Design Horse Shows to Build Confidence for Horse and Rider

BY R.L. JACOBS Now that horse shows are back in action after Covid-19 caused shows to be cancelled for over two months, it is interesting to see that some horses didn’t miss a beat while...

Becoming WIHS: Horses Return to the City

By Lindsay Brock/Jump Media Watching from the stands of the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), it all looks so easy. The decorated ring overflows with flowers and meticulously crafted jump. The horses jump beautifully from...

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...

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...

Celebrating the Round: Land Rover Kentucky 3 Day Event

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN We should always remember to celebrate our accomplishments in this sport -- and that comes in all forms. Even if a round went terribly, it's important to acknowledge what it took...

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...

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The Daily Grind

Photo by @coffeeandacurrycomb BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM, PHD (Follow me on instagram at @piperklemm) Many of these columns are devoted to my own riding because, well, it’s a wonderful thing in my life right now. After spending...

Marisa Metzger is the Breakout Hunter Star of HITS Thermal

From the February 2014 Issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine: Coming to Thermal as a young professional can be pretty intimidating. In the hunter rings, beautiful and effective riding dominate the jogs and many...

Limited Edition The Plaid Horse Merchandise Available June 7!

New to The Plaid Horse shop, limited edition merchandise will be available for order beginning June 7. Once sold out, these products will not be repeated. That means, don't miss out! Check out a...

Scenes From the 87th Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show

BY VYLA CARTER The 87th Ox Ridge Charity Horse Show took place this past week, June 12th through 17th. The one week show held at Ox Ridge Riding and Racquet Club in Darien, Connecticut raised...

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...

Finding Passion Again in My First Amateur Year

BY GRACE SALMON From the time we are young riders, we are taught that in order for us to be successful you need to be jumping the biggest jumps. If you're not doing the Junior...

How to Add Pizzazz to An Equestrian Themed Party (Without Breaking the Bank!)

BY JENNIFER WILE RUBIN I recently hosted a party for my horse-crazy daughter. Before I really got started with party planning, it was important to me to settle on a theme. I always find that...

A Great Day in a Long Journey

By Laura Owens Last weekend was one of the greatest of my life.  I was named Best Adult Rider at the Menlo Charity Horse Show after winning Grand Adult Hunter Champion on Michelle Decker’s horse, Goodnight Moon.  Also,...

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...

Intellectual Skills Are Necessary for Good Horsemanship

August 2018 Publisher's Note BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM, PHD For so many of us, ponies are where we began our journey as riders—climbing on for the first time, probably with a boost from a parent or...