The American Saddlebred: The Horse America Made

BY MORGAN MARTIN Though hunter/jumper competitors know the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show as a heritage horse show in Texas with Grand Prix and International Derbies, but there is more breed representation there. Pin Oak...

How to Spot Online Gaming Addiction and What You Should Do

It’s not yet a long time ago when the World Health Organization finally acknowledged that video game addiction is a mental health condition. It was in 2019 when they added “gaming disorder” to the...

Premier Equestrian is Named the Official Footing Advisor for Major League Show Jumping’s 2022...

Edited Press Release Premier Equestrian is proud to announce their continued partnership with Major League Show Jumping (MLSJ) for the 2022 season. Premier Equestrian has been designated the Official Footing Advisor for the second year...

Show Strides Book Series to be Sold at The Devon Horse Show 

The Show Strides book series, written by The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm, Ph.D., and The Plaid Horse Editorial Manager Rennie Dyball, will be sold at The Devon Horse Show, which runs May 26,...

The Plaid Horse to Have Media Partnership and Magazine Distribution with The Devon Horse...

The Plaid Horse has joined The Devon Horse Show as a media partner with magazine distribution for its 2022 edition. The show, recognized as a US Equestrian Heritage Competition, runs May 26, 2022 through...

Tracy Fenney: Horses in Your Blood

by Ann Jamieson Tracy Fenney was elected the National Equestrian of the Year in 2020 during the height of the pandemic. The timing of it was perfect for her, because "It was a good year...

How to Train Your Racehorse

Owning and training racehorses can be incredibly rewarding, but it’s difficult to get into if you’re a complete beginner. There are lots of things you need to be aware of before you get started,...

Defining Relationship-Based Horsemanship

By Farrah Green and Isabelle Farmer What is Relationship-Based Horsemanship? The International Horsemanship Association (IHA), is a 501 C3 non-profit education organization formed in 2018 by a group of horse lovers and horsemanship instructors from all...

Jordan Gibbs to Enroll in Clarkson University’s Equestrian Studies for the Second Consecutive Year 

For the second straight year, accomplished junior rider Jordan Gibbs has enrolled in Clarkson University’s Equestrian Studies. The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm, Ph.D. teaches the classes, which feature three subjects over two terms,...

Ride and Die: A Look Into Why Riders Struggle With Body Image Distortion and...

BY ANNABELLE JONES One hundred thousand dollars. For many people, this is a significant portion of their home, multiple vehicles, or even a lifetime of groceries. But for an equestrian athlete, this can be the...

Piper Klemm to Return as Judge for College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show 

The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm, Ph.D  has been invited to judge the College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show on September 3 - 4, 2022 in Asbury, New Jersey for the second year.   The College Preparatory...

Journey to the Mongol Derby: Mental Preparation & Growth throughout COVID

BY BIANCA FARMAS-GRIFFITH Although this journey has been tailored to prepare me specifically for the Mongol Derby, it has inadvertently prepared me to become a more well-rounded equestrian and woman.  Growing up in the Hunter/Jumpers, I...

The Cost Of “Brushing It Off” After Falling Off

BY EMMA FRIEDMAN It’s widely believed that when you fall off your horse, you get back on—no matter what. It is a training method for horse and rider. When you continue to ride after an...

It’s About the Relationship: Managing Your Horse-Time

by Elli Pospischil There are never enough hours in a day, are there?!? Our lives have become so busy that it can be hard to schedule time for ourselves, which oftentimes includes time with our...

THIS Rider Profile: Shannon Davidson

BY TYLER BUI Shannon Davidson is always on the go, traveling from coast to coast juggling her two passions: riding and fashion. She sat on her first pony at age two and began her riding...

The Grand History of Epsom Derby

Epsom Derby needs no introduction. The most famous horse race in the world, it is steeped in history dating back centuries. The first recorded race meeting took place in 1661, and the first running...

Inaugural USEF College Fair Brought to You by Upper Echelon Academy Coming to 2022 Adequan®/USEF...

Edited Press Release Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce that the inaugural USEF College Fair brought to you by Upper Echelon Academy will occur on Thursday, June 30, during the 2022 Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter...

How to Leave Your Trainer (politely) in 10 Easy Lessons

BY DAPHNE THORNTON OF TWO BIT TRAINING I had the loveliest coffee date with a young woman who left my program. She’d been with me for a long time. She gave her notice to the current...

Why Equine Vet Tech Makes A Great Career Option For Horse Lovers

Horse lovers looking to go the extra mile can explore a career option in equine care. But not everyone can become a veterinary specialist. However, you can consider the alternative of vet tech training...

A Pitch for Educational Pathways

BY JONATHAN PORTOEUS In 2019, I had the opportunity to participate in the National Finals of the USHJA Emerging  Athletes Program (EAP) as a stable manager. I stepped up to the registration desk with polished...

How to Find the Perfect Breeches for You

It is no secret that finding the right pair of breeches is extremely important, especially if you want to experience the most comfortable ride possible. There are countless options to choose from, and everyone...

Can You Apply CBD Cream To Treat Sunburn?

The summer season can be fun with trips to beaches and casual hangouts. But what's painful is the sunburn that you can get staying outdoors for long. No one wants to have burnt skin,...