Hannah Selleck Debuts New Mount and Continues Open Jumper Success

Hannah Selleck concluded the summer by debuting a new partnership with Cuzco, an eight-year-old Oldenburg gelding owned by Melissa Margolis. Selleck and Cuzco (by Cento) got their relationship off to a strong start with top 10 finishes in both the $10,000 CSI2* Bronze Tour Jumper Classic at Blenheim Equisports' CSI2* Showpark August Festival and the $10,000 Rhys Farm National Grand Prix at the CSI2* Split Rock Jumping Tour Sonoma!

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Emily Riden
Developing Winners at Descanso Farm: Summer and Fall Season Highlights

Thousand Oaks, CA – As a six-year-old mare by World Cup champion Flexible, Rumpleteazer DF, is following in her famous father’s footsteps – and the mare is not the only young Descanso Farm-bred mount already seeing success.

Throughout the late summer and early fall, Descanso Farm founder and owner Hannah Selleck and U.S. Olympic gold medalist Will Simpson, claimed top honors across California aboard six-year-old Rumpleteazer DF, seven-year-old Elita Toscita DF, and five-year-old Gia DF.

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Emily Riden
Hannah Selleck - Equestrian Living Magazine

As conversation with Hannah Selleck moves seamlessly from stories and laughs about her first pony and early riding years to earnest insight into her career, it’s easy to feel instantly at home in the discussion.

Her genuine and welcoming demeanor, coupled with a clear passion for the horses that she has built her life around, give the sense that you could be speaking with any fellow horse-crazy barn mate – only this is Hannah, a grand prix competitor who also happens to run her own successful boutique breeding operation.

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Emily Riden
Young Jumper Profile: Rumpleteazer DF - Blenheim Equisports

At 6-years old, this fiery chestnut mare is already following in the footsteps of her famous father. Rumpleteazer DF, aka Rumple, is out of Alvarina by Flexible. As a 5-year old Rumple displayed her scope and talent in the 2018 Young Jumper Championships with Olympic Gold Medalist, Will Simpson. This year the Simpson and Rumple have collected numerous top ribbons in the 6-year old division. Though Simpson is Rumple’s jockey at the shows, it is Descanso Farm’s Hannah Selleck who puts in the time and work at home.

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Emily Riden
A Quick Conversation: Hannah Selleck

Hannah Selleck, 30, has made a name for herself as a successful jumper rider – most recently with her mare, Barla – but the Los Angeles, CA, native’s equestrian endeavors aren’t limited to the grand prix ring. In 2010, Selleck founded Descanso Farm, a boutique breeding operation dedicated to producing high-quality sport horses within the U.S. Now, nearly eight years later, the young horses of Descanso Farm are seeing great success in both the jumper and hunter rings – as is Selleck.

BarnManager caught up with Selleck amidst her busy winter competing at HITS Coachella in California where she is showing Barla and bringing along the hopeful future stars of the sport!

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Emily Riden
Hannah Selleck Joins Monty Roberts at The Movement Symposium

Solvang, California – Show jumper Hannah Selleck will join renowned horse trainer Monty Roberts at his The Movement Symposium, to be held May 23-24 at Flag Is Up Farms in Solvang, CA.  An accomplished grand prix competitor, Selleck will participate in one of Roberts’ signature Join-Up® demonstrations on the morning of Thursday, May 24.

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Michelle Bloch