Summer Hill is a young professional and partner of Fairbanks Riding in Lexington, Kentucky.
A San Diego, California native, Summer and her family relocated to Lexington Kentucky with her family in 2015. Her passion for competition began at the age of four in the Walk/Trot divisions. With trainers as parents she was on the fast track to becoming a competitive rider.
During her junior years, Summer rode in the Equitation under the guidance of Ken and Emily Smith of Ashland Farms. She competed in Zone 10 in the Prix Des States at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show. Summer was 8th in the 2015 Pessoa/USEF Medal Finals.
Summer spent some time in Germany in 2017 as a working student for Rolf Göran Bengtsson and Bo Kristofferson. What she learned helped prepare Summer for life as a professional.
Summer won her first Grand Prix in 2019 aboard mount Light Show during the first week of Country Heir. She then bested the competition again the next week in the Country Heir II Grand Prix. She also had back-to-back grand prix wins at the World Equestrian Center (Ohio).
Summer is in the top 25 on the USEF U25 list and multiple wins in the USHJA National and International Derbies and championships in the hunter and jumper divisions.
Images by Haley Kane Photography