Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director

Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director, grew up riding and caring for her family's horses in Central Virginia and received a B.A. in journalism and equestrian studies from Averett University. She joined The Horse in 1999 and has led the editorial team since 2010. A 4-H and Pony Club graduate, she enjoys dressage, eventing, and trail riding with her former graded-stakes-winning Thoroughbred gelding, It Happened Again ("Happy"). Stephanie and Happy are based in Lexington, Kentucky.

Articles by: Stephanie L. Church, Editorial Director


Identifying Thoroughbreds

Do you own an off-track-Thoroughbred who’s lost his papers and name? Here are tips on finding out his identity and racing history.

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RRP 2018 Eventing

Thoroughbred Makeover: Growing by Leaps and Bounds

Over the past six years, the Thoroughbred Makeover has grown from a breed showcase to a world-class competition. Join us as we learn about the program’s evolution and how it’s help rev the market for OTTBs.

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Comeback Kids

Patience and perseverance are key for bringing off-track Thoroughbreds back from injuries sustained post-racing.

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Intensive Care for Equine Veterinarians

Intensive Care for Equine Veterinarians

Equine veterinarians face a slew of stresses, ranging from work-life balance struggles and concerns about getting injured to compassion fatigue and moral stress. Six professionals weigh in on these pressures, their causes, and how they and the industry are managing them.

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Feeding Weanling Horses: Tips to Remember

Weanlings should grow steadily and moderately as rapid weight gain could put them at risk for developmental orthopedic diseases. Three experts share their tips for achieving appropriate growth via nutrition.

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5 Practical Research-Based Horse Feeding Considerations

It’s one of the most common questions an owner asks: What should I feed my horse? Equine nutritionists look both to research and their own experience to find an answer, but oftentimes the most appropriate one is, “Well, it depends.” Here are some points they might take into account.

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