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Is the Amateur Owner Jumper Division Disappearing?

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM While dozens of rule change propositions were offered for approval at this year’s USHJA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, committee members have already begun discussing potential...

2020 Competition Year Rule Changes

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM New rules for the 2020 competition year took effect on December 1st, 2019 and were released during the 2019 USHJA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. These...

USHJA Annual Meeting: Metric System Conversion and Jump Cup Depth Rule Change Proposals

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The USHJA Annual Meeting began on December 8th in Denver, Colorado, and yesterday’s joint Hunter and Jumper working groups conversed about the idea of future propositions...

The USHJA Outreach Program is on the Rise

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The USHJA’s Outreach program offers members who ride at any level an opportunity to earn national recognition in a variety of classes ranging from walk-trot to...

Fast Facts: Jumper Judging

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM David Distler, FEI jumper judge and the United States Steward General of the FEI, gave a presentation to members at the USHJA Annual Meeting in Denver,...

Safety Ad-Hoc by the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Among the forums at the USHJA Annual Meeting was a Safety Ad Hoc presented by the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab with speaker Dr. Barry Miller. The...

USHJA Annual Meeting: Measurement Card and Halter Number Rule Change Proposals

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The USHJA Annual Meeting Rule Change Forum was held this morning in Denver, Colorado with USHJA President Mary Babick and Vice Presidents Robin Rost-Brown and Charlotte...

Morgan Garnett Wins The Plaid Horse High Score Amateur Award at Blenheim EquiSport Spring...

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Morgan Garnett clinched the coveted High Score Amateur Award sponsored by The Plaid Horse in the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Blenheim EquiSport Spring...

How To Care for Your Tall Boots

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM It’s no secret that a pair of quality tall boots is a significant, albeit necessary, investment. With the base price of a quality off-the-rack boot often beginning somewhere...

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...

Ava Lakey Earns Highest Scoring Junior Award sponsored by The Plaid Horse in the...

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Ava Lakey captured the coveted Highest Scoring Junior Award and cooler sponsored by The Plaid Horse in the $5,000 National Hunter Derby at the 2018 Blenheim EquiSports Summer Classic. Riding Denize Borges’...

The 2018 Hampton Classic Jump for Charity: Pal-O-Mine Equestrian

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The eight days of competition are well underway at the 2018 Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, New York, and with it comes the excitement of competitors and equine enthusiasts alike watching...

Pony Finals Must Do’s

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM With the start of the annual USEF Pony Finals quickly approaching, perfectly prepped ponies and their equally adorable riders from across the country are perfecting their final touches before heading to...

5 Things To Do At The Barn When It’s Too Hot To Ride

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM If you start sweating just walking to your car in order to get to the barn, you might be wondering if it’s too hot to ride. During these blistering summer days...

Hometown Hero Caitlyn Connors Takes Second Place at the 2018 Devon Horse Show

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM When Caitlyn Connors stepped into the Dixon Oval at the 2018 Devon Horse Show aboard her own Express Blue GP Du Bois Madame for the $3750 junior jumper division, she never...

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...

Devon Sibling Spotlight: The McCaulley Sisters

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Kennedy and Lauren McCaulley, hailing from Elgin, Illinois, are two siblings training with the Jayne family at Our Day Farm. Kennedy, 16, competes in the low/medium junior jumpers aboard Zara and...

Devon Sibling Spotlight: The Propp Sisters

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Stella, Juliette, and Clara Propp are a trio of siblings hailing from New York, New York. Stella, 15, competes in the 3’3” junior hunters aboard Maraschino, Morocco, and Neato, in addition...

Lindsey Klein Captures The Plaid Horse High ...

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Lindsey Klein captured the coveted High Score Junior Award and cooler sponsored by The Plaid Horse in the USHJA National Hunter Derby at the 2018 Blenheim EquiSports Spring Classic II. Riding...

McLain Ward Wins the First Longines Grand Prix of New York

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM McLain Ward clinched the victory in the very first CSI5* Longines Grand Prix of New York with his own Clinta on the last day of the competition’s inaugural week. Hailed a...

The Longines Masters of New York- Unlike Any Other

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The first Longines Masters of New York (which began on April 26th and runs until April 29th) at the NYCB Live Center, just outside of New York City, has thus far...

Matches Set! Riders Masters Cup at the Longines Masters of New York

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Thursday night, following the conclusion of the first Masters One CSI5* class at the Longines Masters of New York, the matches were selected and teams drawn for the first ever North...