Valentine’s Day Special! 4 Horse Treat Recipes That Will Make Your Horse Love You...

By Mackenzie Shuman Why buy expensive horse treats at the store when you can make some from household ingredients? We have compiled some of our favorite recipes that are perfect for telling your horse just...

February 2017 TPH Crossword- Inspired by the 2017 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge

  CLICK HERE to download the February 2017 TPH Crossword! Find the answers on Page 124 of The Plaid Horse - Stallion Issue - February 2017 Available at a horse show near you, or online at issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag! The...

Marc Grock’s Highland Farm- An Ode to Excellence

GROCK AND CARETOL COMPETING THIS WINTER AT WEF. PHOTO © SPORTFOT. See this story and more, HERE, in the TPH 2017 Feb. Stallion Issue! Written by Sissy Wickes Marc Grock has returned to the Grand Prix jumping...

Open Minds Academy Offers Options for Elementary Education

Find this story and more HERE, in the Feb. 2017 TPH Stallion Issue Written by Sissy Wickes The robin’s egg blue walls and orderly rows of classic children’s books welcome visitors to Open Minds Academy in...

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...

Politics, Pets, and Judging

Written by Sissy Wickes, Photo by Irene Elise Powlick My Facebook feed has become a mostly hostile place. I struggle to keep my fingers still, thereby keeping my mouth shut, on many issues. Politics is...

Just Ride! Use the Think Box and Ride Box to Ride Your Best

By John Haime, Photo by: Katie A. Browne If you are an equestrian athlete, you know that overthinking in competition causes problems. Too many thoughts lead to hesitation, confusion and a lack of uncertainly in your...

Op Ed On USEF Annual meeting

By Sissy Wickes An open stage with blue velvet backdrop, flashing strobe lights, and “Uptown Funk” blasting through the speakers. I did not know if I was at the USEF Annual Meeting or if LeBron...

Riders Get Tough with Laura Kraut on Final Day of GHM Horsemastership Session

by Erin Gilmore Riders had to kick into high gear or fall behind on the third and final day of the George H. Morris Horsemastership Session in Wellington, Florida. Laura Kraut led a mock Nations...

Beezie Madden Steps It Up at the GHM Horsemastership Session

By Erin Gilmore On Day 2 of the 2017 GHM Horsemastership Session in Wellington, Florida, Beezie Madden picked up where Anne Kursinski left off on the fundamentals of correct and forward flatwork—and applied them to the...

Anne Kursinski Preaches Pure and Simple Aids on Day One of GHM Horsemastership

By Erin Gilmore “In front of the leg, that’s what we’re going to talk about,” Anne Kursinski said calmly through her microphone as her horse stood up on his hind legs underneath her. Day one of...

Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals: Let’s See What Happens

The 2016 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals participants with presenting sponsor The Plaid Horse! Photo: USHJA Archives. By Kathryn Craig Going into this experience, I had no idea what to expect. I found out about the USHJA...

Ask the Judge/New Year’s Resolutions

Photo: Quintessence Photography TPH asked the Judges: What would do you wish to see as an exhibitor’s New Year’s Resolution? Their answers are: “Work hard and try to become more accurate. I will not blame judges or other exhibitors...

Four Reasons You Should Be Leasing Instead of Buying

Emily Elek with Elizabeth Woods and Hidden Springs Woodstar - a Large Pony Hunter who embodies #4 on this list. Photo: Cindy Woods By Emily Elek Many equestrians dream of a horse to call their own...

Tempe Salatiello Works Her Way to Success

By Chapel Puckett Leaving the ring at the Mid Atlantic Equestrian Festival with the title of the champion collegiate rider, Tempe Salatiello finished her junior year with a total of three championships in one week...

Holiday Recipes to Keep the Family Healthy & Happy

By Kimberly Maloomian, RD, LDN Top Amateur Rider and registered dietician Kimberly Maloomian shares with TPH  healthy dish recipes to help keep you and your family feeling healthy & happy this holiday season! Holiday Menu: Each recipe serves...

Avoid These 7 Deadly Sins at the Holiday Dinner Table

By Kimberly Maloomian, RD, LDN Top Amateur Rider and registered dietitian Kimberly Maloomian shares with TPH her health tips and recipes for feeling your best this holiday season.  1. No exercise. Remember that exercise not only helps with weight maintenance...

GUT MICROBES- THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY

Scientific Research provided by BioZyme, Inc. All horses have a resident population of microbes (microscopic “bugs”) living in their digestive system. This population includes hundreds of different types of bacteria, fungi and protozoa, some of...

USEF Announces Riders and Clinicians for 2017 USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) has announced the participants for the 11th annual USEF George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session presented by the USHJA and sponsored by Adequan, Ariat, Practical Horseman, and Equestrian...

Cazenovia College-A Well-Rounded Equine Education

BY SISSY WICKES Cazenovia College is one the oldest independent, co-educational colleges in America. Established in 1824, the picturesque campus is set in the quaint, Main Street, USA town of Cazenovia, NY. College enrollment is approximately...

Heritage Fundamentals Program

BY SISSY WICKES In April of 2016, Andre Dignelli took a small group of riders to a local, one- day show. He could not remember the last time he had done that, and it may...

Best Double Tire Blow Out Ever

by Katie Cooper "You are all set, you shouldn't have any problems now," said Greg Palmer, at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, OH. Those are magical words to all of us who travel with the most...