A Well-Rounded Partnership: Taylor Ann Adams and Colin Savaria Team up to Develop Top-Quality...

BY TYLER BUI Taylor Ann Adams and Colin Savaria live by the adage that two is most definitely better than one. These two young professionals teamed up to develop and sell young horses, combining their...

Finding Yourself Stuck with a Tangled Mess of Standing Wraps? 

Laundry is a tedious task, but washing standing wraps may take the cake for being the most difficult. Not only do they require time to be re-rolled, they often turn into one giant knot...

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Meet Maya Aryal, Chloe Bates and Leesan Kwok

The Plaid Horse is proud to introduce some of the photo project’s featured equestrians to our readers in each issue In 2020, a group of photographers came together to create the Equestrians of Color Photography...

Grace Wahlberg, Daughter of Actor Mark Walherg, Finds Success at the 2022 IEA National...

The 2022 IEA 20th Anniversary Combined National Finals took place on April 28 - May 1, 2022 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center in Harrisburg, PA. Actor Mark Walhberg and Rhea...

THIS Rider Profile: Eva Mackenzie 

Eva Mackenzie is a young, rising star in all three rings. At just 12 years old, she currently sits at the top of the overall standings for the THIS National Children’s Medal. “I started riding...

My COVID Pivot – Rebuilding a Life with Horses

BY SONJA BOORMAN I recently posted a picture of my new Amish-built barn, lush pastures, and emerging riding arena on a barn building Facebook group. Someone commented, “how does it feel to be literally living...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire with: Courtney Levine

Status: Amateur  Hometown: Miami, FL  Trainers: Alan Korotkin and Susan Tuccinardi As a horsewoman, I am most proud of: my ability to be sympathetic as a rider to the needs of the horses I ride....

THIS Rider Profile: Schuyler Dayner

Fifteen-year-old Schuyler Dayner was around horses before she could even walk. Her mom, Heather Dayner, runs Baxter Lane Farm out of Odessa, FL and Shuyler hopes to follow in her footsteps in the future.  Dayner...

Cynthia Hankins: Between Two Worlds

BY ANN JAMIESON Cynthia Hankins has been a judge for 40 years, judging the USEF Hunter Seat Medal Finals five times, the WIHS Equitation Finals and ASPCA Maclay Finals once each, and the USEF Talent...

The Plaid Horse Continues Virginia Horse Center Media Partnership with Distribution at the Virginia...

The Plaid Horse has partnered with the Virginia Horse Center for the second year as a media partner with full magazine distribution at the venue, including its Virginia Festival of Champions show series. The...

When the Long Road is the Only Road

By Rennie Dyball As a kid in the early nineties, there was nothing I loved reading more than the free equestrian magazine stocked at my local tack shop. It was the only thing in there...

A BIG Horse Leaves a Large, Lasting Impact

BY PAULINE AGUILERA The horse/human connection isn’t a foreign notion, but it magnifies tenfold at the time of loss. One’s heart is literally torn apart at the feeling of wanting to communicate with them—wanting desperately...

How Mail Order Love and a Barn In Morriston Changed Me For The Better

BY LAURA EMERT According to Wikipedia, a mail-order bride is a woman who lists herself in catalogs and is selected by a  man for marriage. While I never thought I would find my heart’s desire...

Heal Childhood Wounds with the Help of Your Horse

By The Love Guru Blaire Everything in life can be looked at on the surface level or you can go deeper and look for the deeper meaning. The latter is how I live and how...

Why is That Jumper Wearing Sun Glasses?!

BY TPH STAFF The jumper ring is a place where new trends often come blazing out first, but sunglasses for horses?!? That’s a new one.  But if you see Lauren Kolbe’s horse, Cloudy, sporting his goggles...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire With: Ava Stauber

Status: Junior  Trainer: Wendy Smith Hometown: Chicago, IL As a rider with profound hearing loss: my superpower is being able to adjust to my horse’s mood. I’ve gotten really good at figuring out what he’s going...

THIS Medal Rider Profile: Abigail Gordon

Fifteen-year-old Abigail Gordon, Charlotte, NC, had a breakout moment when she took the top spot in the 2021 THIS National Children’s Medal Finals on her horse Heartbeat Z.  “My sister, who is three years older...

It Happens! With Halie Robinson, Richard Slocum, and Emma Fletcher

By Tyler Bui We all make mistakes. But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them. So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers...

THIS Medal Rider Profile: Ayanna Kimbro

Ayanna Kimbro is a first year at California State University Northridge and is currently ranked in the top five of the THIS/NHS Adult Medal standings. At 18 years of age, she just recently transitioned...

Can You Tell If  Your Horse Really Loves You?

BY LI ROBBINS When I was twelve my riding ambitions were all about jumping. I jumped everything in sight with Dusty, my scrappy little Palomino gelding. Water-filled ditches, hay bales in fields, barrels on their...

Soledad O’Brien Finds Success During her First Trip to Wellington 

Soledad O’Brien is an American Broadcast Journalist known for her hosting role on the political magazine program Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, and for past roles as an anchor for CNN, MSNBC and...

Artic Storm Cat: A Long Lost Dream Horse Come True

By Alison Galeotafiore  Sometimes I wonder if I’m living in a dream, one that so many other horse lovers around the world have had at some point in their lives. Even if it’s common, it’s...