Sunday, April 18, 2021

Game Face: Grand Prix Horses to the First Fence of the Jump Off

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Careful observation is a great way to learn about riding. After all, there are 500 reasons why I'm never going to ride in a Grand Prix class, but I certainly learn a...

She’s Done It Again: Kristin Hardin’s Big Win at NWSS

BY TORI WEED “She’s done it again!” The quote of the week at the National Western Stock Show as Kristin Hardin takes the third consecutive win in the $10,000 Monarch Gamblers Choice aboard Bert. The Gamblers...

Young Trainer Spotlight: Katie Cooper and Caves Farm Take World Equestrian Center by Storm

Above Photo: Color Up and Lauren Watts were Champion in the 3'6" Juniors at the World Equestrian Center and won the combined Junior Hunter Classic with scores of 86 and 88! By Sissy Wickes Caves Farm...

Celebrating the Round: The Lexington International CSI 2*

BY VYLA CARTER The Split Rock Jumping Tour gave riders and horses alike plenty to celebrate this past week at Split Rock Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. The show, known for its extra large ribbons and...

My Kind of Jet Setting: A Look at Eric Hasbrouck’s Partial Ownership Program

BY CATIE STASZAK It certainly helped that it was one of the most beautiful mornings of the winter in Wellington. But, when I got a leg up aboard Quattro, I knew I was going to...

Celebrating the Round: HITS Coachella Jumpers

BY LAUREN MAULDIN / PHOTOS © TORRENCE SULLIVAN A clear round, a good effort. There are different marks for success when it comes to showing horses. Numbers on the screen and ribbons awarded only tell a small part...

The Tail of Quality Girl

By Sissy Wickes In 2013, my husband and I were looking at a horse at Todd Minikus’ barn in Wellington. After the trial, I asked, “Hey, where is that fiery little bay mare?” “Quality Girl?”...

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 Jet Pets Grand Prix at the...

Hermès is French for Over the Top

BY ERIN GILMORE I’m not sure who it was at Hermés Sellier who came up with the notion to hold a horse show under a 100-year old glass ceiling, but whoever you are, I applaud you. This...

McLain Ward Hosts The First Longines Masters of New York “Masters Squad” Clinic at...

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM McLain Ward taught the first “Masters Squad” clinic following the historic inaugural year of the Longines Masters of New York on May 5th, 2018 at Old Salem Farm. The Masters Squad premiered as...

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...

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...

Matches Set! Riders Masters Cup at the Longines Masters of New York

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Thursday night, following the conclusion of the first Masters One CSI5* class at the Longines Masters of New York, the matches were selected and teams drawn for the first ever North American...

A Rainy Day at the $216k Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4*

Sunday was a bit of a rainy mess at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show in Virginia, but that didn't stop these top jumpers from excelling at the $216k Upperville Jumper Classic. The day...

Who Jumped It Best? I Love New York Horse Show Jumper Classic

Last week's I Love New York Horse Show had big name riders and tough competition. Mclain Ward and HH Gigi’s Girl won the Jumper Classic, but that still doesn't determine who jumped it best!...

Michael Matz: Success Through Decades

Above photo: MATZ ON RHUM, 1996 OLYMPICS CLICK HERE to read more from the TPH April 2017 issue! BY PRUE DRAPER OSBORN & SISSY WICKES WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DECADE MAKES. Michael Matz, reluctant hero of the horse...

Six Show Jumping Legends You Should Still Be Watching

Any professional will tell you: You can learn simply by watching. At a venue like WEF, you can get a free masterclass by taking in almost any FEI event: U.S. stalwarts Beezie Madden, McLain...

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...

Kristin Hardin Sweeps the NWSS Gambler’s Choice

By TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman | Photos By: Mackenzie Shuman The crowd took a breath, the stadium went silent, and suddenly, the entire National Western Show Complex was filled with an uproar of excited cheers...

The Scoop on McLain Ward’s Newest Mounts

By Irene Elise Powlick American superstar McLain Ward showed two of his newest horses at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, a grey mare by the name of Bellefleur PS Z and a chestnut...

Touch of Class: Show Jumping’s Great Thoroughbred Mare

BY JESS CLAWSON The hallways of the hunter/jumper sport are lined with champions, and one of the greatest on the wall is the Thoroughbred mare, Touch of Class. Touch of Class (1973-2001) was everything she wasn’t supposed...

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...