showjumping rider

Can’t wait to take the little man out for his international debut next week!

In the meantime, I uploaded a new video to YouTube! It’s a vlog type video from Longines Masters Paris, so you should check it out, and maybe leave it a like and subscribe?

I’ll post more soon if this goes well! What do you guys want to see next? A barn vlog, pre- Reed Kessler, training or some clips from my George Morris clinic? (I’ll also have some show vlogs from Spain and I’ll also do an edit when I hit some more subs).


“Why do you like show jumping?“
”… Beauty and excitement. The elements of trust, talent, training, love, and danger make show jumping a thrilling and aesthetic experience. It’s really the ultimate test of two nervous systems–the kinetic transfer of the rider’s muscle to the horse’s muscle enables them to clear those jumps. And there’s nothing like it–horse and rider forming an arc of beauty, efficiency, and power, like a double helix.“
“Yes, DNA, the code to life.”

Meredith Michaels Beerbaum 20 year old Chekmate 4 is now retired. Meredith and Chekmate have together won team gold at the 2010 World Championships and team bronze at the 2009 European Championships. And numerous other wins.

© Bob Straus


Best Young Jumper by emmett.hume
Via Flickr:
2015 Furlong & Associates Best Young Jumper - Everglades VDL - owned by Allwyn Court and ridden by Katherine Newman September 20 in the $65,000 Princeton Young Jumper Championships. Kashmir van de Schuttershof x Indoctro x Nabuur x Notaris

*Please do not remove photo credit!