Sunday, September 19, 2021

John Bragg’s Bridgeport Farms: Building Success From the Ground, Up

BY LINDSEY LONG If you’ve seen Bridgeport Farms at a horse show, chances are you’ve been impressed. The sheer size of the show setup is remarkable, with aisle after aisle of beautiful horses and ponies...

For Candice King Partnership is Key

BY ANN JAMIESON Candice King was only six months old when her parents, Al and Marlo Schlom, placed her in front of them on their western saddles to take her on trail rides.  At two, she...

Cynthia Hampton’s Classic Champions Series: Developing Young Jumpers in America

Ever since the founder of Classic Champions—a Florida nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of developing young jumpers—first sat on a horse at age 3, she has been fascinated by the bond and love...

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...

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,...

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...

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,...

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...

Five Strides with Javas Miss Jordan

An “interview” with the recent FEI grand prix winner (via her owner and rider, Nicky Galligan!) The 12-year-old chestnut Irish Sport Horse—better known as “Princess” to her people—won her first FEI Grand Prix at the...

5 Strides with Laura Kraut’s CONFU

The 13-year-old grey Holsteiner gelding Confu won the $214,000 Spy Coast Farm Holiday II Grand Prix CS14* in December. TPH caught up with him via human show jumping superstar, Laura Kraut. What’s your favorite thing...

Who Jumped It Best? $100,000 Lone Star State Grand Prix

Twenty-one-year-old Daisy Ford and her longtime partner, Gatsby, topped the $100,000 Lone Star State Grand Prix on Saturday night, February 27, at the Texas Winter Series IV in Katy, TX. However, while Ford and Gatsby...

Mary Mairs Chapot

BY ANN JAMIESON "I've always loved animals," says Mary Chapot. "We always had dogs in the family. And horses were another animal to love, to pet, to hug." While Mary's mother loved horses, and wanted to...

Michael Page: It’s About the Ride

BY ANN JAMIESON A sign in Michael Page's tack room reads "It was never about the ribbon; it was about the ride and the horse that got me there."  The list of his accomplishments easily covers...

That Magic Click

BY RENNIE DYBALL Leigh Nanda and El Casper won both the NAL & the WIHS Children’s Jumper Finals—after just a few months of showing together Leigh Nanda was fairly new to horse showing when she got...

5 Strides with Gazelle

An “interview” with Kent Farrington’s star mare (via her head groom, Denise Moriarty!) The 14-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood has jumped to great success worldwide, most recently winning the American Gold Cup Grand Prix in September....

Todd Minikus NEVER SLOWS DOWN; The guy who never rides for second.

Originally from the September 2017 Print Issue By Sissy Wickes Thirty two years of riding at the Grand Prix level, over 130 National and International Grand Prix wins, 2014 Equestrian of the Year, 2014 Horse...