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BRAYS ISLAND PLANTATION AN EQUESTRIAN PARADISE SET AGAINST THE COASTAL LOWCOUNTRY JUST ONE HOUR FROM CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA LIES 5,500 ACRES OF TRUE LOWCOUNTRY PARADISE. Hailed as America’s premier sporting community, Brays Island Plantation offers a unique equestrian experience in a one-of-kind setting. From the rustic gates and mossdraped oaks to the golden quail fields and sparkling saltwater ponds, Brays Island is a masterpiece of nature. It’s no surprise that the plantation’s equestrian director, Nicole Palazzo, believes the best way to experience Brays Island is via horseback.

“OWNERS OFTEN SAY THAT RIDING PROVIDES A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE OF THE PLANTATION.”

The 60 miles of well-maintained equestrian trails and sand roads at Brays Island wind through serene woodlands and open fields, as well as alongside scenic marsh views and tranquil rivers. In addition to 51 stalls, Brays Island offers over 100 acres of pasture-boarding spread across 35 paddocks. As equestrian director, Nicole works diligently to give all Brays Island

owners and their guests the best possible riding experience - offering programs for every type of rider, at every skill level, including lessons and camps for children. Popular among owners are two annual Ride and Dine events. One is a twilight ride that ends with a fireside catered dinner and cowboy serenade. The second takes place at the end of the quail season and finishes with a champagne brunch in the hunt field. The sporting pursuits at Brays Island Plantation don’t end with horseback riding. The community’s vast acreage is shared among 325 owners - providing more than ample space to pursue a range of outdoor activities. The lucky few who own property here can enjoy hunting in 3,500 acres of untouched woods and fields, a sporting clays course designed by Holland & Holland, firstclass saltwater fishing, an 18-hole par 72 Scottish links golf course, Har Tru tennis courts with river views, and more. Combining the finest in outdoor pursuits and the most beautiful of settings, it’s no wonder Nicole loves caring for the horses at Brays Island. Looking out at a community paddock with two horses grazing, she muses,

“WHEN I GO, I HOPE I COME BACK AS A HORSE AT BRAYS ISLAND.”


We could tell you about our 60 miles of gorgeous equestrian trails, our first-class saltwater and freshwater fishing and boating, or our 3,500 acres of hunt fields and nature preserves.

We could tell you what it’s like to call this amazing plantation home, but words just don’t do it justice. We invite you to experience life at Brays Island, schedule a visit, find your next home, and start living. B R AY S I S L A N D . C O M / V I S I T T O D AY

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EQ’S ANNUAL GOLD LIST RALPH LAUREN AND WORK TO RIDE

36 The famous designer’s Work to Ride campaign funds collegiate scholarships for athletes participating in the organization dedicated to teaching inner-city kids to ride, play polo, and succeed in life.

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Now in its sixth year, EQ’s Gold List has grown to become America’s leading survey of all things equestrian. Did your selections make the list?

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58 Born to Hollywood stars, she has built a successful career as a grand prix rider and breeding business owner with hard work and passion.

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66 Dressage star Devon Kane shines bright both in the show ring and in her business as head trainer at Diamante Farms.

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74 With over 100 delightful and imaginative topiaries inspired by the sport of foxhunting and the elaborate gardens of England, this Maryland gem was founded by Harvey Smith Ladew.


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Infuse your style with the warm colors of autumn. GIVING BACK

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Equestrian Emma Massingale’s epic adventure to pull two miniature horses in a human-powered cycle-trailer raised money and spirits. DESIGN

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A new playful picture book takes inspiration from the late Dr. Seuss’s original sketches.

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Choose some of your soon-to-be fashion favorites from seven tempting trends. FOOD+DRINK

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Chef Jerry Ford of the Ford Plantation shares the recipe of his time-honored fried chicken. FAVORITES

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World Polo League Beach Polo in Miami Beach, Florida, returned to the sands of South Beach.

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Researchers have shown that dogs are capable of lying to get what they want.

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IN EACH ISSUE Beezie Madden, a six-time winner of EQ’s Gold List favorite jumper category, raises her trophy after winning her second Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Final in 2018. Cover photo by Shannon Brinkman.

EDITOR’S NOTE 10 Welcome to Equestrian Living. RESOURCES

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Look for CONTACT INFO | PAGE 96 to find the products and services in this issue. BARN DOGS 98 Gold List favorites Danny and Ron sit down with EQ for an interview about their wonderful work rescuing dogs.

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The host of the popular Because of Horses podcast, Elise Gaston Chand, took a roundabout road to find her calling.

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Fabulous farms and ranches. MASTERING PARTNERSHIP

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Jim Masterson’s method of working with horses focuses on interacting with them to help alleviate pain and improve performance.


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WELCOME amazed by the burgeoning number of readers who, through nominations and votes cast, have built the Gold List to become America’s leading survey of equestrians’ favorites. This year, we have acknowledged new winners and honored consistent repeat winners with a new Gold Standard distinction. Beezie Madden, who graces this issue’s cover, has won the favorite jumper rider category six times, earning her Gold Standard status. Her career ho doesn’t love to win? accomplishments are staggering; accruIt is the ultimate feel- ing individual and team U.S. Olympic medals, the FEI World Cup Finals, the good experience. For athletes competing in Longines BHS King George V Gold Cup at Hickstead, England, along with individual events, a win generates a boost countless other awards. She is the first in confidence, accomplishment, and valida- woman to pass the $1-million mark in earnings. “Beezie is arguably the best tion. In team sports, the shared rewards reinforce the strength of working together woman in the history of show jumping,” George Morris told Practical Horseman. for a common goal. It’s no wonder that her successes in the As I watched the parade for the U.S. saddle, as well as her respected level Women’s National Soccer Team wend of horsemanship and humility, have its way up Broadway through a flood of made her a beacon for aspiring young ticker tape in New York City, I could see equestrians. the impact of what determination and In an interview with Beth Cross, the the single mission to win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup can look like. It was co-founder and CEO of Ariat, another Gold Standard winner, we begin to to witness a proud moment for a diverse, unstoppable team of women determined to understand why they have dominated bring recognition to the sport—including the voting and scored gold in multiple pay inequality—and to inspire a new gen- categories since the inception of our voting. Beth attributes innovation, evoeration of enthusiastic young athletes. lution, and daily connection with their Our Gold List, which is significantly customers to be integral components of more light-hearted in nature, has increastheir success. Additionally, Hermès, a ingly become more competitive. Our brand long associated with equestrian Equestrian Living team continues to be

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sport, continues to be recognized for its products’ timeless appeal and impeccable craftsmanship. As we look beyond the Gold List, we meet two other equestrians in this issue who have experienced their share of wins in the arena and the development and training of high-performance show horses. On the East Coast, we meet Devon Kane, a champion dressage rider who has won United States Dressage Federation bronze, silver, and gold medals to name a few and is ardently focused on her thriving and ever-evolving career. On the West Coast, Hannah Selleck, a grand prix competitor based in Thousand Oaks, California, remains committed to advancing her show jumping career while building and managing a successful boutique breeding operation. Stepping outside of the high-profile competition ring, we salute the magnificent accomplishments of Danny Robertshaw and Ron Danta, founders of Danny & Ron’s Rescue. Their relentless, selfless efforts to save dogs by the thousands, regardless of the challenges, ranks high in my book. I don’t think I’d be too presumptuous to describe them both as utterly golden.


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The 18-inch square Rust Pillow Cover by Rizzy Rugs is constructed of felt fabric with embroidered welt details and hidden zipper. $42.

J.Crew’s gold-plated Tortoise Double-Disc Earrings with a modern silhouette are suitable for just about anything. $49.50.

Infuse your style with the warm autumn palette of earthy reds and burnt orange.

Max Mara’s Alpaca and Silk Stole is subtly finished with fringed edges. The generous, 70 by 200 centimeters renders it both fashionable and functional. Shown in rust. $355.

The 797 Madison Candle by Tory Burch is hand-poured and encased in a graphic glass-and-metal fretwork container. Burn time 55 hours. $68.

Tod’s Knot Detail Leather Loafer is fashioned with a leather knot and signature, debossed “T” at the vamp. $795. CONTACT INFO | PAGE 96 12 | EQ UE S T R I A N L I V IN G | AU GU S T/ S EP TEMB ER | 2019

The Cashmere Cape with detachable, Monogram Silk Scarf by Burberry is Scottish made and handsomely elevated with fringing and mother-of-pearl buttons. $1,320.

The Richard Ginori 1735 Catene Scarlet Tea Cup and Saucer highlight artistic technique and craftsmanship. The hand-detailed porcelain with chain-link border is edged in platinum. Cup $120. Saucer $80. Available at L.V. Harkness.

Loewe’s Lazo Bucket Bag features curved accordion sides with flat leather side panels. Calfskin straps with a belt knot cinch to close. The natural-calf bag is finished with black-painted edging. Shown in rust. $1,950.


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the horsewoman I am today,” Emma wrote on the fundraiser page before setting off. “[We have] two main objectives in mind: to give everyone we meet, and those who follow us online, their daily smile, and to have an epic adventure that challenges me both physically and mentally.” The two equine passengers, a miniature horse named Percy, and Stanley, a miniature Shetland pony, are both untrained, as Emma hoped to share her style of training along the way. As a cutting-edge leader in natural horsemanship, she often works with horses “at liberty,” meaning without tack or other equipment, free in a big space. A creative thinker, Emma is constantly hatching new ideas to challenge herself and her

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herd, while changing the way we look at the human/horse relationship. Her ground-breaking ideas offer a sense of fun and freedom to those looking for a more fulfilling relationship with their horse. “I wanted to be able to share how getting out of the arena and putting yourself a bit out of your comfort zone is a great way of working with your horses,” explained Emma. With sponsorship from Ariat, Cavallo Hoof Boots, Natural VetCare, and others, the team raised over $2,500 for Brooke, Action for Working Horses and Donkeys, an international charity that protects and improves the lives of horses, donkeys, and mules that give people in the developing world the opportunity to work their way out of poverty. SOURCES | PAGE 96


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HORSE MUSEUM his September, Random House Children’s Books will release a new Dr. Seuss book about creating and experiencing art. The catalog of Theodor Geisel has been canon for young children for decades. Now, a new Dr. Seuss book will find its place among the rest. The original manuscript for Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum was discovered in the late author’s La Jolla, California, home 21 years after his death, alongside the manuscript for the 2015 number one New York Times bestseller What Pet Should I Get? The book is a celebration of art, and how we all see the world in different ways. Young readers will join an affable horse as he takes a group of students on a guided tour of an art museum. Taking inspiration from Dr. Seuss’s original sketches, acclaimed illustrator Andrew

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Joyner has completed the unfinished artwork to accompany the original text and created a look that is both Seussian and wholly his own. Joyner’s whimsical illustrations are combined throughout with full-color photographic reproductions of famous horse artwork by Pablo Picasso, George Stubbs, Rosa Bonheur, Alexander Calder, Jacob Lawrence, Deborah Butterfield, Franz Marc, Jackson Pollock, and many others. Cameo appearances by classic Dr. Seuss characters (among them the Cat in the Hat, the Grinch, and

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Horton the Elephant) make Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum a playful picture book that is totally unique. Dr. Seuss’s former art director, Cathy Goldsmith, now President and Publisher of Beginner Books, is overseeing the process of preparing Dr. Seuss’s Horse Museum for publication. Goldsmith is the one remaining publishing executive at Random House to have worked directly with Ted Geisel during his lifetime, including spending time with him in La Jolla when he was finishing Oh, the Places You’ll Go! “I remember fondly the days when Ted would come to Random House to hand-deliver his latest work, which included reading it aloud to staff gathered in a conference room,” says Goldsmith. “Poring over the manuscript and Ted’s original sketches, this book brought me right back to those days, and I continue to be so honored to bring his brilliant work to today’s young readers.”


