A Dream Come True: Inaugural Mountain King Ranch Equitation Grant Recipient Maggie Lawrence Lives...

Edited Press Release By Lily Yampolsky Wellington, Fla. – March 4, 2022 – When Colorado-native Dominic Gibbs was 14 years old, his trainer brought him to Wellington for a week where he got to meet Katie...

USEF Annual Meeting’s Friesian Health and Wellness Virtual Session Discusses Collagen, Related Health Issues

To start the virtual sessions ahead of the 2022 USEF Annual Meeting, Dr. Ken Marcella, Debra Goldmann and Nicole Zerbee discussed the health and wellness of the Friesian breed. The USEF Annual Meeting runs January...

The Fatigue of The Fight

By Nadia Aslam As an avid equestrian and person of color, I’ve always been more than aware of the underlying racism and biases that exist in our sport.  Through my experiences, I have come to learn...

“Perfecting and Promoting Small Equine”: USEF Virtual Session Explores the American Shetland Pony

Sandy Croote, Chair of the USEF Shetland Committee, educated viewers in the USEF virtual session, “A History of the Shetland Pony Breed and Overview of the Benefits of the American Shetland Pony Club.”  The USEF...

Meet Ema Klugman, Kentucky Three Day Event’s Highest Placed Young Rider

BY HEATHER FRENCH The Landrover Kentucky Three Day Event is the only 5* event in the U.S. and one of only six such events in the world. Even though spectators weren’t allowed this year due...

London International Horse Show (LIHS): a Volunteer’s View

BY KRISTY WARD You might be thinking “London International Horse Show? I’ve never heard of that before,” but my guess is that you probably have. It used to be called Olympia, and it’s been running...

USHJA Annual Meeting December 11th Recap

BY ELIZABETH EVANS My journey to the USHJA meeting started just before midnight on Sunday with a red eye to San Antonio from LAX. I arrived in the wee hours of the morning on Monday for the...

Best of 2021: Top Plaidcast Episodes

Hosted by The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm, the Plaidcast has become a destination for conversations on topics that matter, from horsemanship to the state of our sport and horse show how-tos for riders...

Walk the Course for the Individual Jumping Qualifier at the Tokyo Olympic Games

By Catie Staszak At long last, show jumping competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games got underway at the Baji Koen Equestrian Park Tuesday evening in Japan. Spain's Santiago Varela is designing the courses this week,...

They’re Coming for Our Sport, and We Have to Be Better

BY LAUREN MAULDIN In this digital age of social media, I think most equestrians are used to the idea that someone who thinks they know our horses better than us watches with a critical eye....

“People That Never Got a Chance to Show Here, Now Have a Chance to...

In its 75th year, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show has a new look. With the implementation of a new management team, spearheaded by Pat Boyle of Showplace Productions, Harrisburg has returned to the Pennsylvania...

The Plaid Horse’s Own Piper Klemm and Catie Staszak Give Educational Presentations at CPI...

Edited Press Release At the 2022 College Preparatory Invitational's opening address at the West Palm Beach Marriott in Florida, The Plaid Horse made up two of the evening's seven speakers. CPI Florida, held annually at West...

A Weenie Hunter Rider Reviews Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Cross Country Jumps

BY LAUREN MAULDIN It's the best weekend of the year for horse lovers, so they say! Even though spectators are not allowed at this years' Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, many are watching livestreams at...

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event Jog Photo Gallery

PHOTOS © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY After a surprise snow blanketed the Kentucky Horse Park Wednesday morning, a total of 63 horses presented in what ended up being a sunny afternoon. All of them passed inspection...

USEF Standards Continue to Lack in 2021

Are these the standards we want our USEF licensed officials held to? In a time of reckoning and inclusion, our sport is under a microscope for nepotism, sexism, and favoritism. Much of that is...

West Palms Events to Manage Showpark Del Mar

West Palms Event Management, a TPH Media Partner, will begin managing Showpark Del Mar in 2022 as reported by the Rancho Santa Fe Post. In 2021, the 22nd DAA, run by a Governor appointed...

Where Are We With Safe Sport Regulations?

BY ERIN PRUTOW Over the last year, so much attention has been fixed on the United States Equestrian Federation (“USEF”) Safe Sport policies and their consequences. These USEF policies and U.S. Center for SafeSport Code...

New Faces of Pin Oak: David and Stacy Sanderson 

BY TYLER BUI When David Sanderson met Stacy Lane Sanderson—a professional in the equestrian industry—he knew very little about horses. Thirty years later,  he and Stacy now own Hunter Lane Inc., one of the most...

The Dark Underground of Horse Show Costs in the USA

BY A FED UP HORSE OWNER The letter to the editor was sent anonymously to The Plaid Horse. We’ve all heard it. Many of us have said it. The rising costs of rated shows in...

Confessions of an Equine Risk Manager

BY BECCA HUNT Working in the personal insurance industry as a risk manager for decades has conditioned my eye to be keenly aware of circumstances that could threaten the safety of lives and our built...

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 horse, from where? The process isn't...

5 changes you can make in 2020 to better ensure your equine anti-doping compliance

BY LISA LAZARUS Spending less, exercising more, cooking from scratch…just some of the many new year’s resolutions that you might be setting this January, in the hope of achieving self-improvement in 2020. But whilst you...