Monday, June 14, 2021

Smiles, Style, Showmanship: The 2021 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Upperville Colt &...

WORDS by Catie StaszakPHOTOS by Erin Gilmore The Upperville Colt & Horse Show returned after a year hiatus for its 168th edition—a display of top, modernized sport seamlessly intertwined with timeless throwbacks to beloved traditions. The...

When horse theft is not considered to be a crime in Australia

Horse owners love their horses and who can blame them for that? There are so many farmers who could use a horse, not to mention the thrill of taking a ride among the scenic...

What My Last Place Ribbon Doesn’t Show

BY CAELIN KORDZIEL Last year, I received a year end ribbon from our local PHA chapter. While I’ve spent a good amount of time in my adult life at horse shows, it was a first...

Upperville 2021 Leadline Photo Gallery

PHOTOS BY ERIN GILMORE Small ponies, big hats, and adorable children can only mean one thing... leadline! Everyone came dressed to impress this year for a beautiful day.

Having Faith and Glory

BY JEWELL COX Fear was never something I had around horses, not even when I rode. I didn’t mind sitting on top of a 1,000 pound animal. Horses were just like a big teddy bear...

Finding My Way to Horses as a Child and Then Back 20 Years Later

BY MEGAN SWIERTZ My path to horses started when I was in middle school where I met my soon-to-be best friend. She had a chestnut quarter horse and after a few trips to her barn,...

TPH Book Review: Grabbing Mane by Natalie Keller Reinert

By Lauren Aubert Casey Halbach, a 32-year-old former “horse girl,” has a seemingly wonderful life. She lives with her boyfriend, Brandon, in her coastal Florida hometown, has a comfortable marketing job, and a wonderful circle...

Pritchard Hill Jumps to Overall Grand Hunter Championship at Upperville Colt & Horse Show

Pritchard Hill, 2020 USEF National Horse of the Year, added another accolade to his lengthy resume, jumping to the Overall Grand Hunter Championship at the 2021 Upperville Colt & Horse Show in Upperville, VA....

USEF Competition Task Force Seeks to Strengthen Baseline Competition Requirements

BY JULIA DIFIORI USEF President and Competition Task Force Chair Tom O’Mara and USEF Chief Executive Officer Bill Moroney hosted a live webinar on Tuesday, June 8, 2021 to update members on the progress of...

Bees & Horses: A Year Like No Other

By Ashley Henry, Head Coach, SCAD Equestrian  When the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) hosted the Tournament of Champions in May, it was the first in-person competition that the SCAD Bees had participated...

Carleton Brooks Named Official Clinician for Pony Modeling Clinic at USEF Pony Finals

Carleton Brooks has been named Official Clinician for the Pony Modeling Clinic at the 2021 USEF Pony Finals in Lexington, KY, part of an annual series spearheaded by US Equestrian.  The Hall of Fame horseman,...

Ask Andre: How Much Do You Think Applause Influences the Result?

In this age of social media, I’ve seen a lot of public judge bashing and judge bullying, in which I will not participate. You know who’s going to be judging before you get to...

Daniel Stewart’s Ego Defenses

BY DANIEL STEWART A few months ago we began discussing the difference between defense-mechanisms and coping-mechanisms. Often confused as the same thing, they couldn’t be more different.  Defenses mechanisms get you into trouble because they make...

A New Direction for Hidden Ridge International

Covid changes, circuit championships and ... cows? Allyson and Evan Coluccio find success (and some surprises!) with Agatha and Alexa Lignelli By Lindsey Long When 10-year-old Agatha Lignelli was champion with her large pony hunter Chiccobello...

Learn How To Win More Bets in the Upcoming Horse Races in 2021

Horse Racing has been a beloved sport in America for centuries. Its festivities and tradition culminate the authentic American culture. Horse Racing is one of the biggest sports in the industry, racking up nationwide...

The Smiles are Priceless

Wynmore Farm’s Sybil Greene and Melanie Wright share their philosophies on teaching, showing, and diversity in our sport By Rennie Dyball When Melanie Wright was 14 years old, she began riding with Patty Foster and Mary...

Watch and Learn: Equitation Champions of the 2010s

Hunter Holloway. Zazou Hoffman. TJ O'Mara. Victoria Colvin. McKayla Langmeier. All five riders rode to victory in equitation championships in the last decade. Beyond the accolades, these riders have much in common—most notably, the...

What are the most popular horsing betting companies?

There are many horse betting companies in India, and if you refer to India casino info page you will get to know the most popular and best horsing betting companies in India. These are the following: PariMatch...

Riding Through Riding (and Life) Transitions

BY ELIZABETH ONESS I’ve realized something I’m not good at––riding through transitions––both in the horse sense and the life sense. “Not very good at” is not very accurate.  It might be better to say that...

What I’m Listening To Fuel My Riding Confidence

BY GAIL REZENDES Like many adult amateur riders who either returned to riding after a long absence or starting riding in middle age or later, my confidence in the saddle needed some attention. I decided...

Dramatic horse stories from the Aintree Grand National

In good or evil, the iconic spring race in Aintree, near Liverpool, has to leave its mark every year. The 2020 edition was one of the first victims of the pandemic: it had to...

How Courtney Hayden-Fromm Creates Horse Shows with Heart

BY LAURA RATLIFF In the era of big-box horse shows and weeks-long winter circuits, one industrious Wisconsin trainer and show operator has carved out a niche that keeps people coming back weekend after weekend.  While Courtney...