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

By Elizabeth Evans | Photo: It's A Haggerty's After a long drive out to the desert late last night, it was up early to make it to the Omni Hotel for registration this morning.  With...

2015 Recap: The Derby at the Genesee Country Village and Museum

June 2015 - Mumford, New York - Photos by Adam Hill  Jennifer Alfano and Miss Lucy Pony riders Francesca Calamari, Sophia Calamari, and Kate Taylor walk the $5,000 Pony Derby course, sponsored by Ponies & Palms...

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...

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

Goal Setting, Reviews, Sales and the Plaidcast – 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...

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...

The Style Issue, Private Training with Daniel Bluman and More in the 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...

Vote for Your Favorite horseCom Riding Star

By Danielle Henson More than 700 people have sent in applications, and horseCom is one step closer to finding their riding star! The up-and-coming equestrian tech company is getting ready to film a Kickstarter video...

USHJA Annual Meeting: Measurement Card and Halter Number Rule Change Proposals

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The USHJA Annual Meeting Rule Change Forum was held this morning in Denver, Colorado with USHJA President Mary Babick and Vice Presidents Robin Rost-Brown and Charlotte...

Beezie Madden Makes it Count on Day 2 of GHM Horsemastership

By Erin Gilmore “A correct position is not always the same position all the time. You've got to be able to adjust what you're going to do.” Adjustability was just one show jumping cornerstone that Beezie...

Piper’s April Media Recommendations

Photo: from "Mozart in the Jungle," at TV show available on Amazon Prime   By TPH Publisher Piper Klemm Ph.D.   As a fan and huge consumer of media to keep me engaged while I'm working, traveling and during...

Two USHJA Horse Welfare Rule Proposals You Need to Know About

BY TPH STAFF It’s that time of year again. The USHJA Annual meeting is just around the corner, and with it a series of proposed rule changes. Everyone can review the...

2015 Recap: Lake Placid Horse Shows

July 2015 - Lake Placid, New York - Photos by Adam Hill, Piper Klemm and HJK Photography Double G Stables' Summerwood Rhythm 'N Blues & Nikki Boyle were Reserve Champion Small/Medium Green Pony Hunters at...

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...

Should We Trim Horses’ Whiskers?

BY ILISSA LOEWENSTEIN MEYER Anyone who watches international competition is seeing changes to some long-standing traditions in turnout and appearance. Some research indicates that “hunter hair” affects helmet fit...

Swagger Wins Big At Wasatch Horse Shows

By Irene Elise Powlick | Photo Credit: Stefanie Reed Photography After an already impressive two weeks of showing with wins in the 3’3” Performance Hunters, 3’3” Junior Hunters, and 12-14 Equitation, Gabriella Zupancic and her own...

2018 The Plaid Horse Intern and Ambassador Talent Search

BY AVERILL PESSIN Join the TPH team! We are officially launching our 2018 Intern and Ambassador search! This is YOUR opportunity to work with North America’s Premier horse show magazine!  Many TPH interns go on to...

From Coachella to WEF: 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...

New Show Grounds About to Break Ground in Ocala, FL

World Equestrian Center and Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club Partner to Build World Class Equestrian Sports Venue, National Membership Allows Equestrians To ‘Try Before You Buy’ WILMINGTON, Ohio – October 28, 2016 – The World...

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...

Try Your Luck and Enjoy a New Kind of National Championship

BY MEGAN LACY AON/USHJA National Championships will feature Hunter, Jumper and Equitation championships at The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W “For the first time, we will have a national championship that is designed to give Amateur, Junior,...

Fast Facts: Jumper Judging

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM David Distler, FEI jumper judge and the United States Steward General of the FEI, gave a presentation to members at the USHJA Annual Meeting in Denver,...