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MaeHunt Farm Sponsors Additional $2,500 Andrew Ryback Photography Scholarship

The Andrew Ryback Photography and The Plaid Horse Higher Learning Scholarship has awarded over $10,000 to equestrians pursuing higher education. Given the success of this scholarship, MaeHunt Farm and trainer Katie Jones have stepped...

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Even a King…

BY PIPER KLEMM Many years ago, I was reading The Onion in print—so many years ago, in fact, that I’m not even sure if it was online yet. In one of their political one-line zingers,...

Laura Hite: The Amateur Winning in the Grand Prix Jumpers

BY TPH Staff Laura Hite has not spent her entire life planning to ride in the Grand Prix ring. Like many amateurs, she grew up riding in hunters and equitation before stopping to finish college,...

5 changes you can make in 2020 to better ensure your equine anti-doping compliance

BY LISA LAZARUS Spending less, exercising more, cooking from scratch…just some of the many new year’s resolutions that you might be setting this January, in the hope of achieving self-improvement in 2020. But whilst you...

The Clothes Horse: Setting the Bar for Horse and Stable

By Sarah Shuping A lot goes in to the search for the perfect dress sheet. Custom colors? Yes, please. Must match the barn aesthetic! Superior quality, of course. Equestrians know how something well made can...

Festive and Spooky Costumes: Celebrate Halloween With Your Horse!

Above: A beautiful princess and her magical unicorn. Photo by Fox Lea Farm. By TPH Intern Izzy Feinstein Halloween is just around the corner. Horse shows are featuring seasonal costume classes for horses and riders, and barns...

Tally Ho: Horse Show Dad Attends a Fox Hunt

BY GORDON BALLANTYNE Recently, I was at a charity fundraiser with my wife and her horse barn people.  It was a black tie event so I pulled out my kilt, as any good Scotsman would,...

Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final Past Winners

Keep reading for more information on the past winners of the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final, from 1948 to 2023. 2023 Carlee McCutcheon https://youtu.be/_aWeGd39zaM?si=jaMGi08jwpg6xFtC 2022 Luke Jensen 2021 Grace Debney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zucFXuWQcN0 The course in 2021: 2020 Taylor...

Ray Francis Passes Away

A recipient of the USHJA Lifetime Achievement Award, the Pennsylvania Horse Show Association Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Professional Horseman's Association's Frank Hawkings Lifetime Achievement Award and the USEF Pegasus Medal of Honor, among...

What is the Equine Microbiome?

BY Purina Equine Technical Team These days it’s hard to talk about nutrition and not mention the term “microbiome.” But what exactly is the microbiome?   The term microbiome refers to the combined population of all the...

Smiles, Style, Showmanship: The 2021 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Upperville Colt &...

WORDS by Catie StaszakPHOTOS by Erin Gilmore The Upperville Colt & Horse Show returned after a year hiatus for its 168th edition—a display of top, modernized sport seamlessly intertwined with timeless throwbacks to beloved traditions. The...

Hydration and the Equestrian Athlete

BY FAITH ALICEA Let’s talk H2O!  Talking with my good friend, Laura Hall RD, who is a registered dietitian, gave me the gut check I needed. Let me explain. Her and I were speaking about the...

OTTBs are High-Maintenance (and so is every horse)

BY ALLISON HOWELL The group OTTB Connect on Facebook has 77,000 members. The hashtag “OTTB” on Instagram results in thousands of posts. There are countless t-shirts, saddle pads, fly bonnets and coolers all branded with...

Swagger Wins Big At Wasatch Horse Shows

By Irene Elise Powlick | Photo Credit: Stefanie Reed Photography After an already impressive two weeks of showing with wins in the 3’3” Performance Hunters, 3’3” Junior Hunters, and 12-14 Equitation, Gabriella Zupancic and her own...

You Are a Student, Not a Customer

By Emily Elek  I’m not into that customer stuff.  You know what I mean. There are so many in this business who refer to their “customers.” And the customer is always right…right? Except the barn is...

Fine Artist Lisa Palombo Selected as Artist for Secretariat’s Birthdate Celebration

THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS & ICONIC HORSE HONORED FOR HISTORIC ACHIEVEMENTS Caldwell, NJ – March 30, 2020 – Fine artist Lisa Palombo today announced she was selected as the featured artist by the Secretariat Foundation to...

USHJA National Convention Day One – USHJA Zones: Backbone of the Industry

BY TORI WEED The USHJA National Convention kicked off in Denver, Colorado on December 8, 2019. Day one included individual zone breakout discussions and a two hour Zone Education panel. The panel consisted of zone...

‘Dream’ Return to WCHR Week for WON Equestrian’s Rachel Geiger Barker

By Catie Staszak for Weather or Not Equestrian Rachel Geiger Barker’s first recollection of WCHR Week at Wellington, FL’s Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) came on a most rainy Saturday in February of 2002.Looking back, the...

Inside Double G Stables: From Wall Street to Pony Finals

Reprint of July/August 2015 Pony Issue. Read the full Magazine at https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/tph070815 BY PIPER KLEMM When Olivia Golden talks about ponies, her eyes shine. She smiles constantly and describes every personality trait, even in ponies she hasn’t...

Lisa Goldman-Smolen and Ivaro N Strike Gold in Great American $300,000 Grand Prix at...

Edited Press Release Crowds filled the stands at the HITS Ocala Grand Prix Ring on Sunday afternoon to watch the world’s top athletes compete in the Great American $300,000 Grand Prix. The day concluded with...

Victoria Colvin and El Primero Top USHJA International Hunter Derby at WEF 9

Edited Press Release Victoria Colvin and El Primero came out on top during Week 9 of the Wellington Equestrian Festival (WEF) with a winning ride in the $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, presented by Barnwalkers...

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...