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Porter Brothers Are Rising American Show Jumping Stars

We chat with brothers Wilton and Lucas Porter, who are students of the famed Jeroen Dubbledam, about their show jumping successes and more.

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By: Pamela Young |

On the same day in 2014, Texans Wilton Porter and his younger brother Lucas won their respective divisions to claim individual gold medals at the North American Youth Championships (formerly NAJYRC). Immediately following this remarkable achievement, a family friend introduced Olympic, World, and European champion Jeroen Dubbledam to the Porter household. The brothers had already made the transition to grand prix show jumping, but were looking to step it up another level. Under the guidance of Dubbledam, the Porters have navigated the vicissitudes of college studies, maintain a stable on both sides of the Atlantic, and enjoy a very active international competition schedule. While being recognized one day as true horseman may be the ultimate aim, the brothers are currently concentrating on building the foundations both at home and abroad. How do/did you manage the mix of college studies and competition? Wilton: We have always gone back and forth between…

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