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

Making the Best of Stall Rest

Twenty-eight days have passed since my retired Thoroughbred racehorse, Happy, fractured a medial sesamoid bone in his pasture, and I hope I’m not speaking too

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On Springtime Setbacks

As a horse owner living in Central Kentucky, I recognize I am fortunate. It’s a 7-mile drive to the Kentucky Horse Park from my house

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2016 BEVA Congress Wrap Up

British researchers are studying gastric ulcers, rib fractures, and corneal ulcers, among other important equine health topics.

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Two Very Different Racehorses

One was an attractive roan Thoroughbred gelding with 12 race starts as a 3-year-old. He never placed higher than fourth. The lanky gelding won a

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