USEF Announces Riders and Clinicians for 2017 USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced the participants for the 11th annual USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by the USHJA and sponsored by Adequan, Ariat, Practical Horseman, and Equestrian...

Publisher’s Note: Your Warmup Is My Horse Show

BY PIPER KLEMM I arrived at The Capital Challenge Horse Show this year fully ready for the best day ever. I mean, I had been working out like crazy and the goal of the North...

The Plaid Horse Quick Questionnaire with: Vanessa Mazzoli

Rider status: Amateur  Hometown: Rockford, MI  Trainer: Chris Bennings As a horsewoman, I am most proud of: doing everything behind the scenes on my own. From the daily care—often 10-12 hours, 7 days a week—and still...

Rethinking the “Eq Diet” and How to Stay Healthy this Summer

By Ashley ShawSummer is finally here, and while we rejoice in the lack of school, it also means that the window to qualify for Equitation Finals is narrowing. For this reason, some riders may...

Lions, Tigers and Microchips, Oh My!

Find this article and more HERE in the TPH March 2017 Young Rider Style issue    By Sissy Wickes    Datamars executive Cailin Monahan is ready to assuage any fears about the USEF mandate on microchipping of competition...

Virginians ❤ Virginia

By Sissy Wickes, Photos by Teresa Ramsey The horse show industry watches as the behemoth box show rolls like a steam belching machine over the local show circuit. Stand-alone horse shows, as the smaller, more...

The Key to a Capital H Home

A Fresh Start with Wild Horses, Three Daughters and Gumption BY KIM HINSON It was a boy, of course. A girl leaving her home and horse has boy written all over it. I left my home and...

Michelle Kervian: Jumping Up

BY SISSY WICKES Michelle Kerivan is a woman with a plan. The California native sets specific goals for herself, and then checks them off of her to-do list as she accomplishes them. Most recently, she...

The Plaid Horse Celebrates Its Sweet Sixteen

The Plaid Horse was first published as a newspaper print magazine in 2003 when George W. Bush was the President and “Hey-Ya” was at the top of the music charts.  In an industry dominated...

Claire Gordon-Neff Creates A Safe and Happy Haven for Horses and Riders

BY TPH Staff Some elements of life with horses seem to be so elemental that we forget to see them, like a fish not noticing water. In times when showing is such an important mark...

What I Learned from a Year Without Horses

BY TORI WEED For as many years as I can remember, horses have always been a huge part of my life. I began learning to ride basically when I learned how to walk. And I...

From the Saddle to the Judge’s Seat Meet Bob Crandall

BY DANI SCHNEIDER Bob Crandall has been in the horse industry since he was twelve years old; as a rider, trainer, and judge, he brings years of experience and wisdom to the ring. After having...

Dressage Takes to the Desert

By Irene Elise Powlick The off week during the Desert International Horse Park winter circuit is usually a quiet affair. Those that stay for the whole circuit often layover, and the rings are filled with...

The New Guard: Georgie Lewis Polishes Diamonds in the Rough

By Kelly Sheehan A consistent temperament and predictable responses are attributes that make green, off-the-track Thoroughbreds bloom. They are also keys to success when working with novice riders. Georgie Lewis enjoys working with both specialty...

The Plaid Horse Issues to be Included in the Spring 2022 Cavali Club...

Do you love finding new products that both you and your horse will love? Cavali Club is a fun, affordable way to discover great items ranging from rider and equine wellness, style, horse care,...

Youngest U.S. Classified Para Equestrian Has Huge Olympic Goals – And She is My...

By Lexi Rohner She is a triplet, born at 28 weeks. They were considered micro-preemies. As a premature infant, Genevieve’s underdeveloped nervous system led to a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Sensory Integration Disorder as well...

It Happens! Devon Edition

By Rennie Dyball We all make mistakes. But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them. So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers...

Patty Stovel: Honoring the Individual

BY ANN JAMIESON Born into the horse business, Patty Stovel grew up in a family-run lesson barn in Connecticut, Patty's routine as a child was to wake up, care for the horses, attend school, and...

Mothering a Horse-Crazy Child: When Things Start Getting Serious

In her first installment, a hesitant mom shared her daughter's slow but steady path to equestrian obsession. Today learn about that first pony who helped take everything to the next level. BY JENNIFER GOLIGHTLY The hunter-jumper...

Where Have All the Barn Rats Gone?

BY PONYMOMAMMY Lately, I’ve heard a lot of talk about how young riders have changed since when I grew up.  What happened to the good ol’ days where barn rats ran amuck for hours on...

Actress Selma Blair Remains in the Saddle Despite Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

Selma Blair, known for her roles in Legally Blonde and Cruel Intentions, was recently spotted competing at LA February in Los Angeles on a grey gelding. Blair, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in...

The Winter Circuit Extends Beyond Florida

You've heard a lot about the World Equestrian Center in Ocala, FL but that's not the only facility this organizing committee is running this winter. In fact, WEC in Wilmington, OH was the first...