Laura Hite: The Amateur Winning in the Grand Prix Jumpers

BY TPH Staff 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 equitation before stopping to finish college,...

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,...

Heartland Farm’s Southern Pride

PHOTO: Southern Pride certainly feels no need to be showing his age anytime soon By Mackenzie Shuman Southern Pride is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ horse. His jumping style makes him a crowd favorite and his canter awes any audience....

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. Because while Zimmerman might appear like...

Prixview: Taking at ‘Schott’ at Holiday & Horses CSI4*

By Catie Staszak for Prixview A lot of pressure can come with taking over the ride of an already established mount. Just imagine if the former rider of your horse was Beezie Madden. But Callie Schott,...

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 of how traits might match up...

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,...

Who Jumped It Best? Kentucky Invitational CSI 3*

PHOTOS © VISPERIA PRODUCTIONS The 1.60m Kentucky Invitational CSI 3* meant that there was a lot more action this weekend in Lexington aside from the Land Rover Three-Day Event. Paul O'Shea and Skara Glen's Machu...

Coyle Maintains World Cup Form in Fort Worth

By Catie Staszak for FEI Daniel Coyle (IRL) has had to be patient when it comes to World Cup competition. During the 2019-2020 North American League season, he recorded two victories and was preparing...

Who Jumped It Best: AIG $1 Million at HITS Coachella

PHOTOS © TORRENCE SULLIVAN The class is over, and Beezie Madden surely cashed her $350,000 check for winning the AIG $1 Million at HITS Coachella. Still, we've got photos of some of your favorite Grand...

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 Horse Shows biggest money classes: The...

Rodrigo Lambre Tops First Day of CSIO5* Action at Thunderbird Show Park

BY CATIE STASZAK FOR THUNDERBIRD SHOW PARK Langley, British Columbia — Rodrigo Lambre (BRA) knew the expansive field at Thunderbird Show Park suited his horse impeccably, and he called on his longtime partner Chapilot’s strengths...

Bright Lights, Big City: Patrice Delaveau Thrills at Longines Masters of Hong Kong as...

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA Horses in iconic cities is a phenomenon that has taken show jumping by storm in recent years, and none do it better than the Longines Masters. Traveling to Hong Kong in...

Photo Gallery: Longines Global Champions Tour Had Sunshine, Color and Top Performance

PHOTOS © SARA PIEPER Last week, the Longines Global Champions tour headed to Mexico City for the 1.60m CSI5*. Americans Kent Farrington, Laura Kraut, and Beezie Madden had solid performances, but it was Germany's Jérôme...

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...

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?”...

How a Neglected, Broke Quarter Horse Turned Into a Young, Green OTTB Jumper

BY ALEXA ZANFARDINO A green horse and green rider isn’t the brightest idea, but I lived to tell this story. In 2017, I came across an advertisement for a horse that would be sent out to...

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...

5 Strides With: Chance Ste Hermelle

An “Interview” with the Show Jumper (via her rider, Natalie Dean!) The 14-year-old Belgian Sport Horse mare helped the United States finish second in the $150,000 FEI Nations Cup in Wellington, FL, in March, and...

Second Act

BY TIMOTHY WICKES Sometimes the horse show game seems a bit like the mafia – once you’re in you never get out. But riders are athletes, and in spite of what Louise Serio and Ian...

Rowan Willis Knows Chestnut Mares

By Julie Claire Ma Dashing Australian Rowan Willis has been dominating the North American show jumping circuit with his star mount, Blue Movie. Blue Movie is a 16-year old chestnut mare, by Chacco Blue, and out of...

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 Search Finals, the 2016 Pessoa/US Hunter...