Baby Blue Claims VPBA Title At 2015 Pony Finals

By Virginia Pony Breeders Association Tuesday, August 4th, was opening day of the 2015 US Hunter Pony National Championship, held at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Ponies qualify to be invited and...

A study about re-use of sports horses after retirement for police work

Given the economic value and the high cost of purchasing new horses for police work, as new horses need special training and equipment for proper use in security and police purposes. Besides,...

From the Ashes… We Will Rise

Stories of heartbreak and heroism from the front lines of the California Wildfires “Not a hero. Just there for our community as it has been there for me!” Leslie Steele on praise for taking in horses...

Why is USEF Spending Money on Non-Members?

BY PIPER KLEMM Every year, I pay membership and fees so I can play on the USEF playing field. Do I need to? Honestly, no. I could jump 2'6"...

Escalante Excels in Wasatch Summer Derby

By Irene Elise Powlick After a successful week in the Performance Hunters, Michael Knight and Escalante, owned by Maura Thatcher’s Pony Lane Farm, went on to win the final Hunter Derby of the season at...

Top Three Essential Oils to Use at a Show

By Intern Emmy Dolin   If you have competed in a horse show, you know how it sometimes goes. Both humans and horses can become tired, insecure, and sore. There is an all natural and simple way...

Passing on Passion for the Nations Cup on Day 3 of GHM Horsemastership Training...

Story and photos by Erin Gilmore A morning of teachable moments held high value for both the participants and the many spectators on the third and final day of the 2016 GHM Horsemastership Training Sessions...

Emotional Stress: Responding Instead of Reacting

By Cathy Penrod Emotional stress involves how well our needs and desires are being met by what we’re doing, how excited and enthusiastic we are about doing it,...

The St. Louis National Charity: A Horse Show with Heart

BY ASHLEY SHAW The St. Louis National Charity Horse Show will always have a special place in my heart. I have competed at this show ever since I was nine, bopping around short stirrup wearing...

Photo Gallery: $50,000 Equine Couture TuffRider Grand Prix of HITS Thermal

Will Simpson won with Katie Riddle and was also 9th with The Dude.  Eduardo Menezes and Clear Me finished 12th after an exciting jump-off.  Chianto is looking great again this season- he looks like he...

6 “Dressage for Jumping” Quotes from Laura Graves to Improve Your Courses

BY EMILY RIDEN / JUMP MEDIA Earlier in August, U.S. Olympic team bronze medalist Laura Graves gave a "Dressage for Jumping" clinic hosted by the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) and presented by BarnManager. Well schooled...

Jumping in Jockey Stirrups: Steeplechase 101

BY RENNIE DYBALL For most of us in the horse show world, the idea of guiding a galloping horse around at 35 miles an hour with your stirrups hiked up is a foreign, daunting concept....

Wrap Up the Best of the Week With The Plaid Horse Pick Six

BY MEDIA CHAIR ESTELLE KRAFT Each week, TPH Media Chair, Estelle Kraft, will be breaking down The Plaid Horse Pick Six — a weekly wrap up of equine news, great deals, popular blog posts and...

Images of the Upperville Atmosphere – Tuesday, June 5th

With its green canopy of ancient oak trees, glossy hunters and top competition, few horses are as scenic as the Upperville Colt & Horse Show in Virginia. If you're not lucky enough to hack...

TPH Review: Classic Equine Protective Boots

By Betsy Kelley Every equestrian has had that moment….you’re standing in the cross ties, helplessly watching the polo wrap you were just holding roll away down the aisle, unraveling as it goes. I am a chronically...

Is the View Halloo Equestrian Journal the Thing You’ve Been Missing?

BY TPH AMBASSADOR KRISTYNA LUKACOVA As a high school student and equestrian athlete, time management and organization have become a crucial component to my recent success. I am currently enrolled in four advanced placement courses,...

In Defense of the Burgundy Coat: Let’s Honor Tradition Where it Matters

BY CARIE ANTONELLI This week, I noticed a familiar photo of myself posted on The Plaid Horse blog accompanying a post regarding the proposed rule change surrounding coat colors in the Hunter Ring. Debating coat colors is...

#RealityCheck: “FOMO” and the Social Consequences of an Online ‘Horsey’ Network

By Kirstie Dobbs and Hailey Johns With the indoor show season on the horizon, the influence of social media on the mentality of young riders intensifies. While social media has some undeniably positive aspects, it is easy...

The USHJA Outreach Program is on the Rise

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The USHJA’s Outreach program offers members who ride at any level an opportunity to earn national recognition in a variety of classes ranging from walk-trot to...

Horse Races in the UK: How to Bet or Become a Virtual Jockey

Some of the best horse racing anywhere in the world takes place in the UK, and because of this it is no surprise to see many people betting on horses in the country. Many of...

TPH TV Series Review: The Ponysitter’s Club

BY ALI MIKHAIL Many equestrians like me grew up watching The Saddle Club TV series. In it, you watched a group of young girls navigate friendships, which were held together by a love of horses....

Springtime Supplements Has Options to Help Your Horse Perform When it Matters

BY TPH STAFF From great joint health to a calm performance on show day, we all want our horses to have the edge when we need it the most....