Hunter Jumper News: A Premier News Media & Information Service

In 2006 Hunter Jumper News announced its coming of age of the Hunter Jumper Community on the Internet.  HJN provides a premier news media and information service as well as an opportunity for Hunter Jumper community members to share photos, experiences and information about all levels of competition in the Hunter Jumper arena.

During the past 5 years, the expansion and growth of the Show Jumping Community has been staggering. American Show Jumping is now a global affair with a multitude of information available from worldwide sources.

Towerheads always led the way in getting that information to the community.  At HJN, we hope to integrate what was successful at Towerheads with a whole new functional area for involving the community.  They are the news and so should enjoy a more major part in its making.

Listening to our Community - and making sure that we deliver maximum value to you - is what is important to us.

HJN website is based upon a “Content Management System”. “CMS”, simply stated, provides a dynamic way of organizing a single piece of information so that it can be presented through multiple views. That way a user can get the information that he desires.

As an example, suppose you missed a day or a week and wanted to know just what happened on that day? No problem. You can review by week, day, month, author, show, etc. With a “CMS” environment, we hope to provide our readers with a tailored offering.

But HJN is much more than a CMS System. It is a Virtual Horse Show throughout the country on a daily basis.

We encourage participation and user commentary is now integrated to correspond with each piece of information reported. Want to comment on a situation, do it right after and where you read the article. You just have to be part of the community to post your commentary.

Our Photo Gallery is greatly enhanced over older photo display systems and is now organized into albums and sub-albums. Each album has a description of what the album contains and also information about the individual picture within each album.

Photographers and Media can upload pictures into the Gallery directly from any PC. But the “Big Feature” in the Gallery Section is that HJN Members can also create their own Gallery’s for sharing with the community.

HJN’s CMS system allows for authors to enter information onto the site without the need for interfacing with a “technical guru” to make it happen.

And there is more in the works. Stay tuned for the next chapter coming soon.

We’re consciously making decisions based upon your input to make our community a better place for all of us to enjoy. Please email the Webmaster for any suggestions on how we can improve the site.




USA Headline News

USEF Announces Top Five Horses in 2008 Farnam®/Platform™ USEF Horse of the Year; Vote Online Now

Lexington, KY— This year’s USEF Horses of Honor have been decided and your vote will be an integral part of deciding which of the nation’s leading equines... 

5:06 pm December 12th, 2008


Jessica Moctezuma Named USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year

Lexington, KY –The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announces that Jessica Moctezuma has been selected as the USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year. Read... 

3:11 pm December 11th, 2008


ESP Christmas Shows at PBIEC South Grounds - $25,000 Grand Prix on Sunday, Dec. 14

WELLINGTON, Fla., Dec. 10–Equestrian Sport Productions’ two Christmas shows, the Christmas Festival Dec. 12-14 and the Christmas A Dec. 19-21, both A-rated,..

8:36 pm December 10th, 2008


Engle Wins 2008 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship; Farrington takes $60,000 Holiday & Horses FEI World Cup Qualifier

Wellington, FL – The second and final leg of the Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship presented by Equine Motorcoach showcased some of the country’s..

7:15 pm December 7th, 2008


Lars Petersen & Success Win Holiday & Horses CDI 3* Grand Prix Freestyle Over Tuny Page & Wild One

WELLINGTON, Fla., Dec. 6–Denmark’s Lars Petersen played his crowd-wowing cartoon medley to Success to capture his second straight major Grand Prix Freestyle...

10:51 am December 7th, 2008


Minikus and Pavarotti Cruise to the Top of the Leaderboard of the 2008 Rolex/USEF National Championship

Wellington, FL – The 2008 Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship presented by Equine Motor Coach kicked off the Florida season in grand style at the Palm... 

10:10 am December 6th, 2008


Holiday & Horses CDI 3* Grand Prix Success for Denmark’s Lars Petersen

WELLINGTON, Fla., Dec. 5–Denmark’s Lars Petersen rode his 13-year-old Success to victory in the Holiday & Horses CDI 3* Grand Prix at the Palm Beach...

