Nichole Chirico is Horse&Rider's managing editor. She's been involved in AQHA all-around competition for nearly 20 years, and as a youth won the All American Quarter Horse Congress and was recruited to be an NCAA D1 rider at Oklahoma State University. Recently she's started riding cow horses and reiners, but when she's not in the arena, she enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains on horseback. Chirico currently lives in Littleton, Colorado, with her partner, Alexander, and their dog, Ghost.
Reining superstar Ms Dreamy is the only Western horse to be nominated for the 2018 USEF International Horse of the Year award. Voting ends January 3rd.
Mark Milster’s passion for blacksmith and farrier work has taken him all over the world. It even landed him an induction into the International Horseshoeing Hall of Fame.