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FIRST FIRSTS: AUGUSTA IWASAKI

Augusta Iwasaki is High Score Junior as well as Champion in the USHJA International Hunter Derby at 2019 Showpark Ranch & Coast. PC: Captured Moment PhotographyAt only fifteen years old, Augusta Iwasaki has claimed numerous first firsts in competitions across...

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FIRST FIRSTS: ALLISON LAJOIE

Allison LaJoie and Delmonde taking a victory gallop during the FEI CSI 3* Bronze Tour at Blenheim Spring Classic II PC: McCool PhotographyA native to the California show circuit, Allison LaJoie has experienced numerous firsts at Blenheim EquiSports events. A recent...

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YOUNG HUNTER PROFILE: DEJA BLUE AKA “DJ”

DJ and Sophie Simpson claim victory in the Brookway Stables Young Hunter Classic at Showpark Ranch & Coast.  PC: Captured Moment PhotographyDeja Blue aka “DJ” is a stunning KWPN dappled grey gelding, owned by Lexie Looker. DJ began his #PathwayToSuccess in the...

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FIRST, FIRSTS: KERI POTTER

Keri Potter and Jiminy Cricket clear the California wall. The pair won the 2019 FEI CSI 2* Gold Tour Grand Prix at Ranch & Coast PC: Captured Moment Photography Some of a rider's most memorable moments are the first, firsts they achieve in the show ring. These...

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YOUNG HUNTER PROFILE: REESE’S

Reese's first big win in the States - 2018 Young Hunter Champion (PC: Captured Moment Photography) Similar to other well-known icons such as Drake and Madonna, Reese's only goes by one name. He is an eye-catching, 6-year old bay gelding, owned by West Coast Equine...

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YOUNG HUNTER PROFILE: HOPEFUL

USHJA International Hunter Derby Victory Gallop at Blenheim Spring Classic III (PC: Alden Corrigan Media) Hopeful is a 7-year old KWPN bay gelding, out of Action Breaker (sire) and Cintana E.B. (dam). He is owned by Astrid Van Leeuwen and ridden by Jamie Sailor,...

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From the Beginning

  Family footsteps led three top hunter/jumper professionals into the horse world. In this annual celebration of beginning riding programs, we were curious about how some of today’s top riders found their way to the sport. Hunter/jumper riders and trainers,...

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YOUNG HUNTER PROFILE: DOT COM AKA ‘SPIKKLE’

Grand Adult Amateur Hunter Champion Award, Presented by Smartpak. Dot Com pictured with Lexie Looker, Sean Leckie, and Roy Wilten. PC McCool PhotographyHave you ever seen a grey horse with speckles? If no (or if yes!), you don’t want to miss Dot Com, aka ‘Spikkle’...

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Young Hunter Profile: At Last TW aka ‘Charlie’

At Last TW, barn name ‘Charlie’, is a stunning 7-year old Oldenburg gelding, owned by Jaymie Ho. Jaymie bought Charlie as a 5-year-old from her friend Annalise Kannow, who owns Three Wishes Farm in Camarillo, California. When Jaymie purchased Charlie, she had just...

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