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A New Lease on Life for Kissing Spines with Surgical Intervention

BY JENNIFER WOOD/JUMP MEDIA Palm Beach Equine Clinic is one of the foremost equine surgical centers in the world with three board-certified surgeons on staff, including Dr. Weston Davis. As a busy surgeon, Dr. Davis...

The Show That Transformed Lives

BY Hannah Fichter Life came to a sudden halt for Quincy Rohrbach, a freshly graduated 19-year-old high schooler with dreams of attending college, when she was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer....

An Argument for Private Horse Show Photography

BY SARA SHIER I realize photography is near the bottom of the list of requirements competitors need when they are heading to a horse show. It is a luxury item, and there are thousands of...

Old Seoul Equestrian: A Passion for the Grassroots Meets Excellence in Horsemanship

BY TPH TEAM Courtney Hayden-Fromm didn’t necessarily envision that her entire professional life would involve horses, but as the owner of Old Seoul Equestrian, horses are beyond even a job: her family life is wrapped...

Nicole Haunert and Concolue Jump to Victory in Blenheim Spring Classic IV $25,000 1.45m...

The Oaks International Grand Prix Field welcomed thirteen competitors to contest the Blenheim Spring Classic IV $25,000 1.45m Grand Prix, sponsored by Markel Insurance and LSI. Olympic course designer Guilherme Jorge (BRA) designed a welcoming sixteen-effort track...

The Only Thing We Need to Fear

BY PIPER KLEMM I have written at least 30 versions of this article in the last 72 hours. I have read the entire USEF rulebook twice and certain passages dozens of times. I have talked...

Hagyard Pharmacy’s Relyne GI Approved to be Sold in the United Kingdom

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE It is the first of the Resolvet line of products to gain approval, with more to come across Europe and around the world Lexington, KY: Hagyard Pharmacy announced that its equine digestive health supplement,...

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,...

Horse Show Schedules are a Jab at the Working Amateur

BY JACQUELYN MAGGIORE After turning down my third show this year due to working-amateur insensitive scheduling, I reached a breaking point and posted a rant in the Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge. It’s impossible to...

KK Brown’s Equestrian Journey Took a Village (and hard work!)

BY KAMERRA BROWN ALLEN (KK BROWN) My love for horses began in Woodbridge, Virginia.  Our neighbors had horses in their backyard and I loved them! Especially their little pony, Sugar. I always wanted to ride...

Breaking Down the Prepurchase Exam

BY HAYLIE KERSTETTER The prepurchase exam (PPE) can be daunting for both the buyer and seller. The buyer is so excited about the possibility of this new horse that they love, that the thought of...

Farnley Dolphin: A Legendary Pony

Written by Irene Elise Powlick With the face of an angel and a devilish look in his eye, Farnley Dolphin was an iconic show pony. Bred by the famous Joan Dunning at Farnley Farm in...

Tailor Made: Fine-Tuning Our Expectations of Raising a Child in the Equestrian Sport

By Troy Anna Smith The tradition of parents enrolling their children into extracurricular activities has been a generational duty for centuries. Early morning soccer practice starts young, not to mention the after school rush to...

The Waiting Game: Handling Down Time at Fall Shows

BY TONYA JOHNSON, MA The fall season’s important classes, medal finals, indoor venues, and special shows often have unique schedules that may cause you to have more down time in your show day than normal....

The Course Design Process: Q&A With Course Designer Nick Granat

BY EMILY MCNEILL One of the main priorities of competing at a horse show is to memorize the course, and often, the jumps are just as eloquently decorated as the horses and riders are. However,...

Samuel Parot and Captain Z Ride to the Win in CSI2* Welcome Speed at...

Edited Press Release Samuel Parot and Captain Z bested the field of 41 to win the $10,000 FEI 1.40m Welcome Speed during TerraNova Hunter/Jumper Week 2. Entries for the speed class included elite riders from...
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Respecting The Rules: Barn Hours

BY April Bilodeau Barn staff and trainers understand your desire to want to spend as much time as possible with your horse. While some barns may have open hours and you may come and go...

The Green Pony Problem

With a nationwide pony shortage, Allyson Coluccio speaks out about how a USEF rule may be detrimental to developing green ponies. BY Allyson Coluccio When I’m at a horse show, I always marvel at the number...

Best of 2022: Top Plaidcast Episodes

Hosted by The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm, the Plaidcast has become a destination for conversations on topics that matter, from horsemanship to the state of our sport and horse show how-tos for riders at every level. In 2022,...

Emma Seving: From Ponies to the Jumper Ring

By Katie Lenkart Emma Seving’s name can be heard at a hunter, jumper, or pony ring throughout the country.  From ponies to horses, this 13-year-old has collected accolades at most of the major horse shows...

The Eight Best Washing Machines for Your Barn

It's okay to admit it: We've all had that moment where, against our better judgment, we put a saddle pad in our home washing machine. It might be good for the saddle pad, but it...

Life Lessons in the Barn: Being a Good Steward for the Voiceless

BY PONYMOMAMMY “The horse does one of two things. He does what he thinks he’s supposed to do, or he does what he thinks he needs to do to survive” -Ray Hunt There are a lot of...