Happy Summer! We hope you’re enjoying longer days, warmer weather, family fun and lots of quality time in the saddle this Summer. In this issue of the World Equestrian Center Magazine you’ll meet those who have developed their passion into a thriving family business, an incredible event, an innovative entrepreneurial venture or a desire to provide a forever home for a sweet little dog. We celebrate them all!
The Stable Spotlight features Fox Meadow Farm in Temperance, Michigan. Fox Meadow is the Howard family business of four generations that has produced many top-level riders and professionals – always with a spirit of fun, horsemanship and love for the horses.
Our Jr. Rider Focus shines a light on the adorable Mendoza sisters, Elisa and Nora. Daughters of Indiana-based trainer Robert Mendoza the two girls are frequent competitors at WEC and dedicated participants in our weekly Cadets Horsemanship clinics.
An affable Andrew Ryback takes us through 24-Hours in his day where we learn about his love for airplanes, sharks and Chipotle. He explains what motivated him to start Andrew Ryback Photography, now one of the top horse show photographers in the country. He shares his daily routine and how he has grown his team and the business to shooting at more than 70 horse shows nationwide!
In anticipation of our Florida facility opening in January 2021, we continue to explore the Ocala area with a focus on two popular events: the Ocala Breeders Sales and the annual Ocala Culinary Festival.
We round our the issue with a Tech Equestrian column on HyloFit, an innovative wearable that measures both you and your horse’s heart rate and offers valuable real time feedback to aid in horse and rider training / fitness. Our Equestrian Style column gives us the lowdown on how to stay cool in the saddle this summer with the most stylish and innovative equestrian clothing and accessories.
There’s something for everyone inside this issue and we hope you enjoy it your own way – on the beach, by the lake or ringside – whatever suits your fancy.
You can read the Summer issue of the WEC Magazine on Issuu, or pick up a copy next time you’re at WEC. Enjoy!