 4 weeks for the indoor arena and roughly 4 months for the barn. And with the completion, Silver Oaks Farm was born and it’s story was just beginning. But what’s in a
name? “Growing up in Southern California, we had oak trees everywhere. For that reason I love acorns and always wanted to have a farm with “Oak” in the name. And we live in the equestrian community of Park City called Silver Creek. Our friend Brad actually named our farm one evening when we had him over for dinner,” recalls Erin. “He had asked what we were going to call our place and at one point suggested ‘what about Silver Oaks Farm?,’ and it stuck!” As for the future of the farm, Erin and Sebastian hope to one day add an outdoor dressage court, in addition to expanding their home-farming endeavors, which include beekeeping. Silver Oaks Farm offers its residents Erin and Sebastian, as well their horses, dog Tobago, chinchilla Chubby, and chicken Myrtle so much beyond just a welldesigned home to live in. The local wildlife sightings do not disappoint. “We regularly have herds of elk and deer on the property. Once in a while we see moose, and we regularly spy foxes, coyotes, and snowshoe hares.” And the view surrounding Silver Oaks Farm is a little slice of heaven. “It is amazing,” says Erin. “We are so thankful and lucky to wake up to it everyday.”
Erin’s Tips for Designing and Developing the Horse Property of your Dreams: — Do lots of research! I called the county before purchasing the lot and talked to the planner about developing the property.We also acquired the building code beforehand so we could reattach building details. — Stay organized and show photos. My houzz.com page was invaluable. I showed our contractor pictures of everything. Sometimes builders do the same thing over and over, and may not have seen a building detail you want. Our home is not the typical Park City design, so some design aspects were very different from what he’d done in the past. — Keep lists from each visit. Record what is going to be done and what needs to be changed. It’s much easier to remember at your next visit to check up on all those things if you have a list. Silver Oaks Farm: @silveroaksfarm Erin Kate Photography: erinkatephoto.com | @erinkatephoto
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Jeaneen Barnhart “
I don’t want to illustrate or create a portrait. I only want what is necessary.
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ive equestrian artist Jeaneen Barnhart the time, space, and tools, and she will pursue the truest happiness she knows – drawing. Her intent is to reveal the energy in her work and subject and to emulate the figure through “loose interpretation and uninhibited line and depth.” In her earlier creative years, Barnhart focused on what she could see from the outside. However, after college, where she earned her BFA in Painting from Alfred University, she discovered the heart, the bones, the muscle, and the mind of a subject. That opened her artistic eye to a deeper expression, and still, to this day, Barnhart pursues form with, “a fresh and curious desire balanced with the power and control of a loose line.” Horse & Style: Tell us a little about yourself as an artist. Please describe your style, technique(s), etc. Where is your studio? Jeaneen Barnhart: My primary works include finished charcoal/pastel drawings, loose oil paintings, and quick studies focused on both figurative and equine anatomy, expression, and passion. I create small to large scale on both paper and canvas. My drawing materials/tools include a vast array of charcoals, pastels, and graphites from a variety of art supply makers. I have experimented with almost every compressed charcoal stick produced along with every artist’s paper available. Over the years, since college, I have come to know which mark-making tool works best on the papers I have chosen. This was a long trial and error process because every single line counts. These lines are loose and purposeful, so it is vital to feel real confidence in the materials I am using. My execution is usually fast as I have no desire to create portraits. Instead, I like to create a piece that represents an emotional connection to myself and my audience. The sketching on small scale usually takes place literally on the floors of my studio. It is built up with comfort for my body to proportion, lean, and hover over my drawings. I never sit at a drawing table. That is too restricted for the way I need to work. My studio is located in my home in Louisville, Kentucky. Eighty percent of my house is dedicated to workspace! This includes every step from execution to preservation. I am also an experienced custom framer, so I have the equipment to cut mats, complete dry mounting, and shrink wrap art for sales purposes. H&S: What is the atmosphere of your studio where you paint? Is there music playing? What’s the vibe?
