Monday, April 19, 2021

A Thoroughbred Dream: Creating the Hunter Champion an Exercise Rider Rescued from the Slaughter...

BY FRAN BURNS I’ve always had affection for Thoroughbreds. Growing up riding and showing in Maryland, I rode with Jill French, John French’s mom (Yes, that John French), at Oldfield’s School where I leased a...

Tom Brennan Provides a Virtual Look Inside the Judge’s Box

Brennan increases understanding and accessibility through his Judge My Round online platform. BY CATIE STASZAK Tom Brennan’s calendar is always full. Holding roles as a rider, trainer, clinician, commentator, and “R” judge (That’s the short list)...

National Show Hunter Hall of Fame – Navy Commander

Research by Marianne Taylor, Text by Tim Wickes. It’s a lovely day in 1963 and the great Working Hunter, Navy Commander, and young Ernie Oare have had a fall in the Amateur To Ride class...

Carrico: a Stallion for All Rings

This article was originally published in the February 2017 Stallion Issue. View the issue here. BY SISSY WICKES Seaman and Dignelli met at Ludger Beerbaum’s farm in Germany to try a beautiful 16.3 stallion by Catoki...

With Accolades from Eventing to Hunters, Get Rowdy is the horse of a lifetime.

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Imported from Holland by as a four-year-old, the 2010 Dutch Warmblood gelding made his start in Eventing. Heather Morris and Get Rowdy competed all the way up to the Intermediate level with...

Roxy Sorkin: Writer, Director, Producer, and Adult Amateur

BY KARLA CAMPBELL Roxy Sorkin might only be nineteen-years-old, but this girl is on a roll. Known for being the daughter of screenwriter, director, producer and playwright Aaron Sorkin, Roxy has certainly shown people that...

Horse Shows Will Resume With New “Lead Changeless” Hunter Division

April 1st, 2020 - Equestrians eagerly awaiting the return of horse show season will have something extra to look forward to—a new hunter division to debut when shows resume. During the extra downtime with...

Developing Champions for Life

By Jennifer Bliss I have always admired horse and rider combinations that have been able to withstand the test of time in the show ring and continue to win year after year. These tried and...

Straight From the Judge’s Booth: Strategies for the Under Saddle

BY R JUDGE SISSY WICKES The more I judge, the more I am surprised that riders do not think more about how to ride an under saddle class. Yes, a good mover is a good...

Climbing Quickly: Lauren Little Has the Formula for Success

By TPH Editor Lauren Mauldin How does one define the formula that makes for a successful rider? Many would start with natural talent. An eye that leads them to perfect distances, poise in the saddle....

That Time I Won a Car in the Hunters

BY KIMBERLY MALOOMIAN October 26, 2019 will forever be known as the day I won a car. Just to be clear, it’s not a lease. It’s mine until I decide otherwise. I am sure that...

Based on a Feeling: Nick Haness & Hunterbrook Farms

How the power of observation, intuition and hard work have pushed Nick Haness’ Hunterbrook Farms to the top. BY LAUREN MAULDIN It’s Monday, a rare day off between hectic show travel that spans both coasts, and...

Jordan Spinelli Brought a DIY Attitude and an Appaloosa to WIHS

BY MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA She may not have come away from the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) with a ribbon, but Jordan Spinelli couldn’t stop smiling after competing in the Small Junior Hunter, 16-17 division...

Surviving the First Show Back After a Decade Long Break

BY BRITTANY FRADE When I was a teenager, I lived for showing. I signed up for every show I could afford. Each weekend I got off from my hosting job at a local restaurant, and checked to...

Talk Shadbelly To Me: What Top Derby Riders are Wearing

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Shadbellies are a bucket list apparel item for many equestrians. They signify a formal, big event like a hunter derby or classic. Riders on all different levels dream of cantering around with...

Creative Braiding Shines at Maryland Horse & Pony Show Contest

Concluding last weekend, the Maryland Horse & Pony Show was an exciting event for competitors of all ages. A premier equestrian event for over 75 years, the show touts itself as a great opportunity...

WCHR West Coast Ones to Watch: Meet Three Developing Pros Currently Leading the...

BY EMILY RIDEN/JUMP MEDIA Each year, the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, MD, attracts the country’s top hunter horses and riders from all across the nation.  With the best of the best together in...

A Dream Derby Weekend: Saturday Finals Photo Gallery

Derby Finals 2019 was a weekend of sunshine, impeccable turned out horses, and incredible competition. Enjoy these photos from Saturday's Derby Challenge and Handy rounds.

8 Takeaways from the 2019 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship

BY LAUREN MAULDIN It’s been an impressive two days of hunters in horse country. There were fantastic jumping efforts that made you gasp, adult amateurs and juniors as young as twelve learning and doing their...

22 Derby Finals Hunters That Take “Knees to Nose” Very Literally

One of the most thrilling parts about watching a top hunter class like a hunter derby is when a horse takes a phenomenal jump. You know, the kind of jump where everyone watching can't...

A “Really” Good Trip Earns 3rd in the Derby Finals Classic Round

BY LAUREN MAULDIN It was a strong day in Kentucky for west coast riders. For some, a really strong day. Really, a ten-year-old Mecklenburg black roan gelding, earned a combined score of 270.5 to place...

Who Jumped It Best? Derby Finals Classic Round

PHOTOS © LAUREN MAULDIN This might be our closest Who Jumped It Best ever! With 75 to go in the classic round of the USHJA International Derby Finals, it goes without saying that the most...