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Carol Dean Porter

Co-founder and Vice President Judge My Ride

























Professional Hunter/Jumper trainer more than 40 years


Owner/Trainer Carol Dean-Porter Training Stables 1969 to present


USEF “R” licensed judge – Hunters/Jumpers/Equitation/Hunter Breeding


Travel the country judging all levels of horse shows including National Championships, Regional Finals and Zone Championships


Earned nearly 750,000 for National Park Trust​


USHJA Sports Integrity Task Force 


USHJA Horse and Rider Advocates Committee


Former President Orange County Horse Shows Association


Two-time winner GTE High Jump, four-time reserve champion


Winner of International Grand Prix classes


Trainer of Pacific Coast and USEF Zone champions in Hunter & Jumper divisions


Trainer of International level current horse show professionals


Manager of “Horses for Parks” donation program for National Park Trust


Clinician and lecturer


Author of print and online articles for “Horses and Sport Magazine”,,,


Ringside live coverage for AOL and three websites for Las Vegas World Cup Show Jumping Finals


Have judged International level horse shows, National Championships, Regional Championships, Zone Championships, Medal Finals and regional qualifiers all over the United States: Alaska, Washington, Oregon, California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Kentucky, Ohio, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania


Raised on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in Southern California. Graduated 1969 from Rolling Hills High School. My family was involved in raising and training horses of all types for use in horse shows including Hunters, Jumpers, Western Pleasure, and trail. Member Rolling Hills Pony Club and was a member of medal-winning Pony Club Rally Teams. Member Palos Verdes Peninsula 4-H club and winner of Judging Day competitions. Junior Leader and later Leader of the Horse Project until 1970.


Started giving lessons and professionally training horses in 1964.  Trained winners and champions at all major horse shows in California, Arizona and Nevada. Trained many year end champions for the Pacific Horse Shows Association, United States Equestrian Federation (formerly American Horse Shows Association), Orange County Horse Shows Association and Los Angeles County Horse Shows


Named Leading Jumper Rider at the California National Horse Show at the Great Western Forum in 1993.



Two-time winner of GTE High Jump and 4 time Reserve Champion.


Winner of Gran Premio de Mexico in 1993


Competed at Club Hipico La Silla Invitational Horse Show in Monterrey, Mexico in 2001.


Trainer of International Grand Prix winner and professional trainer Mandy Porter (no relation).


Started “Horses for Parks” donation branch of National Park Trust ( in 2002 and have raised in excess of $450,000 for the nonprofit organization.


Have purchased, sold and brokered the sale of hundreds of horses at all levels. Association.


 Married Dan Porter in 1989.


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