Monday, April 19, 2021

Who Jumped It Best? Desert Horse Park 1.10m Jumpers

ALL PHOTOS © IRENE ELISE POWLICK A new show season means it's time for a new Who Jumped it Best! Come down to the desert with us for a 1.10m Jumper class in the revamped...

Get a Glimpse Behind the Medals in “Riding for the Team”

BY MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA LLC When Robert Ridland arrived in Gladstone, NJ, to ride with Bertalan de Némethy as part of the U.S. Equestrian Team, he was just 18 and owned one pair of breeches....

A Legendary Team: Idle Dice and Rodney Jenkins

BY ANN JAMIESON He was the first horse inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. His principal rider was the most successful show jumper in history, a member of 16 Nations’ Cup teams and ten World Championships, winning...

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...

Leslie Burr Howard, Fast and Fearless

BY ANN JAMIESON Leslie Burr Howard is a two-time Olympic medalist, winner of the FEI World Cup Finals, Rider of the Year, and American Horse Show Association’s Equestrian of the Year. But she began like...

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 American Games, each nation has an...

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. “I was always on a horse,”...

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 imports and sales business in California....

Devin Ryan: 15 Years Later, An Overnight Sensation

The Winding Road to the Red Coat BY SISSY WICKES Devin Ryan of Long Valley, NJ, barged on to the International Show Jumping scene with the beautiful grey gelding, Eddie Blue. The tall, handsome rider and...

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 is jump clean and we got the gold!’” Just another...

Who Jumped It Best? Le Saut Hermès

BY ERIN GILMORE The final fence in a jumpoff is always an interesting obstacle to examine. The higher the stakes in the class, the more dramatic that fence becomes, as riders race to get up and over...

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...

Photo Gallery: Kentucky Invitational Grand Prix CSI 3*

PHOTOS © NATALIE SUTO PHOTOGRAPHY The eventing world might have been focused on the cross country course yesterday, but another huge event happened in Kentucky—Split Rock Jumping Tour's Kentucky Invitational Grand Prix CSI 3* grand...

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...

Celebrating the Round: AIG $1 Million at HITS Coachella

PHOTOS © TORRENCE SULLIVAN Whether the prize is $1 million or something much smaller, we know that our horses deserve love and appreciation no matter what the stakes. That's why we love these "Celebrating the...

20 Photos That Prove Le Saut Hermès is the Candyland of Horse Shows

ALL PHOTOS © ERIN GILMORE PHOTOGRAPHY A historic venue with a glass ceiling. Amazing riders and horses from all over Europe. Huge crowds of enthusiastic fans. Plus to top it all off, Hermès drips over...

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...

Hermès Everything Caps An Epic Edition of Le Saut Hermès

BY ERIN GILMORE Sifting through my photos from yesterday’s grand finale of the Saut Hermès CSI5* in Paris, I set out looking for the shot that illustrates the main thing that I always want to convey to...

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...

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...

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...

Who Sliced It Best? HITS Coachella VI SmartPak $30,000 Grand Prix

The jumper ring is all about scope over style, but that doesn't mean we can't dive into a who jumped it best! The jump off from yesterday's $30,000 SmartPak Grand Prix had tons of...