Sunday, June 13, 2021

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...

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...

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...

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...

Classic Champions: Bringing European Traditions to America

BY BROOKE GODDARD “I want to honor the horse and bring the horse back to the center of the picture,” says Cynthia Hampton, founder of Classic Champions.  In 2015, Hampton set out to do just that...

What I Do When the Panic Attack Halts My Ride

BY CAELIN KORDZIEL The panic attack. Have you felt it before? Is it the long run oxer or Liverpool? The in and out that you’re just not convinced you can get in… and then out?  For...

Daniel Stewart: Your Ego Still Isn’t Your Amigo

BY DANIEL STEWART It’s common for defense mechanisms and coping strategies to be used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different. Coping mechanisms are mental strategies that resolve stressful thoughts and feelings, while defense mechanisms are...

Why Are So Many American-Owned Young Horses Growing Up Abroad?

By Nina Fedrizzi Take 100, well-bred, well-raised young horses and line them up, side by side. One of them is probably destined to be a future champion in the hunter or jumper ring, but which...

Amy Hess Brings Thoroughbreds Back To The Show Ring

BY JESSIE LOCHRIE “I just love the heart of a Thoroughbred.”  That’s how Amy Hess, of Avanti Equestrian in Lake View Terrace, CA, explains her lifelong passion for the breed. Hess grew up with horses, steeped...

Ask the Vet: How to Develop Your Young Horse Into a Future Athlete

By Dr. Heather Beach, DVM Raising a young horse from foal to athlete is a very rewarding process. It is important to know that there are several important factors in the raising and handling of...

Youngest U.S. Classified Para Equestrian Has Huge Olympic Goals – And She is My...

By Lexi Rohner She is a triplet, born at 28 weeks. They were considered micro-preemies. As a premature infant, Genevieve’s underdeveloped nervous system led to a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Integration Disorder as well...

It Happens! Devon Edition

By Rennie Dyball 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...

Adult Amateurs Bring the Fun Back to Showing With a Special Award

BY MELISSA IOZZO It’s 4:45 AM. Any other day of the week, this hour would be absolute torture (trust me, I get up for work at 4:30 every day!) – but not today. Because it...

Daniel Stewart: Your Ego Is Not Your Amigo

BY DANIEL STEWART This month we’re going to begin a several month series about coping and defense mechanisms. It’s common for these two terms to be used interchangeably, but they’re actually quite different. Coping mechanisms...

The Senior Horse Project: Allison & Maverick

Photographer Jessica Sanders started the Senior Horse Project to showcase the special, long-standing relationships between riders and their senior horses. Featuring seniors over 25 years old, she shares the photos of the partnership. These stories share some...

Sound Advice: Five Ways to Have the Best-Behaved Horse at the Mounting Block

Everything you do with your animal is training—whether it is right or wrong. Horses learn the wrong things as quickly as the right ones. The simplest exercises make you the trainer and help you...

Nautilus Farm: Putting Partnerships First

By Kristina Lotz Donna Pace was your typical horse-crazy girl. She collected Breyers (but wouldn’t share them with her younger sister) and dreamed of owning her own horse someday. And, like many of us, she...

Rethinking How We Define Professionals

BY DAPHNE BOOGAARD The USEF amateur rule has been a topic of hot debate lately. The powers that be seem overly concerned about what does and doesn’t make an amatuer while the amateurs in discussion...

Ones Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Tailoreds: A Guide to Reselling Riding Clothes

BY JORDAN ANDERSON It’s no secret that riding clothes can be expensive. Breeches, sun shirts, boots—not to mention the plethora of jackets every equestrian seems to accumulate all quickly add up. So when riding attire...

5 Strides With Atticus Diamant

An “Interview” with the Show Jumper (via his rider, Chile’s Gabriela Reutter!) The 12-year-old Selle Français gelding (who goes by Monty at the barn), claimed back-to-back FEI 2* victories at WEF. 1. What’s your favorite thing...