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 Hunt Cup winner Guts for Garters in the Field Master Division, winning leading honors in that division the last two seasons in the Delaware Valley. This spring, Parker rode Lawn Ranger to four victories, earning them the leading junior horse of the Maryland Steeplechase Association. Lawn Ranger is a retired OTTB who raced as a 2yo in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf. Lawn Ranger now enjoysRead 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 hunting with the Cheshire Hunt and riding out for her mother, and also has experience in the show ring, winning many jumper classes. Natalie is an 8th grade student at Westtown School.  While not riding, she enjoys playing lacrosse, tennis and skiing. Natalie will be riding Kings Apollo, owned by her uncle Stewart Strawbridge.  Apollo is a winner of two timber races in the US, wasRead 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. Next year she is hoping to take a horse to the Retired Racehorse Project “Thoroughbred Makeover” in Kentucky. This year she has competed, been Champion and Reserve Champion in several Thoroughbred shows on Ninja Nekia. Jessica will be a freshman at John Dickinson High School this year and has already competed on three varsity sports teams. She is thankful for being able to support and beRead 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 make his living in the Thoroughbred industry as an equine dentist. Ellie has been riding ponies since she was 5 years old. Since then, she’s tried many disciplines, but has found her niche in the hunter ring. Ellie enjoys working with OTTBs and has had success turning out some nicely made show hunters. Most recently, Ellie has had the pleasure of riding and showing Tell 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 medium pony and junior horse rider for Delaware Valley Point-to-Point Association. In 2017, Skylar rode Mrs. D.D.  Matz’s Venturesome, an OTTB, to a championship at the Devon Fall Classic. Skylar currently has her 2019 National Steeplechase jockey license and has ridden her first season over hurdles and timber. Additionally, she rode on the flat at Delaware Park this summer. This past spring season Skylar was leadingRead More →