Anna Jane White-Mullin started riding in Atlanta, Georgia, when she was five years old. At age thirteen, she began competing in large horse shows on the East Coast, winning the junior hunter and equitation championships at many noteworthy shows, including Ox Ridge, Fairfield, North Shore, Piping Rock, Harrisburg, Washington, Madison Square Garden, and the Florida Circuit shows. In 1971, she won the Alfred B. Maclay Finals on her horse, Rivet, and was awarded a gold medal for winning twenty USEF Talent Search classes. Her instructors include the equestrian luminaries Gordon Wright, George Morris, Ronnie Mutch, and Bertalan de Nemethy.
After graduating from Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Ms. White-Mullin pursued a career in broadcasting, but kept her equestrian ties through teaching, judging, and writing. In 1984, her first book, Judging Hunters and Hunter Seat Equitation, became a best-selling equestrian work. Endorsed by the USEF, Judging Hunters is now in its fourth edition. Ms. White-Mullin is also the author of two other books: Winning: A Training and Showing Guide for Hunter Seat Riders and The Complete Guide to Hunter Seat Riding, which was recently listed as recommended reading by both the USEF and United States Pony Clubs. Her website, www.annamullin.com, provides excerpts from her latest book, as well as helpful articles for riders and a weekly blog.
A “Big R” judge for thirty years, she has served as a panelist for the USEF Judges’ Clinic program, and her PowerPoint presentation is part of the permanent instructional files for the USEF. Currently, Ms. White-Mullin resides in Gadsden, AL. She gives riding clinics and lectures at private barns and educational institutions throughout the United States.