TPH Interns Thank Their Mothers

No one understands your triumphs or losses or hard work better than your mother who has stood by you through it all. Read below as The Plaid Horse interns step back to remember the women who deserve all the thanks. 

My mother has been the best of them. She’s inspiring, beautiful, and smart. My mother brought me into the horse world, and for that I am eternally grateful. My mom has been my trainer, my hero, and my best friend for the past 15 years, I could not ask for a better mom. She has helped me through it all. High school, handling quirky horses, early mornings, being a good horseman, and those days when you can’t seem to do anything right. My mom has encouraged me, trained me, and pushed me to be the rider and daughter I am today; I don’t know where I would be without her. We may not always see eye to eye as most mother-daughter relationships are, but that will make the good times even better. My mother means the absolute world to me; so thank you mom, for being you, and loving me.

– Olivia Ferro


Dear Mom,
Thank you for supporting me as I chase my dreams. From driving me around the show grounds, to paying the bill, to allowing me to chase points around the nation, I can’t thank you enough. Thank you for helping me get past my bad shows and telling me it is just a show: not life and death. And during that, thank you for putting up with my ugly attitude. My lack of sportsmanship and my ungratefulness. Thank you for showing me I shouldn’t stress about little things, but I should enjoy the competition. Finally, thank you for the little things that mean the most like holding my horse when I’m learning the course or videotaping every round or being my cheerleader. Thank you for making me who I am today in the equestrian realm. Thank you, Mom.

– Emy Lucibello


I am so lucky to have a mom that is so supportive of me, in and out of the saddle! Although she does not know the difference between hunters and equitation, she is always at every show, ready to cheer me on. Especially as a single mom, my mom sacrifices so much to help pay for my lessons and get me to and from the barn while also getting my brothers where they need to be. Thank you, mom, for being the best horse show mom I could ever ask for!

– Izzy Feinstein


Dear Mom,

I want to start off with two simple words that I probably do not say often enough, thank you. Thank you for the nine years of driving back and forth to the barn, on your only days off. Thank you for the endless amounts of support from the rail, especially because to you it did not matter if the ribbon was blue or brown. Thank you for the opportunity to be a part of something that I love, even though sometimes you have to close your eyes. Thank you for always being there, taking endless pictures and every bragging social media post. I would not be where I am today without the beautiful teacher that you are, my work ethic is all thanks to you. I love you to the ends of the earth and cannot wait to make you proud again!

– XOXO, Estelle Kraft


I am so thankful to have such an amazing horse show mom. If anyone is every trying to find my mom at a horse show, she can always be found ringside while I am showing taking videos for me with hilarious commentary on her iPad. My mom has spent countless weekends with me over the years supporting me at shows. I am thankful for her support and all of the fun adventures we have had together and will continue to have together at shows.

– Amy Coretz 


Thanks so much to my mom, who has been so supportive of my riding since day one. You are always there to video every single round, be my sounding board of ideas, and help unbraid and roll wraps, which, self-admittedly, are the only horse- related things you’re good at. Thanks for encouraging me to spend mother’s day at a horse show for the past two years!
– Irene Powlick

Thank you to my amazing mother for always supporting me in riding! Also for being one of the best trainers out there. Thanks for putting up with me, love you!

– Katie Lenkhart