Tuesday, June 15, 2021

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,...

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 too scared...

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...

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,”...

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...

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...

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....

Is Making Show Jumping a Team Sport the Way to Invigorate Our Sport?

BY BRIDIE HAMILTON As a former working student, FEI Groom and EAP National Finalist turned collegiate equestrian, riding horses sometimes feels like Hotel California: you can check out but you can never leave.  Recent discussions surrounding...

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...

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...

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

BY 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, CA,...

A Perfect Partnership

BY KRISTIN PITZER The Irish flag will continue to fly at Heathman Farm with Lorcan Gallagher in the irons. For much of North America, May 5, or Cinco de Mayo, is a day that celebrates Mexico’s...

Four Tips on Achieving Straightness with Shoulder Fore From Capt. Brian Cournane

By Capt. Brian Cournane Achieving straightness with your horse is paramount. Not only does straightness contribute to clear rounds, but it also improves your horse's overall health and wellbeing, creating evenness so that one side...

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...

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...

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 Upside of Downtime

Lillie Keenan capitalizes on show circuit downtime with training and health focus for her horses and launches the "Lillie" line of scrumptious show apparel for fellow riders. BY KIM F MILLER Young show jumping professional Lillie...

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...

From Troubled to the Top: Charlie Carrel Leads Utopik to Success

BY VYLA CARTER Charlie Carrel is used to being sent young and troubled horses to train. He and his wife, Hilary, run a program called Colts Unlimited out of Sheridan, Wyoming. They specialize in bringing...

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...

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...

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!...