Friday, January 22, 2021

Next Year

Above: The author enjoying every minute at USEF Pony Finals in 2012.  By Piper Klemm Dedicated to this year’s Finals competitors Six years ago, I was living in California, publishing like mad in academia, and had put my...

Equine Degenerative Myeloencephalopathy

Above: Dream On and Olivia Ferro. Photo courtesy of Olivia Ferro. By TPH Intern Olivia Ferro EDM, or Equine Degenerative Myeloencephalopathy, is a currently incurable neurological disease found in young horses. This disease is career ending for...

The Horse Made Me Do It

Above: Prue Osborn and Milo in the Baby Green Hunters. By Prue Osborn After a little walk, trot and canter and two or three tiny jumps around an actual ring I knew this little off-the-tracker could...

Meagan Murray-Tenuta Ascends to the Top

Above: Meagan Murray-Tentua at Buena Vista Farm in Zion, Illinois. By Sissy Wickes, Photography Andrew Ryback "Sometimes, I walk out of the ring, look around, and can’t believe how lucky I am." Thirty four year old...

When a Dream Becomes a Goal

Above: Thanking my incredible Carpe Diem Star during the prize giving. Photo by Tori Weed. By Irene Elise Powlick I have found that people often blur the lines between a goal and a dream. In my...

Emily Goldberg Shines as an Amateur

  Above: Emily and Sinatra showing in the Ariat Finals at Capital Challenge. Photo by Captured Moment Photography. Click here to read this article and more inside the 2017 Equitation issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine. By Sissy...

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,...

Piper Klemm Ph.D. Publisher’s Note- October/November 2017

Find this article and more HERE inside TPH's 2017 Equitation Issue  Six divisions ago, I wasn’t really sure I wanted to ride anymore. I have always loved this sport and always will, but my love...

Amid Chaos and Flames, a Community Bands Together

Above: Rescued horses at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Photo Courtesy of Annie Zurth. By Laura Owens The devastating fires in Northern California have been focus of national news since they began late on Sunday, October 8, fueled...

Discovering the Past: Connecting With My Horse’s Breeder

Above: She’s The One (Cera 99) and Izzy Feinstein at the Monmouth at the Team Horse Show. Photo by Ric Shaffer Photography. By TPH Intern Izzy Feinstein Exactly 3 years ago, on September 24, the ownership of...

Stefanie Mazer on Re-thinking Your Relationship with Your Horse

By Stefanie Mazer Where did we come up with this notion that horses are being intentionally badly behaved? “He was just being a jerk” “He was being rude” “Get after him” “Show him who is boss” “He dogged you” “What a...

Respond Instead of React

By Sissy Wickes  Shakespeare wrote: “To be or not to be, that is the question.” Today, I think the question is not whether or not to be, but what and how to be. How do...

Piper Klemm Ph.D. Publisher’s Note – September 2017

Find this article inside TPH's 2017 Fall Fashion Issue HERE  Those who say “kids these days” to me already know that they’re in for an earful. Most “kids these days” that I know are doing...

Reichland Farms

205.807.4475 • [email protected] • reichlandfarms.com Read this article inside TPH's 2017 Pony Issue HERE  By Mackenzie Shuman Madeline Reich of Birmingham, Alabama, has built her own business, Reichland Farms, from the ground up. Its recent success has...

Conquering Performance Anxiety

Read this editorial piece and more inside TPH's 2017 Pony Issue HERE BY ELENA PEREA MD, PHOTO BY AMY CORETZ So you’re sitting at the in-gate, ready for your round. Your stomach is turning, you’re sweating,...

20 Over 20

Find this editorial piece and more inside TPH's 2017 Pony Issue HERE  By Mackenzie Shuman  There’s just something about great ponies. From the way they cart around their little jockeys in big rings, to their true...

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...

Keep your eye on the ball

By Sissy Wickes I love tennis. I love playing tennis, I love watching tennis. The US Open over Labor Day weekend- bliss. When my already shakey tennis game starts to deteriorate-unforced errors, moon balls- I...

TPH Lists 30 UNDER 30

Read this article and more HERE, inside The Plaid Horse's August 2017 Pony Issue I have had too many conversations and read too many blog posts to count in which people of my generation disparage...

THANK YOU EQUESTRIANISM

Read more of  the Sporting Millenial blog by CLICKING HERE “Why spend so much on a hobby, I couldn’t do that.”, “What’s the point, is it really worth it?”, “It’s not like they’re pursuing it...

A Great Day in a Long Journey

By Laura Owens Last weekend was one of the greatest of my life.  I was named Best Adult Rider at the Menlo Charity Horse Show after winning Grand Adult Hunter Champion on Michelle Decker’s horse, Goodnight Moon.  Also,...