Friday, April 23, 2021

One Bold Move After Another, Adrienne Sternlicht makes the US Show Jumping Team

BY GRACE SALMON Adrienne Sternlicht, a native of Greenwich, Connecticut made headlines when, about a month ago, she jumped over a hedge in the jump off with her 10 year old Bavarian warmblood mare Cristalline...

Why the Hampton Classic Horse Show is Unlike Anywhere Else

Photo: The Hampton Classic @hamptonclassic on Instagram By Annie Birmingham The end of August marks a staple in an east coast equestrian’s show calendar, the Hampton Classic. Every year, hundreds of horses, competitors, and spectators alike flock...

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...

5 Strides with Gazelle

An “interview” with Kent Farrington’s star mare (via her head groom, Denise Moriarty!) The 14-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood has jumped to great success worldwide, most recently winning the American Gold Cup Grand Prix in September....

Meet Bradley: The Homebred Colt Who Inspired a Breeding Operation

By Catie Staszak Read this article in the May/June full issue here. When Diana Sturges joined forces with accomplished hunter rider Christopher Payne to breed a few of Diana’s retired mares, the endeavor was meant...

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....

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...

Kyle King Wraps Up a Successful Season

BY VYLA CARTER Ever since a young age, Kyle King has proclaimed himself a professional rider. “From the age of about ten or eleven on I pretty much worked as a professional rider,” King explained....

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...

That Magic Click

BY RENNIE DYBALL Leigh Nanda and El Casper won both the NAL & the WIHS Children’s Jumper Finals—after just a few months of showing together Leigh Nanda was fairly new to horse showing when she got...

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...

Steinkraus Rides On.

BY TIM WICKES The Eagles whip the Patriots, win the Super Bowl, and for their glory they are presented with the Lombardi Trophy. My 24 year old son says, “Who the hell is Lombardi?” Vince...

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...

Daniel Bedoya Works Magic in $25,000 Walter Oil and Gas Pin Oak Grand Prix

BY KRISTIN PITZER Katy, Texas – April 8, 2021 –  Going into the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show’s $25,000 Walter Oil and Gas Grand Prix, held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center on April 8,...

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...

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...

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...

5 Strides with With Wings

An “interview” with the  17-year-old show jumper (via his rider, Karen Polle!) The Dutch Warmblood gelding—who goes by Wings or Wingy at home—has won 5* Grand Prix all over the world, was named best horse...

Who Jumped it Best? CSI3* $137,000 Desert Circuit VI Grand Prix

All Photos by Sara Shier Photography Desert Circuit VI brought international competition back to Thermal, CA, highlighted by the CSI3* $137,000 Grand Prix. Alan Wade's (IRL) course produced a compact three-horse jump-off, in which Richard...

$40,000 Grand Prix de Santa Fe: Chenoa McElvain Buckled Down

Anticipation for the pinnacle event of the Santa Fe Summer Series was present in every corner of the property – between Owner and MC Brian Gonzales' walk through of the $40,000 Grand Prix de...

Ringside Photos: Jumping Through Week I of HITS Coachella

PHOTOS BY IRENE ELISE POWLICK It's that time of year again; winter circuits are in full swing where riders from all over the country have flocked to warmer climates in pursuit of ribbons, horsemanship and fun. Just outside of...

Audrey Robison Shines in Wellington

Robison and Gorky 6th Equiline Grand Prix. Photo: Sportfot By: Heather Vaxer Audrey Robison, a young rising professional, horsewoman, and owner of Anvil Ridge Farm, has quietly made her way into the Grand Prix ring in Wellington,...