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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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About Show Strides

Show Strides is a middle grade novel series about riding, showing, horsemanship, and the special friendships we form with our animals and fellow horse lovers. Set on the sprawling grounds of a large hunter jumper barn, the series features a diverse range of characters, from the lesson kid to the A-rated show regular, and everyone in between.

While the reading level is appropriate for young riders, the series has fans of all ages! Read more about our books, including excerpts from all four novels, here.

Show Strides: School Horses & Show Ponies

Fresh Stories From the Barn Lounge

From Filthy to Fabulous: The Mane Importance of Keeping Your Horse’s Brushes Clean

BY Diana Bezdedeanu Striking the perfect balance between work, family, friends, and barn time is a constant struggle for nearly every equestrian I know. And...

The Enbarr Horse Sales App

Maggie Clancy has made it possible to “swipe right” while horse shopping BY April Bilodeau From the magazine HORSE SHOPPING can be a draining process for even the...

Beyond the Reins: Harnessing the Four Pillars of Equestrian Fitness

BY Ifa Simmonds Being an equestrian requires an intricate combination of grace, power, and synergy with our horses. Longevity in equestrian sport requires us to...

Respecting The Rules: It’s The Little Things

BY April Bilodeau For most horse owners, the barn is their happy place. The place they go to take a deep breath, spend some time...

Inclusivity Matters

From the magazine Each month, The Plaid Horse is proud to introduce readers to equestrian brands that value inclusivity and diversity in their products and...

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Your Daily Hunter Fix

The First Stop for Collegiate Riding News

The Junior Ring: Equitation and More


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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We’re always looking for photography, personal narratives and coverage within the hunter/jumper world. If you have a story you’d love to share, e-mail us a pitch at news@theplaidhorse.com.

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