Thursday, Jul. 25, 2024

Meet Nick Haness, The Horse Show Star For Whom The Parrots Cheer

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Nick Haness was the Chronicle’s 2022 show hunter rider of the year.

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We sat down with him to get the scoop on the guy behind the title and learn more about the parrots in his ringside cheering section, his first horse—”he was a mixture of about every breed you could possibly imagine”—his most embarrassing show experience (it’s a doozy!) and more. This successful pro also gives more serious tips about selecting horses and catch-riding, in which his love for animals shines:

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