12 Students Participate in MET Grant Week at Stonewall Farm

By Tatum Mitchell This week, 12 Metropolitan Equestrian Team students received grants for a week-long equestrian training session at Emily Elek’s Stonewall Farm in Ixonia, Wisconsin. During the first day of the training session,...

Opportunity of a Lifetime: 12 Riders Explore Career Paths During MET’s Grant Week at...

By Tatum Mitchell This week, 12 Metropolitan Equestrian Team students received grants for a week-long equestrian training session at Emily Elek’s Stonewall Farm in Ixonia, Wisconsin. The group of young riders had two to...

Whitethorne LLC: How This Women-Led Business Is Creating Opportunities for Others   

By Tyler Bui In this sport, education and opportunity are invaluable—and Whitethorne LLC strives to contribute their share of each for the industry.  Led by Georgy Maskrey-Segesman, Whitethorne LLC develops top Grand Prix and jumper mounts,...

Pin Oak Week One Photo Gallery

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Pin Oak Week Two Photo Gallery

PHOTOS © ANDREW RYBACK PHOTOGRAPHY Brought to you by Summit Joint Performance:  Summit Joint Performance helps your horse feel and perform their very best. Whether your horse has an existing joint condition or you'd like to prevent problems in the future, our...

Balancing Motherhood and Horses—and When Your Partner Doesn’t “Get” Your Passion

In the Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge on Facebook, one member brought up her significant other not “getting” horses and complaining about the money she spends on them. Her significant other thinks the riding...

Willy Arts on the Spectacular KWPN Dutch Warmblood

This is the second story in Margie Sloan’s “So! Who’s Your Daddy” series about some incredible stallions and their babies    By Margie Sloan The elegance and athleticism of the international dressage horse begins in the...

“We’re All Horse People.” How Purina’s Specialized Research Benefits Horses Everywhere

By Tyler Bui It takes a village to create and maintain the equine athletes in equestrian sports. There are so many factors that play a role in the development of an animal, but proper nutrition...

Publisher’s Note: Overreaction

PIPER KLEMM, PH.D I have a confession to make… I have been known to overreact. I panic over things that seem like the end of the world. I’ve been absolutely up in arms over situations...

TPH Pre-Veterinary Camp Resource: 2022-2023

At The Plaid Horse, we love to promote careers in the equine industry that might not necessarily entail riding and training. Veterinarians play a crucial role in the industry and the care of our...

Well-Performing, Well-Fitting, Confidence-Boosting Apparel: Kerrits

Led by horsewomen, Kerrits has been providing quality, inclusive riding apparel for over three decades. From everyday riding clothes to winter gear and show clothes, Kerrits has something for every horse lover.  “Kerrits was started...

“I’m Simply Addicted to Horses.” Why Betty Oare and Her Fellow Lifetime Riders Don’t...

BY LETTIE TEAGUE My 78-year-old friend Marie Boynton rides six days a week—in freezing cold weather or triple-digit heat unless her 23-year-old horse Bosco has a stone bruise or stifle injury (his two most recent...

Pin Oak Week Three Photo Gallery

All photos © Andrew Ryback Photography Brought to you by Summit Joint Performance:  Summit Joint Performance helps your horse feel and perform their very best. Whether your horse has an existing joint condition or you'd like to prevent problems in the future,...

Connecting the English and Western Disciplines: Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association

By Tyler Bui Picture this: It’s the mid-1900s, and there are men in tuxedos and women in ballroom gowns—at a horse show. While this may be unimaginable today, the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association (PCHA)...

2022 Breeders’ Cup First Look Preview, Betting Odds, and Best Bet

We're still two months out from the 2022 Breeders' Cup that begins on November 4; the globally recognized horse racing event live from Keeneland racecourse is already generating hype. Contenders for the $6 million...

10 Times Carissimo 25 was Extra in the Show Ring

BY Devyn Trethewey and Tyler Bui 1. Taking knees to nose to a whole new level. View this post on Instagram ...

The Plaid Horse to Have Presence at the 2022 Equine Affaire in West Springfield,...

The Plaid Horse will return as an exhibitor at Equine Affaire in West Springfield, MA, held from November 10-13, 2022 at the Eastern States Exposition.  Equine Affaire, North America’s premiere equine exposition and equine gathering,...

Horse Show Food Guide: Kentucky Horse Shows

By Tatum Mitchell Horse Show Food Guide: The Kentucky Horse Park Horse show cuisine is an experience like no other. As many horse people know, every show grounds has trademark foods that are a must-try. We...

Pro-Turned Ammy: Burned Out and Wondering What’s Next

BY SOPHIA JURGENS  And then it was over. The dream I had since childhood, since I was that little horse girl running around in muddy paddock boots and a glittery “I LOVE PONIES” t-shirt, was...

Horse Racing Betting – How to Find the Best Odds

The basic types of bets for horse betting in Australia are a "Win" and a "Place" bet. Although the latter may seem like a better bet, the odds on a place bet are not...

Cautiously Curious: My Horse’s Conversation with an Animal Communicator

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I'm not someone who tends to fall for the woo woo in life. Blame my practical, type-A mind, but I tend to address things with logic and reason. I mean, my back-up...

5 Strides With: Quibelle

An “interview” with the International Show Jumper (via her rider, Spencer Smith!) The 13-year-old Hanoverian mare (FRH Quaid—Sherry, by Stakkato) owned by Gotham Enterprizes, LLC, has been competitive in the FEI ranks throughout North America...