Catherine Madera

Catherine Madera

Catherine Madera attended Walla Walla University in Eastern Washington where she majored in communications/journalism. After winning a national competition for Guideposts Magazine in 2004, Catherine concentrated on non-fiction inspirational stories. Since then, she has published numerous personal and ghosted stories for Guideposts and their affiliate publications. Catherine has published in many regional and national magazines/newspapers and her work is included in several anthologies. She specializes in equine-related topics and profiles and serves as editor of The Northwest Horse Source. In 2010 Catherine’s non-fiction story, A Hero’s Work, received the Merial Human-Animal Bond award given by American Horse Publications. She has also authored three works of fiction and provides editing/writing assistance through Word Horse Writing Services.

  • Feature
    One True Thing

    The Gifts of Middle Age By Catherine Madera     I got my first horse, an Arabian...

  • Feature
    A Hero’s Work

    One horse’s will to live became an inspiration to many by Catherine Madera Photos by Emily Greene...

  • Feature
    “I Bought a Racehorse”

    Syndication and the Sport of Kings by Catherine Madera   The recent film Dark Horse provided a...

  • Editor's Postcard
    Changing Seasons

    Let Go to Embrace by Catherine Madera   A fond childhood memory includes my parents’ old record...

  • Editor's Postcard
    Late to the Party

    Celebrating the Late Bloomer by Catherine Madera   In this culture there is nothing so exciting as...

  • Media Barn
    Film Review: Dark Horse

    The Incredible True Story of Dream Alliance   Dark Horse is the real life fairytale about how...

  • Cover Stories
    May 2016 Cover Story: Getaway Horseplay

    Creating Extraordinary Experiences on Horseback by Catherine Madera     Have a horse and like to travel?...

  • Editor's Postcard
    A Risky Business

    Risk Management and Confronting Fear by Catherine Madera   Our cover article this month touches on a...

  • Cover Stories
    April 2016 Cover Story: Butler Hill Equestrian Center

    Creating Fear-free Leaders that Walk through Fire by Catherine Madera   Cindi Plendl, owner of Butler Hill...

  • Editor's Postcard
    Life and Death on the Farm

    Ease Stress by Planning Ahead for the Unexpected by Catherine Madera   I had planned to write...