Excerpt from the January issue of Heels Down Magazine:
By Justine Griffin
While many top-bred hunter horses have ties to premier European bloodlines, the hunter discipline remains mostly a North American sport.
The prize money is far less than other jumping disciplines. There’s no road to the Olympics in the hunters. There’s a smaller audience for the sport and the cost of entry is quite steep.
As such, breeding for flat-kneed movers and scopey but slow and methodical jumping abilities isn’t at the top of the list for many classic European warmblood breeding programs. But Chris Sorensen wants to change that.
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