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Hope Glynn

Event in which you compete: Hunters

Hometown: Petaluma, CA, USA

Number of years riding: 28 years

Career accomplishments to date: 

  • • 2007 and 2009 Rider of the Year
  • • Leading Hunter Rider, Sacramento International 2009
  • • USEF West Coast Handler of the Year 2008
  • • Licensed USEF judge for 14 years
  • • Winner of eight hunter derbies between 2009 and 2010


How you got started in your event: As a junior I had more opportunities to catch-ride hunters than jumpers, so I have always focused more on the hunters although I love the jumpers.

Favorite Ariat product: Ariat Monaco Field Boots and the Olympia Breeches

Proudest career moment: Winning my first $10,000 Hunter Derby

Tell us about your first horse: : Rio Oso Sugar and Spice, my first pony lived in our backyard. We thought she was really out of shape, but it turned out she was pregnant so three weeks later we had two ponies.

You ride because: I love horses and every part of being around them

If you weren’t a professional rider, you would be a: Newscaster

Favorite mentor or idol growing up: My mother. She always convinced me if there is a will, there is a way

Favorite place to travel: Maui or Sunriver

Name one fun fact that people don’t know about you: I love to fish

Favorite way to unwind outside the barn: Play with my daughter

Good luck charm: Avery Rose Glynn every time she cheers “go mom,” I’m a ringer!