The Perfect Horse for the Working Adult Amateur Who “Didn’t Want a Thoroughbred”

BY SAM SNYDER Hunter or hunter prospect, at least 16.1 hh.  Green is fine but needs to have a good brain.  No Thoroughbreds. Those were my criteria when...

23 Perfect Braid Photos That Will Make Your Type A Horse Show Heart Happy

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN You know what makes me happy? Horse shows. You know what one of my favorite parts of showing is? Seeing my horse in his formal best, all braided up. When...

What Eventers Can Learn From Hunters

BY JESS CLAWSON I’ve been riding since I was four years old, and almost all of that time has been in eventing programs. I missed the pony hunter world entirely. Though I love the jumpers...

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)...

Horses: A Family Affair for the Gochman Family

BY IRENE ELISE POWLICK For many, going to the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair is a family outing where everyone can enjoy the food, fair games, shops, and...

How an International Hunter Derby Works

By Intern Vyla Carter From the jog to how the courses must be set up, there is much more that goes into a USHJA International Hunter Derby than what a spectator sees. To further understand...

Under Saddles Are Here to Stay

By Intern Ashley Shaw   Under Saddles are a traditional part of hunter divisions. We’ve all sat in the bleachers, following the beautiful movers and discussing with friends who the winner will be. And we have all...

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...

The 9- What it’s Like to Score a 90 in the Hunter Ring

BY VYLA CARTER As a hunter glides around the ring, a judge watches with a careful eye, marking down points on a sheet and figuring out what score this certain horse will get. The score...

What ‘R ‘Judge John Berkos Looks for in a Hunter Round

BY AMBASSADOR EMMY DOLIN Have you ever wondered what the judge looks for while watching your round? I interviewed R-rated judge, John Berkos, to get an inside look for what he looks for while judging. What...

Devon Sibling Spotlight: The Propp Sisters

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Stella, Juliette, and Clara Propp are a trio of siblings hailing from New York, New York. Stella, 15, competes in the 3’3” junior hunters aboard Maraschino, Morocco, and Neato, in addition...

Who Jumped It Best? Upperville High Performance Hunters

It's time for another Who Jumped It Best?! Pull up a chair under the shade from the oak trees and watch the High Performance Hunters from the 2018 Upperville Colt & Horse Show. The...

National Show Hunter Hall of Fame: Osczar

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES In the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, gymnast Nadia Comaneci scored a perfect 10. Her performance left the crowd hushed and spellbound. The scoreboard was not programmed for a perfect...

Technicolor: A Champion Remembered, 2010–2018

Lindsay Maxwell’s famed hunter, Technicolor, tragically died this spring due to complications from cardiomyopathy. The stunning bay gelding was as kind as he was talented, as beautiful as he was athletic. Technicolor burst on to...

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. Jamie Sailor...

Scenes From 2018 Devon Junior Weekend

BY INTERN IRENE ELISE POWLICK The first few days of The Devon Horse Show and County Fair have been filled with wins, sunshine, and excitement to be showing at one of the greatest and most...

Early Morning Horse Show Survival Guide

BY INTERN ASHLEY SHAW Early horse show mornings can be chaos, especially when your coffee hasn’t kicked in yet. It can be difficult to keep timely and organized when the sun isn’t even in the...

Who Jumped It Best? HITS Coachella 3’6″ Junior/AO Hunters

Judging this class requires no travel time, certification or long days in the sun! Take a look at these talented riders and their beautiful hunters from HITS Coachella. These pictures are all...