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Dream Big: From The Corinthian to Horse Sport

Regardless of why The Corinthian (the original name of Horse Sport) was created – concocted in Aurora, Ontario’s infamous watering hole as a means to improve the nearly non-existent coverage of equestrian sport, or in a bid to attend the Olympics as part of the press corps, or a bit of both – the magazine has endured and thrived for five decades. This is a major achievement in the often fickle and fragile world of Canadian magazines, and especially in a niche market like the horse industry. The year was 1968 and show jumping, dressage, and eventing were really starting to take off in Canada, thanks to efforts from riders including Jim Elder and Christilot Boylen. Because the Canadian teams did not have the wherewithal to travel to Europe to compete, these enterprising individuals brought Europe to Canada: Elder reproduced international jumping courses at his farm in Aurora and Boylen…

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