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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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Young Hunter Profile: Haute Couture aka ‘Vogue’

Haute Couture (aka Vogue) is a Dutch warmblood mare Jessica Smith purchased a little over two years ago from Alan Waldman. Her name was inspired by Smith’s grandmother's love of fashion combined with a desire to stick with the guidelines that Dutch Warmbloods born in...

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Patience Pays Off For Sailor At Blenheim Spring Classic III

Los Angeles is notorious for its car-clogged highways. The traffic influences everything from what hour residents leave for work to—if you ride at the Agoura Hills-based Mike Edrick Stables—how much time you’ll spend with your horse after factoring in the commute....

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Jessica Smith: More Than Just a Winner

Jessica Smith embodies what every amateur aspires to be. She is a strong and gracious horsewoman, who has found a way to balance work-life and horses. Jessica and her young horse Haute Couture made strides in their second derby together this past weekend. She was one...

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