For the past 5 or more years, we have used the Veredus boots on our showjumpers. They are absolutely the best boots we have been able to find. The front boots work, and the hind boots are awesome!

Todd Minikus began showing at the grand prix level of show jumping in 1985. He achieved great success with his grey Canadian Thoroughbred, "Thrilling". Thrilling helped Todd achieve four grand prix wins in 1989 and then took the show jumping world by storm in 1990 with an unprecedented sweep of all open jumper classes at the Washington International Horse Show, including the President’s Cup. His record-setting performance earned him Washington’s Ennis Jenkins Award as Leading Rider (he was both Leading Gentleman and Leading National Rider) to go with that year’s Midwest Grand Prix Rider of the Year award. “Thrilling” also earned the honors of the Midwest Horse of the Year.

Two time bronze medal winning U.S. Pan American Team rider Todd Minikus continues to add to his decorated record of over 130 national and international Grand Prix wins. After turning professional in 1980, Todd immediately started to work on earning prestigious titles at competitions around the world. Todd has represented the United States on numerous Nations Cup teams, earned the title of Equestrian of the year in 2014, and has been a proud alternate for the Olympic Show Jumping Team. Todd continues to soar in the show jumping world with some of his most recent accomplishments, including:

  • Second Place in Canadian Pacific $1 Million Grand Prix CSI5* with Quality Girl owned by Quality Group
  • Team Member for United States Nations Cup during Rolex Masters Tournament, Spruce Meadows; Calgary, Canada
  • Team Member for United States Nations Cup Team in Dublin, Ireland
  • Team Member for United States Nations Cup Team in Hickstead, UK

When Todd is not riding and competing horses around the world, he enjoys playing a round of golf and riding his motorcycle. Todd is also known for being as good of a bull rider as he is a grand prix show jumper and very rarely misses the yearly Professional Bull Riding Championships.

Major Accomplishments:


  • Winner of CSIO4* Grand Prix presented by Lugano Diamonds at CSIO4* Wellington and Elm Rock Farm Trophy recipient
  • – Reserve in the $210,000 CP Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows ‘Continental’ CSI 5*
  • – Member of winning U.S. Team in the FEI Nations Cup presented by Kinglsand Equestrian at CSIO4* Wellington
  • $127,000 Hollow Creek Farms Grand Prix CSI3*
  • First place with three horses in the Kentucky Spring Horse Show at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington
  • WEF Week eight leader with the $150,000 Lugano Diamonds CSIO4* Grand Prix at the Wellington Equestrian Festival
  • Led the U.S. Team to victory for the $100,000 Nations Cup trophy at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
  • WEF Week One Leading Rider with the $30,000 Grand Prix at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center.


  • Won the Zoetis $1 Million Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties, NY after Quality Girl lost a front shoe in the first round.
  • Won $50,000 Idle Dice Stake at the Devon Horse Show
  • Won $75,000 I Love New York Grand Prix in Lake Placid NY
  • $85,000 Grand Prix de Penn, the World Cup qualifier at the Pennsylvania National Horse Show
  • Won $34,000 International Jumper Welcome Stake at Washington International Horse Show (WIHS)
  • Second place in the $100,000 Hickstead FEI World Cup Grand Prix at the Royal Winter Horse Show
  • $100,000 Suncast 1.50m Championship Classic Final at the FTI Consulting Winter Equestrian Festival
  • Ranked second for 2014 USHJA Jumper Rider Lifetime Money Earned
  • Quality Girl and the Quality Group ranked number one for the 2014 USHJA Owner Recognition, with the most cumulative points in competition


  • $33,000 Nutrena Holiday & Horse Opener at Florida’s Palm Beach International Equestrian Center
  • Third in the $125,000 Trump Invitational Grand Prix presented by Rolex at Donald Trump’s Florida estate
  • October – $50,000 Open Jumper Welcome Speed Competition at the Alltech National Horse Show in Lexington Kentucky
  • Open Jumpers Gamblers Choice at Devon Horse Show
  • Won three $25,000 Smartpak GrandPrixs at HITS Saugerties
  • $50,000 OSF Grand Prix at Old Salem Farm
  • $50,000 CSI2* Live Oak International Grand Prix in Ocala March 20-24
  • $25,000 ESP Spring 2 Grand Prix at the Wellington Equestrian Festival
  • $30,000 Open Jumper Classic at the I Love New York Horse Show in July


  • Fourth in the HITS on the Hudson I $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix


  • WEF Week 10 leader with $31,000 WEF Challenge Cup
  • $50,000 Idle Dice Open Jumper Stake at Devon
  • $25,000 SmartPak Grand Prix at HITS-on-the-Hudson
  • $75,000 HITS Grand Prix
  • $30,000 Wild Card Grand Prix


  • $75,000 Nespresso Grand Prix
  • Won trials 1 and 4 of the USEF Selection Trials for the U.S. Show Jumping Team
  • S. Show Jumping Long List for the 2010 Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games
  • $50,000 EMO Grand Prix at the HITS-on-the-Hudson I
  • $50,000 Idle Dice Open Jumper Stake at the Devon Horse Show


  • Represented the U.S. (for the fifth time) at the FEI World Cup Final in Las Vegas
  • Represented the U.S. on Tour Two of the Nations Cup
  • $25,000 and $75,000 Grand Prixes at HITS-on-the-Hudson


  • Member of the Bronze medal-winning team at the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil