About Jacob

ABOUT JACOB ARNOLD

At 8 years old Jacob took the reins for the first time with the family pony, Duke. His passion for driving grew from here and at 17 he completed his first FEI show with Morgan mare, Shadow. During his second year of FEI level competition Jacob was awarded the 2011 USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year. His Combined Driving career has taken him from his hometown of Snow Camp, NC to four FEI World Championships, including a win in the 2014 Single Horse Marathon. His most recent World Championship results come from the 2019 World Championships for Pairs of Horses in Drebkau, Germany, where Jacob placed sixth in Dressage out of eighty-three entries.

This year Jacob accomplished a life long goal of winning a National Championship, in the 2020 USEF Pair Horse National Championships. Jacob hopes to continue his passion for Driving Sport both as an athlete for the United States at World Championships, and as an ambassador for the sport throughout America.

DOB
2/14/93

HOMETOWN
Snow Camp, NC

JOINED HERMITAGE
January 2016

POSITION
Head Trainer & Manager

ACCOLADES

  • Youngest American driver to win a CAI3*
  • 2011 USEF Junior Equestrian of the Year
  • 2014 Single Horse World Championships- 1st place in Marathon, 7th overall
  • 2015 Pair Horse World Championship- 31st overall
  • 2018 USEF National Single Horse Reserve Champion
  • 2018 Single Horse World Championships- 24th overall
  • 2019 Pair Horse World Championship- 6th in Dressage, 22nd overall
  • 2020 USEF National Pair Horse Champion

 

To view all of Jacob’s results dating back to 2010, click here.