Enjoy this great chat between two of our returning Real Rider Cup family members, Penelope Miller and Jessica Paquette!!  The ladies cover all things RRC and talk about their mounts for this year – Icabad Crane and Tell The Truth.Read More →

Sergio de Sousa is SO enthusiastic about The Real Rider Cup, he asked us if he could ride two horses this year!! Actually, Sergio filled in for his daughter, Isabela, who was unable to work the RRC into her veryRead More →

Parker is the 15 year old son of champion trainer Sanna Neilson and champion jockey/trainer Ricky Hendriks, and attends Westtown School.  Parker’s racing career began pony racing on Mookie Monster, enjoying many wins on her. He also rode Maryland HuntRead More →

Representing Team Freestyle is Mary Mush, who will be competing side saddle. Some of her accomplishments include: – Raced fair hill in a flat amateur race in April 2017 -Breezed horses with Red Hound Stables 2017 & 2018 – WonRead More →

At a young age, Ilana Cramer quickly realized unicorns didn’t exist and turned instead to racehorses. A lifelong equestrian, Ilana grew up riding horses and traveling to racetracks around New England with her Dad. After graduating college, she moved toRead More →

Natalie Hendriks is the daughter of champion steeplechase trainers Sanna Neilson and Ricky Hendriks.  Natalie started riding at the young age of 2 on small ponies and has now graduated to riding Thoroughbreds belonging to her mother. She enjoys huntingRead More →

Penelope Miller grew up as a horse-crazy kid on her parents’ farm in Ocala, Florida, and not much has changed since then. She is now the Senior Manager of Digital Media at America’s Best Racing, and spends her weekends travelingRead More →

“Both of my parents worked for the Royal Family. My Dad was in the Household Cavalry and he was one of the Queen’s Rough Riders. My Mum was a polo groom for Prince Philip. I grew up all around theRead More →

Danielle Hodsdon grew up in New Hampshire competing in 3-day events before she fell into the world of steeplechase while attending school for Sports Medicine at Shenandoah University. Danni sat on her first racehorse in 1999 for Jimmy Day andRead More →

Jessica Silver is daughter of jockey agent Scott Silver and exercise rider Lori Silver.  She has been riding Thoroughbreds since the age of six. She is currently showing on the local hunter circuit, the interscholastic equestrian team and 4-H. NextRead More →

Kim was born in Zimbabwe, where her father was a jockey and her grandfather trained at Borrowdale Park. She left Zimbabwe in 1988 to go work for Michael Stoute in Newmarket, which marked the beginning of stints in Australia, DubaiRead More →

Harry Rice IV grew up in Staten Island, NY and has been around horses from the time he was born. His father, Harry Rice III, is a longtime valet on the NYRA circuit. When Harry was about 12 he beganRead More →

Ellie Turnbull is the 15-year-old daughter of Geoff and Bertha Turnbull, and the great-granddaughter of Hall of Fame trainer MG Walsh. Ellie’s parents were involved in racing for many years, owning and training steeplechase horses. Her Dad continues to makeRead More →

Alexa Reisfield went on her first pony ride at age 5 and has been in the saddle ever since.  She has a background in hunter/jumpers and has been competitively showing in the hunter divisions since she was on ponies. DuringRead More →

Jessica Paquette is a lifelong equestrian who found her real home at the racetrack. After her first job on the track as a hot walker at Rockingham Park, she worked on the mutuel line and interned in the publicity office.Read More →

Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sergio DeSousa came to the USA in 1987. He worked at Margaux Stud for 18 months then traveled to France, Ireland, England, Italy and New Zealand working on various stud farms before returning to theRead More →

Skylar is a 16-year-old student at Unionville High School. She has worked for her mother, Kathy Neilson, for the last few summers and recently started to gallop for Graham Motion.  She started off racing small ponies and was leading mediumRead More →

Ashley Castrenze’s experience with horses runs deep in the family, as she is the daughter of Thoroughbred racing trainer Charles Castrenze, and her mother Jackie Acksel was a longtime jockey. Born in Baltimore and raised in Tampa, she became familiarRead More →

Clovis Crane – In his own words: I’d make this short and sweet but my wife wouldn’t allow it. So, I’ll give: my version, and then appease her, and other like minds. My version: I love my family and horses.Read More →

Kaymarie got her first pony at the age of 7 years old. From then on, she grew up riding hunter/jumpers and event horses. She continued her competitive showing career up until the age of 17, when she sold her showRead More →