Throwback Thursday Trends We Miss: Thoroughbred Hunters

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN

Okay let’s be real – for many of us, Thoroughbred hunters aren’t a thing of the past. My OTTB does triple duty as best friend, jumper (if I’m feeling brave) and hunter (when I manage to convince him that he’s not Ricky Bobby). Still, you can’t deny that the days where Thoroughbreds dominated the hunter ring are past us. Remember when they had “Non-Thoroughbred Hunter” divisions? Well now it’s the opposite, and programs like TIP and Take2 sponsor divisions to keep Thoroughbreds in the ring on the hunter/jumper circuit.

Whether you used to ride Thoroughbred hunters or still do, I bet we all can enjoy these Throwback Thursday pictures!

Northern Rollick, WEF Circuit Champion Pre-Green Hunters as a 4 yr old, Circuit Champion WEF 1st Year and Green Conformation as a 5 yr old. TPH Editor Sissy Wickes riding. 1992. Photo courtesy of Sissy Wickes.
Teatime, 1993. Photo courtesy of Ann Livingston of Dripping Springs, Texas
Linda Hough and Modest Man. Photo submitted by L. Williams of San Diego, California
Photo courtesy of Stacie Seidman of Chester, Connecticut
Irene Lorimer and Book of Dreams. Photo submitted by L. Williams of San Diego, California
Photo courtesy of Stacie Seidman of Chester, Connecticut
Linda Hough and Noteworthy. Photo submitted by L. Williams of San Diego, California
Photo submitted by Kim Mccann
Photo submitted by Laurel DeFrance Leiendecker
Sueño and L. Williams at Brookside Premier. Photo courtesy of L. Williams
Mr Tamborine Man & Amy Nelson Showing in the high adult jumpers at Fox Lea in Venice, FL 2001. Photo courtesy of Amy Nelson
Irene Lorimer and Espadin. Photo submitted by L. Williams of San Diego, California
Photo submitted by Desiree Boso
Photo submitted by Caroline L. Vesely
Photo submitted by Laurien McClue
Me & My Bobby McGee. Photo submitted by Jamie Fortney
Photo submitted by Lisa Abrams
Photo submitted by Karen Weiderman
Photo submitted by Heather Scanlon
Photo submitted by Kim Mccann
Photo submitted by Courtney Poole
Photo submitted by Anna Corley