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...

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...

AIG: Insuring a Lifestyle

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES How does an insurance company become more personal than a recurring monthly payment? How does an insurance company become a perfect fit for the equestrian lifestyle? How can you protect all...

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

By Elizabeth Evans | Photo: It's A Haggerty's Once again, it was early to rise to be at the Omni Hotel for breakfast – presented by Perfect Products – by 7am.  Today started off with...

ViaGen Can Make Cloning a Reality in Your Barn

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN For a long time, the subject of cloning was restricted to science fiction novels. Ever since Dolly the sheep, the first successfully cloned mammal, was born in 1996 clones have...

A Day at the Races for the IEHJA Banquet

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN In Southern California, most equestrians have their sights set on HITS Coachella. That large, fancy circuit thrives under the palm trees in Thermal, but you can find an entirely different...

What the TPH Interns are Tuning Into…

Podcasts have become a part of our recreational, informational, and intellectual lives. They cover a wide variety of subjects- from sports to politics to fiction to religion. Within the extensive menu of the podcast...

This Year’s Most-Read TPH Stories

2017 is quickly coming to an end, and we all have been on one wild ride. Changes are occurring worldwide, and certainly within our own sport. As we invest ourselves physically, mentally and financially it...

Wrap Up the Best of the Week With The Plaid Horse Pick Six

BY MEDIA CHAIR ESTELLE KRAFT Each week, TPH Media Chair, Estelle Kraft, will be breaking down The Plaid Horse Pick Six — a weekly wrap up of equine news, great deals, popular blog posts and...

Being an Amateur at the Annual Meeting in San Antonio 2017

BY ALIX MORRISON I ride (and write!) like an amateur, but jumped at the chance to cover the USHJA Annual Meeting for The Plaid Horse. I wanted to see USHJA debate and make rules, watch...

Stories of Personal Challenges and Exciting Opportunities: The Plaid Horse Pick Six

BY MEDIA CHAIR ESTELLE KRAFT Each week, TPH Media Chair, Estelle Kraft, will be breaking down The Plaid Horse Pick Six — a weekly wrap up of equine news, great deals, popular blog posts and...

Rescue Horses, Essential Fashion and Photos Galore – The Plaid Horse Weekly Pick Six

BY TPH MEDIA CHAIR ESTELLE KRAFT Each week, TPH Media Chair, Estelle Kraft, will be breaking down The Plaid Horse Pick Six — a weekly wrap up of equine news, great deals, popular blog posts...

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2016 OLYMPICS

By Sissy Wickes RIO RECAP: The United States was one of only two countries (with Germany)
to win medals in all three of the equestrian disciplines: dressage, show jumping, and eventing. We won Team Silver with...

Pin Oak Week Two Photo Gallery

PHOTOS © ANDREW RYBACK PHOTOGRAPHY Brought to you by Summit Joint Performance:  Summit Joint Performance helps your horse feel and perform their very...

Bernie Traurig Clinic at Sweet Briar and Lynchburg College

Clinic Report and photos by intern Rosie Powers Sweet Briar and Lynchburg College coaches emphasize the importance the American hunter/jumper forward riding system, brought about by George Morris. On February 6-7, student equestrians, school horses,...

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...

Get Excited About the New Secretariat Memorial in Lexington

BY JESS CLAWSON Three of my very favorite things are horses, art, and history. When they combine into an astonishing tribute into one of the greatest horses who has ever lived,...

Why is USEF Spending Money on Non-Members?

BY PIPER KLEMM Every year, I pay membership and fees so I can play on the USEF playing field. Do I need to? Honestly, no. I could jump 2'6"...