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Which Divisions Actually Need Two Days?

BY Piper Klemm Thinking about how we can make our sport more accessible, I always come back to the same issue. As long as we are all traveling, it is very hard to make showing...

From Filthy to Fabulous: The Mane Importance of Keeping Your Horse’s Brushes Clean

BY Diana Bezdedeanu Striking the perfect balance between work, family, friends, and barn time is a constant struggle for nearly every equestrian I know. And I’m willing to bet that sanitizing grooming tools is not...

The Enbarr Horse Sales App

Maggie Clancy has made it possible to “swipe right” while horse shopping BY April Bilodeau From the magazine HORSE SHOPPING can be a draining process for even the most seasoned professional. When buyers and trainers sit down to discuss...

Beyond the Reins: Harnessing the Four Pillars of Equestrian Fitness

BY Ifa Simmonds Being an equestrian requires an intricate combination of grace, power, and synergy with our horses. Longevity in equestrian sport requires us to reach and maintain peak performance. In order to achieve this...

Respecting The Rules: It’s The Little Things

BY April Bilodeau For most horse owners, the barn is their happy place. The place they go to take a deep breath, spend some time with their horse, and catch up with their barn friends....

Inclusivity Matters

From the magazine Each month, The Plaid Horse is proud to introduce readers to equestrian brands that value inclusivity and diversity in their products and their advertising “Clothing has the power to...make us feel at home...
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How Old are the Amateur Owner Hunter Horses at The Devon Horse Show?

Every May, The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair brings together some of the top competition around the country. Only accepting the top qualifiers, the competitors are the entries with the most points in...
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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 Plaid Horse Questionnaire with Britt Bardwell

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire with Britt Bardwell

From the magazine Status: Amateur Occupation: Project Assistant for an engineering firm Hometown: Temperance, MI As a horsewoman, I am most proud of: the bond my current horse, Joey, and I have created together with the help of...
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It Happens! Sandra Dalman, Hunter Holloway, and Victoria Sheehan

From the magazine 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...
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From Working Student to Ph.D.

A look back at what horses have in common with academia. BY Miguel Wilson From the magazine Shoveling manure and writing literature reviews have a lot more in common than you might think. Long ago, at 14...

How Balanced Are You?

BY April Bilodeau Everyone has a dominant side, but typically that refers to if you're a righty or a lefty. As riders, it's important to look at the whole picture. While you may be a...

The Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge – What’s It All About?

BY April Bilodeau Created in August 2019, The Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge has become one of the most popular groups on Facebook for adult riders to ask questions, connect with others, and educate themselves...

New Jersey-Zone 2: The Heartbeat of Horse Shows in the 70-90’s

BY Pearl Running Deer Without a doubt the east coast is a great place to be when you want to learn anything about showing your horse. Some of the top trainers, barns and shows originated...

Remembering Your Why

BY April Bilodeau I had a chaotic day. We've been shorthanded at the farm since our barn manager left mid-March. While our facility is certainly not as large as most, 15 horses is a lot...

State of The Market: An Exciting Time in the Sport Horse Marketplace

Big opportunities remain for both buyers and sellers, but some market segments are outperforming others. BY Jenna Fabino Since the start of the pandemic, the sport horse market has seen unprecedented changes. Just as in real...

Emma Fass: Getting the Horse Show World Organized

BY TPH Staff Life-long horsewoman and founder of RingSide Pro, Emma Fass, of Charlottesville, VA, had a major “ah-hah” moment when she was a high school student. She was always very supportive of her friends...

Accountability at All Ages

How Quinn Haven Stables in Maryland is starting their young riders right From the magazine At Quinn Haven Stables in Friendship, MD, if you’re going to ride, you’re going to do it thoughtfully and with accountability....

How to Keep Your Show Shirts White

If you're constantly finding yourself getting ready to head into the show ring and suddenly you remember that coffee stain from earlier that ended up on your white show shirt, this one is for...

NYC Amenities Coming to Saugerties

Horse show exhibitors will get a taste of Manhattan luxury during their summer in the Hudson Valley From the magazine Life on the road as an equestrian means long days filled with hard work, quick meals,...

Alcohol and Amateurs

By GAIL REZENDES-DELL For many equestrians, April marks the start of the show season after a long winter of staying home and fine-tuning the basics. April also is designated Alcohol Awareness Month by the National...

‘‘Fix Me Up So I Can Ride Today’’

FROM THE MAGAZINE ShowMD’s Dr. Barb Blasko explains why riders need to treat their own injury recovery like that of their horses. A good friend from the barn called me in tears. Her horse had slipped...