Applications Now Open for 2022 Andrew Ryback Photography Scholarship, Deadline 3/31

The Andrew Ryback Photography and The Plaid Horse Higher Learning Scholarship is returning in 2022. Over the past years, the scholarship has awarded over $10,000 to students pursuing higher education.  The scholarship is open to...

Get a Glimpse Behind the Medals in “Riding for the Team”

BY MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA LLC When Robert Ridland arrived in Gladstone, NJ, to ride with Bertalan de Némethy as part of the U.S. Equestrian Team, he was just 18 and owned one pair of breeches....

Reflecting on the 15th Anniversary of The Plaid Horse: June 2018 Publisher’s Note

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM, PH.D As I sit down to reflect on the 15th Anniversary of The Plaid Horse, I think about how far we’ve come as a sport over the last fifteen years. We’re...

Morgan Caplane: From County Shows to the Grand Prix Ring

BY TPH Staff Morgan Caplane got her start in horses in the most delightfully unfettered way a child could, and has grown that seed of passion into a successful imports and sales business in California....

Jordan Spinelli Brought a DIY Attitude and an Appaloosa to WIHS

BY MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA She may not have come away from the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) with a ribbon, but Jordan Spinelli couldn’t stop smiling after competing in the Small Junior Hunter, 16-17 division...

Sloan Elmassian Forges Her Own Path

BY TPH Staff In most professional sports, the way from high school to college to the pros is clear. It’s a rare phenomenon to skip a step. But in equestrian sports, there isn’t a standard...

The Emotional Truth About Selling Your Horse

BY JAMIE SKUBAL  Today, I’m sitting in the middle of my horse’s possible sale. To be honest, this is not the side I’m used to sitting on. If you had asked me three years ago...

For Successful Equestrian New Year’s Resolutions, Start Now

BY TPH Staff While non-riders across America are gearing up to go to the gym every day and eating more salads in the start of 2020, equestrians likely have a different set of resolutions for...

I Am a Black Equestrian: Kaitlyn Nicely-Harvey

BY KAITLYN NICELY-HARVEY I rode for the first time when I was eight years old. We were visiting my grandmother, Terry West, who was one of the first female black jockeys. My older sister, younger...

It’s Never “Just a Horse”

BY LAUREN MAULDIN “She talks about these horses like they’re people. All of their different personalities and stuff. I don’t get it. I mean, it’s just a horse!” I’ve heard different versions of this conversation my...

Hunter Star Tom Wright Built His Career on Kindness—Now He’s Paying It Forward

BY NINA FEDRIZZI These days, 2020 National Show Hunter Hall of Fame inductee Tom Wright needs little by way of introduction. The Nashville, Tennessee, and Wellington, Florida-based trainer’s list of tri-color wins in the pony,...

WCHR West Coast Ones to Watch: Meet Three Developing Pros Currently Leading the...

BY EMILY RIDEN/JUMP MEDIA Each year, the Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, MD, attracts the country’s top hunter horses and riders from all across the nation.  With the best of the best together in...

Watch: Appaloosa Filly Takes Her First Steps in Namibia

The final foal of the 2021 breeding season at Joseph's Dream Appaloosa Stud was born Monday, Jan. 17 at 5:00 am local time at Sandwerf Farm Namibia (Africa). By Lefkos out of Noel (Hunters...

Online Betting: Top 3 Sports You Can Make Money

Sports betting is a huge part of a global gambling market. It’s estimated that over 500 million Euro is wagered in bets around the world annually. It’s predicted that the betting market in the...

Judging WTH: A Dotted (Head) Line

BY Piper Klemm The situation last night was as follows. The Taylor Harris Insurance Services National Children’s Medal Final is running. Forty Riders qualify, 39 contest, the course is clearly posted. There is a dotted...

Watch: Hunt Tosh and Cannon Creek Win the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships

There were plenty of shakeups on the leaderboard after the final handy round of the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships—outside of the winner. Hunt Tosh and Cannon Creek, who led after the opening Classic...

Getting to Compete at Capital Challenge is a Gift for Dana Lee Brawley

BY MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA Qualifying for and competing in the Ariat National Adult Medal Final at the Capital Challenge Horse Show means so much more to Dana Lee Brawley than adding another horse show to...

Like I Said Says Yes to Handy Rounds at Devon

By Irene Elise Powlick / Photos By Jordan Cobb Derby day at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair had plenty of high hopes in the air; but they weren’t unwarranted for the team behind Liza...

First Experience At The Winter Equestrian Festival

By TPH Contributor Julia Fischer On a winter morning at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, several horses were escorted through the bridle path near a local road, an ordinary day for them. The...

TPH Review: R.J. Classics’ New “Harmony” Show Coat

BY RENNIE DYBALL For most riders in the show ring today, the heavy wool hunt coats of old are a distant memory (or something your mom wore back in her horse show days). Today’s tack...

How to Survive Your First Horse Show

BY CALLIE HILDENBRAND  Whether it was decades ago, last year, or coming up this season, any equestrian who shows has had to enter the ring for the first time. Some are overwhelmed with excitement to...

American-bred Feature – Miracles Happen

BY CATIE STASZAK The Bauman Family’s  ‘Little Engine That Could’ Amber Bauman believes there was more at work than just timing when a pony jumper all but fell into her lap for her son Austin to...