Heritage Fundamentals Program

BY TPH Editor Sissy WIckes From the Sept. 2016 issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine. Read the full issue. In April of 2016, Andre Dignelli took a small group of riders to a local, one-day show....

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...

PREVIEW: The Plaid Horse 2016 Holiday Gift Guide

Your exclusive preview of the 2016 TPH Holiday Gift Guide is here! Want to see your brand featured in the final edition?  Contact Us!

How to Train the Adult Amateur (and the kid of the Adult Ammy)

BY PONYMOMAMMY The trainer/client dynamic is, well, complicated. To the outsider (for example, my husband), the client is the customer and we all know that the customer is always right. Therefore, the trainer should do...

An Equestrian Wedding

For my husband Seth & me, the icing on the cake at our wedding wasn't just on the cake. We had my 11 year old Quarter Horse mare Daisy in the ceremony! She was our...

10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

By TPH Intern Estelle Kraft Mother’s Day is approaching faster than you think so here 10 great gift ideas for your mom that can last her all horse show day long! Here at TPH we...

Twitters to Retweet: December 2015

Each month, The Plaid Horse selects the Twitter accounts we absolutely love to follow - check out our list for December 2015 here: 1. College Prep Invitational Horse Show collegeprepinvitational.com @CPIHorseShow   2. Triple Crown Feed triplecrownfeed.com @TCHorseFeed 3. Queenie Productions queenieproductions.com @QueenieShows 4....

Best Ways to “Get Back on The Horse” After an Injury

BY INTERN KAITLYN YOURKOSKI After an injury, it is hard to gain the strength to go do what you love. Especially (as many of us equestrians argue to non-horse people) when you are not fully...

Downey Brings Home More Than Blue

Reprint of August 2016 Pony Issue. Read the full Magazine at https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/tph0816 BY JORDAN COBB At 11 years old, Tessa Downey is learning a crucial lesson: horsemanship and competition must walk hand in hand. Waking up next...

Making an Equestrian Passion a Priority as an Amateur

Above photo: Michelle Durpetti and Lucca. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography. By Michelle Durpetti For the vast majority of amateur riders like myself, a riding helmet isn’t the only hat that we wear. In fact,...

The Best Way to Save Our Equestrian Games Is To Attend Them

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN All the medals have been given out, and even bitten by the world’s top riders as they stood grinning on a podium. I’ve got a stack of Tryon 2018 hats...

2017 Summer Horse Shows Preview

By Intern Vyla Carter   With the start of the Devon Horse Show, the summer shows are fast approaching. Here’s a glimpse into some of the most popular summer show series of the 2017 season:   The Colorado...

I Never Thought I Would Hope For Snow…

BY ALLIE CARLSON My ideal weather is about 65-80. I am NOT really a cold weather, winter person. When my husband told me we were moving to Alaska, I was excited, but not exactly sure...

How Being a Perfectionist Made Me a Better Rider

BY SUSAN GILSTRAP I was in 5th grade when my drawing that I worked so meticulously on wasn’t chosen to be hung in the hallway with all the other kids’ artwork....

My Longest Fall: Moving Forward After a Traumatic Brain Injury

BY AMBASSADOR JULIA FISCHER Nearly all of us have fallen off a horse. The average fall usually consists of dusting ourselves off, and hopping back on. However, there is always the exceptional fall that leaves...

Prevalence of Concussion Symptoms in Equestrian Athletes, Is It Underreported?

By Anne Z Hoch; MD Piper Klemm, PhD; Aniko Szabo, PhD; Background: While there is increased awareness of concussion in football and hockey, equestrian riding is also high risk sport for concussion.  There is...

From Junior Riders to Show Jumping Superstars: Past WIHS Equitation Winners Share Their Memories

By Lauren Fisher for Jennifer Wood Media, Inc Reprinted from the October Indoors Issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine Many of North America’s top show jumpers got their start in the equitation ranks. Riders compete all...

Brand Ambassadorships: How do they differ from Internships and Sponsorships?

Above Photo: TPH intern Emy Lucibello By Averill Pessin One thing I have noticed in my professional travels around the internet is that many young riders are intrigued by the idea of brand ambassadorship, and would...

A Million Reasons to Ride at Alex Jayne’s Our Day Farm

Follow @plaidhorsemag !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s),p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); Join the Our Day Farm Team   Wellington, FL – April 7, 2015 – Alex Jayne’s Our Day Farm hit the ground running at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, this season...

Are You WEF Ready?

BY MARGOT HIRSCH It’s the time of year when riders from all over the world gather in Wellington, Florida, to compete at the highly regarded Winter Equestrian Festival. Many come for months at a time,...

TPH Interns Thank Piper Klemm

Thanksgiving is a day to give thanks and be thankful for all we have. Today, The Plaid Horse Magazine interns let their publisher, Piper Klemm, know how grateful they are for her and the...

Horses Give me Freedom: Riding with Arthrogryposis

BY JEWELL COX Ever since I can remember, I’ve had the dream of owning a horse, caring for it, and competing in barrel racing. I wanted to experience the special connection...