Sunday, September 19, 2021

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 2020, examples of horse show distribution included: Kentucky Summer Horse Shows, all HITS shows, the Desert International Horse Park, Blenheim Equisports, Langer Equestrian Group, The Capital Challenge Horse Show, & The Washington International Horse Show.

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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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