Monday, July 26, 2021

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Jumping Team for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

From the US Equestrian Communications Department Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the combinations selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 as part of Team USA in Tokyo,...

Nelson Pessoa, The Brazilian Sorcerer

We're all familiar with international show jumper Rodrigo Pessoa, who, in all likelihood, will represent Brazil in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. This would mark the seventh Olympic appearance for the 2004 individual gold...

The Case for Consistent Fence Heights in the Low AO Jumpers

BY MEGAN SMITH It’s a funny thing when a nervous ammy rider finds herself in the big, bold jumper ring. But that’s the kind of thing that happens when you find a horse that makes...

There’s Nothing Quite Like a Grand Prix with a Crowd: Scenes from the CSI4*...

WORDS by Catie StaszakPHOTOS by Erin Gilmore Alison Robitaille and Lima 47 galloped through the timers of the CSI4* Upperville Jumper Classic, and the crowd erupted. I looked around and took in the sights and...

How Courtney Hayden-Fromm Creates Horse Shows with Heart

BY LAURA RATLIFF In the era of big-box horse shows and weeks-long winter circuits, one industrious Wisconsin trainer and show operator has carved out a niche that keeps people coming back weekend after weekend.  While Courtney...

Classic Champions: Bringing European Traditions to America

BY BROOKE GODDARD “I want to honor the horse and bring the horse back to the center of the picture,” says Cynthia Hampton, founder of Classic Champions.  In 2015, Hampton set out to do just that...

5 Strides With Atticus Diamant

An “Interview” with the Show Jumper (via his rider, Chile’s Gabriela Reutter!) The 12-year-old Selle Français gelding (who goes by Monty at the barn), claimed back-to-back FEI 2* victories at WEF. 1. What’s your favorite thing...

Five Strides with Contefina LVF

An “interview” with the show jumper (via her owner, Ashlee Bond!) The 9-year-old Holsteiner mare (who goes by Fina or “Queen Feen” at the barn), recently won a Turf Tour Grand Prix. 1. You are Ashlee’s...

Journey to My First Grand Prix

BY EVIE JAECKLE It was a crazy, but incredible, journey that got me to my first Grand Prix. It all started with Michael Tokaruk. I had heard nothing but great things about him, which led me...

Must-Have Traits to Look for in a Grand Prix Jumper

By Kara Pinato Scro and Tori Bilas/Jump Media For many horse shoppers, the process starts with a checklist of must-haves for the perfect mount. The ideal candidate must be able to jump a certain height,...

Vladimir Littauer and the Art of Forward Riding

William Steinkraus, Joe Fargis, Lendon Gray, Scot Evans, Bernie Traurig. What do these respected horsemen have in common? All were influenced by the forward riding system established by Captain Vladimir Littauer. Much of today's...

Daniel Bedoya Works Magic in $25,000 Walter Oil and Gas Pin Oak Grand Prix

BY KRISTIN PITZER Katy, Texas – April 8, 2021 –  Going into the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show’s $25,000 Walter Oil and Gas Grand Prix, held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center on April 8,...

Klas Kudlinski Claims Top Two Spots in $20,000 Pin Oak Welcome Stake

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 7, 2021 – After only one day of competition, Klas Kudlinski has already made his inaugural trip to Texas a winning one. In Kudlinski’s Pin Oak Charity...

One Step at a Time: Sloane Coles Offers Insight on How to Walk a...

By Tori Bilas / Jump Media United States show jumper and Nations Cup rider Sloane Coles has jumped some of the most impressive jumper tracks the world has to offer. But she is a believer...

Mackenzie Hudson Headlines Amateur-Owner Jumpers at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 3, 2021 – Mackenzie Hudson rode her own Ekyra Fortuna to victory in the $5,000 1.30 m/ 1.40 m Amateur-Owner (AO)/Amateur (Am.) Jumper Classic on Saturday, April 3,...

Peter Petschenig and It’s the Senator 111 are Number One in $50,000 Pin Oak...

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 2, 2021 – Peter Petschenig and It’s the Senator 111 claimed victory in the $50,000 Hildebrand Fund Pin Oak Grand Prix on Friday, April 2, at the...

It Happens! Nona Garson, Rob Jacobs and Erynn Ballard Share Hilarious Mistakes

We all make mistakes. But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them. So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers to prove,...

Daisy Ford Dashes to Victory in $25,000 Pin Oak Grand Prix

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – March 31, 2021 – Daisy Ford earned her first grand prix win only a month ago, and on Wednesday, March 31, she returned to the Great Southwest Equestrian...

A Winning Welcome for Avery Erickson at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – March 30, 2021 – Avery Erickson, 19, and Chacco Lait won the $15,000 Open Jumper Welcome Stake to mark the start of Week II of the 75th annual...

Collaboration Leads Cavalier to Top of WEF 7-Year-Old Jumper Standings

By Catie Staszak Carl Weeden arrived at the 2020 Winter Equestrian Festival with plenty of horsepower, but she was in need of a rider.  She had been working with Jennifer Morton’s then 6-year-old Cavalier (Canvaro x...

15-Year-Old Carlee McCutcheon Reins in First Grand Prix Win with MTM Unexpected at Pin...

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – March 27, 2021 – Carlee McCutcheon won the $30,000 Pin Oak Charity Grand Prix on Saturday night, March 27, at the 75th annual Pin Oak Charity Horse Show,...

Faces of Pin Oak: Trapp O’Neal

Trapp O’Neal has been hooked on riding ever since his mom bought him lessons for his sixth birthday. In his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, English disciplines weren’t as popular, but since his mom...