By Jan Westmark Well-known judge and trainer Jimmy Lee, who lives at Belcort Farm in Keswick, Virginia, has spent his career training year-end champions. “My favorite part of our sport is training,” he said. “The never-ending search for a good young horse to hopefully develop into a winner is one of the things I enjoy
Monday, January 25 2021 by Ruby Tevis
By Laura Scaletti Portraits by Melissa Fuller Medal Finals winner, trainer, professional rider, wife, mother, grandmother and judge. These are just some of the figurative hats Sue Ashe has worn over the years. Today, if you see Sue at a horse show, whether she’s judging or cheering on her family, she’s likely to be wearing
Monday, August 31 2020 by Ruby Tevis
By Laura Scaletti Portraits by Kristin Lee All it takes is one good horse to change your life. For California-based hunter and equitation judge Lauren Scott, the horse who shaped the trajectory of her future in and out of the sport was Something’s Brewing, known as Brew. An unassuming Quarter Horse who stood just 15.1
By Britney Grover Judges are the unsung heroes of the hunter world. The amount of knowledge and dedication required to be a good judge is astounding, encompassing a lifetime of equestrian experience and intense show schedules sending them all over the country. While they put themselves at risk of being the object of skepticism from
John Porter competed in winning style at the New England Horsemen’s Council Medal Finals, riding away with the win in the 2013 NEEC Junior Medal. John and trainer Sachine Belle accepted the award from NEEC Committee member Fred Hunt and the 2012 winner, Michael Janson. Photo by Melody Taylor-Scott It will come as no surprise that
OnTheBit from A Horse and a Half (who also did the fix-a-test with Lucky) was kind enough to video our test during the fix-a-test we did on Sunday, so you all can see how adorable Tucker is looking these days. I loved the Judge, Mindy Elgart. She gave lots of helpful criticism but was extremely nice to all of us.