Thursday, November 26, 2020

2017 Hunter Breeding Task Force Had Much to Discuss

BY ALIX MORRISON Betty Oare, Chair of the USHJA Hunter Breeding Task Force, heard numerous debates while discussing HU188.4, restricting hunter breeding classes to one handler per horse, starting on Monday at the 2017 annual...

An Equestrian’s Imperfect Pursuit of Wellness

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Wellness is a funny word. The dictionary defines it as “the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal.” I guess that makes sense, but it seems more...

Growing with Horses: A Conversation with Kristen Hamel

by Jess Clawson Kristen Hamel is the owner of Sunset View Farms, a horse show parent, founder of the Hamel Scholarship and the Hamel National Horse Show 3’3” Medal. We caught up with her to...

A Quick Guide to Logistics and Costs With Importing a Horse

BY LAUREN KARDEL OF KARDEL GLOBAL EQUINE For someone who has never done it, importing a horse can seem like an impossible problem to solve. You're flying in a horse, from where? The process isn't...

4 Handy Tips on How to Shower and Keep Your Horse Squeaky Clean During...

We all can agree that looking and performing your best in the ring takes a lot of hard collective preparation and planning. As the show season is reaching its peak we have a couple...

Breaking Down Breeding: Maclay Finals Edition

Evaluating the bloodlines of the current top equitation horses  BY BETHANNE BORT Like many equestrians, I spent most of November 3, 2019 glued to the 2019 Maclay Finals live stream presented by the National Horse Show...

Saturday Scenes from Upperville – Leadline, Family Class and Sidesaddle

America's oldest horse show has some unique classes and divisions, including the family class and of course sidesaddle! Saturday at Upperville was full of beautiful hats, impeccable turnout and don't forget the toughest competition...

Scenes From the 87th Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show

BY VYLA CARTER The 87th Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show took place this past week, June 12th through 17th. The one week show held at Ox Ridge Riding and Racquet Club in Darien, Connecticut raised...

Jamie Barge and Luebbo: From a Fourth in Ocala’s Million to the World Cup...

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN California based US rider, Jamie Barge, and her mount Luebbo have been on fire lately. The pair recently blasted into top ribbons at the Great American Million in Ocala, Florida,...

The Clothes Horse

Nothing is classier on a cool, rainy day than a beautifully turned out horse in a perfect wool cooler or beautifully fitted rain sheet. The Clothes Horse has been in the business of dressing...

Letters to the Editor: DD Matz responds

Earlier this week, Sissy Wickes wrote about the fall of Jimmy Williams and the #metoo movement within the equestrian world. D.D. Matz, mother of Lucy, Alex, Robert, and Arthur Matz and wife of Olympian Michael...

Horses Can’t Be Our Only Therapy

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I avoided therapy for a long time. Part of it was stubbornness. I come from tough stock. “No pain, no gain” and “Walk it off” were practically hung up as motivational posters in our...

Under Saddles Are Here to Stay

By Ashley Shaw   Under Saddles are a traditional part of hunter divisions. We’ve all sat in the bleachers,following the beautiful movers and discussing with friends who the winner will be. And we have all fought...

Stefanie Mazer on Re-thinking Your Relationship with Your Horse

By Stefanie Mazer Where did we come up with this notion that horses are being intentionally badly behaved? “He was just being a jerk” “He was being rude” “Get after him” “Show him who is boss” “He dogged you” “What a...

From an Unbroke Four-Year-Old to Junior Hunter Finals

BY OLIVIA TAMBURRO This July, I am attending Junior Hunter Finals with my horse. His USEF registered name is Quin Cardo, and I think we set ourselves apart from a lot of the other horses...

TPH Book Review: Horse Show Boyfriend by Austin Bell

By TPH Intern Vyla Carter We all remember when Meg Banks’ Instagram (@meg_at_) and blog blew up and she decided to travel to horse shows all over the country. What we did not know is...

Past Amateur Champions Share Their Memories of the Washington International Horse Show

BY LAUREN FISHER The Washington International Horse Show returns to Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. on October 21-26, 2014, for an exciting week of world-class equestrian competition in the heart of our nation’s capital....

Piper Klemm Ph.D. Publisher’s Note – February 2018

The Joy of Gene Transfer BY TPH PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM, PHD. As someone who spends most of her time at horse shows and also runs businesses in this industry,  I am the first to look at...

Horses in Hawaii: A Conversation with Trainer Amy Quinlan

By Jess Clawson Most US equestrians live and ride on the mainland which encompasses quite a bit of regional diversity in the sport, but people ride and compete in Alaska and Hawaii too. Typically, one...

Rule Changes and a New Outlook on Equestrian Sport in the Desert – Day...

By Elizabeth Evans | Photo: It's A Haggerty's Once again, it was early to rise to be at the Omni Hotel for breakfast – presented by Perfect Products – by 7am.  Today started off with...

The Craziest Bets in Casinos

Before we dive right into a list of some of the craziest bets ever to be made in a casino - don’t try these at home and certainly not in a casino! You won’t...

A galloping start for the new 2020: January races for you

The spring is far away, we have just entered winter proper. From here to April, when the Randox Health Grand National Festival 2020 is scheduled to take place, it seems a long long way...