8:12 pm December 5th, 2008


Austria’s Rudi Kronsteiner Wins 2008 FEI World Reining Masters - U.S.’s Jordan Larson and Craig Schmersal take Silver and Bronze Medals

Lexington, KY— Last night the top reiners in the world came together for an evening of intense competition at the 2008 FEI World Reining Masters in Oklahoma City,...

4:26 pm December 5th, 2008


Europe & British Isles

Eric Lamaze rides Hickstead to the win at the Rolex FEI Grand Prix of GenevaThe Grand Prix Rolex, the fifth leg of the Rolex FEI World Cup™ competition, was won today by a rider who foremost wanted to show that indeed he is the best in...

11:36 am December 14th, 2008

Laura Kraut and Miss Independent earn top prize at Geneva’s Credit Suisse Grand Prix

Credit Suisse Grand Prix, the qualifying class of Rolex FEI World Cup was won by the American Laura Kraut followed by Cian O’Connor (IRL) on Complete. Third... 

5:24 pm December 12th, 2008

Prix de la Fédération d’Élevage de Sport CH at Geneva34-year old Marcus Ehining (GER) was victorious riding his 6 year old Jewel’s Cart in the Youngster Tour class of the 48th International Show Jumping Competition... 

12:53 pm December 12th, 2008

Confirmed entries for Olympia, The London International Horse Show announcedOlympia, The London International Horse Show (16th - 22nd Dec) is pleased to announce the definite entries for the Rolex FEI World CupTM Jumping qualifier presented... 

10:53 am December 11th, 2008


Canadian News


Jessica Rhinelander to Represent Canada at 2008 FEI Young Rider Dressage World Cup Final

Ottawa, Ontario—Jessica Rhinelander of St. John’s, NL, will represent Canada at the fourth annual FEI Young Rider Dressage World Cup Final, to be held December... 

 9:44 am December 15th, 2008


Amazing Lamaze Claims Victory in Geneva

Geneva, Switzerland – Olympic Champion Eric Lamaze of Schomberg, ON, ended his 2008 competition season by claiming victory in the €175,000 Rolex World Cup Grand...

9:39 am December 15th, 2008


Canadians close out North American International Eventing Season with Wins at Ocala Florida CCI Three Day Event

Ottawa, ON—Canadians Lisa Marie Fergusson, Mike Winter and Rebecca Howard closed out the international eventing season in North America with top place finishes... 

3:15 pm December 11th, 2008


Ashley Holzer Named as Inaugural Dressage Canada Athlete of the Month

Ottawa, ON—The winning ways of Canadian dressage rider Ashley Holzer have secured her yet another title in her illustrious dressage career—the inaugural Dressage...

3:05 pm December 9th, 2008


More News

Horsemastership Training Session in Wellington, Florida Free to Auditors

11:41 am December 14th, 2008

USEF Announces 2008 Equestrians of Honor; Vote Online Now

11:32 am December 13th, 2008

Court of Arbitration for Sport Confirms FEI Tribunal Decision in the Case of Jessica Kuerten (IRL)

12:23 pm December 12th, 2008

ESP Christmas Shows at PBIEC South Grounds - $25,000 Grand Prix on Sunday, Dec. 14

8:36 pm December 10th, 2008

ESP Year-End Awards at Equestrian Club by Tavern on the Green Friday at 7 PM

8:33 pm December 10th, 2008

Save the Date! Friday, February 6, 2009, Wellington, Florida - EQUUS Equestrian Idol

10:54 am December 9th, 2008

USET Foundation Awards Fritz Cup to Margie Engle at Rolex/USEF National Show Jumping Championship

11:43 pm December 8th, 2008

Major Winter Circuits Come Together to Agree ‘No Braiding for Un-Rated Hunter Divisions’ in Response to Recent Economic Conditions

1:28 pm December 8th, 2008

Hickstead Offered for Breeding in North America

1:26 pm December 8th, 2008

Introducing the 2008/2009 L’Annee Hippique – Olympic Edition

12:52 pm December 6th, 2008

JustWorld International Congratulates ‘CNN Hero’ Phymean Noun

8:05 pm December 5th, 2008

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Winner Funny Cide Arrives at the Kentucky Horse Park

4:24 pm December 5th, 2008