Eventer Laine Ashker has made a name for herself with hard work, social media savvy, and sheer will power. There’s no one else quite like her, from her trendsetting jog outfits to her incredible skills on a horse. Laine knows exactly who she is, and she’s not sorry for it. Discover Laine’s story and how she overcame a tragedy with strength and resilience. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind interview.
What does it take to get to the top of the sport? Frank Madden, head trainer of Old Salem Farm and one of the most accomplished coaches in the U.S., explains how young riders can’t rely on talent alone to make it. With eventer Jenny Caras and show jumper Catherine Tyree, we take an in-depth look at what it takes to become a successful professional rider and create a thriving business.
Of all the English riding disciplines, three-day eventing has faced perhaps the most pressure to adapt to Olympic format constraints, diminishing land space, safety concerns, and the need for visibility and sponsorship. The question must be asked: has eventing left behind the integrity and values the sport was founded upon?
With grooming tips, riding exercises, fashion editorials, and much much more, the April issue of Heels Down Magazine is ready and waiting for you.