North America's Premier Horse Show Magazine

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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.


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 Working Student to Ph.D.

A look back at what horses have in common with academia. BY Miguel Wilson From the magazine Shoveling manure and writing literature reviews have a lot...

How Balanced Are You?

BY April Bilodeau Everyone has a dominant side, but typically that refers to if you're a righty or a lefty. As riders, it's important to...

The Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge – What’s It All About?

BY April Bilodeau Created in August 2019, The Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge has become one of the most popular groups on Facebook for adult...

New Jersey-Zone 2: The Heartbeat of Horse Shows in the 70-90’s

BY Pearl Running Deer Without a doubt the east coast is a great place to be when you want to learn anything about showing your...

Remembering Your Why

BY April Bilodeau I had a chaotic day. We've been shorthanded at the farm since our barn manager left mid-March. While our facility is certainly...


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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