Check out the amazing World Equestrian Center tree that glistens and glows on our cover. Its lighting kicked off our first annual Winter Wonderland celebration and serves as a beacon for hope as we head into the New Year.
In this issue, the Stable Spotlight shines on Freestyling Farms of Batavia, Ohio. There, we meet the dream team that is Trevor and Jill Gaffney, who are paving the path toward a bright future through their exceptional breeding and training program. Many champions have emerged from their top-notch facility and we loved every minute of our tour.
Meet Chef Ryker Brown, a California native and family man who serves up some of the very best cuisine in the state of Florida. Brown has nearly 25 years of culinary experience and spends his days crafting sumptuous delicacies to delight our guests at Stirrups and The Yellow Pony, and spending time with his beautiful family.
Take an insider look at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida, where veterinary students are educated and earn certification in traditional Chinese medicine. This hands-on approach gives students a chance to learn the science of acupuncture, herbal medicine, massage and much more.
Our Junior Rider Focus features Alexa Black, a third generation equestrian athlete who has many Top AQHA awards and World Champion titles under her belt. We congratulate this dedicated cowgirl on recently committing to NCAA school Southern Methodist University!
We’re inspired by the Ocala-based The Black Stallion Literacy Program, who has teamed up with all school districts in Florida’s Marion County to give students reading materials, all while teaching them about horses and the equine industry.
Check out our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide! WEC was built by equestrians, for equestrians. See what WEC has to offer; dive into our 2021 Holiday gift guide. From a pampering day at Calluna Spa to a piece of fine-equestrian artwork to hang above your mantel. Get the inside scoop on what gifts equestrians are after this season.
May all your days be merry and bright this holiday season. Enjoy the issue!
Read the latest issue here: Volume IV 2021