Category Archives: Show Jumping

Karen! Is Not a Karen

Karen! came to Chestnut Hills' Shayne and Skylar Wireman as a 1.20m horse sales horse in the fall of 2021. She’s described on her sales page as “Never mareish, always...

Farrington Has a New Kid on the Block

"I have a great team coming up," said U.S. Olympic medalist Kent Farrington. To some, that might sound like a simple, positive sentiment. To show jumpers, however, it's a veiled...

Wathelet Dominates the Desert

When Belgium's Gregory Wathelet decided to spend the winter season in California instead of Spain, he no doubt did the cost analysis calculations. How much he'd have to spend to...

Wathelet vs Swail: The Heat Is On

Boston Red Sox vs New York Yankees. Real Madrid vs Barcelona. Joe Frazier vs Muhammad Ali. Sports rivalries have long exhilarated fans. The thrill of watching two greats battle for...

Swail Has Speed in Spades

“I’m lucky enough at the minute; I have a string of small, fast horses," said world no. 5 Conor Swail on Friday. “They’re so much fun. They run along very...

An Ikonic Beginning

For Conor Swail, the current world no. 5, winning a class is something that happens on a regular basis. Yet, each class (and horse) is unique, and such things stand...

Slow and Swail Wins the Race

The stage was set for a blazing jump off. Five horse and rider combinations qualified for course designer Colm Quinn’s short track in the $145,100 Whittier Trust Grand Prix at...

Wathelet Is California Dreamin’

Most people come to California for the temperate weather, tropical palm trees and tranquil beaches. Belgium’s Gregory Wathelet simply wanted a change of scenery. “It was just to try something...

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