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, Lindsay Archer, Joie Gatlin and Olympian Lucy Davis, were lucky to have family members and friends immersed in some aspect of the horse world that triggered their interest and fueled their passion. They all rode in lesson programs before journeying to the show ring. The importance of high-quality and affordable entry level programs is key! As can be seen by the photos provided by Blenheim EquiSports, all of these professionals have honed their competition skills and amassed current resume highlights at their events in San Juan Capistrano and Del Mar over the past two decades. We hope you enjoy their answers and insights!