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Relax, Enjoy, Show – TerraNova Equestrian Center Offers Competitors a Luxurious Home-Away-From-Home Experience With...

BY April Bilodeau The winter show circuit is something countless riders aspire to do. But with so many options around the country’s southern half, it can be hard to choose where you want to show....

Defending the “Working Walk Ride”

BY April Bilodeau We've all heard the expression "you need to learn to walk before you can run." While we may not be "running" on horseback, in a way, the same sentiment applies to our horses....

Scott Stewart Crosses $8 Million in Lifetime Hunter Prize Money Won

BY Piper Klemm Over the Kentucky Horse Shows this month, National Show Hunter Hall of Fame rider Scott Stewart crossed $8 million in the USHJA Standings of Lifetime Money Earned.   Stewart is the most ubiquitous rider...

John French and Paradigm Win the 2023 Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Finals

Edited Press Release Leading from wire to wire, John French and Meredith Lipke’s Paradigm put in a repeat performance of yesterday’s Classic Round win, laying down a practically flawless spectacular performance in tonight’s final Handy...

10 International Derby Horse Names We Love

BY April Bilodeau The 2023 Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship takes place from August 17 - August 19 at Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Competition for the 90 horses entered will take...

Ride Playfully, Learn Effectively

BY Hannah Fichter Just because summer is drawing to a close doesn't mean the fun has to stop. There's a plethora of engaging activities you, as a trainer or rider, can dive into to liven...

How Old Are the Riders in the 2023 USEF Pony Medal

BY April Bilodeau As the 2023 USEF Pony Finals in Lexington, KY comes to a close, one final competition remains - the 2023 USEF Pony Medal  The Pony Medal takes place on Sunday, August 13 in...

“Integrity Has Always Been My Longevity”

Meet Courtyard Farm’s, Kristen Carollo BY April Bilodeau When many successful equine professionals share their journey, they often say that it was always their dream to train horses. For Kristen Carollo of Courtyard Farm, that wasn’t...

How Do This Year’s USEF Pony Medal Qualifiers Compare to Previous Winners?

BY Helen Chimbos This week is an exciting week for riders and their ponies. Throughout the year, many riders' goal is to qualify for USEF Pony Finals at The Kentucky Horse Park. In order to...

The Purpose of The Lesson Horse

BY Maddy Brown One of my biggest frustrations in this industry is the lack of understanding and consideration for the role that lesson horses play. So often, I see riders complaining about lesson horses for...

Qualified Green Pony Hunter Sizes at 2023 USEF Pony Finals

The 2023 USEF Pony Finals begins August 8th at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. The top ponies and pony riders from around the country will gather at the horse park to compete...

From Hunters to Roadsters

After years of showing in the hunter ring, Brynn Garrett, 10, cleaned up in the Roadsters at the Devon Horse Show BY Helen Chimbos From the magazine It was a clean sweep for ten-year-old Brynn Garrett at...

Monday Barn Mayhem: Chaos in the Aisle

BY April Bilodeau We have our first reader submission for our next edition of Monday Barn Mayhem! In this photo, a few things certainly pop out as hazardous to the horse, but others may depend on...

Getting Off the Merry-Go-Round

BY An adult amateur rider at a crossroads I had an incredible horse show last weekend. Champion in one division, reserve in another. I’ve moved up in height, gained confidence, and enjoyed getting to know...

Equine Elixirs

Meet the boss mares behind the successful all-natural supplement company. From the magazine BY April Bilodeau Elizabeth Ehrlich and Kimberly Ercius grew up like any other horse-crazy kids. They grew up in North Salem, NY, riding...

It Happens! Tori Bilas, Skylar Wireman, Kayleigh Tansey, and Margot Peroni

From the magazine We all make mistakes. But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them. So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers to...

Monday Barn Mayhem: The Patient School Horse

BY April Bilodeau In our next edition of "What's Wrong with This Photo?", now known as Monday Barn Mayhem, we have a photo of Eagle, an older, very patient school horse. In this photo, there...

A Second Chance for Thoroughbreds

TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbred Program is on a mission to bring the Thoroughbred back to the hunter and jumper rings. BY April Bilodeau When most people think of the old-school hunters, they think of Thoroughbreds....

Five Step Post-Competition Horse Care Routine: Ensuring Peak Performance and Well-Being

BY Isabella Littlejohn Competition places significant physical demands on our wonderful equine partners. The right post-competition care routine is key to support their recovery, maintain their overall health, and ensure their continued success. We've outlined...
Reading Course

Reading Course Diagrams Part III: Equitation

BY TPH Staff In past weeks, we dissected ways to interpret all the information presented on hunter course diagrams and jumper course diagrams. We only have one more ring to cover – the equitation ring! The...
What’s Wrong with This Photo?

What’s Wrong with This Photo?

BY April Bilodeau The Plaid Horse is excited to announce a new column to our readers called "What's Wrong with This Photo?". In this new series, we encourage readers to observe a photo and point...
McLain Ward

McLain Ward Announces Retirement of Longtime Partner, HH Azur

BY April Bilodeau On July 2, 2023, McLain Ward took to Facebook to announce the retirement of his "queen", HH Azur. "Annie" and Ward have a long list of accomplishments including a 9th place individual...