Beautiful Rampage, oil on canvas
JB: I have three studio spaces in my home which are all very private. I have one upstairs, downstairs, and sort of a back porch area with all glass windows. That area is perfect in the summer! Music is essential, so I have a full stereo sound set up in each space. Comfort
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Equine Study in Gesture I, pastel / charcoal pencil on paper
is equally important, especially the area where I draw on the floor. The temperature is set to be on the warmer side. I don’t use AC in the summer unless I am boiling. If I start working after noon, red wine is also important! (Good thing I am already home!) Incense burns. The lighting is set. An abundance of paper is stacked on the floor. I order 400 sheets in bulk. It’s a pretty sight. There are charcoals and pastels galore – every variety. They sit in piles everywhere. It’s hard to even distinguish them after usage over and over; I must test them until I find the right one. Then I hope for the best! H&S: How long does it take to complete one painting? JB: I take a few days to concept and prime, using layers of color. I build up to a point where I feel comfortable taking the plunge, by being patient, mixing paint, and zoning out. Once I am ready, a painting usually takes me one day, regardless of the size. Sometimes they work out, but most of the time they don’t. I paint like I draw. It must be a spontaneous effort driven by emotion. H&S: Is your work based on commission, or do you only paint what you feel? JB: I rarely do commissions unless the client is desiring something I normally produce and allows me freedom. Most of
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Artist Jeaneen Barnhart at work
my work is derived from self-motivation and to fill my inventory!
H&S: Tell us a little about yourself as an equestrian.
H&S: What were your formative years like as an artist? What is your earliest art memory?
JB: I am not an equestrian. I am an admirer!
JB: To be quite honest, I started very young – like 3 or 4 years old. As with my twin sister, Doreen Barnhart DeHart, by the time I entered high school, I could create a portrait of someone and it would look like a photograph. I explored many ways to make art, using colored pencils, markers, India ink, watercolor, acrylics, and clay. My love for the human figure started to develop at seven years old, and I could draw fingers and toes by the time I was nine. It was during my college years at Alfred University that my professors would break me out of my perfection of drawing the figure, and over that time, I completely eliminated any form. My work started to become more abstract. They wanted me to challenge myself and lose the figure. It was not until I graduated and moved to Louisville that the figure came back into my life and my work. This time, everything was different, from start to finish. And this is how I developed my signature work – by combining all the elements of abstraction with familiarity with the human body.
H&S: What made you want to become an equestrian artist? JB: As soon as I moved to Louisville in 1992, I caught on to this horseracing town and met all the right folks in the art industry. My sister and I settled here, rooted our artistic interests, and paved our way to creating equine imagery to be used commercially and to be recognized on both the national and international level. Doreen is my graphic designer and is the best partner I could have. Together we succeeded in making a strong impact on the local community and beyond. We always challenged ourselves to represent the equine subject accurately in its aesthetics, drive, and passion. And the horse, for me, has become an entity I have come to know so well. H&S: Who is your favorite artist (in general) and/or equestrian artist? Is there a particular artist who has influenced your work? JB: It’s very hard to choose a favorite. In college, my favorite was Joan Mitchell. She was the painter who influenced me in my abstract departure. Her usage of line,
Early Flight, oil on canvas Dual to the Finish, charcoal / pastel on paper
color, composition, and spontaneity gave me the direction essential for inner change. I needed to lose the figure. She accomplished it in a way I aspired to. After college, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec and Egon Schiele were, and currently are, the most influential. And for obvious reasons, of course, as they were masters of drawing. I consider Lautrec’s horse studies to be outstanding. H&S: What is one thing you’d like people to know about you as an artist? JB: I’ll never stop exploring the creative process! H&S: What has been your biggest accomplishment? JB: I’d say my biggest accomplishment is not having to knock on gallery doors in the hopes that someone would look at my portfolio. Clients and gallery owners often reach out to me, desiring my work, and that is a not only an accomplishment, but an honor. H&S: What inspires you? JB: What inspires me the most is the response I get from my clients and supportive audience. The idea of creating something that moves anyone, whether expressing passion, pain, or a simple intimate gesture, can give me that extra boost of energy. Yet, after making art all these years, it’s not always so easy to approach the paper or canvas and be certain of what’s going to make me happy. My work relies on a spontaneous flow charged by determination. So, at any given moment, I must be ready. Perhaps you could easily say I am ‘on call’ to my work. H&S: What’s next on the horizon for you as an artist? JB: I have another Kentucky Derby Festival Poster/ Image launching in 2018. It’s another collaboration with my sister, Doreen Barnhart DeHart! H&S: Where are you when you’re not drawing/painting? JB: When I am not drawing or painting, I like to spend time with my family and catch up with friends. I love to be outside on sunny days and take walks, visit art galleries, go to the peddler’s mall, and drink red wine with my sister! Jeaneen has been licensed to create an ongoing collection of powerful drawings depicting the 1973 Triple Crown champion, Secretariat. Her figurative drawings were featured on HBO’s “Entourage,” and her equine drawings appeared on ABC's “Body of Proof.” Find her on Instagram @jeaneenbarnhart and online at artsocool.com.
