Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Riding Full Circle with TJ O’Mara

BY TORI BILAS TJ O’Mara has become a household name for many riders aiming to succeed in the equitation ring. Wins in the 2016 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent...

Alex Jayne on Making Horses and Shaping the US Industry

BY ELYSE SCHENK Breeding horses takes imagination. Great breeders use creative foresight in order to envision an ideal mare and stallion combination. They paint a picture in their minds...

Is Making Show Jumping a Team Sport the Way to Invigorate Our Sport?

BY BRIDIE HAMILTON As a former working student, FEI Groom and EAP National Finalist turned collegiate equestrian, riding horses sometimes feels like Hotel California: you can check out but...

5 Strides with NINETTO

An “interview” with  the jumper ready to make  his Grand Prix debut (via his rider, Anna Ishiyama!) The 12-year-old bay Oldenburg,  who goes by Teddy at the barn, showed...

The Upside of Downtime

Lillie Keenan capitalizes on show circuit downtime with training and health focus for her horses and launches the "Lillie" line of scrumptious show apparel for fellow riders. BY...

An Equine “Interview” – 5 Strides with Mavis Spencer’s Con Calle

An “interview” with the jumper and recent Grand Prix winner (via his rider, Mavis Spencer!) The 11-year-old bay Holsteiner, who goes by Calvin at the barn, won the $25,000...

A Perfect Partnership

BY KRISTIN PITZER The Irish flag will continue to fly at Heathman Farm with Lorcan Gallagher in the irons. For much of North America, May 5,...

Self-Made: Years of Hard Work Pays Off with a First Grand Prix Win for...

BY LAURIE SCOTT If Kyla Makhloghi had $8,000.00, in 2017, she wouldn’t have Hurry Up B or a Grand Prix win. Riders often bemoan the fact...

Georgina Bloomberg’s Manhattan is the Son of Two of Her Favorite Mounts

The Plaid Horse American-bred Feature BY CATIE STASZAK When it comes to breeding, Georgina Bloomberg has adhered firmly to the concept of quality over quantity....

Making Things Happen Without Making Excuses: An Adult Amateur’s Climb

BY LAUREN MAULDIN There is a tendency to divide the equestrian industry into the “haves” and the “have nots.” With events ranging from small schooling shows to extensive seasonal...

Meet Bradley: The Homebred Colt Who Inspired a Breeding Operation

By Catie Staszak Read this article in the May/June full issue here. When Diana Sturges joined forces with accomplished hunter rider Christopher Payne to breed...

How This Blind Jumper Rider Is Pursuing Her Dreams – and Paving the Way...

By Rennie Dyball As Wren Blae Zimmerman turns toward the first fence in her jumper classic at World Equestrian Center, she isn’t looking for a distance. She’s just counting....

Kent Farrington Shares His Experience in “Riding for the Team”

FROM JUMP MEDIA “Riding for the Team” tells the behind-the-scenes stories of 47 of the U.S.’s finest equestrian athletes. From humble beginnings, and through good days and bad, the...

One More Year: The Olympic Games Remain a Symbol of Hope in a Sea...

BY CATIE STASZAK As a journalist and commentator, I have two main fears in the workplace: not knowing, and not being able to find the answer. 

Capri: When a Family’s Commitment to a Special Horse Shines in the Show Ring

BY DANI SCHNEIDER In 2012, Marina Samad tried a small but mighty mare, Capri. They immediately connected, and what was supposed to be a lease for the show season...

Anne Kursinski: It’s All About the Horse

BY ANN JAMIESON “That’s all I ever wanted to do, ride, and be with horses,” states Anne Kursinski, one of the all-time leading riders in United States show jumping...

Laura Hite: The Amateur Winning in the Grand Prix Jumpers

BY JESS CLAWSON Laura Hite has not spent her entire life planning to ride in the Grand Prix ring. Like many amateurs, she grew up riding in hunters and...

Sloan Elmassian Forges Her Own Path

BY JESS CLAWSON In most professional sports, the way from high school to college to the pros is clear. It’s a rare phenomenon to skip a step. But in...

Who Jumped It Best? Desert Horse Park 1.10m Jumpers

ALL PHOTOS © IRENE ELISE POWLICK A new show season means it's time for a new Who Jumped it Best! Come down to the desert with us for a...

Get a Glimpse Behind the Medals in “Riding for the Team”

BY MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA LLC When Robert Ridland arrived in Gladstone, NJ, to ride with Bertalan de Némethy as part of the U.S. Equestrian Team, he was just 18...

A Legendary Team: Idle Dice and Rodney Jenkins

BY ANN JAMIESON He was the first horse inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. His principal rider was the most successful show jumper in history, a...

How Much Does it Cost to Show in the HITS $1 Million Dollar Classes?

BY MICHELLE FERRELL At the start of 2019, professional show jumper and 3-time FEI World Cup qualifier, Jenni McAllister set the goal of riding in 3 of the HITS...