Author Archives: Carley Sparks

Kristen Vanderveen Has Rhythm

Kristen Vanderveen (USA), anchor rider for the Diamond Devils this week at Major League Show Jumping Phase 5, is known for her penchant for speed. But her fleet-footed riding has...

A.I.M. United FTW

Phase IV of the Major League Show Jumping tour was undoubtedly the most dramatic yet. Hosted for the second week in a row by Angelstone Tournaments in Toronto, the second...

Ubiluc Keeps Daniel Bluman on his Toes

“Bringing horses to the highest level of the sport, that’s really what I’m passionate about doing,” said Olympian Daniel Bluman (ISR). His rising star Ubiluc, a nine year old bay...

Mia Albelo Is Zone 4’s Golden Girl

The 1.30m Pre-Junior division made its debut this year at the North American Youth Championships, hosted by Traverse City Horse Shows in Michigan. But the rider currently leading is no...

8/9/10 Is in the Zone at NAYC

Two days. Nine clear rounds. Four smiling faces! USA's Zone 8/9/10 dominated the Children's team event in the FEI North American Youth Championships at Traverse City Horse Shows in Michigan,...

Sweet Success for Team Eye Candy

If there's one take away from the first two legs of the Major League Show Jumping tour, it's that the format works. Three rounds. Two jumps offs. One winning team....

The MLSJ Team Event Explained

The Major League Show Jumping team event isn’t a new concept, per se. It’s a better one. The first 5* team League exclusive to North America, MLSJ includes all the...

Dani Waldman Has Something to Say

If equestrian style is classic, timeless and traditional, Dani Waldman is its resident wild child. Between her hair feathers, yoga pants, and lace show coat, the Israeli team member is...

Ann Thompson, Show Jumping Fairy Godmother

In fairy tales, a fairy godmother is a magical figure who often appears at the darkest hour to grant the protagonist's fondest wish. In this show jumping story, it's Ann Thompson. But instead of...

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