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TRENDS THAT TEMPT Ankle boots, plaids, and ponchos are just a few of this year’s FASHION FORECASTER’S FAVORITES.

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Steve Madden’s Koda Leopard Multi merges the current trends of leopard and plaid in a classic mule accented with horsebit hardware. $69.95.

Both versatile and stylish, Burberry’s gauzy, lightweight Giant Check Print wool and silk scarf elegantly displays this oversized, camel check pattern. $390.

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The luxurious alpaca and wool Knit Collar Poncho by Stick & Ball is handmade in the highlands of Peru. Lightweight, silky soft, and warm, this original design poncho will add flair to any outfit. Shown in cream and camel. $595.

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Illesteva is on the colored lenses trend with their Portofino II sunglasses. In white tortoise with rose-mirrored lenses, a vibe of retro yet modern is sure to turn heads. $230.

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Topshop’s versatile Tortoiseshell Buckle Belt in vibrant yellow will add a contemporary element to multiple ensembles. $38.

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The James River Carry All by Tucker Tweed is ideal for busy barn days, travel, or the office. The roomy bag boasts multiple pockets, an embossed hunter-jumper leather logo, and scratch-resistant leather. Shown in espresso/chestnut. $249. CONTACT INFO | PAGE 96

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Ariat’s Parker boot in olive suede is the brand’s take on the classic women’s leather Chelsea boot. Crafted from rich leather and supple suede, the sleek and easy silhouette features twin gore and a breathable, leather interior for a luxe look and feel. $228.


Mallet Hill - Impressive equestrian estate being constructed in the exclusive Mallet Hill neighborhood. The property will include a main house with exceptional outdoor entertaining area, caretakers’ quarters, barn, sand arena, and paddocks. The residence will include four bedrooms, five full bathrooms, and a powder room. With an open floor plan, volume ceilings, and a neutral palate, this home will be the perfect spot for relaxation and entertainment. This estate is being constructed with the highest quality materials and striking finishes. Offered at $14,995,000

Palm Beach Polo • Blue Cypress - Enjoy captivating views of the 11th hole on the Cypress course and 92-acre natural preserve from the luxurious pool and covered lanai. Inside, the one-of-a-kind modern design boasts over 7,400 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms and 7 and a half bathrooms. The Tudor inspired roofline and floor-toceiling windows create dramatic spaces, filled tons of natural light. The main level is complete with beautifully appointed master suite, a guest suite, a library, and two wine rooms adjacent to the formal dining room. Offered at $5,900,000

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BEHIND THE MIC The host of the popular Because of Horses podcast, ELISE GASTON CHAND, took a roundabout road to find her calling. BY CARRIE WIRTH

My trainer, Susan Goode, told Mom about the Shenandoah Valley Pony Club, and I learned everything there.” After an education at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and Washington and Lee University, where she studied Journalism, Elise interned for the Smithsonian in their Office of Public Affairs and wrote for their newspaper, The Torch. “I interviewed the most fascinating people, like NASA space shuttle commanders, Tom Clancy and Ginger Rogers. I got kicked out of that last one when I asked her a question she didn’t like.” Later, she worked the Capitol Hill beat for the Washington Letter, then was offered an editor position at the Winchester Star and, while there, she covered the news on the air at a Winchester radio station. After a few years, her entire family moved back to Dallas. “I was the last Virginia hold-out,” she said. “The opportunity to have the family all back together again in Dallas for the first time in years was just way too much to pass up.” Elise headed back to Dallas just when the Times Herald closed, creating a glut JILLIAN ZAMORA PHOTOGRAPHY.

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lise Gaston Chand got the bug for reporting at 4 when she visited her father, a former NBC correspondent to the White House, at his anchor desk at WFAA-TV in Dallas. She said a few words on camera, and she was hooked, not so much with being on camera but with the idea of sharing a story with an audience. Her family had roots in both the Washington, D.C., suburbs of Northern Virginia and Dallas. Though her family were not horse people, Elise discovered horses as a toddler through the car window as they passed Virginia horse farms. “I was always pressed up against the glass of the car window looking at all the horses in the pastures,” Elise said. “My first word was ‘horse.’ I would point and squeal and just wanted to be near them.” Elise’s parents gave in. “I had a series of horses that were allegedly child-safe, and they were anything but,” she said. “I had a guardian angel working overtime. Then, we moved to Winchester, Virginia, and discovered the Pigeon Hill Riding School.

Elise Gaston Chand is the host of the Because of Horses podcast and owner of Because of Media and JSchool for Podcasters. A journalist, novelist, editor, and photographer, Elise also is a former human resources executive and has over 30 years of experience in horse training, breeding, and competition. She is the author of A Parent’s Guide to Riding Lessons and four published works of fiction. Because of Horses is the official podcast of the Hampton Classic.

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of reporters competing for only a handful of jobs. She worked freelance and began writing corporate communications. That led to an offer in human resources. “I never really thought about HR but found that I loved it,” she said. “I continued writing while I worked in HR for about 30 years—which just doesn’t seem possible!”

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na fluke while horse shopping, Elise discovered and fell in love with the Andalusian or PRE (Pura Raza Española) breed. She purchased a stallion and eventually a group of top mares and built a profitable business breeding and bringing youngsters along. “I was working for Yum! Brands at the time (KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut),” she said. “I worked in my home office, and by then, I had my little daughter, Abby. I’d have dinner with her and her dad and put her to bed. Then, I’d go to my second job. I’d ride from about 8 o’clock at night until midnight or one.” Then Starbucks offered her a job, and she packed up the operation and settled

The idea for Because of Horses was born. She partnered with Podfly, a podcast production company. She started writing content and building episodes and launched the podcast in October 2017. Elise has been producing the weekly podcast ever since. Some of her guests have included Denny Emerson, Guy McLean, Stacy Westfall, Barb Schulte, Al Dunning, and Robert Dover. She’s covered topics like Safe-Sport, rehabbing racehorses, and equine-assisted therapy for critically ill children, veterans, and prison inmates. “I think that we all share what’s very difficult to define—a deep-seated love, passion, and connection with horses,” she said. “There are countless ways to be involved with them, including some in which you don’t even lay your hands on them, like my podcast. Regardless of language, politics, country, gender, religion—all of which can serve to divide people—horses connect us. We come together over our love of horses in a meaningful way. That’s remarkable.”

in Seattle. Her then-husband’s transfer back to Dallas led the family home, but after several years and a divorce, the horse operation was disbursed. Elise worked for Baylor Scott & White Health in their corporate HR department but was unfortunately part of a large layoff. While packing up her office, her mother called to tell her that her father had passed away. She took the summer off and regrouped. Considering her next step, a trusted friend asked, “What do you love?” She answered, “Horses and telling people’s stories.”

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Ford. But there is much more to him than his famous surname. Chef Ford is one of only 72 Certified Master Chefs in the United States. For a world-class chef, the deepwater marina, shooting preserve, and organic farm provide access to a host of locally-sourced fresh ingredients. Chef Ford routinely prepares seafood caught fresh by members fishing in the lakes, river, or Atlantic Ocean, or quail, pheasant, and duck hunted at the shooting preserve. When he’s not crafting incredibly delectable and beautiful cuisine, Chef Ford is busy training as captain of Team USA preparing for the 2020 Culinary Olympics.

MODERN FRIED CHICKEN INGREDIENTS (Serves 4) 1 whole chicken, 2½ pounds Marinade 2 eggs 2 teaspoons powdered mustard 2 tablespoons Cajun spice 1 tablespoon Old Bay seasoning 1 teaspoon onion powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon salt 1 quart buttermilk

Flour for dredging 16 ounces all-purpose flour ⅛ cup salt ½ teaspoon black pepper ½ teaspoon white pepper 1 teaspoon Old Bay seasoning 2 tablespoons Cajun spice PREPARATION Marinade 1. Combine dry ingredients; then add buttermilk and eggs.

Chicken 1. Split the chicken into 2 halves, then remove all bones except the leg bone. 2. Marinate overnight. 3. Remove from marinade and season inside of chicken. 4. Roll chicken into an even cylinder using plastic wrap; tie the ends to keep the shape. 5. Poach or steam roulades to internal temp of 142 degrees and hold for 60 minutes.

6. Place roulades in an ice bath to chill completely (2 hours); preheat fryer to 325 degrees. 7. Remove plastic wrap from roulades and roll in flour dredge. 8. Roll roulades in the marinade and then back in the flour dredge. 9. Fry until golden brown; finish in oven to heat as needed. 10. Remove from fryer and allow to rest, then cut each roll into 4 even pieces.

