My name is Victoria Colvin and I am a professional rider and trainer based out of Wellington, Florida, although I spend a lot of the year traveling to horse shows across the country, as well. I grew up in Wellington around horses, and have been riding since I was a child - first on ponies, and then I graduated to the bigger horses as a junior. I’ve been lucky to have a lot of success in the equitation, hunter and jumper rings, and am currently riding a very talented string of horses. In the jumper ring, my top mount is Zambia Mystic Rose, owned by Haras Rosa Mystica. In the hunter ring, I am most recently known for riding John and Stephanie Ingram’s Cuba and Brad Wolf’s Private Practice to victory in the 2017 and 2018 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships, respectively. My win with Private Practice this year made me the first rider in history to win Derby Finals on two different horses!
Der Dau boots
I have been riding in Der Dau Dream Boots for years, and I have loved every single pair I have had. From the moment you put these boots on, they fit like a glove and feel like you are walking on air. Some days I ride 10 or more horses, and at the end of the day my boots are still as comfortable as when I put them on. I especially love that Der Dau is also very receptive to any requests I might have - they listen and work hard to make me happy.
My GPA Safety Legend helmet keep me safe and fits me nicely, in addition to providing ventilation. Since I’m sometimes wearing a helmet for the majority of the day and in the sun, that is a necessity. I wear the First Lady model, which comes with a wider visor to protect me from the sun.
Grand Prix show coats
I absolutely love my Grand Prix jackets. I wear a few different models and colors depending on the class I am riding in, but all of them share the same great qualities. They are comfortable, breathable, durable and stylish. I can slip one on and forget I am wearing it. I tend to stick to the more traditional looks, but Grand Prix also offers lots of options to personalize jackets.
Essex Classics shirts
I always compete in an Essex Classics show shirt. The material is so stretchy and comfortable that it doesn’t bother me throughout the day, which is important since I am getting on and off of horses so frequently. Plus, it looks great, helps to keep me cool and provides some UV protection from the sun.
American Equus stirrups
My American Equus stirrups are always my favorite pair to ride in. Not only can you fully customize them (my favorite pair are light blue with crystals in them), but they ease my knee, ankle and foot pressure thanks to their design. The footbed and arches allow me to ride more naturally, plus the metal is proven to be especially strong in case I should ever fall so that my foot is not injured. I ride in both the Hunter EQ Fillis and E’Lan models, depending on the class and the saddle that I am using.