Thursday, January 24, 2019

In Defense of the Burgundy Coat: Let’s Honor Tradition Where it Matters

BY CARIE ANTONELLI This week, I noticed a familiar photo of myself posted on The Plaid Horse blog accompanying a post regarding the proposed rule change surrounding coat colors in the Hunter Ring. Debating coat colors is...

A Newly Alaskan Equestrian: Get to Know Allie Carlson

BY ALLIE CARLSON I’m Allie – an Air Force Wife, corgi mom, OTTB enthusiast, new The Plaid Horse team and most recently, an Alaskan Equestrian. I’ve ridden as long as I can remember. Growing up in...

Michelle Morris: Clearing the Way to Success

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Michelle Morris is as well rounded a horsewoman as one can find on either coast of the United States. A native Californian, she grew up riding in the local California circuits...

Reinstating Your Amateur Status

BY JULIETTE BEAUCAMP While many juniors and amateur riders dream of one day turning professional, there are a fair number of professional riders who desire to reinstate their amateur status. There are benefits to reinstating...

What Losing 50lbs Did and Didn’t Change About My Riding

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I have always been cognizant of my weight when it came to riding. Even though I didn't grow up horse showing, all it took for me to realize I was "too big"...

35 Horse Halloween Costumes That Are Delightfully Over The Top

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Every year, I get really excited about Halloween. I love to dress myself up, my dogs and even my horse! Still, my best horse costume efforts are pale in comparison to these...

30 Under 30: Alexa Anthony, Piper Klemm and Lexi Wedermeyer

Alexa Anthony Brings State of the Art Technology to the Horse Industry BY SISSY WICKES Alexa Anthony grew up in a horse centric family as many who continue to work in the industry have. Her mother,...

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....

4 Quick and Easy Equestrian Halloween Party Ideas

BY KAITLYN YOURKOSKI Halloween is a very popular holiday in the equestrian community. It allows riders a break from a busy show season, and is also a very great time to bound with your barn...

Moving On With Isabella Littlejohn

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES For some riders, December 1 and the end of their junior riding careers is like the click of a locked door. Closed, never to be walked through again. It is a...