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hen you arrive in Bedford, New York, the first thing you pass to reach the village is Sunnyfield Farm, the gateway to Bedford (see Equestrian Living August/September 2018). Gorgeous fenced fields, barns, foals in the spring, and hunter jumpers being trained in the large outdoor riding ring make it hard to keep your eyes on the road. The view sets the tone for the whole town. Bedford, in addition to having top trainers and boarding facilities, has a huge network of riding trails as well. There are farms on the trails catering to all types of riders, and it’s very close to some of the best show venues in the country. New York City is less than an hour away. Neighboring North Salem hosts major horse farms, private and public, and has attracted some of the most successful riders and wealthy clientele in the world. As with Bedford, there is a large network of riding trails, and it is home to Old Salem Farm, a famous venue for major competitions. North Salem has a tremendous amount of conservation land which is open to all riders, and there is an active fox hunt. There are beautiful horse properties scattered around nearby Connecticut as well. Sherman is a great place to ride, and it has an unprecedented amount of conservation property for that purpose. “I moved to Bedford over 35 years ago because it was ‘horsey,’” Sally Slater says. “And I continue to live here because it has remained that way. “The horse community is tight, and being part of it gives me insight into

Top: Sally Slater; Above: Slater’s listing, Steeplechase Farm in Greenwich, Connecticut, is the only private equestrian estate in Greenwich that has both indoor and outdoor riding rings. The award-winning house is impeccable, and there is an 8-stall barn, 8 large paddocks, and groom’s/trainer’s apartments.

which properties might be for sale. I have been an active member of the equestrian community since childhood and have combined my passion for horses with my real-estate career by helping clients find their perfect horse property— from

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a backyard trail barn to Olympiccaliber facility. My knowledge and connections in this area have helped me sell horse properties to buyers locally, nationally, and internationally.” She adds, “Douglas Elliman, the real estate company that I work for, is a huge supporter of the show-jumping world, and this is hugely helpful when I market horse properties.” For several years, the market for horse properties was very soft in this area. “It seemed as though horse people were buying in Wellington instead of up north,” Slater says. “This has dramatically changed over the past year, and the market has been very active. I think that part of the reason is that there is a new group of riders who have young children in school and don’t want to travel as much for competitions all over the country. They need indoor and outdoor riding rings to accommodate the weather, and the properties don’t always include a major home. Many buyers purchase for their horses and trainers, and they have homes nearby.” In summary, Slater says, “Having been a rider, horse farm owner, and competitor helps me figure out exactly what my buyer is looking for. It is important to know about footing, barn construction, soil type, and local zoning as it pertains to keeping horses—all the details that a layperson wouldn’t think of noticing or asking. I am able to provide contractors for everything pertaining to building a horse property as well. In addition, I enjoy introducing new residents to fellow horse people in the area.” CONTACT INFO | PAGE 96


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POLO ON THE BEACH World Polo League Beach Polo in MIAMI BEACH returned to the sands of South Beach.

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ombining the best of polo with entertainment, luxury, and tons of fun, the sold-out tournament featured some of the best polo players in the world including Nic Roldan, Alejandro Novillo Astrada, Melissa Ganzi, Jason Crowder, and Juan Bollini who played in front of thousands of spectators throughout the three-day event. The winning team, U.S. Polo Association, consisted of Grant Ganzi, Juan Bollini Jr., and Carlitos Gracida.

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This excerpt from The Horse Cure by Michelle HollingBrooks with photographs by AJ Morey is reprinted with permission from Trafalgar Square Books.

We noticed Brenda was swaying gently back and forth. She shifted her weight from her left foot and back again in a rhythmic motion. Her arms were crossed in front of her chest. Delilah matched Brenda, shifting her weight from one hind foot to the other, swaying her hind end gently back and forth. Cocoa Puff stopped looking for hay and turned to face the pair from the opposite end of the arena. We heard crying, but we couldn’t see Brenda’s face to confirm it was coming from her. Then we heard humming—the faint sounds of a tune. Delilah stopped shifting her weight and moved just a few small steps toward Brenda. Slowly the woman lowered one of her crossed arms to her side as she kept humming and swaying. Delilah moved two more strides and stopped within a couple of inches of Brenda. She slowly lowered her head so it was even with Brenda’s chest. The swaying and the humming continued. Delilah reached over and sniffed Brenda’s dropped hand. Brenda stopped swaying and touched her back, brushing her hand against the tip of Delilah’s nose. After the brief connection, they both drew back a step. Brenda returned to swaying and humming. Delilah closed her eyes, shifted her weight to one hind leg, and stood quietly. After a few more minutes,


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Brenda turned and walked across the arena toward the gate. She stopped and looked at us almost pleadingly. “Can I go now?” she said. Tear marks streaked her face, and her jaw was trembling. Cami asked, “Do you need anything?” “No. Can I go now, please?” Cami nodded to me so I walked over, unhooked the chain, and opened the gate. “We will see you next week,” I said. Brenda had not chosen to share her experience with us, and we wanted to respect her privacy and honor her request. Cami and I watched her walk to her car and exit the parking lot. We turned to each other, and I let out a sigh. “Well, we got some information,” I said with relief. “Delilah wants to make a connection and Cocoa is curious. I guess we see what Brenda brings to the next session.” Cami agreed, adding, “If she comes back. I’m not sure she will.”

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Brenda did come back. She was early again. She came into the office and sat down in the same chair. However, this time she did not look disconnected. This time her eyes already had tears in them. Her posture was not rigid but slumped over as if she was carrying a huge, heavy bag. Her arms were uncrossed, and she placed her forearms on the table and began wringing her hands. Cami and I got a quick glance at each other and silently acknowledged the shift in Brenda’s appearance. Cami started. “I want to check in on last week before we go out. At the end of the last session, you looked like you had tears on your face, and I think we heard singing or humming coming from the other end of the arena. Do you want to share what was going on then? Or what is going on this morning? Because you look the same way now.” Brenda picked up her gaze from her hands and had the same pleading look across her face. She looked at

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Cami, at me, and back at her hands. She spoke, but this time the voice that came out was shaky and full of emotion. “I was nervous.” She paused and we waited. “I hum when I’m nervous; it helps me calm down.” “What were you nervous about?” Cami asked. “I didn’t know if you guys would be safe or not… if you would judge me like all the others.” Brenda lifted up her eyes again and looked directly at Cami, and then me. “Everyone thinks I’m stupid. Everyone thinks I can’t do anything because I’m bipolar. They talk to me like I can’t understand them. I guess I thought you guys were going to be the same. But you weren’t. You let me be. People don’t do that. They judge me and act like I’m not around.” She looked down again and tears silently fell from her eyes and rolled down her cheeks. She started to hum again. We sat in silence with her. After a few minutes Brenda stopped humming. I asked, “Is there anything you need from us that would be helpful?”

MICHELLE HOLLINGBROOKS has been a professional in the field of equine-assisted therapies since 2000 and a lifelong equestrian. A life-threating illness in her early teens ripped her of control of her body, wiped her sense of self, and left her retreating from life. She didn’t trust humans, but she would trust a horse. Through their support Michelle embarked on the journey of self-healing and transformation.

We ask this question a lot. We like it because it offers help but leaves the ball in the court of our clients to ask for it. That way, the clients have the chance to decide what is truly needed in that moment—sometimes it is outside help, but sometimes (most of the time) they just need permission to answer their own questions. “I want to go say hi to Delilah again and try to get her to the cone. Can we go now?” asked Brenda in a shaky voice. Her body was braced for a no from us. She recoiled back into her chair, and her chest sank inward. Her arms moved back to a defensive position, crossed against her chest. Her words asked for permission for what she wanted, but her body was showing signs of not believing that asking for what she wanted was a good idea. I smiled, stood up, and started to move toward the door, away from her to relieve pressure. “Sure,” I said, “sounds like a good plan.” CONTACT INFO | PAGE 96

SILVER HILL ON THE GMHA TRAILS NEAR WOODSTOCK, VERMONT

8.9 ACRE LOT LOCATED IN THE HEART OF VERMONT HORSE COUNTRY.

Trail and gravel road access to Green Mountain Horse Association (GMHA) without crossing any pavement. All disciplines are represented in this equestrian community. 2 hours to Hartford or Boston. 20 minutes to Woodstock or Upper Valley areas. If you are looking for an affordable parcel to become part of this wonderful network, please contact Dana Waters of Dark Horse Realty 802 291-3299 or dana@darkhorserealty.com and ask about Silver Hill Farm. AUGUST /SE PT E M B E R | 20 1 9 | EQ L I V I NG .CO M | 3 5


RALPH LAUREN AND WORK TO RIDE PHOTOS COURTESY OF RALPH LAUREN | PHOTOGRAPHER SHARIF HAMZA

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for the equestrian lifestyle is longstanding, and the appealing, sartorial facets of equestrian life have been thread through his collections for decades. In the last 10 years, Ralph Lauren has broadened its focus to include philanthropic efforts. In acknowledgment of his vast scope of work, Mr. Lauren was recently presented with the honorary knighthood insignia by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales in a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace. (See page 40). In an exciting new campaign, Ralph Lauren is proud to support the Work to Ride foundation with a grant that will directly fund collegiate scholarships for the program’s high school athletes. Several of the alumni who are featured in the Ralph Lauren men’s Work to Ride campaign have completed college, traveled the world, and developed into world-class polo players.

KAREEM ROSSER “I think like most of the kids in our neighborhood, without Work to Ride, we would probably have fallen victim to drugs and crime.”

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MALACHI LYLES “We went down to Wellington [Florida] last April, and we got to play with Facundo Pieres and Adolfo Cambiaso. That’s something that I’ve dreamed about, literally.”

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SHARIAH HARRIS “Whenever I’m angry or frustrated, horses give me that extra comfort. I always feel at home when I’m playing.”

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as we can, and introduce them to as many new things, within our power, that we can,” says Hiner. Just five years after its founding, Work to Ride’s high school players made history as the nation’s first competitive polo team comprised entirely of African American athletes. The program, which now has a class of approximately 60 athletes of all ages and backgrounds, has since won both regional and national titles at the prestigious Interscholastic Polo Championship—a testament to the degree of talent and dedication that Work to Ride fosters. CONTACT INFO | PAGE 96

RALPH LAUREN PRESENTED WITH AN HONORARY UK KNIGHTHOOD Ralph Lauren has been made an Honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) for Services to Fashion. He was presented with the honorary knighthood insignia by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales in a private ceremony at Buckingham Palace. Over his career spanning more than five decades, Lauren has been recognized with the Key to the City of New York from Mayor Michael Bloomberg, for his outstanding civic contributions, and the French Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur, in recognition of his contributions as a designer, business leader, and philanthropist, and garnered countless other awards over his legendary career. His philanthropic commitment mainly focuses on those suffering disproportionately from cancer

Ralph Lauren receiving the honorary knighthood insignia from his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales.

