In 1983, Horse Illustrated was acquired by Fancy
Publications, later known as BowTie, Inc. Several changes were made to the
magazine’s format, including moving from partial newsprint to all glossy pages.
Other popular features remained in place, like the centerfold posters that our
readers still love today. Also in 1983, Horse Illustrated increased production
frequency from bi-monthly to monthly.
Peter Wylde wins the 1983 Maclay
In the Pages of Horse Illustrated
In the March/April issue, we profiled an up-and-coming rider named Peter Wylde, who had just won the 1982 Maclay final at age 17. If that name sounds familiar, it’s because 21 years later he was at the top of the show jumping world as part of the 2004 gold medal winning team from the United States at the Athens Olympics. And we get to say we knew him way back when.
Equestrian helmet rules considered by AHSA in 1983