North America's Premier Horse Show Magazine

Pick up your copy of the latest issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine (as well as TPH stickers!) 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 America’s Premiere Horse Show Magazine. The Plaid Horse was founded in 2003 to serve the equestrian community. In 2018/2019, examples of horse show distribution included: The Devon Horse Show, USEF Pony Finals, all HITS shows, Lake Placid Horse Shows, Blenheim Equisports, Washington International Horse Show, and The National Horse Show, and the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show.


Show Strides Debuts! Check Out the Brand-New Series of Horse Novels

Meet Tally, a working student who loves riding in the lesson program at Quince Oaks. But Tally’s barn family is about to get a lot bigger when a new A-circuit trainer arrives at the farm with clients like Mac, a girl Tally’s age who is moving up a division on her own pony hunter. While the riders face different challenges, they come to learn how much they have in common as they chase their riding dreams together.

Fresh Stories From the Barn Lounge

Grafton Ridge: Michael DelFiandra and Vanessa Roman Build a Positive Team for Every Kind...

BY LAUREN MAULDIN How do you feel when you enter the ring at a horse show? Worried about the two...

SHOW STRIDES BOOK 2 Exclusive Excerpt: Confidence Comeback

We hope you are enjoying book 1 of The Plaid Horse’s new novel series, Show Strides. To celebrate Pony Finals – and...

You love your pony through their imperfections. Love yourself and your rider the same...

BY PIPER KLEMM I am a perfectionist. Which sounds wrong, because my computer desktop is a catastrophe. There are...

Finding My Pride on Equestrian Social Media

BY AMY BIEBER We all know the internet can be a deeply negative place. It can foster hatred, bullying,...

Confessions of a Horse Show Husband and Father

BY GORDON BALLANTYNE The horse show husband and dad is an endangered species. Rarely seen, we are a band...


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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