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because they lack access to quality health care. Ralph Lauren Corporation established the Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center; and Ralph Lauren Corporation, in partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, established the Ralph Lauren Center for Cancer Care in Harlem, New York. Lauren is the first American fashion designer to be recognized with an honorary knighthood. Other notable American recipients of an honorary UK knighthood or damehood include former Presidents Dwight D. Eisenhower, Ronald Reagan, and George H.W. Bush; former New York City Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rudolph Giuliani; Angelina Jolie; Steven Spielberg; Bill and Melinda Gates; and Angela Ahrendts.


DAYMAR ROSSER “We were trying to get the athletic department to believe us that we play polo because, obviously, they think, ‘These black kids playing polo? That’s not going to happen.’”

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Now, in its sixth year, the annual Equestrian Living Gold List has grown to become America’s leading survey of equestrians’ favorite brands, people, places, hangouts, fashion, lifestyles, and more. This year, new winners are welcomed, and repeat winners who have earned gold every year are honored with a new Gold Standard Award. They are marked with a star.H

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lizabeth woman ever to win the F AV O R I T E J U M P E R R I D E R “Beezie” FEI World Cup Finals. EQ readers chose riders that have reached the highest levels of success in the show ring. Madden Other accomplishments received her include 19 Nations Cup H BEEZIE MADDEN first pony as wins, and she is also ● McLAIN WARD a Christmas a seasoned Olympian, ● JESSICA SPRINGSTEEN gift and began riding at winning an individual 4. ERIC LAMAZE the age of 3. She made bronze medal, as well her debut in the grand as two gold medals and 5. GEORGINA BLOOMBERG prix at 22, and for nearly one silver as a member three decades she has represented the U.S. around the of U.S. Olympic teams. This year, she added a gold world. medal to her resumé with the U.S. team at the FEI In many ways she has set the standard for show Jumping Nations Cup Wellington CSIO4*. jumping: Beezie was the first American to break into In addition to her horsemanship, Beezie is the top-three in show jumping’s world rankings and known for her genuine well-rounded and humble the first woman to pass the $1-million mark in earncharacter. She is looked up to with good reason ings. She is also the only four-time U.S. Equestrian by an entire generation of riders. In addition to Federation Equestrian of the Year. In 2014, Madden competing, she runs a successful training and became the first woman to win the King George Gold sales business with her husband John Madden in Cup at Hickstead, England, and she’s only the fifth Cazenovia, New York, and Wellington, Florida.

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LIVING GOLD LIST

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EVENTING The Australian-born rider tops the list again.

● CHARLOTTE DUJARDIN ● LAURA GRAVES ● ROBERT DOVER

● BOYD MARTIN ● PHILLIP DUTTON ● MICHAEL JUNG

JON STROUD

For the third year in a row, Charlotte Dujardin won the voting for favorite dressage athlete.

4. ISABEL WERTH

4. WILLIAM FOX-PITT

5. STEFFEN PETERS

5. INGRID KLIMKE

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REINING

● MANDY McCUTCHEON ● TIM McQUAY ● LYLE LOVETT

POLO Now a Gold Standard Winner, this Argentine is also a model and spokesperson.

H NACHO FIGUERAS ● NIC ROLDAN ● SALVATORE FERRAGAMO

4. TOM McCUTCHEON

4. ADOLFO CAMBIASO

5. MATT MILLS

5. JOHN WALSH

GEORGE KAMPER

Another repeat winner, Mandy McCutcheon was the first woman to reach NRHA million-dollar rider status.

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BEST PLACES TO LIVE BEST FOR YEAR-ROUND LIVING Wellington offers high-level equestrian opportunities in nearly every discipline. Plus there are the added benefits of nearby beaches, restaurants, and shopping.

● WELLINGTON, FLA. ● LEXINGTON, KY. ● SAN DIEGO, CALIF

BEST EQUESTRIAN REALTORS CALIFORNIA

4. MIDDLEBURG, VA.

● SUZANNE PERKINS ● CATHY GILCHRIST-COLMAR ● CAREY KENDALL

5. SANTA YNEZ, CALIF. 6. AIKEN, S.C.

BEST FOR SUMMER

BEST FOR WINTER

Kentucky is home to more horses than people and the beautiful stables and farms of Lexington are unequalled anywhere.

Thousands of riders come from around the world to compete in high-level competitions in nearly every discipline.

H LEXINGTON, KY. ● VERMONT ● MONTANA

H WELLINGTON, FLA. ● OCALA, FLA. ● AIKEN, S.C.

4. HAMPTONS, N.Y.

4. SAN DIEGO, CALIF.

5. MIDDLEBURG, VA.

5. SCOTTSDALE, ARIZ.

6. TRYON, N.C.

6. SOUTHERN PINES, N.C.

4. SEAN CADELL 5. CAREN KELLY

SOUTH

● ZACH DAVIS ● ABBY JONES ● JAMIE McDEVITT 4. JACK ROTH 5. CINDY POLK

NEW ENGLAND

● J. STANLEY EDWARDS ● RUTH SUDDUTH ● ELYSE HARNEY 4. DANA WATERS 5. ROBIN McKEON

MID-ATLANTIC

● GLORIA ROSE OTT ● SUE McELROY ● CANDY ANDERSON 4. SALLY SLATER 5. CAROL GOLDBERG

FLORIDA

● MARTHA JOLICOEUR ● MATT JOHNSON, ROBERT ROSS (tie), ● ABBY & BRIAN JONES 4. DAVID WELLES 5. TOM BALDWIN,CAROL SOLLAK, JOAN PLETCHER, (tie)

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F AV O R I T E H A N G O U T S BY R E G I O N

MID-AMERICA AND WEST ● BLUE TRACTOR, Traverse City, Mich. (tie) ● BLACK STAR FARMS, Traverse City, Mich. (tie)  ● JOLLY PUMPKIN, Traverse City, Mich. (tie) 

CALIFORNIA ● BUCK’S, Woodside ● HITCHING POST II, Santa Ynez Valley ● SWALLOWS INN, San Juan Capistrano

NEW ENGLAND ● KEDRON VALLEY INN, S. Woodstock, Vt. ● PRINCE & THE PAUPER, Woodstock, Vt. ● WHITE HORSE PUB, New Preston, Conn.

MID-ATLANTIC ● HAYFIELDS, North Salem, N.Y. ● THE WHIP, Coatesville, Penn. ● GLADSTONE TAVERN, Gladstone, N.J.

SOUTH ● DUDLEY’S ON SHORT, Lexington, Ky. ● RED FOX, Middleburg, Va.  ● ASHTENS, Southern Pines, N.C.

FLORIDA ● AVOCADO GRILL, West Palm Beach ● HORSE & HOUNDS, Ocala ● OLI’S FASHION CUISINE, Wellington

F AV O R I T E TA C K S H O P S BY R E G I O N

CALIFORNIA

MID-AMERICA AND WEST

NEW ENGLAND ● DOVER, Various ● STAFFORD SADDLERY, Vt. ● BEVALS, Conn.

MID-ATLANTIC ● DOVER, Various ● BEVALS, Various ● MALVERN SADDLERY, Penn.

● MARY’S TACK & FEED, Del Mar ● CALABASAS SADDLERY ● CAROUSEL SADDLERY, Portola Valley

● CHAGRIN SADDLERY, Ohio (TIE) ● GREENWAY SADDLERY, Scottsdale, Ariz. (TIE) ● EQUUS NOW! Lewis Center, Ohio

SOUTH ● TACK ROOM, Camden, S.C. ● FARM HOUSE, Tryon, N.C. ● CABIN BRANCH, Southern Pines, N.C.

FLORIDA ● TACKERIA, Wellington ● DOVER, Various ● HADFIELDS, Wellington

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Spruce Meadows hosts a half-million visitors annually and has stable capacity for 1,000 horses.

REINING In its 53rd year, the Ohio event boasts 24,000+ entries and more than 7,000 registered American Quarter Horses.

● SPRUCE MEADOWS ● WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL ● PASO ROBLES

● ALL AMERICAN QUARTER HORSE CONGRESS ● NRHA FUTURITY ● NATIONAL REINING BREEDERS CLASSIC

4. AMERICAN GOLD CUP

4. REINING BY THE BAY

5. DEVON, MENLO CHARITY (TIE)

5. CALGARY

FAVORITES BY REGION CALIFORNIA

MID-AMERICA & WEST

THE SOUTH

● PASO ROBLES HORSE PARK ● MENLO CHARITY HORSE SHOW ● DEL MAR INTERNATIONAL

● GREAT LAKES EQUEST. FESTIVAL ● WORLD EQUESTRIAN CENTER ● LAS VEGAS NATIONAL, SCOTTSDALE

H KENTUCKY HORSE PARK ● TRYON INTL. EQUESTRIAN CENTER. ● UPPERVILLE COLT & HORSE SHOW

ARABIAN (TIE)

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EVENTING The Kentucky 3-Day has more votes than all the other events combined and is a well-deserved Gold Standard winner.

● ADEQUAN GLOBAL DRESSAGE FESTIVAL ● DRESSAGE AT DEVON ● NEDA FALL CHAMPIONSHIP

H LAND ROVER KENTUCKY 3-DAY ● FAIR HILL INTERNATIONAL ● TWIN RIVERS RANCH

4. THUNDERBIRD

4. CAROLINA HORSE PARK INTERNATIONAL

5. OTTAWA DRESSAGE FESTIVAL

5. GROTON HOUSE

REDBAY GROUP

Constructed seven years ago, the Adequan Global Dressage Festival has quickly become the most popular in the U.S.

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● GREEN MTN. HORSE ASSOC. ● VERMONT SUMMER FESTIVAL ● EQUINE AFFAIRE.

● DEVON HORSE SHOW & COUNTRY FAIR. ● AMERICAN GOLD CUP ● WASHINGTON INTL. HORSE SHOW.

EQUESTRIAN SPORT PRODUCTIONS

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NEW ENGLAND

H WINTER EQUESTRIAN FESTIVAL ● PALM BEACH MASTERS ● INTERNATIONAL POLO CLUB

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FASHION FASHION FOR THE STREET Ralph Lauren captures the elegance of equestrian style, with subtle nods to the patterns and colors of the hunt field, the tailored shape of a rider’s form, and the classic leatherwork and metal details of saddles and bridles.

