McLain Ward

The son of professional horsemen, McLain began riding and winning big at a very early age, earning the nickname “the Kid.” He’s outgrown that, but not his enthusiasm for winning and, more importantly, horses. McLain cites winning the World Cup Final on HH Azur, in Omaha, and the Spruce Meadows Masters on Sapphire as career highlights. Yet, it’s hard to imagine a more thrilling round than the team gold-clinching jump-off with Clinta to secure gold for Team USA at the 2018 World Equestrian Games in front of a home crowd in North Carolina. He and his family live at the gorgeous Castle Hill Farm in New York, where McLain grew up.

  • World Equestrian Games Team Gold 2018
  • World Cup Finals Champion in 2017
  • Olympic Team Silver 2016
  • Olympic Team Gold Medalist 2004 & 2008
  • Pan Am Games Individual Gold & Team Bronze in 2015 

“We are incredibly happy to have added the Haygain hay steamer to our program. We quickly noticed an increase in the quality of our horses’ breathing, especially in those with respiratory problems.”

 - McLain Ward

“One of McLain’s horses always had trouble getting his breath. He was coughing a lot and it was hard for him to get his wind back at the end of the course. Ever since starting him on Haygain, his breathing has improved a lot. It’s great for everyday use. When we go to shows, steaming keeps the quality of hay the same all the time, which is great because we want to keep everything as regular as possible for the horses. Our picky eaters also love the steamed hay and it’s easy to use. We have 20-25 horses here at Castle Hill Farm, so the steamer is going twice in the morning and twice at night.”

 - Lee McKeever, McLain Ward’s barn manager of 31 years, FEI Groom of the Year, 2018