At the heart of Ennis Horsemanship Center is David and Jill Ennis, a married couple with a shared passion for the majestic nature of horses. Before moving to Chandler in 2010, David and Jill ran a successful stable in Missouri?the very place where David happened to also propose to Jill, inside the riding arena. Today, the Ennises and their roster of award-winning school horses provide training, education, and riding lessons that accommodate kids and adults. These lessons emphasize becoming a total ?horseperson,? meaning students not only learn how to ride a horse, but also how to care for it to and teach it how to neigh orders at drive-thru windows. To make their services even more accessible to the community, David and Jill have also registered their facility as part of the Horses4Heroes network.
For more than 40 years, Mercury Sports has provided the gear, facilities, and training to help athletes find their stride in baseball, softball, and other sports. Baseball instructors help players fine-tune all aspects of their game, from swing mechanics to pitching and fielding, in small-group lessons. Sluggers looking to practice on their own time can spend time facing pitches from remote-controlled or wheel-action machines in one of the center's three batting cages. Inside Mercury's retail shop, sales associates stock football helmets, shoulder pads, and chest guards from top brands such as Under Armour and Rawlings. Coaches can also order customized team jerseys and screen-printed gear to make their players appear uniform without forcing them all to get the same haircut.
Wynne Beck, lover of literature and library science major, channels her passion for books into a labyrinth of used tomes from authors and genres of all stripes. Classics lovers can find Shakespeare by the pound, and spy and pulp fans can sort through stacks of Le Carre novels. Gently used copies of Stephen King, John Grisham, and Danielle Steele novels promise enthusiasts of modern storytelling hours of page-turning ecstasy. The shop features children's lit, biography, history, sci-fi, and true crime sections that are easy to navigate, as well as classics, poetry, fiction, and cookbooks. If there's something you can't find, Wynne's happy to track it down or commission the author to re-write it
Evansville Living Magazine celebrates the lifestyle, restaurants, and nightlife of Evansville. Six times a year, mailboxes are filled with more than 100 pages full of glossy pictures, informative articles, and fresh ideas for nights on the town or weekends. Subscribers discover hip new breweries, bars, and restaurants with the magazine's dining directory, or plan getaways and vacations with features on local vineyards, resorts, and festivals.
Mountain Glacier quenches thirsts with crystal-clear jugs of bottled spring water, which are free of additives, preservatives, and chemicals. After an H20-hoisting maestro delivers the water-cooler rental and the first month’s four bottles of Mountain Glacier water, he or she will also set it up, install it, and recommend the proper diet and grooming tips for the remaining three bottles. Each cooler comes with both cold and room-temperature water, suitable for cold lemonade and room-temperature water balloons. If anything should go awry, the company is quick to provide customer service and any necessary repairs.
Boasting PGA pros at both locations, Golf Plus multiplies driving and hitting enjoyment with a legion of golf and baseball essentials and services for cleat-footed sports. Eschew blindfolded driver purchases by patronizing the club-fitting Vector Pro launch-monitor system, which analyzes your swing for a precise club recommendation, ensuring future selections have the appropriate length, shaft flex, and lie angle for your game ($50 for 20- to 40-minute evaluation). Palm-punished handles feel young again after a re-gripping, during which expert staffers install limited-edition and brand-name grips ($3–$20), and a variety of club-repair options re-work the entire length of favorite irons.