● RALPH LAUREN ● ARIAT ● ASMAR / HERMÈS (TIE) 4. BARBOUR 5. GUCCI

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HERMÈS Hermès is synonymous with luxury, and it’s clear that EQ readers agree. Founded in Paris in 1837, Hermès offers a unique balance between values and history, between modernity and roots. It all started with Hermès’ first customer: the horse. The art of saddlery, dedicated to the comfort of the horse and its rider, is a complex exercise in quality and elegance, and the Hermès saddle is a true masterpiece in structured leather. Adapted to diverse uses in equestrianism, it has always driven the house’s dexterity and inspiration.

JEWELRY

H HERMÈS ● RALPH LAUREN ● DAVID YURMAN 4. GUCCI 5. ATELIER CG

L E AT H E R G O O D S

H HERMÈS ● COACH ● ADI KISSILEVICH 4. RALPH LAUREN 5. GUCCI

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SHOWING AN INTERVIEW WITH BETH CROSS, CO-FOUNDER AND CEO OF ARIAT Ariat International in 1992 and spent a year designing and developing our first products. We shipped our first pair of riding boots in 1993.

Tell us a bit about the history of how Ariat came to be. How has it evolved? In 1990, I was working at Bain & Company in San Francisco. While focusing on strategic marketing and product development for Reebok, my colleague Pam Parker and I saw an opportunity to apply the principles of athletic shoe technology and sports marketing to the equestrian footwear market. It was not something Reebok was interested in, but we were encouraged to pursue this idea. So we started

Why do you think Ariat is a consistent winner in Gold List voting in many categories? What makes the brand so popular in many types of products and disciplines? From the time we introduced our first English and Western boots to the market in 1993, we have never looked back. One of our core values is innovation, and this principle has guided our product development for the past 26 years. We have evolved our product offerings to include footwear, apparel, and denim for customers across a wide variety of equestrian disciplines. Recently we have taken our patented Ariat technology platforms to build a collection of work footwear and apparel to serve people who work in a broad variety of jobs.

performance, the quality, and the comfort of our products are what keep them coming back. These are areas we work hard to constantly innovate. We talk with our customers daily, in stores, at events, on social media, email, and on the phone. We receive so much incredible feedback about our products—what people like and don’t like—and many ideas for new products. This connection with our customers is what allows us to really focus on what is important. What also guides us is a strong sense of community across the company. We work hard to create and build a culture of respect, integrity, high performance, and continuous improvement, balanced with a commitment to our lives outside of work. Many employees own horses and ride every day. We also have many people

One comment from a voter was “Ariat is the most authentic equestrian brand.” What do you think that person means? We hear from our customers, many who have been with us since the beginning, that the

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who have been with the company 20-plus years. This culture also lends to the authenticity of the products we offer. What makes Ariat so popular with competitors? At Ariat, innovation is key, and because our athletes are at the heart of everything we do, we design our apparel and footwear with the same thought and attention to help them perform at their very best. Our athletes wear and test our products, give us valuable feedback, and challenge us to push the envelope. We are able to translate their feedback into the styles we develop to serve all of our customers. Tell us something we wouldn’t ordinarily know about Ariat? The company’s name was inspired by Secretariat—the legendary racehorse with a heart three times the size of an average Thoroughbred and a non-stop, competitive spirit. Secretariat was a fierce athlete and competitor who loved to run and win—everything we aspire to be as a company and brand.

WESTERN BOOTS

H ARIAT ● PARLANTI ● TUCCI

H ARIAT ● PARLANTI ● TUCCI

H ARIAT ● PARLANTI ● VOGEL

H ARIAT ● LUCCHESE ● FRYE

4. DER DAU

4. BLUNDSTONES

4. DER DAU

4. TONY LAMA

5. VOGEL

5. VOGEL

5. TREDSTEP

5. JUSTIN

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ARIAT Ariat has totally dominated the voting in many categories since the inception of the Gold List. In fact, in one category, Ariat received more votes than all the other brands combined.

WET WEATHER BOOTS This classic hunt-country look is also indispensable for those rainy days on the farm.

● HUNTER / WELLIES ● DUBARRY ● L.L.BEAN 4. MUCK 5. MOUNTAIN HORSE

ENGLISH SHOW CLOTHES Equestrian apparel has evolved to include high-performance materials and designs.

H ARIAT ● ASMAR ● PIKEUR 4. EQUILINE 5. TAILORED SPORTSMAN

ENGLI SH SADDLE High performance meets fine craftsmanship in this year’s top English saddles.

● CWD ● HERMÈS ● BUTET 4. DEVOUCOUX 5. STUBBEN

HELM ET EQ readers demand the highest levels of safety from their helmet without sacrificing style.

● CHARLES OWEN ● SAMSHIELD ● GPA 4. TROXEL 5. KEP ITALIA

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CASTLE LESLIE, one of the top luxury castle hotels of Ireland, has long been a private escape for distinguished ambassadors, poets, and celebrity guests such as Bono, Mick Jagger, and Paul McCartney. Castle Leslie has become an ultimate equestrian destination. The 1,000-acre property maintains two stables, fullservice equestrian facilities, and an indoor arena.

WISHLIST ESCAPES Voters chose their dream destinations from those seen in the pages of Equestrian Living.

● CASTLE LESLIE, IRELAND ● GIRAFFE MANOR, KENYA ● RANCHO SANTANA, NICARAGUA 4. IL BORRO, TUSCANY 5. GLENEAGLES, SCOTLAND 6. RESORT AT PAWS UP, Mont.

EVENTS Voters chose the equestrian event they would most like to attend.

● AACHEN, GERMANY ● OLYMPIC GAMES ● KENTUCKY DERBY 4. WORLD EQUESTRIAN GAMES 5. LONGINES MASTERS PARIS 6. DUBLIN HORSE SHOW ©CHIO AACHEN/ M.STRAUCH.

AACHEN, the official equestrian show of Germany, is where all of the Nations’ Cups in the five disciplines of dressage, jumping, eventing, driving, and vaulting are staged. Each year, roughly 350,000 spectators from around the globe visit Aachen to experience the World Equestrian Festival. 54 | EQ UE S T R I A N L I V IN G | AU GU S T/ S EP TEMB ER | 2018


HOTELS

L O C A L F AV O R I T E S

FOUR SEASONS

SOUTH ● BILTMORE, Asheville, N.C. ● PINEHURST RESORT, N.C. ● THE WILLCOX, Aiken, S.C.

M I D -T I E R H O T E L S

LUXURY HOTELS

31.2% of voters chose Marriott.

Almost a quarter prefer Four Seasons.

● MARRIOTT ● HILTON ● HAMPTON INN

● FOUR SEASONS ● RITZ CARLTON ● J.W. MARRIOTT

4. WESTIN

4. CONRAD

5. HYATT

5. FAIRMOUNT

6. HOLIDAY INN

6. WESTIN

AIR TRAVEL

FLORIDA ● THE BREAKERS, Palm Beach ● RITZ CARLTON, Naples ● HAMPTON INN, Wellington

CALIFORNIA ● HOTEL CHEVAL, Paso Robles ● ALISAL RANCH, Solvang ● POST RANCH, Big Sur

DOMESTIC AIR Delta is quickly becoming America’s favorite airline in many surveys

● DELTA ● AMERICAN ● SOUTHWEST 4. JETBLUE 5. UNITED 6. ALASKA

P R I VAT E J E T S

I N T E R N AT I O N A L

26.8% of voters fly on private jets.

This year, Delta pulled ahead of British Air.

● NETJETS ● DELTA/WHEELS UP (TIE) ● SENTIENT

● DELTA ● BRITISH AIR ● AMERICAN

4. NICHOLAS AIR

4. VIRGIN

5. JETSUITE

5. LUFTHANSA

6. OTHER SERVICES

6. EMIRATES

H Gold Standard Winner ● Gold Winner ● Silver Winner ● Bronze Winner

MID-ATLANTIC ● CARLYLE, N.Y. ● INN AT PERRY CABIN, Md. ● BEDFORD POST INN, N.Y.

NEW ENGLND ● WOODSTOCK INN, Vt. ● EQUINOX, Manchester, Vt.   ● WENTWORTH BY THE SEA, N.H.

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BARN DOGS

F AV O R I T E B R E E D S It is more and more likely that your loyal friend has come from a shelter and that you and your dog have given each other equal amounts of happiness.

H RESCUE ● LABRADOR RETRIEVER ● JACK RUSSELL 4. PEMBROKE WELSH CORGI 5. GOLDEN RETRIEVER

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FAVORITE VEHICLES

SUVS

F AV O R I T E C A R S

TRUCKS

TRAILERS

EQ readers have repeatedly voted for BMW as their favorite car.

A classic sight in English horse country, Range Rover is the favorite SUV.

A repeat winner, Ford trucks are tough and reliable.

Sundowner trailers are favorites for safely and comfortably transporting horses.

● BMW ● MERCEDES ● AUDI

● RANGE ROVER ● TOYOTA ● BMW

● FORD FULL-SIZE ● CHEVY / GMC FULL-SIZE ● DODGE / RAM

● SUNDOWNER ● FEATHERLIGHT ● 4-STAR

4. FORD

4. AUDI

4. TOYOTA TUNDRA

4. KINGSTON

5. TOYOTA

5. CHEVY / GMC

5. TOYOTA TACOMA

5. HAWK

6. PORSCHE

6. JEEP

6. FORD RANGER

6. EXISS

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GIVING BACK F AV O R I T E R E S C U E Danny & Ron’s Rescue (D&RR) bandanas. It is not unusual to see a golf cart cruising the show grounds or parked by the schooling areas with the D&RR logo, driven by volunteers and teeming with dogs looking for homes.” Danny & Ron’s Rescue is unlike any other rescue organization. Because an abused or neglected dog can only recover and learn to trust again when it is in a loving home, Danny and Ron have turned their own house into the ultimate safe haven, which has become famous in the new movie, Life in the Doghouse, just released on Netflix. At home, they personally care for injured and abused animals until they are ready for adoption. Each dog receives a wellness check from a veterinarian, is then

DANNY & RON’S RESCUE The popularity of Danny & Ron’s Rescue (D&RR) among horse people is amazing. They have been the overwhelming winner every year of Gold List voting. As Equestrian Living wrote in 2013, “Years ago, tack rooms at hunter-jumper shows used to be inhabited by fancy purebred dogs. Now you’ll see a motley assortment of mostly mixed-breed canines, proudly sporting

spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, dewormed, groomed, and loved. But most importantly, each dog is treated like part of the family, fed organic dog food from its own bowl, and even allowed to sleep in the bed. The opportunity to live with humans and other dogs in a real home environment is the best way to prepare a dog for adoption and a life with a loving family. D&RR is also proud to be one of the only organizations that does not charge a pre-set adoption fee and instead relies on an affordable donation from the adopter. See an interview on page 98.

