Scott Keller Quit Wall Street for the Jumper Ring

By Jona Lane Scott Keller has been very successful in both the business and equestrian world. Before opening his own training business, he spent many years on Wall St. handling accounts and trading amounts of...

Fake It ‘Til You Make It? My Rookie Week at HITS Thermal

By Karen Terry Here I am at HITS Thermal, riding in my first ever winter circuit show after a serendipitous turn of events led to time off from work and an opportunity to lease a...

There’s a First Time for Everything: HITS Thermal

Karen Terry and Carlos (owned by Chloe Green) at Some Day Farm in Bend, Oregon. Jan. 12, 2016 If you’re like me, and I know that many of you are, riding has been a part of your...

Lucy Bradbury Isn’t a Stranger to Hard Work

Take A Chance took Bradbury from the Children's Jumpers 1.10m to the 1.40m Junior Jumpers and 1.50m Grand Prixs before being sold to another young rider to bring up the ranks.  Devine Images...

Chace Simmons: Overcoming Adversity

By Jona Lane Photos by Shannon Simmons The College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) kicks off next week and runs January 15-17 at the Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Palm Beach, FL. Now in its 6th year, the...

TPH Intern Holiday Traditions

‘Twas the night before the holidays, when all through the aisle Not a pony was neighing, not even worthwhile The stocking were hung by the stalls with care, In hopes that presents soon would be there. Photo by...

Handling What Life Throws Your Way, In and Out of the Ring

BY CATHY PENROD Reprint from March 2015 Issue from EquiCoach Cathy Penrod This month, I am going to take a step back from the stress influences that affect performance and review stress and how we typically...

The Impact of the Social Influence

BY EQUICOACH CATHY PENROD reprinted from The Plaid Horse - Jan/Feb 2015 When working with clients, from children, juniors, amateurs and professional riders, there is one common theme when we discuss the six influences that affect...

Selecting Your Horse Shows: Questions to Consider

BY DAPHNE THORNTON OF Two Bit Training A lot goes in to deciding whether or not to horse show. However, once you’ve decided to take the plunge, there are other decisions to ponder. I think there...

10 Easy Things to Add to Your Show Bag to Make Life Easier &...

BY JORDAN COBB 1. Advil® 10 Tablet Vials- The mini Advil vials are super easy to transport, and having it on hand makes showing more enjoyable. You can find them at drug stores, grocery stores,...

Instagrams to Envy: December 2015 Edition

Each month, TPH brings you the Instagram accounts we are most enthused by - see who made the list for December 2015! 1. HorseWorks Insurance horseworksinsurance.com @horseworksinsurance 2. Eighteen Acres Farm eighteenacresfarm.com @eighteenacresfarm 3. PonyTailBlows www.ponytailbows.com @ponytailbows 4. ItsAHaggerty's www.itsahaggertys.com @itsahaggertys   5. ManeJane manejane.com @manejane7 6. Riders 4 Well-Being ridersforwellbeing.com @r4wellbeing7....

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....

Judges Scott Hofstetter and Bill Talbert Answer The Questions You’ve Been Wondering About Hunters...

BY MACKENZIE SHUMAN This year at the Colorado Hunter Jumper Associations Medal Finals, I was able to sit down with the two judges at the end of the show and ask them a few questions...

The Start of a New Generation: Riders 4 Well-Being

by Intern Mackenzie Shuman As she showed her horse, Waffle, in the show circuits of Indiana and Ohio, Kate Kosnoff observed something that seemed a little off in the equestrian communities. Everywhere, Kosnoff found that...

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...

Horsemanship Quiz Challenge, Presented on The Plaid Horse

Put your horsemanship knowledge to the test for a chance to win great prizes in the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge! The Horsemanship Quiz Challenge encourages education and recognizes young equestrians who have exceptional horsemanship...

TPH Interns Thank Their Trainers

Thanksgiving is a time of thanks. Everyone knows how hard their trainers work, but sometimes we don’t always show our appreciation. The Plaid Horse interns want to take a moment to show our appreciation...

Author Kim Ablon Whitney Heads to Equine Affaire

I knew I was nearing Equine Affaire when I stopped to grab a drink at a rest area and saw numerous people wearing jackets with barn names and a woman in a sweatshirt that...