Named an inductee to the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame in 2020, John French has won countless championship titles at prestigious shows around the United States. He’s a four-time winner of the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association World Championship Hunter Rider Professional Finals and he won the inaugural $100,000 ASG Software Solutions/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship riding Rumba in 2009.After riding and competing on the West Coast for more than 30 years, John teamed up in early 2020 with Olympian Kent Farrington to develop a comprehensive hunter division under Kent’s business, KPF. In this podcast episode, John talks about his new business venture with Kent, his overall training philosophy, what he thinks makes a good horseman, howhe quickly adapted to different horses as a catch rider, his favorite training exercises, influential horses in his life, how he handles competition nerves and more. This episode is sponsored by Perfect Products, makers of Perfect Prep and Joint Impact. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.