F AV O R I T E T H E R A P E U T I C R I D I N G P R O G R A M S BY R E G I O N

CALIFORNIA ● SANTA YNEZ THERAPEUTIC RIDING

MID-AMERICA AND WEST ● FIELDSTONE FARMS, Chagrin Falls, Ohio

SOUTH ● CENTRAL KY RIDING FOR HOPE

NEW ENGLAND ● WIND RUSH FARM, Mass.

MID-ATLANTIC ● PEGASUS, Brewster, N.Y.

FLORIDA ● VINCEREMOS, Wellington

CALIFORNIA ● CANTER

NEW ENGLAND ● NEW ENGLAND EQUINE RESCUE, Mass.

KY HORSE PARK

SOUTH ● MAKERS MARK SECRETARIAT CENTER

NPR

NEW ENGLAND EQUINE RESCUE

MID-AMERICA AND WEST ● MAKERS MARK SECRETARIAT CENTER

EQ MEDIA

CANTER

KY HORSE PARK

F AV O R I T E C H A R I T I E S BY R E G I O N

MID-ATLANTIC ● MID-ATLANTIC HORSE RESCUE, Md.

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BY EMILY RIDEN PHOTOS KRISTIN LEE

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with Hannah Selleck moves seamlessly from stories and

laughs about her first pony and early riding years to earnest insight into her career, it’s easy to feel instantly at home in the discussion. Her genuine and welcoming demeanor, coupled with a clear passion for the horses that she has built her life around, give the sense that you could be speaking with any fellow horse-crazy barn mate—only this is Hannah, a grand prix competitor who also happens to run her own successful boutique breeding operation. She’s also definitely the barn mate you would want to turn to for riding advice and business tips—and probably fitness and style pointers as well.

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HANNAH SELLECK

Hannah’s no-nonsense attitude and the passion with which she approaches her equestrian career can likely be attributed to her parents, actors Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack. She fell in love with horses at an early age and became an accomplished competitor at the grand prix level. In 2010, she founded Descanso Farm, fueled by her desire to produce high-quality horses in the U.S.


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F OX F I E L D AN D T H E F O U N DAT I ON S FOR T H E F U T U RE

Hannah’s no-nonsense attitude and the passion with which she approaches her equestrian career can likely be attributed to her parents, actors Tom Selleck and Jillie Mack—as can her first introduction to horses. The year Hannah was born, the couple moved away from the Hollywood limelight and purchased a ranch in Ventura County, California. There, with several ranch horses and retired movie horses at home, Hannah, now 30, began riding lessons at an early age in order to become more horse-savvy. “There happened to be a local stable very close by. That’s where I dove in along with other activities, but the riding just seemed to be a fit,” said Hannah, who also showed promise in ballet throughout her childhood but ultimately chose riding as her sole focus, eventually training at the acclaimed Foxfield Riding

School in Westlake Village, California. “Because [my parents are] both artists, they believe in the idea that you have to be very passionate about what you do to be successful,” said Hannah. “They encouraged me to be passionate about it and immersed in it, and from there it was kind of on me how much I wanted it. They always let me take the lead. If I wanted to move barns or trainers, that was my decision.”

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ollowing her time at Foxfield, Hannah made the decision to train with Mark Bone at Huntover before beginning to ride with Karen Healey, with whom she trained from age 16 into the start of her amateur career. It was under Karen’s tutelage that Hannah rode to a string of successes including both team and individual gold

medals at the 2008 North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (now the North American Youth Championships), a win in the 2008 Platinum Performance/U.S. Equestrian Federation (USEF) Show Jumping Talent Search Finals–West, and a second-place finish in the 2007 Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals. As she moved into her amateur career, Hannah also began making her mark in the open jumper ring, earning her first grand prix win in 2010 at the Blenheim Summer Classic in California aboard Tosca van het Lambroeck. It was with Tosca, a now-23-year-old Belgian Warmblood mare (by Casch) that Hannah saw much of her early jumper success, and it was largely because of Tosca that ultimately an idea, a business, and a new love were born. At the same time that Hannah was competing Tosca and other mounts to top finishes in the open AUGUST /SE PT E M B E R | 20 1 9 | EQ L I V I NG .CO M | 6 1


jumpers, she was attending Loyola Marymount University in California to receive her degree in communications. “My parents were generous enough to support the riding and keep my good horses while I was in school, but the idea was that I was going to school to prepare for a career that could then support my riding,” explained Hannah, who thought at the time that she would continue on as a high-level amateur rider while working full-time in the public relations field. Throughout her college years, Hannah traveled to see and compete her horses as much as she could, which included notching impressive finishes like a second place in the 2011 $80,000 CSI5* Akita Drilling Cup at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta, with ES Carando Z—but she realized it wasn’t enough. “It was really the first time that I’d been away from the horses for so long, and I wasn’t very fulfilled,” said Hannah.

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fter graduating from Loyola Marymount in 2011, Hannah made the decision to instead turn professional as a rider, all the while recognizing that it was something she was really going to have to work for. “At that point, I knew I had to find a way to support myself as a rider, so that was when it was time for me to be a working student, an assistant, and to take any apprenticeship opportunities that I could find,” said Hannah who then spent several years as an assistant for Karen, riding clients’ horses, teaching students, and setting jumps. “I was always very independent growing up,” continued Hannah. “I never kept the horses with Karen or Mark; they were always kept with us. So, I was knowledgeable, but you have to work under great people to learn it and really hone your skill.” That belief, and the desire to support her own riding career, led Hannah to work under show jumping icons Katie Monahan Prudent and Laura Kraut before keeping her horses with Ilan Ferder at his well-known sales stable. All the while though, Hannah was growing 62 | EQ UE S T R I A N L I V IN G | AU GU S T/ S EP TEMB ER | 2019

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“I was lucky enough to have a couple of really good mares when I was a junior,” said Hannah, who claimed many of her top junior finishes aboard one of those mares, Alvarina. “Alvarina was a great equitation mare, and we decided to breed her. That got the wheels turning. So, when Tosca retired, my dad said, ‘Why don’t you try and breed her and produce your own [future mount]?’” Inspired by the idea of producing top-quality sport horses within the U.S. and a possible future star of her own, in 2010, while Hannah was still in school, she launched Descanso Farm, her own boutique breeding and training operation named for her family’s Rancho de

Descanso, which means “Ranch of Rest.” Alvarina’s first foal, Delphina DF (by Cacique), was born in 2011, and Tosca’s first filly, Elita Toscita DF (by LaMarque) arrived in 2012. In total from 2011 to 2014, Hannah’s Descanso Farm bred and delivered six foals, desiring to maintain a small scale in order to focus on producing high-caliber horses in the best possible way. “We want to show that we can produce horses in the States, having them on the ground as foals and bringing them up through the young horse classes,” said Hannah. “But we don’t want to just get the horse to the ring quickly; I want to make it right so that it has a long career.”

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ith that in mind, after many of the foals were weaned, they were sent to Rancho Corazon in New Mexico, to

live out in large grass fields with other young horses and to simply enjoy being horses. From there, the young horses are started at Colts Unlimited in Wyoming before returning to Hannah to further their training and begin more work over fences. “I like to try and find who is best to do these things and have the best people work with them. I’m a little bit of a perfectionist, so I want everything done right,” explained Hannah. “Barb Ellison [at Wild Turkey Farm] has created a great program; she helped me a lot in the beginning, including foaling some of our first foals like Rumple and Elita, and she gave me a lot of guidance and referrals. “You always can benefit from someone willing to take the time to share their experience or share their knowledge,” continued Hannah. “For me, it was about finding a system that I would want to aspire to or something that’s similar. Then, you can look at those people and


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see what they do right and see what you don’t like with them too. That’s how our process came into place.” While Hannah busily juggled producing the young horses with her other professional riding jobs for several years, in 2017, she stepped out fully on her own to devote all of her attention to the Descanso Farm-bred horses and her current grand prix mount, Barla. “With all of our young horses, it’s an incredible feeling when you get to see them start going under saddle and jumping and really witnessing their future potential,” said Hannah. “It wasn’t so tangible until I started riding them. Once the first one started showing, then I realized, ’Okay, this is real. We’re going to have a lot of horses coming up.’” Today, Descanso Farm is based out of El Campeon Farms in Thousand Oaks, California, with Hannah riding, training, and competing Barla, 7-year-old Elita Toscita DF (Lamarque–Tosca, Casch), 6-year-old Rumpleteazer DF (Flexible– Alvarina, Alvarez), 5-year-old Gia DF (Contefino–Barla, Baloubet du Rouet), and 4-year-old Corsica DF (Cancara– Tosca van het Lambroeck, Cash). Barla is the only one not bred by Hannah. “Elita’s a lot like her mother, Tosca,” said Hannah, who speaks fondly of all of the young horses. “I think she’s going to be a great speed horse. That one’s just a lot of fun. I love her type. Then we have Rumple, who’s really coming along and showing a lot of potential in everything. She’s always been bold and scopey, but you really started to see her potential this winter as she was winning in the

6-year-old jumpers.” While all of the young horses are already showing great promise and seeing them in the show ring has proven extremely rewarding, Hannah acknowledges that there are definite ups and downs along the way, and it has not always felt quite as satisfying. “At a certain point—I think perhaps Barla was hurt—I didn’t have a horse in the big ring. You start to think, ‘Is focusing on the young horses taking away from my time to do that?’” explained Hannah. “Then it reaches this other side of the hump, and you start to see that these horses that you’ve brought along could make it to the big ring. “As you’re initially doing it, you don’t quite know what the end product is, especially if you’ve never done it. You can start to question what the future might hold and if you made the right choice,” said Hannah. “Now, I would hands down do it all over again.”

