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”, bigeq.com, catchride.com, equestriansunlimited.org

 

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 (www.parktrust.org) 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.

 

Carol Dean Porter and
Carol Dean Porter and

Flemming high jump at GTE

Carol Dean Porter and
Carol Dean Porter and

JULIE at Indio.

Carol Dean Porter and
Carol Dean Porter and

Flemming high jump at GTE