Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Thanks to Katie and Cuyler Walker

Great news on the sponsorship front!

I am deeply grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Cuyler Walker for their financial assistance in achieving my goal of competing at the Rolex Kentucky three-day event! The Walkers have agreed to become part-owners of Macloud for Kentucky, and their assistance tremendously eases the huge financial burden of preparing a horse for this major event.

Katie Walker commented, “We are happy to help Stephanie accomplish her dream and we are looking forward to seeing her and Macloud in action in Kentucky.”

The Walkers own Plantation Field in Unionville, Pennsylvania, home of the Plantation Field International CIC***. They are active in the horse world but have not been involved in eventing since they owned a horse that Buck Davidson, who is Cuyler’s cousin, competed in 2005.

Macloud and I continue our preparations for the big event, training hard from our current base in Aiken, South Carolina.


Thursday, February 19, 2009

Training in Aiken

As Macloud continues his preparation for Kentucky, my young horse is gearing up for his first event ever. He went schooling with Phillip at the Gibbes' Farm in St. Matthews, SC and was really good. I will probably start him out at some of the one-day events around Aiken to give him some mileage.

I'm also getting on some racehorses for Richard Valentine on my day off, and I'm riding some young horses for Julia Steinberg. I've got seven horses to ride as well as my own two, which are at Jose'e and Tiger Rievere's farm in Aiken.

Looking toward Rolex I am pursuing sponsors to assist in this big financial undertaking. It really takes a team to get a horse to a big event like Rolex. I also want to take this chance to mention my farrier, Dave Kumpf, who was here last week. He has been shoeing my horses for six years now and he is a big part of my program!


Monday, February 9, 2009

Stephanie In the February 2009 Issue of Sidelines Magazine!

I just picked up my February copy of Sidelines magazine and there is a great article written by Amber Heintzberger about my horses and me. I am really proud of it and I hope that everyone will pick up a copy and check it out for themselves. If you can't find it at your local tack shop, have a look online at