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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...

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...

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...

Internet Shopping for Horses 101

BY DAPHNE THORNTON OF TWO BIT TRAINING Buying horses on the internet has gotten interesting…for both buyer and seller. I am not unsympathetic to the plight of Sellers. People kick tires, look at horses they can’t...

The Horse Industry’s Support of Literacy

The Ocala Horse Alliance’s Black Stallion Reading Project BY ELLIE TRUEMAN Literacy is the most critical skill needed for any measure of success in today’s world. A love of reading, instilled early in life, has proven...

Connected Horse: A Powerful Program for People Affected by Memory Changes

Bay Area therapeutic equine program for those affected by dementia and their care partners announces a national training program to expand reach of evidence–based initiative (Sacramento, CA): The country’s premiere therapeutic equine-guided program for people with...

Inside the Numbers: Cost Breakdown of an A Show in Virginia

BY TPH STAFF It’s no secret that horse shows are expensive. There’s really no cap on what you can spend. We think it’s important to be transparent when possible on real line-item costs.  Some people will...

Tradition and Excellence in the Washington International Horse Show Hall of Fame

By Amanda Picciotto Feitosa / JUMP Media The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) has been steeped in tradition since it was initially held at the District of Columbia National Guard Armory in 1958. The 64th...

A Fresh Approach to an Old Frontier: Measuring and Applying Your Horse’s Temperament

By Kaitlin Hendry I avoid chestnut mares at all costs… Thoroughbreds are too quirky for me… This horse isn’t amateur friendly… ISO a husband horse… Eventing horses need to brave and careful… I need a...

Inside the Numbers: Cost Breakdown of an A Show in Texas

BY TPH STAFF It's no secret that horse shows are expensive. There's really no cap on what you can spend. We think it's important to be transparent when possible on real line-item costs. Some people...

Donating to a Non-Profit Organization as an Unconventional Solution to Rehome Your Horse

By Tanja Schnuderl Horses donated to non-profit organizations are considered “no-cash charitable contributions” by the IRS and form 8283 has to be filed by the taxpayer to qualify for a tax reduction. If the donation...

Publisher’s Note: Overreaction

PIPER KLEMM, PH.D I have a confession to make… I have been known to overreact. I panic over things that seem like the end of the world. I’ve been absolutely up in arms over situations...

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation: Dedicated to the Development of Equine Research

By Tyler Bui The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is the industry’s leader in equine-research funding. Since 1983, the foundation has given $32.1 million to 45 institutions across 412 projects, with the goal to provide the...

Briarwood Derby Day Honors Jack Benson and Helps Cancer Patients

Briarwood Derby Day is a yearly fundraising event that benefits patient care at the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center in memory of Jack Benson. Jack was a great friend and teacher in the New Jersey...

My Perspective As An Adult in the Equitation

BY ANNE SHERWOOD  I wake up to my daughter tapping my shoulder. “Mama, do good dreams come true?”  “Sometimes,” I reply as I soothe her back to sleep at our home in Los Angeles. I glance...

The Save America’s Forgotten Equines Act

Thousands of Equines are Sent Abroad to Slaughter—the Senate Must Vote to Pass a Bill to Save Them By Margie Sloan Death is inevitable for our horses. How they die is a decision we are often privileged...

WSHJA: Bringing Education and Opportunities to the Northwest

By Tyler Bui The Washington State Hunter Jumper Association (WSHJA) was created to promote the hunter jumper sport in Washington and to provide its members and professionals with opportunities to further their involvement in the...

Can Your Horse Recognize You in a Lineup?

BY TANJA SCHNUDERL Can your horse tell you apart in a group of humans? The latest research in equine-human recognition. After being at home sick for about a week I’m finally back at the barn, walking...

Celebrating the Ride – LRK3DE 2022

PHOTOS © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY You've just finished your stadium jumping course at the 5* Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. It's a dream to finish. Whether you've got a clear round or more faults than...

LKR3DE 2022 – Top Finishers Stadium Jumping Photo Gallery

PHOTOS © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY Michael Jung is back on top, ending on top after stadium with Fischerchipmunk FRH. Jung describes the horse as, "a really good friend and kind in everything he does."

LRK3DE 5* Cross Country Photo Gallery

PHOTOS © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY Let It Be Lee & Elisa Wallace