Richard Carvin Jr.
Dick Carvin is a highly successful hunter/jumper rider and trainer with experience at both the national and international levels. Dick has been involved with horses since childhood and began riding professionally in 1981. He received his political science degree from the University of California Berkeley in 1987.
After making his name as a young professional in the hunter divisions, Dick began competing in jumper classes when he returned to riding. He quickly rose through the ranks to become one of the country’s top jumper riders. Dick rode in his first grand prix in 1999 and has won several major grand prix competitions, including the $75,000 Bayer/USET Grand Prix of Indio in 2001 aboard Sam Malone. He was named the United States Equestrian Team (USET) Athlete of the Month after this impressive victory. Dick competed in the 2000 World Cup Finals in Las Vegas, NV and also qualified for the World Cup Finals in Sweden in 2001. Through his participation in a USET Developing Rider Tour, he gained international experience at horse shows throughout Europe.
Dick is married to grand prix rider Francie Steinwedell-Carvin, and the couple own Meadow Grove Farm in Lake View Terrace, California with partner Susie Schroer. His students have won countless championships at top shows throughout the U.S. and Canada in hunter, jumper, equitation and grand prix divisions. He earned the California Professional Horsemen’s Association High Score Junior Trainer award in 2005. In 2009, Dick served as Chef d’Equipe of the United States Show Jumping Team at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival, where he coached the team to a fourth place finish and an individual gold.
Trained with from 2005 – 2015.