Hillary has always loved horses; doubtless an inherited trait from her mother and grandparents! Hillary first sat on her mother’s retired event horse at thirteen months and cried when being pried off; the rest is history. Hillary got her first pony, Toby, when she was eighteen months old and was jumping him over logs by the time she was three. By the age of five she was winning ribbons in the Atlanta area hunter rings. Upon moving to North Carolina Hillary immediately joined the local pony club (Yadkin Valley Hounds); and at the age of six began eventing.

While growing up in northwestern North Carolina, Hillary had the opportunity to ride consistently with top riders David O’Brien (for eleven years) and Lauren O’Brien (for six years) as well as in clinics with some the country’s top riders and coaches including Jim Wofford, Kim Severson, Captain Mark Phillips, Phillip Dutton, Lucinda Green, Cindy Rawson, Buck Davidson, and Jim Graham. During her college years Charlie Plumb, Jim Kofford, and Bobby Costello coached her while she competed her two homebred horses, and graduated on the Deans list with honors from Appalachian State University with a major in psychology and a minor in business.

Upon graduation Hillary made the decision to take her riding to the next level, enhancing her overall horsemanship as well as learning the business end of the equine industry. She began a year working for Sharon White, an invaluable experience. While working at Sharon’s Last Frontier Farm Hillary was also able to consistently work with both Jimmy Wofford and Linda Zang in the continuing refinement of her skills. While at Last Frontier she was able to ride and compete many of Sharon’s young up and coming horses, sometimes as many as five in a weekend; a fantastic way to gain knowledge and confidence.

Hillary has competed multiple horses from the 2* rider to Advanced Level. Bringing a horse up from the beginning is what she enjoys the most. She loves the process of working with a horse daily and being an integral part of their growth and success. Hillary continues to learn something new everyday. If you are not willing to learn this is probably not the sport for you! Above all she wants to help each individual rider and horse gain the knowledge that will allow them to truly enjoy, and be successful, at the sport to the utmost of their ability.





2017 Virginia CIC2* 12th
2017 Midsouth CCI1* 7th
2017 Bromont CCI2* 10th
2017 Area 8 Champs - Intermediate - 1st
2016 Jockey Club Int. CCI** - 5th
2016 Chatt Hills CIC** - 3rd
2016 Red Hills – Advanced
2015 Retired Racehorse T.P. - 2nd
2015 Midsouth - CCI* 1st
2015 Chatt Hills - CIC** 2nd & 5th
2015 Virginia CIC** - 11th
2015 Pinetop CIC* - 7th
2014 Carolina Int. CIC* - 8th


2018 "Hillary Irwin: Continuing a Thoroughbred Tradition"
2015 Bit of Irish ranked 9th in the USEA Mare of the Year leaderboard
2015 "The Chronicle Staff's 2015 Fair Hill Picks"
2015 "Meet Four Fair Hill First-Timers"
2015 "Thoroughbred Makeover Sneak Peek Wows Crowds at Rolex"
2015 "Hillary Irwin is reaching for the stars"
2012 "A Family Affair"




The only equestrian glove designed by an Orthopedic Hand Surgeon!

Hillary is so thrilled to have Bionic Gloves as part of our team!! After breaking her hand in two places and tearing both the ligament and the tendon that run along the outside, it has been a struggle to find gloves that can help increase grip strength. I cannot recommend these gloves enough; they are attractive, durable, and help achey hands feel relief!


Supporting your Equestrian Journey

We are so excited to have the support of Sagmae! Sagmae is carrying top of line products from all over the world and bringing them to the US. This is your go to place for stylish, quality tack and accessories. Their quality of products and customer care will make Sagmae your go to tack supplier!


Natural Supplements

Enviro Equine has managed to produce natural supplements to help your horse be a better, more healthy version of themselves! Both GastroBalance and ElectroBalane contain trace minerals to help keep your horse healthy from the basics of nutrition on up. These are unique, effective products from a company that has a sole goal to make your horse the best version of themself!


Southern CA Equestrian Sports Org

We are very proud to now be a part of the Southern California Equestrian Sports organization. You can now support Hillary and her horses through tax deductible donations! Please visit their website to learn more, or follow the link and find Hillary's name to donate directly online!



Case studies of horses. QuickDerm is a very non-caustic ointment that can address a variety of acute and chronic wounds in horses. We are so excited to now be supported by one of our favorite product lines ever. Quickderm is liquid gold, and our go to fix it magic potion! We use Quickderm on everything from cuts and fungus to serious wounds.

We attribute one horse keeping his ear fully to this product. There is not a more economical and effective product on the market and you will not be disappointed!



Majyk Equipe boots have been in my boot line up for over three years! These are fantastic boots that are economical, functional, and effective. They are tough enough to last for years, while soft enough to prevent rubs on even the most sensitive skin! There is not a more complete line of boots on the market. There are boots for every occasion: from dressage boots, to the show jumping line, to the cross country boots. All of these boots are the most innovative technology on the market. We are proud to be part of this brand! Mayjk Equipe has been especially generous in offering all our friends and family 20% off their entire purchase, please contact Hillary for the information!