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Tops in the Hunter World?

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  • Tops in the Hunter World?

    Who would the top trainers/riders/ competitors in the Hunter world be? I can think of some big names in other disciplines, but am stumped when it comes to the hunters. I am, thinking of names that are universally respected, such as Jane Savoie in dressage or Ian Millar in jumpers.

  • #2
    Scott Stewart, Peter Pletcher, John French...
    "Are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn. I can yawn, because I ride better than you. Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn. But you? Not so much..."
    -George Morris


    • #3
      Originally posted by SaturdayNightLive View Post
      Scott Stewart, Peter Pletcher, John French...

      Plus Sandy Ferrell and Louise Serio, can't forget the ladies. I think Scott Stewart is probably the biggest name in hunter trainers though.


      • #4
        Liza Towell Boyd
        "are you yawning? You don't ride well enough to yawn...I can yawn, because I ride better than you, Meredith Michael Beerbaum can yawn, you, not so much..." George Morris in Camden, SC


        • #5
          Scott Stewart, Jennifer Alfano, Havens Schatt, Archie Cox, John French
          the ponies


          • #6
            He may be a jumper rider, but Hap Hansen is LOVELY on a hunter...(Ever see the videos of the stallion Sir Caletto?)


            • #7
              glad you mentioned Hap - he is da bomb on a hunter!

              Also - hmm, John Bragg, Kelley Farmer
              "Her life was okay. Sometimes she wished she were sleeping with the right man instead of with her dog, but she never felt she was sleeping with the wrong dog."



              • #8
                Tommy Serio


                • #9
                  Hunter World?

                  Daniel Geitner - hunters and jumpers
                  Betty Oare
                  Hunt Tosh


                  • #10
                    Holly Orlando


                    • #11
                      Terry Brown. Watch her ride when you get the chance. She's is fluid and soft.
                      "Common sense is so rare nowadays, it should be classified as a super power."-Craig Bear Laubscher


                      • #12
                        jen alfano
                        scott stewart

                        trainers for jrs at least-dont stewart, bill schaub


                        • #13
                          Rick Fancher, Rodney Bross, Olin Armstrong, Louise Serio, Larry Glefke, Bucky Reynolds, Jack Towell, Patty Heugeroth(Sp?), Joey Darby, Katie Monahan, Joe Fargis, Mclain Ward, Beezie/John Madden...just my opinion and I'm sure I left somebody out.


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by zanmdillon View Post
                            Rick Fancher, Rodney Bross, Olin Armstrong, Louise Serio, Larry Glefke, Bucky Reynolds, Jack Towell, Patty Heugeroth(Sp?), Joey Darby, Katie Monahan, Joe Fargis, Mclain Ward, Beezie/John Madden...just my opinion and I'm sure I left somebody out.
                            Um....I can't picture the Maddens or Mclain especially ON a hunter. Guess I've seen Beezie schooling eq horses, but on a real life hunter?


                            • #15
                              Sorry I misread the title but I have to say I'm quite certain they could hold their own in the hunters


                              • #16
                                What about Charlie Weaver? When I was a kid in the early 80s I used to love watching him ride the hunters.


                                • #17
                                  Have spent the past two weeks here in Houston, Texas witnessing first hand the skills of Peter Pletcher and would have to say he is brilliant on all levels of hunters. Very consistent and delivers an elastic supple ride and makes it all look so easy. The horses look very relaxed in his hand. He pretty much cleaned up. I saw him ride five in the Green Working, lowest scoring was an 82 and top 94, had four in the top five in the class including Champion and Reserve on Eva Bisso's Westview and Portfino. Peter also won the Pin Oak Charity Hunter Derby on Argentum, making it his second consecutive victory on the same horse. In the week following the Pin Oak Charity, the Spring Gathering, he had a brilliant first round on Argentum and then an unfortunate error by horse cost him the class. Will Roberts pulled off the victory with Peter second on yet another entry. He had four rides of the 27 entered. A lot of nice horses at the Houston show. The Spring Gathering was greater in the numbers as a hunter show than a jumper show. The Children's hunters of course were nonstop.... and I covered them all till I was blue in the face.

                                  Add Hunt Tosh to the mix. I believe he is also highly rated. ( I may have his name misspelled, correct me if I am wrong....seems to be a habit of mine, called Pletcher Fletcher for a while till I got that one straight in my head... ha ha)

                                  Will Roberts may not be in the same class as Peter Pletcher but he is right there behind him, and when Pletcher has even the smallest error, Will is willing to claim the honors. Definitely his top competitor in the Houston area.
                                  Last edited by Hocus Focus; Apr. 6, 2009, 10:43 AM.


                                  • #18
                                    DITTO along with Olin Armstron, Tommy & Louise Serrio, Jen Alfano, I'm SURE I'm missing some, so forgive me!

                                    Originally posted by SaturdayNightLive View Post
                                    Scott Stewart, Peter Pletcher, John French...
                                    Aefvue Farm Ft.Lauderdale


                                    • #19
                                      Can't forget.. Peg Seals. She does very well with all her Hunters. She has many awards at All Indoors plus her riders get great ribbons & are very competive at the "A & AA" shows.
                                      NOT only is she a hard worker but just recently she built a brand new facility named " Freedom Farm" for many reason.
                                      "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."


                                      • #20
                                        Add Pam Baker to the list of great trainers mentioned from Virginia. She is very well known on the east coast, not sure if her name is recognizable in other areas of the country?