Jumper Nation is excited to share the third video in our new series called “Go Jumping With _____” with top riders from around the world. The basic model is that juniors and amateurs submit a show video and then top trainers record a voice-over with commentary on their round. It is a sort of variation on the Practical Horseman column that George Morris used to write, except that it is in video and audio form.
We are thrilled to have four amazing trainers already on board– Erynn Ballard, Doug Payne, Sloane Coles, and Jimmy Wofford– to do these video reviews, and we are looking forward to adding more great trainers to the lineup in the coming weeks.
Our third video review comes from Erynn Ballard, which you can watch below. The voiceover was recorded by Ema Klugman, but the words are Erynn’s:
Equally talented in hunter, jumper and equitation, Erynn Ballard became only the second Canadian to win the prestigious ASPCA Maclay National Championship at the 1998 National Horse Show at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. The following year, she captured the individual gold medal at the 1999 North American Young Rider Championship riding Leacock.
Ballard made her Nations Cup debut at the 2006 Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’ tournament, helping Canada to achieve victory for the first time in the event’s history, and was named the 2006 Equine Canada “Equestrian of the Year”. Working in partnership with horse agent Ilan Ferder, Ballard recently made a spectacular return to the international spotlight, winning the $100,000 CSI 5* Longines Speed Challenge at the 2018 Longines Masters of New York and being named to her first major games team for the 2018 FEI World Equestrian Games in Mill Spring, NC.
We are still taking submissions for videos. Would you like Erynn or Sloane to review your show rounds? Do you want Doug or Jimmy to give you constructive criticism on your position and style? This is a wonderful (and free!) opportunity to get feedback, and also to help educate others who will get to watch your video with a voiceover on our site.
If you’re interested, please submit your videos here. Any format is fine, but please be sure the quality is clear and you are jumping a full round (hunters, equitation, jumpers, or even an eventing show jumping round is fine). If your video is selected for review, we will notify you via email.