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From Traffic Tragedy to Community Change

A Colorado Town Rises Up To Make Streets Safer For Equestrians BY Lee Foster On December 2nd, careless driving turned deadly in a quiet Colorado equestrian neighborhood. A local schoolteacher and her horse were on their...

Publisher’s Note: Desperation is Poor Horsemanship

BY Piper Klemm When I talk to and interview people, I find so many in our community to be desperate. Desperate for different things—money, health, time, relationships, wins, sales, friends, clients, and more. Given the...

In the Spotlight: Double D Trailers

Meet the fully customizable trailer company that allows you to build a trailer specifically for you and your horse BY April Bilodeau Finding the right trailer for you and your horse can be a challenge. While...

New Discussions on Mitigating Concussions

BY Dr. Barbara Blasko, ShowMD CEO and Emergency Medicine Physician A study released by the Journal of Neurological Focus found that horseback riding caused the most traumatic brain injuries out of any sport—and they account...

Daniel Bluman: How the Olympian Is Teaching the Next Generation While Thriving in the...

Daniel Bluman, born in Colombia and of Jewish descent, represents Israel in the world of show jumping. Currently ranked 15th on Jumping Longines FEI World Rankings, he is coming off a successful 2023 show...

Whitethorne LLC – Georgy Maskrey-Segesman opens a second location in Aiken, SC

BY Piper Klemm Georgy Maskrey-Segesman’s business is growing. In addition to Whitethorne LLC’s original location in Somis, CA, she is opening a second location in Aiken, SC. “It’s always been a dream for me to expand...

Getting to Know the Microbiome

Purina Animal Nutrition is on a decades-long mission to define the equine microbiome to help horse owners support their horses’ health, performance, comfort, and wellbeing while including and educating horse owners along the journey BY...

Ask Andre: What Do Changes to Maclay Qualifying Mean for the Equitation Division?

By Andre Dignelli Earlier this winter season, the National Horse Show announced another set of changes to the Maclay Finals qualifying criteria.   Since 2020, the traditional qualifying criteria for the ASPCA Maclay National Championship—based on...

It Happens! Augusta Iwasaki, Jennifer Bliss, Cira Pace Malta, Jay Moore

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 to prove,...

5 Ways to be Less Stressed at Horse Shows

BY TPH STAFF Most of us ride and show as our hobby, which means we should be enjoying the shows... right? Unfortunately, horse showing can be a stressful experience for many riders. From nerves to...

Publisher’s Note – Chapter 2: What’s Next? 

For the better part of a year, I’ve been looking toward what is next. The Plaid Horse inevitably mimics my journey—echoing what I am personally going through as we put each issue together. Reflected...

Bringing Past and Present Together: Show Jumping Hall of Fame’s Annual Dinner

BY NANCY JAFFER It was a bit surreal to be at the Show Jumping Hall of Fame’s annual dinner watching a 1981 video of Michael Matz competing on Jet Run, only to look over at...

Top 9 Horse Books on Audible for Your Next Drive 

1. The Perfect Horse 2. Horse Gone Silent 3. It’s Not Just About the Ribbons: It’s about Enriching Riding (and Life) with a Winning Attitude  4. Believe 5. A Champion’s Mind (Alright not horse specifically, but worth the competition...

Good Habits for a Strong Show Season

With a new show season upon us, members of our Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge got to talking about what changed our riding for the better in 2022 that we’ll bring into 2023.Some of...

Publisher’s Note: We’re Here for the People Who Show Up 

At every event I’ve ever thrown in my life, there is a split second of calm before the storm. That nerve-wracking moment when preparation is complete, guests are about to come, and you suddenly...

Forget Me Not Farm Raises Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research With an Evening of...

By Caroline Mosebrook What do you get when you combine heroic children with a fashion runway and a Wellington, FL farm? Equestrians gathered at Forget Me Not Farm in Wellington FL, on Saturday, Jan. 29 for...

A Look Into TerraNova Equestrian Center – Florida’s New Showing Destination

By Nancy Jaffer Down a road edged by scrubby pine trees and live oaks hung with Spanish moss, the half-hour drive east from Sarasota ends with the sighting of spectacular showgrounds. It’s seemingly in the...

Oh No: Meet Aaron Vale’s Newest Ride at WEC – Ocala

By Catie Staszak Sometimes I feel like horse owners and breeders are out to get the announcer (or in my case, the commentator). If I'm uncertain about the pronunciation of a name, I'll almost always...

Should a Rail Be -15 Points in the Hunters?

BY Piper Klemm I am here to argue for a rail being scored as -15 points off your score in the hunters and not an automatic base score of 45 points out of 100, as...

US Equestrian Announces Official USEF Network Partnership with ClipMyHorse.TV

Edited Press Release US Equestrian has announced a strategic partnership with ClipMyHorse.TV (CMH.TV) to host the USEF Network on the CMH.TV platform. As the Official USEF Network Partner, CMH.TV will expand the reach of the...

Ask Andre: Do You Have to Spend the Entire Winter in Florida to Have...

BY Andre Dignelli Our program at Heritage Farm is akin to a tree, and the Winter Warriors are the roots of that tree. You can't get good at anything without having access to it, and in...

5 Tips for Better Lunging

BY Emily Elek I believe that every horse should be trained on how to lunge properly. This is a safety issue so that anytime they need to rehab, are stuck in inclement weather, need to...