Ask Andre: How do you prepare for Devon?

BY ANDRE DIGNELLI The thing that separates Devon from other shows is history. Devon is an iconic location and most of us have seen pictures depicting the show’s amazing...

Breaking the Stigma of Purchasing Older Horses

BY JAMIE SKUBAL As I scroll through Facebook groups I see more and more ISO ads for horses stating they want polished show horses with lots of positive traits—also under 15...

A Quick Guide to Logistics and Costs With Importing a Horse

BY LAUREN KARDEL OF KARDEL GLOBAL EQUINE For someone who has never done it, importing a horse can seem like an impossible problem to solve. You're flying in a...

Ask Andre: Are Group or Private Lessons Better for Students?

BY ANDRE DIGNELLI Do you prefer private lessons or group lessons? I grew up riding in my back yard by myself. When I would go and take lessons,...

Five Reasons the Vermont Summer Festival is THE Place to Be This Summer

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA The Vermont Summer Festival has not only charmed show jumping athletes along the East Coast and beyond over the last two decades, but it also...

Becoming a Licensed Official: Two Sides of a Coin

It’s easier than you have heard.  It’s not as easy you thought. The Case for a Judging License (In +- 12 months) BY KARLI POSTEL

Getting Involved with the Thoroughbred Incentive Program

BY KATIE KALFAYAN As a Thoroughbred Incentive Program Youth Ambassador, I’ve spent a large part of my eleven years riding working with Thoroughbreds. Currently, I ride a Thoroughbred...

Eurequine: Sporthorse Stallions for Every Ring

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Edgar Schutte is a respected name in the world of Hanoverian breeding from the United States to the heart of Germany, the birthplace of the...

How To Write The Best Resume for an Equestrian Career

BY GRACE CARTER With equestrian careers becoming increasingly popular, more and more people are looking at entering this industry. This high demand makes for tough competition, so you’ll need to make sure...

Trust the Breeder: Addressing the Issues American Sport Horse Breeders Face

By Kimmy Risser, member of USHJA Hunter Breeding Task Force, USEF National Hunter Committee, and USSHBA Board of Directors When I was recently asked by The Plaid Horse to...

The Long Reach of Langer Equestrian Group

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES The name Langer has been synonymous with California horse shows for almost half a century. Picture the horse show scene on the West Coast in 1970: a few...

Why Local Horse Shows Lose Good Judges

BY LILLI BIELER BIEDERMANN For the last fifteen years, I’ve judged regularly with my USEF ‘r’ (HU/HE) license. Living in north central Vermont with few other judges around, I often have...

Changes to the 2018 Tax Codes

BY PAM SAUL It’s that time of year again, when thoughts turn to fulfilling ourNew Year’s resolutions. Nah, I’m kidding. This is when everyone tries to figure out how much...

Mason Phelps, Jr. Returns to the Helm of Phelps Media Group: Full Speed Ahead!

BY BRENDA MUELLER After a five-year break from heading up his flagship business, founder and president, Mason Phelps, Jr., is back at the helm of Phelps Media Group, Inc. International and...

More Than Sharing Pony Pictures: The Unintended Consequences of Social Media

BY K2 INTELLIGENCE As social media platforms and apps such as Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, and YouTube become increasingly enmeshed in the fabric of our lives, the unintended consequences of their use cannot...

Common Chemicals in Beauty and Grooming Products to Be Aware Of

BY AMANDA LEE Before I made the switch to natural skincare products, I was surprised at how little attention I paid to the ingredients of countless lotions, sprays, soaps and powders I slathered...

MediVet ACS is Helping Horses Overcome Inflammation to Be Their Best

BY MOLLY SORGE / JUMP MEDIA Lisa Thomas knows she has a remarkable partner in her horse Rhythm. She’s competed the Oldenburg gelding in the amateur-owner hunters, through training level eventing, and in hunter trials...

You Are Not Alone: Mental Health in Our Equestrian Community

BY JANICE BYER For many people, talking about mental illness can be uncomfortable and a stress ensuing experience. A lot of people don’t want to admit if they have been dealing with something...