Today, Hannah is focused on not only continuing to produce the young horses currently in her barn, but also on advancing her own grand prix career with Barla, and she strives to apply the lessons she’s learned in developing young prospects and in the grand prix ring to mounts for future owners as well. “When Barla’s ready to retire, I’d like to breed her more and do some embryos. That would be a next stage, but right now I want to develop this group of horses to their highest potential and continue to focus on my own show career as well,” said Hannah. “I don’t have a large team, so with me being the main rider, I prefer to focus on producing quality, not quantity.” While producing the young horses and competing herself, including earning top FEI results earlier this year with Barla, keeps her busy, Hannah is also quick to ensure that she is taking time to enjoy the process. “My goal right now is to enjoy each moment. It’s a blessing to be jumping so many of these classes, so I’m just trying to be present and take that in. We are goal-oriented as athletes, but you’re also constantly thinking about future plans, where you want to be, and ‘I need to do x, y, and z in order to get this result.’ Right now, I want to focus on not only having the goals, but also being more present,” concluded Hannah in the same honest and humble manner that our conversation began. “You want to enjoy that moment that you’re in—whether it’s in the show ring or training the young horses at home—because we are so, so lucky to work with these animals every day.” INFO | PAGE 96 AUGUST /SE PT E M B E R | 20 1 9 | EQ L I V I NG .CO M | 6 5


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Devon calls the business she shares with her mother, Terri, a great partnership. dogged pursuit of excellence is her driving force in dressage. The 33-year-old United States Dressage Federation (USDF) bronze, silver, and gold medalist tasted sweet victory as a young rider and, under Olympic athlete Michelle Gibson’s tutelage, she won the individual gold medal at the 2007 North American Youth Championships and helped secure a team bronze medal. In 2014, she won the U.S. Dressage Finals Championship at the Grand Prix level aboard her own Destiny, a 2003 Danish Warmblood gelding she recently leased to 28-year-old Israeli rider Micah Deligdish in the rider’s quest to represent Israel. EVON KANE’S


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The mother/daughter duo live just two streets apart in the Palm Beach Polo community, minutes from the showgrounds and Diamante Farms. “It’s really exciting,” Devon said. “I’m coaching her now. It adds to the excitement because I’ve had the horse since he was 4, and I trained him myself. I’m the only one who’s ever competed on him, and now she’s doing a great job. I get to be the trainer of the horse and the trainer of the horseand-rider combination. It’s a new chapter for me, and it’s rewarding. I had tears in my eyes the first time they went down centerline.” Other significant accomplishments for Devon include representing the USA in Falsterbo, Sweden, in the CDI 5* Nations Cup. She continues to fuel her determination to win while competing heavily in the Adequan Global Dressage Festival (AGDF) series in South Florida—while always carefully considering the health and well-being of her equine partners. As the head trainer at Diamante Farms, Devon has brought numerous horses up the levels to Grand Prix, and she and her mother, Terri Kane, travel to Germany annually to choose young horses while checking on the previously purchased youngsters. They’ve made a friendly competition out of choosing the best horses while there. The first year they bought foals in Europe, they purchased two at the Oldenburg auction. Of the two, one was sold, and one was kept as a possible FEI-level horse for Devon to ride. “I picked one and Devon picked one,” Terri said. “Mine won.” Devon readily admits that her mom has an eye for choosing foals and studies bloodlines. “Jelly was the first foal we ever picked,” she said, referring to Jazz Diamante, affectionately known as Jelly Bean, her 2010 gelding by Jazz out of a Rodiamant mare. “Hopefully,

we’ll be showing Grand Prix next year. And now the other ones are all finally coming of age, where I can bring them home and do something with them. Right now, it’s more economical to keep them in Europe, and they have more pasture and fields. We love our young horses to be out in the fields.” The Kanes have a process of studying each horse to decide which ones will make the cut to head to the U.S. “I check in with them, and I ride some that had been started, but I hadn’t ridden before,” she said. “Then, we sit down and go through them and watch videos and weed them out until there are just two or three horses left within each age group. It’s like a puzzle.” The 2019 European trip netted previously purchased horses that will be making the trip across the Atlantic soon, including a 5-year-old and a 6-year-old

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that will be shown next year. Two 3-yearolds also made the cut. “All of my horses actually are for sale,” Devon said. “That’s part of the business. I’m bringing them over for me to ride and show, but eventually they are for sale.” Devon calls the business she shares with her mother a great partnership. “She’s very involved with each horse from the beginning,” she said. “She knows all of them.” Wellington, Florida, residents since 2002, the Kane family moved from San Antonio, Texas, where Devon’s father, Richard, had built a thriving automotive sales business. Eager to support their daughter’s international dressage dreams, they purchased Diamante Farms, a 10-acre estate close to the AGDF showgrounds. The farm is designated as a USEF Elite Training Center. The mother/daughter duo live just two streets apart in the Palm Beach Polo community, minutes from the showgrounds and Diamante Farms, and Devon’s son, Colton, rides his bike to his grandmother’s recently remodeled home. With unlimited energy and ready smiles, Devon and Terri Kane look like sisters rather than mother and daughter, with similarly sleek blonde bobs and a shared zeal for horses and supporting charities in the area. Terri and Richard Kane’s present home was purchased by Richard years ago, but he chose it without Terri’s input, and she admitted she never liked the house with a golf course view. Later, she and Devon purchased houses next door to each other, and Terri tried unsuccessfully to sell the bigger house. They leased to a variety of people, including Family Feud host Steve Harvey. Then, Richard Kane developed health issues that required a Continued on page 73 live-in caretaker.


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“My little house was just too small for three people when I got it,” Terri said. She began thinking of getting a bigger house when her friend reminded her that she already owned a house plenty big enough. “The house is 20-something years old, like all the houses on this street,” Terri said. “This time, I decided I was doing it the way I like it.” She gutted the downstairs, tore down walls, and ripped out a bathroom during the two-year renovation. She redid it from the ground up. A former media room was turned into a caretaker’s bedroom and bathroom and a refrigerated wine room. The backyard remained basically the same with an extension of the back porch, an upgraded pool, and the addition of stone and artificial grass between the pavers. “I think it made a big difference in the backyard because it made it a lot softer,” she said. “It’s more comfortable and homey. I would say the majority of the house wasn’t used because of the way it was chopped up, and now I use every room all the time.” Terri’s favorite room is the family room where the pattern of the old barnboard on the wall was copied from a San Antonio restaurant. “I wanted something special on that wall,” she said. “They kept sending me ideas, and I knew that wasn’t it. And I walked into this restaurant and saw this wall, and I said, ‘That’s it. That’s my wall.’” The recycled wood came from a variety of barns and it took a while to gather enough boards, which had to be hand-scrubbed to remove years of grunge, for the family and dining room walls. Her builder tried to convince her to use wood that looked like it was old, but Terri stuck to her Texas guns. “He missed the point. I don’t want barn wood that looks like old barn wood.

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“I know I can train horses. I know I can work with people— although working with horses is easier.”

Opposite: Devon and Sir Galanto, her 2005 Hanoverian gelding, competed in the Grand Prix Special CDI5* in front of a standing-room only crowd. Above: Terri (left) and Devon; Diamante Farms; Devon competing on Destiny at the 2019 Adequan Global Dressage Festival in Wellington, Florida.

I want old barn wood. I love it because that’s where I’m from. It’s who I am.” The house remains a work in progress. The Palm Beach Polo complex puts the kibosh on building projects during the winter show season, so work has started again. Meanwhile, Devon continues training her horses up the levels and offering a boutique sales experience to clients wishing to purchase a new horse. The mother/daughter duo remain active with causes near to their hearts including sponsoring children, youth, young rider, and under-25 (U25) classes at the Adequan Global Dressage Festival; the Vinceremos Therapeutic Riding Center; the Challenge of the Americas, a breast cancer research fundraiser; the Florida International Youth Dressage Championships; and the Robert Dover Horsemastership Clinic. “These young people are the future of our sport, and I feel it’s very important to show our support,” Terri said. “It is important for me to be at the awards so that I am personally there telling the winners that I am proud of them, telling them that I believe in them. I try to watch every ride in the U25 classes. And they are all invited to come to our barn and watch how hard Devon and [co-trainer] Kevin [Kohmann] work, and how many hours every day it takes to actually be a Grand Prix rider.” Devon continues toward her dreams, coached by German Olympic athlete and gold-medal rider Hubertus Schmidt. “Looking back, I’m proud of my career so far,” she said, adding that she has an ever-evolving list of things she wants to achieve. “I have huge goals. I know I can train horses. I know I can work with people—although working with horses is easier. But I’m doing what I wanted, so that’s good.” CONTACT INFO | PAGE 96 AUGUST /SE PT E M B E R | 20 1 9 | EQ L I V I NG .CO M | 7 3


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TAKE A STROLL THROUGH THE GARDEN

LADEW TOPIARY GARDENS Inspired by the sport of foxhunting and the elaborate gardens in England, Harvey Smith Ladew saw his vision come to life in the rolling Maryland countryside.

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ADEW TOPIARY GARDENS, described as one of the “10 incredible topiary gardens around the world” by Architectural Digest, is indeed a quiet gem in rural Maryland. Situated just 30 minutes from Baltimore and 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., the 200-plus acres of whimsical and flawlessly manicured gardens transport visitors to a setting which feels worlds away. Over 100 imaginative topiaries display their unique beauty and mood throughout the seasons. Visitors can expect to see lyrebirds, Churchill’s top hat, sea horses, and a butterfly settling on a flower executed with precise accuracy. However, what has become the worldwide symbol of the gardens is Ladew’s Hunt Scene. The display of hunter and hounds in determined pursuit rendered in finely trimmed trees and shrubs evokes sheer joy. AUGUST /SE PT E M B E R | 20 1 9 | EQ L I V I NG .CO M | 7 5


WHAT HAS BECOME THE WORLDWIDE SYMBOL OF THE GARDENS IS LADEW’S HUNT SCENE.

