World Equestrian Center Magazine Volume II 2022 is out now! Grab your free copy at either venue or read it online at the button below.
Take a peek at some of the feature articles in this issue…
Cover star Will Simpson hosted us at his Will Simpson Stables in Ocala, Florida. A recent transplant to Ocala from California, the affable Olympian showed us around his quaint stables, where we met a slew of adorable puppies. Simpson also shares a no-fail gymnastic exercise that he uses in his teaching. It was a day to remember.
Our Jr. Rider Focus features Hanna Olaussen, winner of our Jr. Youth Challenge at the inaugural Championship Show. The elegant young rider shares a bit about her special horse, her strategy for the Challenge and her delight at driving away with a brand new pickup truck for her win.
We spend a whirlwind 24 Hours with grand prix dressage rider Jessica Howington. Howington began riding bareback as a small child on her family’s farm and advanced all the way to top-level eventing before hanging up her jumping tack to focus on dressage. She takes us through a day racing between her new Ocala compound and competing in dressage at WEC.
Executive Chef Sean Eason introduces a whole new flavor palate to the Paddock Club. With influences from his Korean heritage, to Hispanic flavors gleaned from living in South Texas and techniques borrowed from classic central Texas BBQ, Chef Eason is creating an entirely new genre at World Equestrian Center in Wilmington.
Prepare to be inspired by the magical world of Sylvia Zerbini and the horses of her Grand Liberté Farm. The extraordinary horsewoman is part of a life long legacy of liberty training that hails back to her family’s involvement in circus shows. Drawing from her own starring role in the wildly popular equine theater spectacular, Cavalia, Zerbini dazzles in her liberty performances at World Equestrian Center.
Lisa Harris and her stunning jewelry collection, Savenac1821 are the subject of our Equestrian Style column. Influenced by her stylish grandmother from whom she inherited her love of jewelry, Harris’ designs honor the elegance of the past while creating wearable designs for today.
We hope you enjoy these stories and much more in the issue.