About Michael Dowling
A professor of equine studies at Centenary University in Hackettstown, New Jersey, Michael Dowling has co-coached the university’s IHSA team to three national team championships, three reserve championships and four Cacchione Cup wins. He also runs a private show stable, Windham Hill, with Michael Myers in Far Hills, New Jersey, and Florida, helping horses and riders to qualify for and compete in regional, zone and national hunter and equitation finals. Long active in all aspects of the equestrian industry, Michael is a member of the Gladstone Equestrian Association’s hunter/jumper committee. Most recently, he and his cousin Tucker Ericson took over management of New Jersey’s oldest continuously run horse show, the Monmouth County Horse Show. In 2016, they renamed it Monmouth at the Team and relocated it to Hamilton Farm in Gladstone, New Jersey, the former training headquarters of the U.S. Equestrian Team. It was named the New Jersey Horse Show Association’s Horse Show of the Year in 2016.
Practical Horseman thanks Lauren Reid for generously allowing her horse, Norway, to be used for the photos in this article.