Wellington, FL (November 27, 2020) - From the roar of a Olympic stadium to the stoic patience of a rider's first pony, every moment in the saddle is timeless. With a vision to create a boot as relevant and enduring as the equine on the human psyche, Fratelli Fabbri has crafted a riding boot that endures the test of time. With generations of riders zipping up their Fabbris before swinging into the saddle, the standard style, innovation, and performance hand stitched into each pair speaks for itself across the generations. A group of rising stars in the pony divisions, hunters, U25, and Grand Prix level choose Fabbri as their foundation in the show ring, while Olympic Medalists and international competitors from around the globe have earned some of their highest accolades while wearing the iconic diamond Fabbri logo.Read Article
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Kat Fuqua, 13, is no stranger to earning accolades at major competitions, having collected countless titles in the pony ring. But 2020 brought her first wins at a championship show in the junior hunters, and she didn’t do it halfway. At the National Horse Show she took home to Atlanta the grand junior hunter and large junior hunter, 15 and under, titles with Grand Remo, a 9-year-old Dutch Warmblood (San Remo—La Molga V, Voltaire), as well as the small junior hunter, 15 and under, championship with Consent, an 8-year-old Westphalian (Los Angeles—Fiones). Get to know Fuqua and her horses a bit better.Read Article
I'm just a regular horse crazy kid who loves & rides horses. I want to share my ups and downs in the sport, and let you know trying is everything. Believe in Yourself.Read Article
Lexington, Ky. - Oct. 30, 2020 - The 2020 National Horse Show continued Friday, October 30, bringing world-class athletes and horses back to the Alltech Arena of the Kentucky Horse Park for another day of highly-anticipated sport. Returning to the ring for the penultimate day of hunter competition, Junior Hunter riders took center stage Friday morning to put forth one final effort in the Stake round. The day culminated in the crowning of each division’s respective champions, and it was Kat Fuqua and Grand Remo who received the top call, the Overall Junior Hunter Grand Championship and The "Huntland" Perpetual Cup, out of the 56 total entries.Read Article
At 13 years old, Kat Fuqua boasts an impressive resume of competitive achievements. A U.S. Equestrian Federation Pony Finals hunter and equitation champion and U.S. Dressage Federation bronze medalist, Fuqua has stepped up to the junior hunters and equitation and is now earning tricolors at 3'6", even contesting several international hunter derbies this year. She also competes her mare Dreamgirl in fourth level dressage classes.Read Article
Kat Fuqua jumps from Hunters to Dressage with ease, and in her words talks about training her Champion Junior Hunters Consent, Grand Remo, Cornell22, and competing her Dressage Mare, DreamGirl.Read Article
In the younger section of the Small Junior 3'6" Hunter division, 13-year-old Fuqua took an undeniable lead in the division with Consent, an 8-year-old Westphalian gelding that was previously campaigned by top hunter rider Kelley Farmer. Although Fuqua has only had Consent for a few short months, the dynamic duo did not miss a beat, winning three out of the four over fences trips and placing second in the under saddle. Fuqua was thrilled with the result, hoping to continue her success as she moves on to the USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship and USEF Junior Hunter National Championship in the coming weeks.Read Article
Twelve-year-old Kat, from Atlanta, Georgia, has racked up a list of national championship accolades that rival many adult professionals. She has won over 200 division champions with her ponies and horses since she started showing at the age of five. Kat's most prestigious victory is being crowned Champion of the USEF Pony Finals presented by Collecting Gaits Farm two years in a row, 2018 and 2019, on two different ponies. Both years, she competed against over 400 combinations.Read Article
Kat Fuqua was destined to be a rider. Growing up in Atlanta, Georgia, with grand prix dressage parents and a barn filled with talented horses, Kat started her riding career when she was only 1 year old. "My mom and dad got me miniature ponies and after that I just kept on riding," she said. Now 12 years old, Kat has reached a level of accomplishment in her riding that keeps her in the winner's circle, all while traversing the world of middle school. At the 2019 Pony Finals, Kat and Prestige, her 8-year-old Belgian Riding Pony, captured the Marshall & Sterling/USEF Pony Medal Finals. Not only is she a pony wonder-kid, Kat has also moved into the equitation and junior hunter rings with trainer Jimmy Torano. Sidelines had a chance to catch up with Kat at her Collecting Gaits Farm outside of Atlanta to find out more about her ponies, her horses and her life.Read Article