Sunday, July 12, 2020

Just Ride! Use the Think Box and Ride Box to Ride Your Best

By John Haime, Photo by: Katie A. Browne If you are an equestrian athlete, you know that overthinking in competition causes problems. Too many thoughts lead to hesitation, confusion and a lack of uncertainly in your...

Op Ed On USEF Annual meeting

By Sissy Wickes An open stage with blue velvet backdrop, flashing strobe lights, and “Uptown Funk” blasting through the speakers. I did not know if I was at the USEF Annual Meeting or if LeBron...

Annie Birmingham & Red Roan Equestrian

Annie Birmingham, owner of Red Roan Equestrian (middle) with barnmates sporting Red Roan Equestrian bows. By Izzy Feinstein | Photo: Annie Birmingham When Annie Birmingham of Long Island, New York began making unique show bows for her...

Riders Get Tough with Laura Kraut on Final Day of GHM Horsemastership Session

by Erin Gilmore Riders had to kick into high gear or fall behind on the third and final day of the George H. Morris Horsemastership Session in Wellington, Florida. Laura Kraut led a mock Nations...

Beezie Madden Steps It Up at the GHM Horsemastership Session

By Erin Gilmore On Day 2 of the 2017 GHM Horsemastership Session in Wellington, Florida, Beezie Madden picked up where Anne Kursinski left off on the fundamentals of correct and forward flatwork—and applied them to the...

Anne Kursinski Preaches Pure and Simple Aids on Day One of GHM Horsemastership

By Erin Gilmore “In front of the leg, that’s what we’re going to talk about,” Anne Kursinski said calmly through her microphone as her horse stood up on his hind legs underneath her. Day one of...

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...

Ask the Judge/New Year’s Resolutions

Photo: Quintessence Photography TPH asked the Judges: What would do you wish to see as an exhibitor’s New Year’s Resolution? Their answers are: “Work hard and try to become more accurate. I will not blame judges or other exhibitors...

Four Reasons You Should Be Leasing Instead of Buying

Emily Elek with Elizabeth Woods and Hidden Springs Woodstar - a Large Pony Hunter who embodies #4 on this list. Photo: Cindy Woods By Emily Elek Many equestrians dream of a horse to call their own...

Tempe Salatiello Works Her Way to Success

By Chapel Puckett Leaving the ring at the Mid Atlantic Equestrian Festival with the title of the champion collegiate rider, Tempe Salatiello finished her junior year with a total of three championships in one week...

10 Most Viewed TPH Instagram Videos of 2016

Here are the 10 most viewed videos of 2016 from our @theplaidhorsemag Instagram page! Do you remember all these videos throughout the year? CLICK BELOW to see more of our Instagram page and follow @theplaidhorsedotcom...

Top 10 TPH Instagram Posts of 2016

Were you or your horse in one of our top Instagram photos or videos of 2016? Scroll Down to see what our most popular posts have been throughout the year and follow us @theplaidhorsemag...

Signature Tutoring Services Helps Riders Be Top Riders & Top Students

BY SISSY WICKES How is a rider able to meet the demands of an “A” circuit equestrian career and achieve academic excellence? Wendy Salomon of Signature Tutoring has spent her career solving this dilemma. Wendy Salomon...

2016’s Top TPH Blog Stories

What TPH Blog posts do you think made this year's Top 10 list? Have you read all of them? Scroll down to see our most popular stories of 2016! Life As You Know...

Sissy Wickes Elected to USHJA Board of Directors

The Plaid Horse is excited to congratulate Sissy Wickes, on being elected as an at-large director for the USHJA Board of Directors. Sissy was one of several new board members elected on December...

Piper’s 5 Necessary Indulgences this Holiday Season

Cleanse your brain before new year’s resolutions by Piper Klemm, Ph.D. It’s a hectic time of year. We all know that. But knowing and doing something about it are two very different things. Here’s how I...

Holiday Recipes to Keep the Family Healthy & Happy

By Kimberly Maloomian, RD, LDN Top Amateur Rider and registered dietician Kimberly Maloomian shares with TPH  healthy dish recipes to help keep you and your family feeling healthy & happy this holiday season! Holiday Menu: Each recipe serves...

Do You Need to Buy Holiday Gifts for Your Horsey Helpers?

by Elizabeth Howell The end of the year is the traditional time to acknowledge the hard work of the service providers in your life. For us barn girls, that isn’t usually the doorman, nanny or...

Avoid These 7 Deadly Sins at the Holiday Dinner Table

By Kimberly Maloomian, RD, LDN Top Amateur Rider and registered dietitian Kimberly Maloomian shares with TPH her health tips and recipes for feeling your best this holiday season.  1. No exercise. Remember that exercise not only helps with weight maintenance...

GUT MICROBES- THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Scientific Research provided by BioZyme, Inc. All horses have a resident population of microbes (microscopic “bugs”) living in their digestive system. This population includes hundreds of different types of bacteria, fungi and protozoa, some of...

USEF Announces Riders and Clinicians for 2017 USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced the participants for the 11th annual USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by the USHJA and sponsored by Adequan, Ariat, Practical Horseman, and Equestrian...

Cazenovia College-A Well-Rounded Equine Education

BY SISSY WICKES Cazenovia College is one the oldest independent, co-educational colleges in America. Established in 1824, the picturesque campus is set in the quaint, Main Street, USA town of Cazenovia, NY. College enrollment is approximately...