Riverside Equestrian Center • at Sonoma Horse Park
7600 Lakeville Highway • Petaluma, CA 94954
(707) 328-2959 cell
Hugh is a fourth generation horseman. He grew up breaking and training horses and competing in hunter-jumper shows, combined training, dressage, and even some polo. He was fortunate to work, at a young age, with some of the outstanding horsemen of the US Army Equestrian Teams. He has a BA degree in English from the Virginia Military Institute. He began training professionally in 1975. Hugh has competed successfully in all hunter and jumper divisions, through Grand Prix He has worked, trained and shown in his native state, Texas, as well as Virginia and his present home, California.
Hugh's career highlights include top placings in Grand Prix in Texas, Colorado, Arizona and California, including a win in the 1992 $10,000 Napa Valley Classic on The Patriot. He coached the winners of the 1995, 2004 and 2007 Almaden Medal Finals, the winner of the 2004 CPHA Child/Adult Medal Finals, and the 2004 NORCAL Champion in the 36 & Over Equitation Division. His horses and riders have won hunter, equitation and jumper championships and placed at the top of their divisions at the NORCAL and PCHA year end awards.