Published Stories


Catie Staszak has had stories published in Horse and HoundOff-Track Thoroughbred, Blood Horse, America's Best Racing, University of Miami Athletics, Gulfstream Park, Noelle Floyd/Style, The Competitive Equestrian, and the Chronicle of the Horse, among others. Below are some samples of her writing as they were published by various media, as well as some features on her written by different publications. 

Catie Staszak: From Top 10 Medal Finalist to TV Sports Analyst

Catie appears as a guest and is featured on the digital radio show, "Because of Horses."

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Meet Catie Staszak, The Multi Award Winning Journalist

Catie is featured by the UK publication, Everything Horse. Give it a read here!

Catie Staszak: All Because of a Roadside Sign

Catie is featured in Sidelines magazine's November issue. Click here to read!

Catie Staszak Named to '30 Under 30' List

The Town Crier recognizes Catie after she makes The Plaid Horse's 2018 "30 Under 30" list. Give it a read here!

It's In Their Blood: These Racing Families' Daughters Are Ambassadors for OTTBs in Many Disciplines.

Staszak profiles five young women—all daughters of prolific figures in horse racing—who are making their own names with off-track Thoroughbreds in other disciplines. Click here to read the feature, which was the cover story for the 2017 spring issue of Off-Track Thoroughbred magazine.

Distance Learning

Staszak examines the benefits and challenges of juggling high-level education while also seriously pursuing elite equestrian sport. Click here to read the award-winning story from the 2017 American Horse Publications Equine Media Equine Media Awards, as published by USDF.

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Unbridled Ambition: Andy Kocher's Unrelenting Work Ethic & Enthusiasm Have Brought Him To New Heights

Staszak profiles American show jumper Andy Kocher following his first career World Cup qualifier win in the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping Del Mar. Click here to read the story from The Competitive Equestrian magazine.

Trek of a Lifetime: One Woman Advocates for Thoroughbreds Using a Cross-Country Journey On Horseback

Staszak tells the story the story of Valerie Ashker, who brought two off-track Thoroughbreds on a 3,500 mile trek across the country to bring attention to the breed's versatility, heart, and toughness. Click here to read more.

Stewart And Catch Me Top Memorable $100,000 WCHR Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular

Staszak details the journey of David Gochman's Holsteiner gelding Catch Me to the top of the 2016 WCHR Peter Wetherill Palm Beach Hunter Spectacular. Click here to read the story, which was the cover story of the March 7 & 14 issue of the Chronicle of the Horse. Staszak also took the cover photo.

Living Legend: Wilson Dennehy

Staszak takes a look back at show jumping history, telling the story of Wilson Dennehy, the only rider to ever win all three equitation championships in the same year. Later in life, he gives up the opportunity of a lifetime for wife in a touching love story worthy of the big screen. Click here to read the story.

Colts Stage Dramatic Comeback in Wild Card Round

Staszak recounts the Indianapolis Colts' victory in the 2014 NFL Playoffs against the Kansas City Chiefs. The win gave the Colts the title of recording the second-biggest comeback in NFL playoff history. Click here to read the story, which was published on Naptown's Finest, a Fansided blog sponsored by Sports Illustrated.

Modernizing Tradition: How Novel Ideas Are Brining New Eyes to Equestrian Sport

Staszak gets to know the masterminds behind three new, revolutionary events in show jumping and eventing—the Devon Arena Eventing Challenge, the Global Champions League, and the JumpingClash Challenge—whose aim is to broaden the sports' fan bases. Click here to read the story.

Cyklon 1083 Survives Three Surgeries And A Rare Illness To Return To Form

Staszak tells the story of the show jumping stallion Cyklon 1083, who endured three surgeries in a little over three months to recover from the rare disease guttural pouch mycosis. She takes a deeper look into the case study and talks to the vets that worked with the horse in both Meldert, Belgium, and Lexington, Ky. Click here to read.

The Accidental Dream Job

Catie Staszak profiles Andrew Carter, the head coach of the University of Miami women's varsity rowing program from 2010-2013. Carter, who has coached ACC Champsionship winners, World Championship winners, and even Olympic Champions, claims he became a coach "by accident." Click here to read the story, which was published on, the Official Athletic Site of the University of Miami Hurricanes.