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Bound for Glory, oil on canvas
rachel Saunders Fine Art
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HARRIMANS VIRGINIA PIEDMONT GRILL Middleburg, VA
If you are looking for the perfect end to the perfect day in the Shenandoah Valley, Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill is the place to go. Located at the Salamander Resort & Spa, just a short drive off the main road in Middleburg, VA, Harrimans is in the heart of horse country and offers the very best in food, drinks and service.
he restaurant is tucked away on the backside of Salamander Resort & Spa, and overlooks the resort’s rolling green hills, fire pit and Adirondack chairs, Equestrian Center, and a beautiful mare and foal horse sculpture (which is colorfully lit for a fanciful look).You enter Harrimans through two European style half-stall doors, which is the most direct form of equestrian flair used in the decor. In the private dining room, several horse show ribbons (won by the daughter of the owner of Salamander) hang perfectly on the far wall in a shadow box. Otherwise, subtle hints
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of wrought iron, brass rivets, and leather give the restaurant an understated – and consequently elegant – equestrian feel. Harrimans happily services Salamander Resort & Spa’s overnight guests. However, they also aim to be a stand alone destination restaurant to those visiting Middleburg and the surrounding areas, as well as to those who live locally. To support this effort, they hired Executive Chef Ryan Arensdorf from Chicago, and asked him to craft a menu using his classical French training, modern Italian influence, and extensive experience at top steakhouses. The resulting menu is fantastic, and offers diners a wide range of traditional fare, such as the Prime
Delmonico, a 15 ounce ribeye with smoked pancetta pesto; and more unusual dishes, such as the Rabbit Cassoulet, with white bean puree, spicy arugula, apple and fennel. Although everything in Harrimans’ culinary kitchen is state-of-the-art, Arensdorf was enticed to move to Middleburg by what was outside the kitchen: a culinary garden and beehives. With these at his disposal, Arensdorf was able to craft a menu using only the freshest ingredients, resulting in locally sourced, flavorful dishes that honor the rich history of Virginia. Harrimans diners reap the wonderful results of this artistry as soon as the bread hits the table – the
Executive Chef, Ryan Arensdorf
accompanying butter is whipped with Salamander’s own honey! Arensdorf works hard to create an exceptional dining experience for Harrimans guests, but he does not work alone. Executive Pastry Chef Jason Reaves creates all the fluffy, doughy items on the menu with artistic flair. As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY, Reaves honed his craft through his work at Leesburg’s Lansdowne Resort, several cruise ships, and multiple Food Network competitions. From the wonderful bread at the beginning of the meal, to the incredible desserts at the end (imagine the Smoked Chocolate spiced pudding cake, complete with churro, dulce de leche ice cream and maplewood smoke), Reaves’s dishes absolutely delight. When Michael Foote was hired as the beverage director, he and Arensdorf became a dream team, working together to match the perfect wine (or beer) with the perfect dish. While dining at Harrimans, my husband and I had our six-course menu flawlessly paired by Foote. His knowledge of – and enthusiasm for! – wine is infectious and so much fun. For
each pairing, Foote first gets a feel for the drinker’s preference (beer or wine, white or red, domestic or international) through friendly conversation. Then he is off and running…to get the ideal wine! After finding the first pairing absolutely amazing (a sparkling Greenville Blanc de Blanc to go with our Baked Camembert), we asked him to just bring us his favorite pairing for the following five dishes. My husband, who is a sommelier, was delighted and intrigued with every selection. Perhaps more fun than the wine and pairing itself was the conversation with Foote about the theory and thought that went into the selection. While each pairing was incredible, there are two others I really must mention. The dry minerality of the Nosiola (a new-to-us varietal) perfectly tempered the lemon relish in the third course’s Applewood Smoked Maine Diver Sea Scallop. And the Michael Shaps Cab Franc from Monticello was lovely with the hearty Roasted Alaskan Halibut. By the end of the dinner, my husband purchased a few bottles to take home, as the wines were unusual, small lot and definitely needed to be “revisited” later.
Reflecting on the food, Arensdorf really took us on a culinary journey with his six-course meal. The variances in textures, spices, and depth of flavor made each bite taste like a work of art. Although each dish was delightful, somewhat ironically, it was his Glazed Thumbelina Carrots that blew my husband and me away. For this dish, Arensdorf took roasted carrots, placed them on a whip of spiced Greek yogurt, and garnished it with micro cilantro. Though simple, it was so, so delicious. To cook a carrot dish with that much depth and attention to detail, you must be extraordinarily talented and caring about your craft; it is obvious Arensdorf is both. After a long day of shopping in Middleburg (you must visit Creme de la Creme), a long day of riding horses or fox hunting (which you cannot miss in Middleburg), or a long day of wine tasting in the up and coming wine region (we visited Chrysalis), a meal at Harrimans is the perfect way to spend some time off your feet, with a drink in hand, and a great meal in front of you. Tell them Horse & Style sent you…and order the carrots. salamanderresort.com/dine/harrimans Photos courtesy of Salamander Resort
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I am a trainer with many junior and amateur hunter and equitation riders. Some of my junior riders want to move up to the “Big Eq” ring this year, and at least at this time they are not ready. Not only are the riders insistent on this goal, the parents are emphatic. Can you please discuss psychological perspectives that support and undermine moving up in a rush?
