Monday, September 27, 2021

Will Air Vests Alone Keep Riders Safe?

One of the hot topics in the horse world—and at the 2020 USHJA Virtual Annual Meeting—is body protection for riders. Body protectors, a.k.a. foundation garments, a.k.a. “those vests eventers wear,” have been around for quite...

Like Honey: A Story on the Importance of Kindness

BY CARLY EASTERN 2018 Equestrian Voices Creative Writing Contest Distinguished Entry In my experience, there are three kinds of humans that attend a sale of horses: teachers buying for their students, families searching for a pet or riding companion, and...

Claire Gordon-Neff Creates A Safe and Happy Haven for Horses and Riders

BY JESS CLAWSON Some elements of life with horses seem to be so elemental that we forget to see them, like a fish not noticing water. In times when showing is such an important mark...

Ella’s Story

Above: Ella and Romeo At The Plaid Horse, we are committed to giving young riders a platform to be heard and to develop their love of riding, writing and horsemanship. We hope that someday they...

Everyday Tack Maintenance: How to Keep Your Tack in Good Shape

BY JESS CLAWSON I like tack cleaning, but don’t always have time to clean my tack to the extent that I’d like. Back when I had an office job I could stop thinking about after...

TPH Review: ACE Equestrian Belts

By Liz Davoll She ACE’d it. New belts on the scene! The Plaid Horse got their hands on the latest accessory to hit the show circuit this week and we’re impressed. At an unbeatable price of...

Eight Past Cheltenham Festival Winners Entered in 2021 Champion Chase

If the Queen Mother Champion Chase of 2020 had a disappointing turnout after two of the main contenders were last-minute withdrawals, then this year's renewal may just make up for it. Early closing entries for...

Fast Facts: Jumper Judging

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM David Distler, FEI jumper judge and the United States Steward General of the FEI, gave a presentation to members at the USHJA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado on a jumper judges perspective....

What in the World is a Horse Bonnet?

Jennifer Gates decks her horse out in a bonnet during NAJYRC in Colorado in August. By TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman Have you ever wondered where those silly things on the heads of horses came from? Does...

She’s Done It Again: Kristin Hardin’s Big Win at NWSS

BY TORI WEED “She’s done it again!” The quote of the week at the National Western Stock Show as Kristin Hardin takes the third consecutive win in the $10,000 Monarch Gamblers Choice aboard Bert. The Gamblers...

The Top Trends That Will Positively Impact Roulette In 2020

Technology has made a profound impact on the way we live, learn, and seek entertainment in recent years. In the past decade, no one imagined that online gambling would become such a popular phenomenon....

Best Colleges to Start Riding On a Horse

The best college equestrian centers are perfect for those students who want to start riding on horses. Horse lovers should focus on colleges with state-of-art facilities and a variety of riding courses. As there is...

Set Your New Year’s Riding Goals Up for Success

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN It's the time of year where everyone is looking forward to a fresh start. I think of the days leading up to New Year's Eve as a clean piece of...

10 Rocking Horses That Are So Real, You’ll Try to Feed Them

Like many horse crazy toddlers, I had a rocking horse that I rode on many grand adventures. It had a curved head, soft eye, and yarn tail. I loved it, but I have to...

Horse Racing vs. Online Casino In India.

Horse racing is coming to be one of the deadest online games. Hyderabad is waiting for the stadium at Malakpet to be unlocked so that the viewers could watch the games because, without viewers,...

One Bold Move After Another, Adrienne Sternlicht makes the US Show Jumping Team

BY GRACE SALMON Adrienne Sternlicht, a native of Greenwich, Connecticut made headlines when, about a month ago, she jumped over a hedge in the jump off with her 10 year old Bavarian warmblood mare Cristalline...

Who Jumped It Best? Devon 2019 Small Pony Hunter

PHOTOS © IRENE ELISE POWLICK Devon's opening weekend has top competition in all rings, but some of the fiercest riders are the pony hunters. These exceptional teams performed wonderfully in the Dixon oval, but we...

Capri: When a Family’s Commitment to a Special Horse Shines in the Show Ring

BY DANI SCHNEIDER In 2012, Marina Samad tried a small but mighty mare, Capri. They immediately connected, and what was supposed to be a lease for the show season turned into a forever partnership when...

Summer Memories: Looking Back on the Best of the Vermont Summer Festival

BY LINDSAY BROCK Revered as a top choice for horse showing in the Northeast during the warmer months, the Vermont Summer Festival celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2018, and has long been recognized as a place...

Djuna-Bear Lauder On Winning, Learning, and the Illusion of Perfection

BY RENNIE DYBALL Junior rider Djuna-Bear Lauder has had many show ring successes competing in the 3'6" Junior Hunters and the Children’s Jumpers. But it was a recent not-so-spectacular moment in the ring that she...

6 Valentine’s Day Gifts For Equestrians

BY IZZY FEINSTEIN Valentine’s Day is approaching fast, leaving little time to purchase a gift for the equestrian in your life. Although shopping for horse lovers can be daunting, here are six great gifts that...

The Etiquette of Cheering: Or, is he whooping or having a seizure?

BY WINSOME WHOOPER Look, I am a whooper. I come from a long line of whoopers. My mother can whoop with the best of them, my sister has a whistle that will break glass. My...