Jack Towell began his career as a hunter/jumper trainer at the age of 17. After graduating from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina, Jack returned to the horse world and became one of the most successful trainers and developers of young riding talent in the country. Most recently, he was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame in the Class of 2016!

Jack Towell with sons Ned, left, and Hardin.

Jack Towell with sons Ned, left, and Hardin.

Jack has earned numerous accomplishments as trainer of more than 75 champions and reserve champions at the Devon Horse Show (Pennsylvania), Capital Challenge (Maryland) and the East Coast fall indoor shows, including the Pennsylvania National, the Washington (D.C.) International and the National horse shows.

He's the only trainer to be named the Pennsylvania National Horse Show Leading Junior Hunter Trainer four times, four-time trainer of the overall World Champion Junior Hunter Rider. His students have earned the Best Child Rider Honors 14 times at Devon and the fall indoor shows, twice the Overall High-Score Pony Hunter at the U.S. Pony Finals and once the Overall Champion Junior Hunter at the U.S. Junior Hunter Finals.

Jack is one of the only trainers in the country to train a Champion or Reserve Champion in every division at the year-end fall indoor shows.

Jack Towell's son Hardin, a successful grand prix competitor, is now a full-time trainer based in Wellington, Florida. 

Jack Towell's son Hardin, a successful grand prix competitor, is now a full-time trainer based in Wellington, Florida. 

As a jumper trainer, his horses and riders have earned numerous Grand Prix wins, as well as victories in junior, amateur-owner and young jumper sections. His students also excel in the equitation ring, with top ribbons at all of the major finals as well as victory in the Washington International Equitation Finals in 2006.


Jack Towell and daughter Liza Boyd walking the course during the 2013 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.

Jack Towell and daughter Liza Boyd walking the course during the 2013 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship.

Recent Highlights

  • Jack Towell inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame in 2016
  • Brunello - a 2016 Breyer Animal Creations Horse Model
  • Hardin Towell competes at the 2015 and 2016 Longines FEI World Cup Show Jumping Finals
  • Brunello named the 2015 Hunter Horse of the Year by The Chronicle of the Horse
  • Liza Towell Boyd earned the 2015 USEF Emerson Burr Award
  • Brunello - 2015 USEF National Horse of the Year
  • Liza Towell Boyd named 2013 Hunter Horseman of the Year by The Chronicle of the Horse
  • Brunello - 2013 United States Equestrian Federation National Horse of the Year
  • Liza Towell Boyd - 2013 WCHR Professional Finals Champion
  • Brunello - 2013 USHJA International Hunter Derby Champion 
  • Brunello - 2013 WCHR Peter Wetherill Hunter Spectacular Reserve Champion