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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: What are Some Good Exercises for a Horse that Anticipates the Trot...

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 Rider Who is Riding Too Stiffly? 

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 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,...

Fresh Stories From the Barn Lounge

PBEC’s Tips For Keeping Your Performance Horse Cool In The Heat

By ALICE COLLINS/JUMP MEDIA Looking after horses and keeping them safe, happy, and healthy in extreme heat presents a unique set of challenges. With summer...

The Problem with Equestrians and Social Media

By TPH Intern KAITLYN CRAWFORD “Hey, check this out,” my friend said, passing her phone over to me.  It was a video of a beginner rider...

Turning the Unwanted Horse Breakup Into a Breakthrough

One recent otherwise unremarkable evening, I received a phone call bearing unexpected and unwelcome news. The unanticipated conversation not only jolted the day’s blissful routine...

Equiphaire LLC: Bringing a Trustworthy Voice to Equine Import Sales

By JESSICA SHANNON When importing a horse, trust is paramount. And trust was top of mind for Danielle Runions, founder of Equiphaire, LLC, when she...

Horse Show Routine Survey

By TPH Interns CLAIRE WITALEC and SAHANA PARASHER Equestrians are a dedicated, shining example of hard work, determination, and resilience both on and off the...

Press Release - Breaking News

Partial Board - Train Hard & Learn

Jump Off - From the Grand Prix Ring

Hunter Hack - Your Daily Hunter Fix

Collegiate Corner - The First Stop for Collegiate Riding News

Junior Ring - Equitation and More

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.