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North America's Premier Horse Show Magazine

Pick up your copy of the latest issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine at horse shows and select tack shops all over the US and Canada this week. Want to get your Plaid Horse fix without leaving the house? Click here to subscribe today!

The Plaid Horse is North America’s Premier Horse Show Magazine. The Plaid Horse was founded in 2003 to serve the equestrian community. In the past year, distribution has included over 1,000 horse shows, clinics, events, scholastic and collegiate competitions, and more. Shows in the last year have included: The Maryland 5 Star, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Blenheim Equisports, Capital Challenge Horse Show, & The Las Vegas National Horse Show.

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SHOW STRIDES BOOK SERIES: PUBLISHED BY THE PLAID HORSE

About Show Strides

Step into the captivating world of Show Strides, where two young horseback riders, Tally and Mac, learn important lessons at their stable: Quince Oaks. Their unique paths converge, forming a heartwarming friendship as Tally delves deeper into the world of catch riding and competitions, and Mac confronts the challenges of moving up a level. With the support of their trainer and fellow barn friends, these riders embark on their dreams one stride at a time.

This series is a fresh and modern take on equestrian stories. Dealing with major issues like friendship, body image, socio-economic status, and self-esteem, readers of Show Strides will find characters who mirror their passion for horses and the challenges that come along with the sport. Join Tally, Mac, and the rest of their friends as they navigate the exciting world of equestrian competition!

Trainer Tuesday

Trainer Tuesday: How Do You Correct a Rider Who is Riding Ahead of the...

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience,...

Trainer Tuesday: If a Rider is Inclined to Duck Over the Fences, How Would...

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience,...

Trainer Tuesday: How Do You Work with a Horse Who is Frequently Above the...

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience,...

Trainer Tuesday: What Are the Most Important Elements to Finding a Good Distance? 

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience,...

Trainer Tuesday: How would you handle a horse jumping diagonally across the jump rather...

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience,...

Fresh Stories From the Barn Lounge

Peter Wylde: From Imaginary Riding to Olympic Gold Medalist Thanks to Joe Dotoli

By PETER WYLDE When I was a kid, I used to canter down my driveway, pretending I was holding reins, and jumped the cracks in...

Women in Business: Redefining Stereotypes in the Equestrian Industry

By CHRISTINE BJERKAN The equestrian industry is undergoing a transformation. Historically, the equestrian world mirrored broader societal norms where men occupied dominant roles. This legacy...

The No Airpods Rule: Is it a Pro or a Con?

By TPH Intern MARLEY LIEN-GONZALEZ “Marley!” My friend and co-worker yelled down the aisle to me. “You better take that out before you get to...

Equestrian Sports in the 2024 Olympics: Where, When, and How to Watch

By The TPH Blog Editor SARAH WELK BAYNUM It's hard to believe the Summer 2024 Olympics are just a few weeks away from commencing. Soon, we'll...

Lexus Arbuckle: Finding Joy in the’ ‘Ah-Ha’ Moments

By TPH Blog Editor SARAH WELK BAYNUM Canadian native Lexus Arbuckle has made a career out of riding and training horses and clients, but it's...

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Mission

The Plaid Horse is a print and digital publishing company, proudly printed in the United States. We provide exceptional coverage for the hunter/jumper/breeding disciplines at reasonable rates. We support equestrian competitors, horse fans, the general public, and suppliers to the industry through horse show and event coverage, equine articles of interest, and advertisements.

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The Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge

The Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge is a place for friendship, advice, and celebration within the amateur equestrian community.

The Plaid Horse Professional Collaborative

The Professional Collaborative is a place to help professionals find mentors, ask questions, and give advice. The group is only open to equine professionals.

The Plaid Horse Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a place for parents of equestrians of all ages and disciplines! This is a constructive space to learn and grow together.