Saturday, October 24, 2020

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...

Spur Tech Continues to Innovate with a Fresh and Safe Redesign of the...

BY JESS CLAWSON Safety is the most important aspect of horsemanship. Those of us who grew up in the United States Pony Club system may recall the classic drawings...

The Right Way, The Wrong Way, and the USHJA Way

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM After attending the USHJA Convention in 2014 in Las Vegas, I promised that I would never do that to myself again. Coming at a bitter, cold end of a long show...

Understanding Showing Rules for NSAIDs

BY JAMIE WALLACE As the 2020 show year has finally resumed, even though it’s abbreviated due to COVID-19, some things remain consistent. Medication rulings haven’t been altered, meaning that...

Put Blame Where it Belongs: Improve and Enforce Covid-19 Show Protocols

BY PIPER KLEMM Why was Pony Finals cancelled? Well, at this point, I’ve heard just about everything.  The rumor mill is raging. I’ve heard about non-compliance...

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...

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

The Horse Racing Integrity Act: Why It Matters Outside the USA

BY LISA LAZARUS For as long as horses have been competing in sport, civil societies have recognized that the competition should not be influenced by medication. This recognition was...

George Morris HorseMastership Sessions 2016 Day 1: Flatwork Under the Florida Sun

By Erin Gilmore The seventh annual George H. Morris Horsemastership Sessions are underway in Wellington, Florida, with a different energy than in years past. The man whose name this three-day clinic bears is absent this...

2016 Devon Pony Sportsmanship Award Winner Luke Jensen

By Ella Baltus The 2016 Devon Pony Sportsmanship Award is award is sponsored by Pony Tail Bows and the owner, Tracey Currey. I had the pleasure to interview this year’s winner of the 2016 Devon Pony Sportsmanship...

Current Procedures and Protocols for Drug Testing

As competitors, it's important to stay informed in regards to drug testing protocols within our sport. Today Julian McPeak, Director of Marketing & Communications for USEF, sits down to answer a few of our...

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...

Co-Owning a Horse With Your Trainer: What You Should Know

BY LEONE EQUESTRIAN LAW Question: I have the opportunity co-purchase a horse with my trainer for later re-sale, and I’m excited about it! I’ll be able to ride and...

USEF Response: FEI Pony Height Change Proposal Does Not Affect Hunter Ponies

BY TPH STAFF Coat colors, “hunter hair” versus a braid—there are a lot of ways to shake up the hunters, but few things drum up concerns in hunter/jumper competitors...

USHJA National Convention Day One – USHJA Zones: Backbone of the Industry

BY TORI WEED The USHJA National Convention kicked off in Denver, Colorado on December 8, 2019. Day one included individual zone breakout discussions and a two hour Zone Education...

Rule Changes and a New Outlook on Equestrian Sport in the Desert – Day...

By Elizabeth Evans | Photo: It’s A Haggerty’s My last day in the desert started once again with an early start, only this time I allowed myself a little bit of extra sleep due to...

Matt Cyphert Riding Clinic at Legacy River Equestrian Center, Sugar Grove, IL

BY TPH INTERN EMMY DOLIN Hosting their inaugural clinic event, Legacy River Equestrian Center in Sugar Grove, IL  created an atmosphere of learning, techniques and fun. With the help of longtime trainer, R-rated judge and professional...

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...

A Postmortem on the Cancellation of Pony Finals

BY MARY O’CONNOR Due to Covid-19 cases in the Kentucky Horse Park, Pony Finals was cancelled yesterday two days before the event was due to start. Weeks ago, I...

Dear USEF: You Have a Representation Problem

BY LYSSETTE WILLIAMS Every time I open a US Equestrian or In Stride magazine, I quickly scan it. I dog ear articles for later, note recent achievements of riders across the...

Focus on Flatwork Produces Winning Results with Leslie Burr Howard

BY REBECCA WALTON In today’s fast paced horse show world, the importance of flatwork can often be lost as riders are consistently going in the ring to win ribbons where the key focus is often...

25 Years of Memorable Moments at the Capital Challenge Horse Show

BY MOLLY SORGE, JUMP MEDIA For 25 years, the Capital Challenge Horse Show (CCHS) has been the home of truly outstanding hunter performances. The show has become a highlight of every hunter rider’s year as...