It’s often hard to get siblings to agree on anything, but for more than 30 years, Peter and Susan Witte have been united by a powerful bond: their shared passion for horses. During that time, Peter has trained and shown national and regional champion steeds, while Susan—who began riding at the age of three—serves as a licensed United States Equestrian Foundation judge in the Arabian horses division. As the co-owners and head trainers of Witte Stables, the Wittes pass on their horseback-riding experience with the help of several amateur equestrians. In an outdoor Scottsdale riding arena, the staff trains riders of all experience levels in both the saddle- and hunt-seat disciplines, pairing lessons in riding technique with an emphasis on proper care and handling. Though beginners learn to sit upright and communicate with the horses’ secretaries, more advanced students hone their showmanship skills for high-level competition.
Arabian and Saddlebred show horses are the stars at the Pirate Performance ranch, where trainers specialize in showing styles ranging from halter to driving. A sandy, outdoor arena––including a round pen and plenty of turnouts––sets the stage for lessons in Western, English, sidesaddle, and Dudley Do-Right riding styles, and all training is tailored to ensure a healthy riding relationship between driver and steed.
In 1981, Golden Spoon Frozen Yogurt was just the no-name yogurt bar at a health store. In 1983, it had its own storefront and a new moniker, and by 1986 its staffers were slinging probiotic-rich desserts made with real fruit and real milk to a deluge of customers demanding flavors like peanut butter and fresh strawberry. By 2002, the flavor tally had climbed to more than 50 originals, and by 2008, it had 80 flavors, ranging from chocolate malt to cake batter. Today, Golden Spoon customers get their frozen fixes at a variety of locations across states, and the list of options continues to grow.
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