Sunday, July 12, 2020

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...

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

BY INTERN 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...

Big Names, Big Crowds, Big Money. My Big Interview with Beezie Madden

BY EMMY DOLIN On August 17th 2018, excitement and pressure mounted leading up to the largest Grand Prix in Illinois history. Hosted by HITS Balmoral Park, Crete, IL, the Showplace End of Summer II show...

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...

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...

Morgan Caplane: From County Shows to the Grand Prix Ring

BY JESS CLAWSON Morgan Caplane got her start in horses in the most delightfully unfettered way a child could, and has grown that seed of passion into a successful...

Who Jumped It Best? $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon

Jumpers may be all about fast and clear rounds, but that doesn't mean we can't award style, right? Though McLain Ward has already sealed the win at this year's $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of...

Horses Teach Mandy Porter Humility As She Trains Them to Reach Their Best

BY INTERN CARLY PHOON In the midst of the wonderful craziness at the Del Mar National, I had the privilege to talk with international show jumper and trainer Mandy Porter. Based out of San Diego,...

Throwback Thursday: Sweet Lullaby Was The Horse That Made It Happen For Martha Wachtel...

Martha Wachtel Jolicoeur didn’t even enter herself in her first grand prix. “I was always placing first and second in the open power and speed jumper classes in , but I was...

Prioritizing the Horse Yields Great Rewards for JJ Lavieri & Cassidy Equestrian Services

BY JESS CLAWSON JJ Lavieri had what was, for many horse lovers, the dream childhood. His parents owned a Venezuelan cattle ranch where he spent much of his time....

A Broken Hand Can’t Stop Catherine Tyree

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The Hampton Classic Horse Show is recognized by equine enthusiasts worldwide for its expansive grass Grand Prix field, with natural obstacles and gigantic oxers that put horse and rider alike to the...

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...

Horse Show Announcing: It’s Not as Easy as It Sounds

By Sissy Wickes They are the voices in our head, the sound track of our horse show lives, the narrators of the day. Every horse show grounds has one thing in common: the announcer. They...

Gold: Will Simpson Rides On

Gold. BY TIMOTHY WICKES “So, I finish my warm-up and all of a sudden, George and McLain coming running up and say, ‘All you gotta do is jump clean and we got the gold!’” Just another...

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...

Who Jumped It Best? $131,000 Hollow Creek Farm Grand Prix CSI 3*

Earlier this month at the Kentucky Spring Horse Show, Darragh Kenny led the victory gallop on Babalou 41. While Kenny may have won, it's up to you to decide your fan favorite! So vote below...

Throwback to Gold: Will Simpson Rides On

Gold. BY TIMOTHY WICKES “So, I finish my warm-up and all of a sudden, George and McLain coming running up and say, ‘All you gotta do...

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...

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!...

Heartland Farm’s Southern Pride

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

Will Simpson Inspires Accuracy at Rutledge Farm Clinic

BY ERIN GILMORE Great riders have a way of making what we do seem so simple. It’s how they give us confidence. After watching Olympic gold medalist Will Simpson teach a two-day clinic at Rutledge...

Support Each Other: The Lesson of Brazilian Sportsmanship at the Pan Am Games

BY ERIN GILMORE The winners are always the happiest bunch at a show. At a championship, they are even easier to find. Here in Lima, Peru at the Pan...