Category archives for: Hunters

Hunters Shine at Huntington Beach


In just three years, the Huntington Beach Summer Classic has come into its own, offering up am exciting mix of hunter and jumper classes in a lovely setting, the 25-acre Huntington Central Park Equestrian Center — all that and a fundraiser too. It’s what exhibitors and spectators alike have come to expect from West Palms Events, whose […]

Karazissis, Glynn Hang In

Hope Glynn and Jenny Karazissis pose following round two of the 3'3" Hunter Prix Final.

Riding Emma Waldfogel’s King’s Peak, Petaluma, CA-based rider Hope Glynn vaulted into the lead during round two of the 3’3″ HITS $500,000 Diamond Mills Hotel & Tavern Hunter Prix Final this afternoon, Sept. 7. The third placed horse and rider combination, Jenny Karazissis and Undeniable, are also from California. Karazissis is based at Far West […]

Cal Riders Lead Hunter Pack

Ribbons displayed on a hunter jump.

California riders occupied three of the top four slots in round one of the HITS $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix today in Saugerties, New York. Calabassas-based Jenny Karazissis and Undeniable, owned by Kelly Straeter, led the field of 81 with a blue ribbon in round one of the 3’3″ test. Part two takes place tomorrow, […]

Boyd, Brunello Hunter Champs

Liza Boyd and Brunello jump a lovely grass-covered hunter obstacle.

There isn’t much room for improvement on a second-place finish, but Liza Boyd managed it, taking the blue in the $170,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship,  Aug. 17 at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington. It was the fourth appearance at the event for the 34-year-old Boyd, who clinched the win on Brunello, a 15-year-old […]

Stewart Leads Derby Final


For the third consecutive year Scott Stewart has claimed victory in the Classic Hunter Round of the $160,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Rolex Stadium on Friday. Stewart and Garfield, owned by Rose Hill Farm, rode to scores of 90, 92 and 92 for a 286 total that was unmatched […]

Colvin Champ Junior Hunter

Victoria Colvin accepts her hunter championship.

The best junior hunter riders on the east coast travelled to HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, NY to compete in the 2013 US Junior Hunter National Championships – East, July 29-31. The judging panel consisting of Jeff Ayers (Sellersville, PA), Scott Fitton (Royal Palm Beach, FL), and Hap Hansen (Encinitas, CA) assessed the field […]

Paddock Schooling Turns Four

San Pascual rider on a grey horse.

One thing on which we can all agree: in California, valuable show-miles are hard to come by at a reasonable price, and high-quality exhibition opportunities for young riders, equine babies and general newcomers to the sport are to be encouraged. Which is why the 4th Annual Paddock Club Schooling Show was a welcome addition to […]

HITS Takes Verizon’s Call

McLain Ward and Antares on course.

HITS, Inc. has named Verizon Wireless  the Official Wireless Provider of HITS Horse Shows Nationwide.  HITS has been breaking ground with its event broadcasting. On the Desert Circuit in Thermal, the company through its deals with, and generated a webcast and a one-hour special around its AIG Thermal $1 Million Grand Prix. […]

Horse Economics

Duncan McIntosh jumping a hunter obstacle on his flaming red horse Rockland.

Can agrarian society and the suburbs mix? The United States continues to fine-tune the formula for mixing horse sport with a post-industrial lifestyle. In the East, that integration has occurred more naturally: town and country versus ranch and coast (there’s something about having herds of cattle rumbling around that sets a tone for things hoofed). […]

USHJA Win for Karazissis

Jenny Karazissis and Jamestown gallop around the indoor ring at the L.A. Equestrian Center wearing the green victory cooler.

Jenny Karazissis and Jamestown won the $10,000 Memorial Day USHJA International Hunter Derby, May 26, at the LEG Memorial Day Classic Horse Show, Los Angeles Equestrian Center. The event marked a derby debut for Jamestown, who belongs to Nina Vogel, who competes as a 14-year-old, mainly in equitation classes, under the tutelage of the Karazissis […]

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