In most elite sports, athletes train a level higher than they compete. This ensures athlete safety as well as a highly developed competitor that ultimately leads to advancing the sport. Equestrian show jumping is not equal in that a less experienced rider can compete on a seasoned horse and beat an experienced rider whose mount is not as athletically able or practiced. This imbalance can become a safety issue as the courses become increasingly challenging and the jumps bigger. Psychologically speaking, the rider’s integrity is compromised when stepping into a division that is beyond their skill level. Integrity, or the quality of being honest, is essential, since trust is necessary for horse and rider to perform safely and have the potential for peak performance. If the rider is out of alignment with their own truth – which in this case is knowing on some level that they don’t have the skills to answer the questions a course is asking – the potential for sustained success is impossible. This kind of incongruence leads to an inauthentic sense of self
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and identity that opens the door to fewer boundaries in other settings as well. For teenagers, this can actually be extremely damaging. I encourage you to talk to your athletes and their parents about the ways in which show jumping can be a mirror for the rest of life, so as to help everyone to be clear about what they are seeking long term from involvement in horse show training and competing. Ultimately, if your students and their families are unaligned with your philosophy, the best you can do is articulate your stance and boundaries, and refer them to another program if you can’t come to a mutual understanding. I strongly support you (and all trainers for that matter) in getting clear about your teaching philosophy and associated boundaries, so that you can express this when developing relationships with new clients at the onset. It is empowering to be clear on this material as it is part of your work, passion, and life.
I am setting goals for the new season, and am struggling to create ones that are not about points, wins, and qualifying. Can you please help me think about goals I can achieve that are not score and results based? It is easy to equate success to clean rounds, well-executed work-offs, and flowing derby rides, but that is all about the external, observable experience. The internal, felt experience is many layers deep and involves focusing on the moment-by-moment nuances of a combination of the rider’s mind-body connection and the horse-rider connection. To work on this experience, start by noticing how your mind-body connection feels when you practice. Focus your awareness on the ease or struggle of communication between your intentions and your body’s ability to react. Sometimes heightening awareness of the mind-body connection highlights a need for more physical strength or clarity on particular aids. Also take notice of the connection your mind and body have to your horse. Rather than judging these connections as
good/bad or strong/weak, simply develop awareness of these elements. The experience of “flow state,” which is that amazing zone that comes from these combined forms of awareness, will be more accessible as you practice this expanded goal awareness. After each ride, assess how it felt, the quality of connection between your horse and you, and the elements of mental focus that supported the relationship. Set simple goals for increased awareness of your breath, the rhythm of the stride, your connection to the horse, or your sensory experiences during a round. Developing this form of internal awareness will greatly support peak performance from a more global perspective.
Dr. Carrie Wicks divides her time between her private sport psychology consulting and family therapy practice, traveling with athletes, and writing. She completed her doctorate in psychology while researching the mental practices of equestrian athletes. Her passions include horses, yoga, mountain biking, skiing, and time in nature with animals. If you would like to ask a question for this column or ask about a complimentary Performance Strategy session, please contact Carrie.
Carrie Wicks, Ph.D. | Photo © Christopher Demers
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Elizabeth Hay always loved horses, and although growing up in San Francisco made it difficult to find a barn, Hay eventually did and began riding at age eight. A few years later, Hay’s aunt gave her a film camera to practice with before an important family trip. The very first place Hay took it was to the barn. Film lent itself to a lot of trial and error, and Hay taught herself the basics by taking notes on her camera settings and comparing them to the actual prints. From an early age, she loved the process as much as the product. As a young adult, Hay stepped away from photography as she earned her degree from Cal Poly, SLO, in Animal Science and worked in several facets of the equine industry after college. But one day, Hay was scrolling through Craigslist and came across a Digital SLR camera for a good price. She remembered how much fun photography was and decided to pick up the habit again. The very first place she went to practice? The barn, of course! Hay has since turned her horse photography hobby into a business, and she is passionate about what she does. After observing a phenomenal photographer take technically perfect pictures of a horse and its rider, but fail to fully capture the relationship between the two, she developed the philosophy that it takes a horse person behind the camera to properly showcase that special bond. Now, capturing that bond is what Hay loves to do for her clients, and it is the essence of the art she shares with the world. elizabethhayphotography.com @elizabethhay @elizabethhayphotography
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