Horse Illustrated Staff

Horse Illustrated and Young Rider Editors

Horse Illustrated and Young Rider’s editing team of Editor Holly Caccamise and Digital Content Coordinator Mary Cage are enthusiastic equestrian journalists with in-depth knowledge of horse care, riding, and training. This editorial team strives daily to make Horse Illustrated/ your source for everything related to horses and Young Rider/ the leading horse magazine for tweens and teens.

Holly Caccamise, Editor in Chief

Holly Caccamise, Editor
Holly Caccamise, Editor. Photo by Gina Cioli

Holly Caccamise has been with Horse Illustrated and Young Rider since 2007, and in August 2019, she was promoted Editor in Chief. She’s been instrumental in the production of both magazines and helped Horse Illustrated win a 2018 American Horse Publications Media Award in the General Excellence Self-Supported Publication (circulation 15,000 and over) category. Before getting involved in the editorial side of print media, she worked as an award-winning ad copywriter for Thoroughbred Times magazine. Caccamise has an M.S. in Animal Science from the University of Kentucky, where she studied equine nutrition and exercise physiology, and a B.S. from UCLA in Biology. Caccamise has also worked as a research assistant, horse camp counselor teaching riding and vaulting, and as a top-level show groom in the eventing world.

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Mary Cage, Digital Content Coordinator

Horse Illustrated & Young Rider content coordinator Mary Cage with her horse
Mary Cage, Digital Content Coordinator. Photo by Terri Cage

Mary Cage joined the EG Media team in 2022, bringing with her a strong background as both a competitor and a professional in the equine industry. Before becoming the Digital Content Coordinator at EG Media, Cage gained experience at a marketing agency along with multiple roles in the equine industry, primarily in horse racing. Her photography and written work has been featured in America’s Horse, American Racehorse, the Appaloosa Journal, BloodHorse, Equine Chronicle, the Paint Horse Journal, Paulick Report, The Thoroughbred Daily News, and various other publications. Cage earned a bachelor of arts in journalism, with a concentration in advertising and a minor in marketing, from the University of North Texas. Cage also holds multiple National Championship and Reserve World Championship titles with the Appaloosa Horse Club.

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