While at the 2018 Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), Kat Fuqua claimed the Large Pony Hunter Championship with her own Brighton, but just a few weeks prior, the 11-year-old rider traded in her KEP Italia helmet, new breeches, and the big city show ring atmosphere for a different kind of ‘horse show.’
Running a horse show in the heart of Washington, D.C. is a huge logistical undertaking, but at the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) it’s one made slightly easier thanks to a team of dedicated volunteers.
On Saturday night at the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), take a close look when you hear a deep baritone voice begin the time-honored first verse of “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the national anthem of the United States. Standing in the spotlight center ring will be Retired Master Sergeant Caleb Green. He’s sung the national anthem at WIHS for a decade.
If you have a chance, pay a visit to the corner of G and 6th Streets during the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS). There you’ll find Sandy Johnson, the official farrier of WIHS since 2010. Johnson is one of those many unsung heroes who work hard to make sure the show goes flawlessly without ever being in the spotlight.
If you watch the “Guess Where We Are Going!!!” YouTube video posted by Sisters Horsing Around, you’ll see Sarah and Emily Harris literally squirming with excitement at the prospect of spectating at the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS).
The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is definitely a family affair for the Bishops. The family from Washington, D.C. has been coming to spectate at WIHS for more than 10 years and all three sisters—Emma, Libby and Daisy—are showing there this year.
On Saturday, October 13 at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, I snapped this picture of trainer John Madden--who works with his wife, Beezie Madden, to train grand prix stars and Olympic team gold medal horses--cleaning junior rider Madison Goetzmann’s boots before the victory gallop for the 2018 Neue Schule/US Equestrian Junior Jumper Championships.
In March of 2016, I decided it would be fun to start fostering dogs. My family’s Golden Retriever that had been living with me in Florida had passed away in November 2015, and, particularly with a busy horse show travel schedule, I didn’t think it was the right time to have another dog of my own.
He's the perfect office assistant!
I like to call my family’s yellow Lab, Biscuit, the expensive warmblood I never had.
We can peek into the barns of top show jumpers, see riders we idolize in candid moments, and get to know famous horses outside of the ring. It’s unprecedented access to the sport’s stars—all on our phones and computers.
My parents have a somewhat haughty infatuation with Golden Retrievers and we had two while I was living at home, so I grew up with dogs. There was always a dog by the front door, playing fetch in the backyard with my father, or fondly watching over my loud and dynamic family.
The question of “How do we showcase our sport and its riders in the best way possible?” is an eternal one for equestrian endeavors.
With more than 40 veterinarians on staff, the world-renowned Palm Beach Equine Clinic is constantly abuzz with state-of-the-art procedures, ground-breaking technology, and equine success stories. For the PBEC veterinarians, the days are busy, but filled with meaningful work. Dr. Natalia Novoa, born in Nashville, TN, and raised in Colombia, feels privileged to be part of the team at PBEC.
Michelle Durpetti juggles a busy professional life with riding and competing in the Amateur-Owner 3'6" Hunters under the tutelage of Caitlyn Shiels, who is also competing in the High Performance Hunters aboard Cassius during this 'Indoors' season! We caught up with both of them at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show to hear their responses to our '50 Questions'!
Caitlin Creel is balancing studies at Auburn University, riding full time at Double H Farm, and being a normal 21-year-old, but also has big plans for her future in horse sport. We caught up with Caitlin at Old Salem Farm to dish on college life, fashion, her most embarrassing moments, what it's like training at Double H Farm, and much more. Don't miss this '50 Questions with Caitlin Creel' interview.
Liza Boyd won the World Championship Hunter Rider (WCHR) Professional Finals at the 2017 Capital Challenge Horse Show. The day after her victory, she sat down with us to answer 50 questions about motherhood, her family legacy in the horse industry, and so much more. Don't miss this '50 Questions with Liza Boyd' interview!
Jimmy Torano is dominating the 2017 Vermont Summer Festival with two grand prix and three welcome stake wins already to his credit. Before the start of the final week at the Vermont Summer Festival, we caught up with Jimmy to find out how he keeps his whites white, his favorite place to dine in Vermont, and much more. Don't miss this '50 Questions with Jimmy Torano' interview.
In less than two weeks, Caitlyn Shiels and Cassius, an eight-year-old bay Warmblood gelding owned by Michelle Durpetti, will be headed to the 2017 United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) International Hunter Derby Championship, held August 17-19 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY.
18-year-old Lucy Deslauriers has been taking North American show jumping by storm this summer! Jump Media caught up with Lucy in between her back-to-back wins in the $40,000 CSI3* RBC Open Welcome and the $100,000 CSI3* Grand Prix at the CSI3* Ottawa International Horse Show at Wesley Clover Parks in Ottawa, Canada. From Hester's favorite food to who she'd like to have lunch with, Lucy covers it all in her "50 Questions" interview!
Summer is here and what is the perfect way to welcome the new season? With a wardrobe makeover, of course! Equis Boutique, known for popular European brands like Manfredi Equestrian, KASK, and Parlanti, now carries the latest lines from Cavalleria Toscana at its pop-up boutiques at top horse shows across the country.
Armand Leone is an attorney by trade and no stranger to the court room, but when he leased a horse in 2012 that became injured, he was involved in a lengthy and expensive arbitration for which he hired a lawyer.
The views are stunning, the competition is fierce, and the shows are a highlight on everyone’s spring schedule. The Old Salem Farm Spring Horse Shows are a rider and spectator favorite, and while it was hard to choose five of our favorite moments from 2017, we did it anyway!
The Jump Media team is excited to introduce “On The Rail”, an innovative blog that will take readers behind-the-scenes at horse shows across North America, introduce industry-leading products and brands, and showcase the latest horse sport stories.