Advice, Tips and Everything You Need for Show Season: 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...

Paternoster Returns to Competition and Wins the $7,500 Horseflight Open Welcome!‏

By Classic Company with Photos by Alison Hartwell Paternoster and Zonneglans had their winning comeback ride yesterday in the $7,500 Horseflight Open Welcome. Gemma Paternoster formerly of the United Kingdom and now Wellington, Florida had an...

Passing on Passion for the Nations Cup on Day 3 of GHM Horsemastership Training...

Story and photos by Erin Gilmore A morning of teachable moments held high value for both the participants and the many spectators on the third and final day of the 2016 GHM Horsemastership Training Sessions...

Fox Lea Farm Adds Winter Circuit

By Intern Dominique Gonzalez Fox Lea Farm has been known to have a stellar summer series year after year, and they have revamped their show schedule in 2016 by adding six weeks of horse shows...

Don’t Rush Into a Preliminary Hearing – It’s Almost Always a Bad Idea

BY LISA LAZARUS This article begins a series that will provide some “dos” and “don’ts” to keep in mind if you receive an FEI anti-doping violation Notification Letter. This month’s “don’t” is: don’t be tempted...

Size Inclusivity, Avoiding Comparison, Yellow Honies and More in 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...

Winning! Here’s Who Won the $1,000 Head to Toe Equestrian Giveaway!

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner Emily M!!!! She and her 10-year-old OTTB will be receiving all of the fabulous prizes listed below. Because Emily is an equestrian, like the rest of us, she...

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...

Good Stable Procedures Can Help Avoid Legal Problems

BY LISA LAZARUS In my six years as FEI General Counsel, overseeing all of the FEI’s anti-doping cases, I was frequently asked one question: “If you could give only one piece of advice to riders...

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...

Importing Sport Horses and Their Acclimation to America

BY LIZ CORNELL Importing horses from other parts of the globe is not a new phenomenon. In fact horses that compete internationally have more frequent flyer miles than most...

Hurricane Preparation for Horse Owners

When it comes to mother nature, there's not anything we can do to stop it. From floods to high winds, we're at the mercy of whatever the storm will do, but that doesn't mean...

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...

Norris Brings Home Derby Win at Idaho’s Inaugural USEF Rated Show

By Irene Elise Powlick Photos by Stefanie Reed Photography McKenna Norris was excited coming in to the Treasure Valley Classic, Idaho’s first USEF rated ‘B’ show. With normal horse shows regularly being eight to ten hours of...

Reflecting on the Past and Looking Forward to Show Season – The Plaid Horse...

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...

Balmoral Park – Already a “HIT”

BY INTERN ERICA O'NEIL Out of all of the many HITS Horse Shows, HITS Balmoral Park has proven to be a tremendous ‘hit’ this past summer. The initial shows at Balmoral Park have already attracted...

Reader Response: The Right Way, the Wrong Way, the USHJA way

BY MARK APLIN I’m usually more of a talker than a writer, but felt compelled to respond to “The Right Way, The Wrong Way and the USHJA Way.” In this response, when I refer to...

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...