Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Premier ProTips with Todd Minikus

We're excited to share a ProTip video from our visit to Todd Minikus' farm in Wellington, FL. Todd used a variety of jumps from the Premier PolyPro and Burlingham Sports lines to set up a full course. Heidi Zorn walked the course with him, then he rode a gorgeous gray mare. It was an exciting, informative, and fun day.

Jumps like the culvert wall, skinny gate, roll top, liverpool, and rock wall were featured and Todd provided so many useful tips and information. He talked about jump materials, course design strategies, training young horses and riders, using what's used in the show ring at home for training, and lots more.

Watch the full video below. Visit horsejumps.net for information about theses jumps.


Minikus has won the American Grand Prix Association Budweiser Grand Prix of Indianapolis five times, the 2001 Rolex/U.S. Equestrian Team Show Jumping Championship, and competed on six Nation's Cup Teams and in five FEI World Cup Show Jumping Finals. In the 2000 Sydney Olympics, he served as the Alternate for the U.S. Equestrian Team Olympic Show Jumping Squad.  He recently won the I Love New York Grand Prix with Babalou 41 in June, and during week three of the 2014 FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival, Minikus and Quality Girl was one of the winners in the $34,000 Ruby et Violette WEF Challenge Cup Round 3. Concluding the 2014 competition, Minikus and Babalou 41 won the $100,000 Suncast® 1.50m Championship Jumper Series Final.

Minikus keeps a busy schedule, competing regularly while training approximately 25 horses, green to grand prix. He enjoys working with horses at all ages and experience levels.  He and his team were thrilled with Premier’s jumps.  “Our Florida farm has harsh climate conditions, and it can be brutal for our equipment,” said Minikus.  “Wood jumps rot and mold grows within days.  Aluminum jumps are pricey and heavy.  The jump equipment we received from Premier is ideal: very durable, safe, and maintenance free.  Their product has restored our faith in PVC jumps!”