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Smith Ladew. Ladew was born into privilege in New York City in 1887, and he continued to live a financially comfortable life thanks to his grandfather’s successful leather business. He was well educated—speaking French before he spoke English—and took drawing lessons from curators of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Following his service in World War I, he began a tradition of spending his winters foxhunting in England. “The most wonderful thing I’ve ever done,” he recalled later. During his time in England, he socialized with aristocrats in their grand homes and visited a legion of gardens, many of which were designed by the renowned British horticulturist and garden designer, Gertrude Jekyll. In 1929, inspired by his love of foxhunting, he purchased Pleasant Valley Farm, now the home of Ladew Topiary Gardens, Inc., in the Maryland countryside. At that time, the property, which bordered the Elkridge-Harford Hunt Club, was in dire condition. Ladew said, “It was in shambles, and the only garden

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he delight and hints of humor that emerge as one meanders through the expansive landscape would likely be attributed to the garden’s founder, Harvey

Top: Mr. Ladew riding his mount, The Ghost. Above: Not only did Mr. Ladew re-create the fox and hounds, he added two riders and their horses.

consisted of a couple of old lilac bushes.” The primitive old white farmhouse had no plumbing, heating, or electricity. Over the years the house was restored, expanded, and eventually, with the help of local farmers, Ladew transformed 22 acres of the farm’s crop and livestock fields into “the most outstanding topiary garden in America” as described by the Garden Club of America. His extensive travels in England and Italy helped him to determine the sort of garden he wanted. For example,

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he planned single-color or single-plant “garden rooms” off each axis of the two cross axes. These rooms had been the rage in England when Ladew started his foxhunting visits.

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t was also during a foxhunt in England where Ladew was surprised to discover several hounds chasing a fox sculpted out of the top of a yew hedge bordering a sizeable estate. He later noted he would never be happy if he “could not reproduce this marvelous piece of living sculpture in his garden.” Not only did he create this scene in his garden, he enhanced its charm with two horses and their riders. Today, the Ladew Topiary Gardens, Inc., is a non-profit organization whose mission is to “maintain and promote the gardens, house, and facilities in keeping with the creative spirit of Harvey S. Ladew for the public benefit and educational, scientific, and cultural pursuits.” The Gardens offer countless tours and experiences. In addition to the vast topiary offerings, visitors can enjoy the various garden rooms, woodland gardens, nature walks, and tours of the manor house, which is considered a living legacy and inspiring tribute to the style, elegance, and wit of the man who created it.


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A pristine winter scene of Mr. Ladew’s stately manor house and surrounding gardens.

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The 22-acre garden includes over 100 larger-than-life topiaries and uniquely themed garden rooms. Right: The sculpture garden hosts a variety of topiaries featuring sea horses, butterflies, and Churchill’s hat.

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BECOMING A BETTER HORSE PERSON Learning the THE MASTERSON METHOD builds trust with the horse. BY CARRIE WIRTH

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e love our horses. We work to give them the best nutrition, care, a warm-bedded stall, and safe turnout. After attending the Masterson Method Beyond Horse Massage Weekend Seminar, we find that we might be missing the most important part of the horse-care-love equation. We haven’t been listening. The Masterson Method was developed by Jim Masterson, a soft-spoken Iowa native, after years as a professional equine bodyworker. He knew that horses instinctively resist showing pain. We think of them as stoic, but it is linked to their protection mechanisms. An injured horse in the wild is at risk. So, they hide their pain to stay safe. When horses mask pain, tension and other issues can arise. “The part of the horse’s autonomous nervous system that blocks out pain is called the sympathetic nervous system,” Jim said. “This is the ‘fight, flight, or freeze’ part of the nervous system. This is what kicks in and saves the horse’s life when it senses, or feels, danger.” He says that when you learn how to by-pass the horse’s natural bracing response, that part of the nervous system that allows the

JIM MASTERSON is the author of Beyond Horse Massage, The Dressage Horse Optimized and the producer of many instructional videos. He began his career working with equine athletes competing in elite hunter jumper and FEI grand prix ranks. He was the official equine massage therapist for the 2006-2014 U. S. Endurance Team and for clientele competing in FEI World Cup, Pan Am and World Equestrian Games. He has worked with members of the U.S. Singles Driving Team and U.S. Jumping Team. Jim is a featured presenter at Equitana in Australia, Europe, and Asia, Equine Affaire, Western States Expo, Midwest Horse Fair, Your Horse Live in the UK, and more. He teaches horse owners, trainers, and therapists. The Masterson Method has a network of hundreds of practitioners, coaches, and instructors in the U.S., Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, New Zealand, and Australia.

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horse to release tension it’s been holding, kicks in. Then, if you recognize and use the responses of the horse, you can locate and relieve tension in the parts of their body that affects performance. It is something done with the horse, rather than to the horse. They respond by blinking, changing their breathing, licking and chewing, snorting, sighing, vocalizing, yawning, and stretching. When they respond, you focus on that area and wait for the release. It is ground-breaking to see the Masterson Method in action and have a “conversation” with the horse. They seem to appreciate it. Jim says that his method is especially effective with nervous off-the-track Thoroughbreds, untrusting mustangs, and horses that have had serious accidents. Anyone can learn the Masterson Method on a basic level. It doesn’t require knowledge of anatomy. It doesn’t take physical strength. It can deepen the bond between horse and human. For sport horses, it is a significant way to improve performance, but the bonus is that it opens up new levels of communication and develops the horse’s trust. What would life have been like, had we known the Masterson Method from the first time we handled a horse? CONTACT INFO | PAGE 96


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DECEPTIVE DOGS Researchers have shown that dogs are CAPABLE OF LYING to get what they want.

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ALEXANDRU SOFRONIE

JOHN PRICE ANGELOS MICHALOPOULOS

sk any dog owner how they’d describe their dog, and most likely you will hear words like loyal, trusting, dependable, and loving. Dogs are known for their whole-hearted, enthusiastic, selflessness, and stories abound to illustrate the sacrifices they make for their human companions. But researchers from Switzerland, led by Marianne Heberlein of the Department of Evolutionary Biology and Experimental Studies at the University of Zürich, have shown that dogs might, in fact, be more duplicitous than you’d expect. In the study, published in Animal Cognition, 27 dogs of varying ages and breeds were introduced to two people: a “cooperative” person would always give a treat to the dog, and a “competitive” person who would show the dog the treat, but ultimately keep it for themselves. Dogs were then shown three boxes with a treat hidden beneath one.

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The dogs were asked to lead one of the people to the box with the treat. When the dogs led the cooperative person to a treat, they got to eat it, but the competitive person withheld the treat. This meant that dogs would benefit from not showing the treat to the competitive person, who would take it away. The study concluded that the dogs realized that they needed to become devious and were less likely to lead the competitive person to the food. Two of the dogs, named Arwen and Nelson, took the cooperative person to the treats every time, but did not show the competitive person the food even once. In fact, the study showed that this effect was even stronger on the second day of testing. The behavior, which the study called tactical deception, is evidence that dogs adjust their behavior in accordance with the predicted actions of a person, and whether or not they are competitive or cooperative. Maybe you should look twice at your furry friend for signs of deception?


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23898 Crown Hill Lane, Escondido, CA 92027 3 Buildings | Graded Pads to Build | Trails Throughout Contact for price Adding even more charm to this property is a wood burning hot tub, glamping tent, a ranger’s cabin and a converted one bedroom rustic barn. Not a single powerline in sight as this property is off grid. You will see why commercials, movies and day shoots have been held on this property given its atmosphere that can’t be replicated. Spend the day hiking, biking or horseback riding the endless trails from mountain tops to the sage filled valleys or down the to the seasonal waterfall. The adventures and possibilities are endless.

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Crown Hill Ranch and Conservation Center, a 160-acre property located in Escondido, California. As you enter through the gates of the property you get the sense that you may have just stepped back in time. It’s Old California as you have seen in the movies with valleys, mountains and not a soul in sight. The property is adorned with rare two-hundred-year-old Englemann Oaks filling the valleys below. You see the treehouse in the distance tucked away in the valley with a stream passing through.

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THE GOLD STANDARD DANNY AND RON

are beloved in both the dog and horse worlds. don’t have an adoption fee so we strictly survive on donations, and we are so appreciative of all of our supporters and donors.

Danny & Ron’s Rescue (D&RR) has overwhelmingly won gold list voting every year as America’s favorite rescue. (See page 57.) They recently took a minute to speak with Equestrian Living.

Besides, of course, donating to help D&RR offset the huge costs of what you do, what else can people do to help you?

What do you hope that viewers take away from Life in the Doghouse, the documentary film about your home full of rescues?

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We feel it’s important to know that the documentary was not really about strictly helping our rescue. We always hoped that people would go out and make a difference helping in their own local community shelters or rescues. We believe that rescue has no borders and hope the movie motivates and encourages rescue angels across the globe, working to save lives and make a difference in their own communities. 3.7 million shelter dogs are euthanized each year. You get many emails every day from shelters asking you to take a dog before it is put down. How do you handle that and decide which to save?

It’s hard when you have to go through hundreds of emails to choose. At some point, we just have to try to pick ones that are quickly adoptable to help make room at that shelter and in our own rescue. The quicker they can go to a new home, the better for everyone—the dog, the shelter, and our rescue. But when there are a lot of them, we just pick from the look in their eyes. If our rescue is overflowing—and we know can’t take them all—there are always some that pull at your heartstrings, and we say, “Okay, just one more.” Most of our dogs come from animal

shelters right off their euthanasia list. We receive many surrenders from owners who can no longer take care of their pets for a multitude of reasons. We take in dogs confiscated from puppy mills. We often receive calls from veterinarians with dogs in critical care that will need medical help and a new home. The breakdown is approximately: shelter dogs, 60 percent; puppy mill/hoarders, 15 percent; owner surrender, 20 percent; and veterinary critical-care surrenders, 5 percent. Have there been hard times?

Unfortunately, because we are based in the horse community, there has been a misconception that we are a wealthy rescue, and this is simply not true! Rescue is always high stress, but for us one of the hardest parts is trying to stay afloat. Numerous times we had to take out secondary mortgages on the house so we could pay staff and take care of the huge medical bills. Most people have no idea how costly it is to do dentals and all the needed surgeries on these rescues. We

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Spread the word about our messages, especially those that are radiated throughout the Life in the Doghouse documentary. Do not buy through pet stores that are storefronts for puppy mills! If you decide that you are going to become a pet owner, make sure your schedule and lifestyle works for having a pet because it’s a lifetime commitment. What can people do in their own neighborhoods?

Spay, neuter, adopt, and love. First make sure your own personal pet is spayed/neutered, and spread the word to friends and the community about being a responsible owner. Do not bring litters into the world. Adopt from your local rescue or shelter. If you can’t adopt, volunteer. Walk in and visit the shelter dogs, spend time with those lonely animals. Spread the word—there are so many dogs on the euthanasia list, and it’s important to try to save a life. Are there specific issues that people could lobby to their local government?

Anti-chaining or tethering is a good one to start with. Danny and I pushed that law through in the city of Camden, South Carolina. That’s a fairly understandable issue for people and government officials to support. CONTACT INFO | PAGE 96


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