Young Professional Spotlight: Katie Heim Of Rebel Heart Farm LLC

BY VYLA CARTER Wake up. Walk down to the barn. Feed and take care of horses. Drive to barn she works for. Feed and take care of those horses. Drive back home. Tack up and...

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...

2016 North American League West Coast Year-End Division Winners Announced

Madison Myro and Q Royal Palm Z PRESS RELEASE Annville, PA - October 7, 2016 - The North American League (NAL) is delighted to announce the winners of the NAL West Coast League's five divisions who will now have...

Podcast Review: Nobody Told Me!

BY INTERN ASHLEY SHAW A day is never wasted if you can say that you learned something new today, and listening to the podcast Nobody Told Me! is an easy way to accomplish that. In...

Faces of Pin Oak: Natalee Newton Haggan

BY JESS CLAWSON Natalee Haggan’s parents promised her a horse of her own when she was eight years old, provided she stuck with the riding lessons she begged for....

Navigating the Horse Show World as a Native American Woman with Pearl Running Deer

BY JESS CLAWSON Pearl Running Deer knew from a young age that she wanted to make it in the horse showing world, but that the path might not be easy for...

A Day in the Life of a Horse Show Dad

BY INTERN HAYLEY KASTRUP Everyone knows the hype about pony moms, but nobody is talking about horse show dads. They’re a breed all their own, and deserve just as much recognition. They are dedicated and...

A Beginner’s Guide to Great Equine Photography

By Intern Lauren Aubert   In the last decade or so, there has been an exponential growth in the number of equine photographers present on social media, online, and shooting on the show circuits. From experienced...

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...

Rep the Magazine That Reps the Horse Shows!

By Averill Pessin The Plaid Horse Magazine is excited to announce that our brand ambassador program is getting a glow-up and we are launching our very first TPH Brand Ambassador TALENT SEARCH! Now is the opportunity for...

The Horses That Led Us to Independence

By Intern Sammie Duray     With the Fourth of July upon us, we’re all stocking up on fireworks and getting ready to fire up the grills. However, when it comes to our horses, we seem...

Faces of Pin Oak: Matt Cyphert

BY JESS CLAWSON Matt Cyphert didn’t grow up in a horse family. His family didn’t push him into riding. He hasn’t been riding since he was a toddler. But...

The Heartbeat of Chicago Equestrian: Bull Run Equestrian Center

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Beautiful Bull Run Equestrian Center in Elburn, IL is steeped in the equestrian tradition of the Chicago area. Founded by the Vanderveen Family, the iconic facility is now owned by Bill...

The Waiting Game: Handling Down Time at Fall Shows

BY TONYA JOHNSON, MA The fall season’s important classes, medal finals, indoor venues, and special shows often have unique schedules that may cause you to have more down time in your show day than normal....

Derbydown…Pass It On

10 things to know about Louise Serio: 1. She has a mule. 2. She is the oldest professional rider to be champion at Indoors. 3. She loves all things Star Wars. 4. She owned a reining horse and...

The More the Horse Show Changes, The More It Stays the Same

BY PONYMOMAMMY It would be unreasonable for a sport, so deeply entrenched in tradition, to change much over the years. In truth, having grown up riding in the same area where we still live, shows...

The 2018 Hampton Classic Jump for Charity: Pal-O-Mine Equestrian

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The eight days of competition are well underway at the 2018 Hampton Classic Horse Show in Bridgehampton, New York, and with it comes the excitement of competitors and equine enthusiasts alike watching...

What is HorseCom?

By Mackenzie Shuman   HorseCom is an incredible innovation in equine technology made by engineers and horse people alike in France. This product is a headset that plays music for both the horse and rider using...