Friday, April 23, 2021

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...

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...

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 equitation before stopping to finish college,...

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...

A Rainy Day at the $216k Upperville Jumper Classic CSI4*

Sunday was a bit of a rainy mess at the Upperville Colt & Horse Show in Virginia, but that didn't stop these top jumpers from excelling at the $216k Upperville Jumper Classic. The day...

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...

12 Reasons to Show at the World Equestrian Center ASAP

by Elizabeth Howell Wilmington, Ohio, is about to become your new favorite town. Really? Yes. As the last weekend of the two week World Equestrian Center (WEC) 2016 Fall Classic unfolds, I'm here to tell you to...

Five Reasons the Washington International Horse Show is a Must-See

Find this article and more inside TPH's 2017 Equitation Issue HERE  BY SARA COOK/JUMP MEDIA “The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund is proud to support the Washington International Horse Show Equitation Finals,” said Lindsay Maxwell, a successful...

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...

Mighty Nice: USA’s International Horse of the Year

Written by Irene Elise Powlick Owned by the HnD Group, Mighty Nice made headlines at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in the eventing discipline. After two other members of the US Eventing Team...

Get to Know Tanner Korotkin: Three Ring Wellington Superstar

Tanner Korotkin is an incredibly talented up and coming young rider who is making waves in all three rings. The Wellington-based young man is the son of Alan and Kirsty Korotkin, owners of Castlewood...

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...

5 “Simple, but Not Easy” Lessons from a George Morris Clinic

BY OLIVIA TAMBURRO  For my second clinic with George Morris, I immediately began preparing by cracking the spine of my copy of Hunter Seat Equitation and taking the stirrups off my saddle. When it came...

Vladimir Littauer and the Art of Forward Riding

William Steinkraus, Joe Fargis, Lendon Gray, Scot Evans, Bernie Traurig. What do these respected horsemen have in common? All were influenced by the forward riding system established by Captain Vladimir Littauer. Much of today's...

Faces of Pin Oak: Trapp O’Neal

Trapp O’Neal has been hooked on riding ever since his mom bought him lessons for his sixth birthday. In his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, English disciplines weren’t as popular, but since his mom...

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...

Making Things Happen Without Making Excuses: An Adult Amateur’s Climb

BY LAUREN MAULDIN There is a tendency to divide the equestrian industry into the “haves” and the “have nots.” With events ranging from small schooling shows to extensive seasonal circuits, for many it can seem...

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...

Kristin Hardin Sweeps the NWSS Gambler’s Choice

By TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman | Photos By: Mackenzie Shuman The crowd took a breath, the stadium went silent, and suddenly, the entire National Western Show Complex was filled with an uproar of excited cheers...

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...

Side Effects of Air Time: Matt Archer Completes Course with Deployed Safety Vest

Luigi vd Bisschop was jumping well in the $137,000 CSI3* Grand Prix at the Desert Circuit—so well, in fact, that Matt Archer's air vest reacted. When the gelding gave a particularly hard jump over an...

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...