THIS Medal Rider Profile: Ayanna Kimbro

Ayanna Kimbro is a first year at California State University Northridge and is currently ranked in the top five of the THIS/NHS Adult Medal standings. At 18 years of age, she just recently transitioned...

Can You Tell If  Your Horse Really Loves You?

BY LI ROBBINS When I was twelve my riding ambitions were all about jumping. I jumped everything in sight with Dusty, my scrappy little Palomino gelding. Water-filled ditches, hay bales in fields, barrels on their...

Soledad O’Brien Finds Success During her First Trip to Wellington 

Soledad O’Brien is an American Broadcast Journalist known for her hosting role on the political magazine program Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, and for past roles as an anchor for CNN, MSNBC and...

Artic Storm Cat: A Long Lost Dream Horse Come True

By Alison Galeotafiore  Sometimes I wonder if I’m living in a dream, one that so many other horse lovers around the world have had at some point in their lives. Even if it’s common, it’s...

The Top 5 Things That Improved My Plus-Sized Riding Life

By Karen Hopper Usher From body awareness to gymnastics exercises, here’s what helped. Every rider needs a suitable horse and every rider needs to keep their own fitness in mind when asking their horse to perform....

Staying On Course: My Battle to Survive Mental Illness

How a simple, plain horse kept one woman from being a statistic.  BY ELIZABETH GIDOS I was plotting on killing myself after I finished visiting the little dull brown mare whose picture I had seen in...

It Happens! Abby Blankenship, Erynn Ballard, Stacia Klein Madden and Melanie Smith Taylor

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 to prove,...

What I’ve Learned from Taking Horseback Riding Lessons with Ten-Year-Olds

By Michelle Murray   Sweat trickles down my back. It’s an early evening in June, but the oppressive Maryland humidity makes it feel like late August. I let out a long sigh and push back the...

Melina Nasab: Horse Lover, Fitness Enthusiast, and Contestant on the Latest Season of The...

BY TYLER BUI You may recognize Melina Nasab from Clayton’s season of The Bachelor. She’s bubbly, outgoing, and entertaining, but there’s so much more to her than what you see on the show.  Nasab considers herself...

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...

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...

Olympic Gold Medalist Chloe Kim Is Known for the Halfpipe—But She’s a Horse Lover,...

https://youtu.be/VThj4CHIk0Y By Tyler Bui The world knows Chloe Kim as a snowboarder, best known for her epic performances at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang and the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. She was crowned the...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire with Still Point Farm’s Lindsey Smith

I love teaching riders because...every student is unique. No two people think, learn, move, or ride exactly alike. That is what makes my job uniquely challenging and rewarding—learning how to work with and get...

RiverCross: A Breeding Program That Puts Horses First

By Tyler Bui As a young girl, Sally Harrington Philippo started out with a dream—to own her own horse. It took 37 years, but she has fulfilled that dream…and so much more. Today, Sally and...

The Conversation No One Wants to Have: Talking to Kids About Horses and Money

BY LORI MCMULLEN As both the parent of a rider and a rider myself, horses are an integral part of my relationship with my twelve-year old daughter, Emily. Some of our most honest conversations happen...

Katie Schaaf—an Educator, Horsewoman and Role Model

BY TYLER BUI I began riding with Katie Schaaf at age five. She was my first trainer, and one of the first people I truly considered a role model in my life. She helped me...

Champion Racehorse Whitmore Invites Us On His Next Adventure

By Natalie Mayrath of StreamhorseTV StreamHorseTV’s Racehorse Retirement Planning series showcases owners and other connections who are investing in their horses’ lives beyond racing and explore the financial planning that enables safe and stable long-term...

Dr. Klemm and MTM Sandwich Jump to Adult Amateur Hunter Championship at Desert Circuit...

BY TYLER BUI Dr. Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse, along with her horse MTM Sandwich, earned the championship of the Adult Hunter 18-35 Division out of a field of 16 during Week II...

Adult Amateur Goes From Dreaming About Horse Ownership to Having a Retirement Farm

BY JULIANNE BLAIR For Carolyn Naoroz, owning horses and a farm has been a lifelong dream. But like it is for many young horse lovers, riding was not always readily available to her. It was...

On Riding Through Anxiety

BY ANNA POLLITT On a gorgeous Sunday afternoon in the fall, I set out for a trail ride that will take me the farthest off-property that I have ever been. We cross the street and...

The Tale of an Emerging Equestrian Professional

BY JESS ZUURBIER Becoming successful in the equine industry is nothing short of phenomenal. This is not a job, it is a lifestyle. Horses will take every penny, minute, and joule of energy that you...

Chanel’s Newest Runway Model? Kuskus, an 8-year-old Bay Horse.

BY TYLER BUI Haute Couture collections are iconically known to be bold and push the limits on the runway. Chanel, in particular, has had some memorable shows with themes that come to life on...