Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Rise and Shine (a horsewoman’s morning)

BY ANGELIQUE FAWNS It’s 4:30am in the morning, and I’m in my little five-stall barn tossing a scoop of sweet feed and a flake of hay at the horses whickering and...

Michelle Morris: Clearing the Way to Success

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Michelle Morris is as well rounded a horsewoman as one can find on either coast of the United States. A native Californian, she grew up riding in the local California circuits...

Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals: Let’s See What Happens

The 2016 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals participants with presenting sponsor The Plaid Horse! Photo: USHJA Archives. By Kathryn Craig Going into this experience, I had no idea what to expect. I found out about the USHJA...

There’s a First Time for Everything: HITS Thermal

Karen Terry and Carlos (owned by Chloe Green) at Some Day Farm in Bend, Oregon. Jan. 12, 2016 If you’re like me, and I know that many of you are, riding has been a part of your...

5 Easy Equestrian and Horse Costume Ideas

BY KAITLYN YOURKOSKI Believe it or not, Halloween is one of the equestrian communities’ favorite holidays! We love dressing up our horses, which takes a ton of creativity to get the perfect costume for horse...

Drugs and Addiction in the Horse World: A Conversation with Andrew Ellis

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Lifelong equestrian and east coast native Andrew Ellis wears many hats within the hunter/jumper industry. Rider, horse show manager, announcer, USEF Safety Committee member, certified EMT....

Instagrams to Envy: December 2015 Edition

Each month, TPH brings you the Instagram accounts we are most enthused by - see who made the list for December 2015! 1. HorseWorks Insurance horseworksinsurance.com @horseworksinsurance 2. Eighteen Acres Farm eighteenacresfarm.com @eighteenacresfarm 3. PonyTailBlows www.ponytailbows.com @ponytailbows 4. ItsAHaggerty's www.itsahaggertys.com @itsahaggertys   5. ManeJane manejane.com @manejane7 6. Riders 4 Well-Being ridersforwellbeing.com @r4wellbeing7....

Equestrian Entrepreneurs: Justin Prather

Interview by Irene Elise Powlick Justin Prather is a 21-year-old senior at the University of British Columbia, where he studies computer engineering, with plans to graduate in December of 2016. While being away from the...

Karin Taylor: Farm Life, Healing, and Philanthropy

Pictured above. Karin Taylor & Ford, her first Mustang and Fan Favorite Award winner of the 2015 Extreme Mustang Makeover. Photo by Hillary Oswald. BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Weisberg Stables in Jupiter, FL is the animal...

Just a blip or the beginning of the end for Arrogate?

The word Arrogate means ‘to take or claim something without justification’, and whilst 2016’s American Champion Three-Year-Old and World’s Best Racehorse has certainly taken and claimed plenty of scalps and prizes over the past...

Our Wonderful Horse Show Dogs

By Intern Tori Weed Wagging tails with good cheer to match, putting smiles on human faces during seemingly endless days. A dog at a horse show is as refreshing as ice water on a hot...

Zoom Lenses, Course Walks and Lots of Caffeine – My Busy Life as a...

BY GIANA TERRANOVA I had a terrible round. All I needed to do to place individually in the Adult Zones at Thermal was to get 12 faults or less....

Avoiding Cultural Appropriation for Your Horse Halloween Costumes

BY JESS CLAWSON Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love it with every earnest bone in my early-millennial body. I am that person who decorates my house with all sorts of Halloween-associated kitsch. My dad...

TPH Book Review: Horse Show Boyfriend by Austin Bell

By TPH Intern Vyla Carter We all remember when Meg Banks’ Instagram (@meg_at_) and blog blew up and she decided to travel to horse shows all over the country. What we did not know is...

Horse Show Husband and Dad Does Spruce Meadows

BY GORDON BALLANTYNE It is finally the end of the horse show season, and I’m putting another one in the books—more like an entire library by this point.  The...

Christopher Webb on Being a Gay Man in the Horse World

BY JESS CLAWSON The horse world, at least the English side of it, seems to have a lot more openly gay men involved than in other professional sports. While...

Horses, Riders and the Different Types of Horse Shows

If you are a dedicated horse rider and have been training from a very young age, you have probably had the opportunity of entering a few horse shows. Horse shows are one of the...

Dapple Gray Glow Up: Before and After Progression Pictures

Recently, TPH editor Lauren Mauldin did something she never thought she'd do—buy a gray horse. While she (already) spends a lot of time...

Piper Klemm Ph.D. Publisher’s Note – December 2017/January 2018

Find this article and more HERE inside TPH’s 2017-2018 Education Issue. Some moments, memories, podcasts, or readings really outlast their significance. You read, listen, glance once and then find yourself, years later, relating to the concept, noodling...

Get to know TPH Editor-in-Chief Sissy Wickes

Age: 58 Education: BA from Princeton University in English Status: Married to Tim Wickes Family: Four children, Patrick Manahan, Hugh Manahan, Baylor Wickes, Sam Wickes Residence: Unionville, PA and Wellington, FL   What is your equestrian background? I grew up riding...

The Ringmaster: The Quarterback of the Horse Show

BY IRENE ELISE POWLICK If you’ve ever been to The Devon Horse Show or another major event, you have likely seen a man wearing a traditional looking outfit, playing a large horn before the start...

The Plight of the American Show Horse Breeder

BY ANDREW H. PHILBRICK, SPORT HORSE BREEDER, PRINCETON SHOW JUMPING To understand what an American Breeder is up against you only need to look to where breeding show horses is successful: Europe. The bottom line...