Thursday, September 19, 2019

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...

Are You Ready to Rock On with horseCom?

By Nicole Molinaro, Gianni Equi Media LLC How horseCom came to be and where it is going! Do you remember the 2000 Disney Original Movie, Ready to Run, about a Racehorse who didn’t have much confidence...

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 TPH...

Adult Amateur Confessions: The Most Embarrassing Thing I Never Properly Learned To Do

BY RENNIE DYBALL When I was first learning to ride as a kid, my lesson program was all about the basics. Before cantering, we had to be masterful at the trot. I’m talking months of trotting, even bareback...

What They Say About Juniors is True

BY SUSAN GILSTRAP When we think about top AA horse shows or prestigious circuits, what are the thoughts that come to mind? Do we imagine a typical, rich...

Surviving Adult Ammy Guilt: When You Feel Like You’re Not Worthy Of Your Horse

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Here are some facts about me: At any given time, I'm thinking through at least five different things in my head (What do I need from the grocery store? I have to finish...

Past Amateur Champions Share Their Memories of the Washington International Horse Show

BY LAUREN FISHER The Washington International Horse Show returns to Verizon Center in downtown Washington, D.C. on October 21-26, 2014, for an exciting week of world-class equestrian competition in the heart of our nation’s capital....

The Search for Success

By Intern Mackenzie Shuman While it is always fun to read and learn about those riders in the sport of horseback riding where success seems to be a given, Audrey Smith, 18, of Gleneagle, Colo.,...

Introducing Blog Editor, Lauren Mauldin

BY TPH BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Writing and riding are my two favorite things, which is why I’m so excited to join The Plaid Horse team as Blog Editor. I’m probably a better writer than I...

Ashley Holsinger Deferred Law School for Horses and Never Looked Back

BY JESS CLAWSON Ashley Holsinger’s Memory’s Hill Stables started with a vacant farm and a dream, but Holsinger’s equestrian career began long before her Virginia farm. For a horse-crazy...

Mother’s Day

PHOTO: Piper with her mom Robin and baby Eagle at The Devon Horse Show By TPH Publisher Piper Klemm, Ph.D. I have a confession to make. I can sometimes be a bad sport. It happens a few times...

#TBT Covers of The Plaid Horse Magazine, 2010

Today we #tbt to The Plaid Horse in 2010! Check the covers that year below: 

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...

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 Battles We Face for the Horses We Love

BY KRISTEN FRANZ As you stand at the in gate, ready to ride through each technicality of the course, your mind focuses on the challenges that lay ahead. Every other person, thought, and worry is...

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...

Starting Something New in the Bluegrass

Hi everyone! My name is Mavis Spencer, I’m 24 years old and I work for Neil Jones Equestrian I started riding when I was 5 in California with Dick Carvin, Susie Schroer, and Francie Steinwedell-Carvin. With...

The Best Horse Show Makeup

By Intern Lauren Aubert   Whether you love it or hate it, makeup (or skin care) plays an important part in any person’s life. From an ordinary day at school to your favorite horse show venue,...