Three Things You Need to Know About Stock Fencing

Every horse owner understands the importance of strong, safe, reliable fencing you can trust to keep your animals enclosed without posing any risk of injury to them. As we all know, horses...

Do Horses Experience Motion Sickness?

By Equo I had a question about motion sickness, pertaining to horses in trailers traveling down windy roads. It was: Do horses experience motion sickness? And if they do, what would the symptoms be and treatment? The...

How To: Qualifying For The Equitation Championships

Photo: Natalie Jayne competing in the equitation at WEF 2017 By Intern Emy Lucibello   Equitation has become a huge part of the equestrian society, as riders compete for a place in the huge indoor championship medal finals...

LAURACEA: Luxury Bags for Equestrians

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES The best products for our industry are consistently designed by those who understand our industry. It is difficult for people who have never experienced a horse show season to comprehend it....

You Are What You Think: The Mindset for a Winning Ride

BY SARA JAYNE WATKISS Instead of seeing the world optimistically or pessimistically, I have always seen things realistically. I see people for who they are. I can put one and two...

Battle of the Sports Bras

BY RENNIE DYBALL It’s a good time to shop as an equestrian – everything from breeches to show shirts and even hunt coats are being constructed with performance fabrics to keep us cool, dry and...

Author Kim Ablon Whitney Heads to Equine Affaire

I knew I was nearing Equine Affaire when I stopped to grab a drink at a rest area and saw numerous people wearing jackets with barn names and a woman in a sweatshirt that...

Equinetrips.com: The Shipping Experience You Have Always Wanted

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Shipping horses can be a complicated and stressful endeavor for owner, trainer, and animal alike. We are not transporting freight that can be tossed on...

PonyMom 101: Tackling the Fear of Falling

BY PONYMOMAMMY If you ride horses for long enough, you will fall off at some point. It’s inevitable. Horses and ponies will give you an ego check when you...

One-Eyed Wonders – Partially Blind Horses Can Excel in the Show Ring

BY TPH INTERN ERICA O'NEIL Throughout all disciplines of riding, accidents and unfortunate injuries happen. Some are more long term than others, like the loss of an eye, or eyesight. Many think if a horse...

Sapphire Riding Academy is Doug Boyd’s Comeback

Read more from the 2016 Young Horse Issue by CLICKING HERE!  PHOTOS ANDREW RYBACK PHOTOGRAPHY You’ve heard it said that there’s no place like home. In Doug Boyd’s case, that has rung true since he relocated...

10 Reasons to Love Springtime Supplements

By TPH Staff Springtime Supplements is a long-standing institution in the horse world. Celebrating 40 years in business is no small feat, but Springtime does so many things so...

Q&A with Stefanie Mazer on Pony Shopping in Wellington

View of the ring and covered round pen at Stefanie Mazer's Forget Me Not Farm in Wellington, Florida. PC: Erin Gilmore As we enter into the winter equestrian circuits, The Plaid Horse sat down with...

USHJA Annual Meeting December 11th Recap

BY ELIZABETH EVANS My journey to the USHJA meeting started just before midnight on Sunday with a red eye to San Antonio from LAX. I arrived in the wee hours of the morning on Monday for the...

2018 The Plaid Horse Intern and Ambassador Talent Search

BY AVERILL PESSIN Join the TPH team! We are officially launching our 2018 Intern and Ambassador search! This is YOUR opportunity to work with North America’s Premier horse show magazine!  Many TPH interns go on to...

Meet the Riders‏: Get to Know More About a Few of the Contenders for...

By Brenda Mueller for Chicago Equestrian This article sponsored by Northern Pines Farm and Melissa Hirt. Chicago, IL – October 7, 2015 – USEF/Pessoa Medal riders from Zone 5 and ASPCA Maclay finalists from Region 4...

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...

Rescue Horses, Essential Fashion and Photos Galore – The Plaid Horse Weekly Pick Six

BY TPH 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...

Staying Organized at the Barn and at Shows

BY AMBASSADOR CALLIE HILDENBRAND It is a commonly known fact that organization is beneficial, or maybe even essential, to productivity. It makes sense, doesn’t it? Whether it be applied in the office, at school, or...

Liz Atkins & Benchmark Stables

BY TPH EDITOR SISSY WICKES Photos © Andrew Ryback Photography. Liz Atkins has created a thriving business in the Chicago area hunter/jumper world. Benchmark Stables in Hampshire, IL is a bucolic twenty acre farm located just...

How Not Riding in College Made Me Appreciate My Equestrian Roots

BY SYDNEY CHARLTON Heels down, eyes up, shoulders back. I silently count to keep a steady rhythm, relying on both skill and good fortune to clear the eight demanding...

6 Things to Look For When Shopping for a Short Stirrup Pony

BY STEFANIE MAZER Short stirrup is an important division for young riders. For many, it’s their first time showing over straight rail fences. The jumps can have fill and width, and the courses start to...