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...

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...

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...

Dr. Piper Klemm to Join Panel for STRIDER Professional Development Series

The Plaid Horse Publisher Dr. Piper Klemm is set to join the panel discussion for STRIDER’S April webinar, a part of the company’s Professional Development Series. STRIDER provides a platform for equestrians to find, register,...

Protected: Piper Klemm, Ph.D. to Offer Hourlong Consulting Services

For the first time, The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm, Ph.D. will offer a limited number of hourlong consulting services this fall. Klemm began her tenure as publisher in 2014. She received her B.S. with...

WSHJA: Bringing Education and Opportunities to the Northwest

By Tyler Bui The Washington State Hunter Jumper Association (WSHJA) was created to promote the hunter jumper sport in Washington and to provide its members and professionals with opportunities to further their involvement in the...

USEF Opens Dialogue with Online Roundtable Discussions

USEF membership is speaking up, and our sport's national federation is opening a dialogue. Monday afternoon marked the organization's second online roundtable discussion, held via zoom, with the theme "Competitions & Conversations: Opportunities at...

“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...

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...

A Fresh Approach to an Old Frontier: Measuring and Applying Your Horse’s Temperament

By Kaitlin Hendry I avoid chestnut mares at all costs… Thoroughbreds are too quirky for me… This horse isn’t amateur friendly… ISO a husband horse… Eventing horses need to brave and careful… I need a...

American Bred Mr. Manhattan Takes Home Devon Blue in $3,500 Green Hunter 3’6” Stake

By Tatum Mitchell American Bred Mr. Manhattan came out on top in the 2022 Devon Horse Show’s $3500 Green Hunter 3'6" Stake at the 2022 Devon Horse Show in what was the Martin Schaeppi-owned gelding’s...

The Kentucky Horse Park Wants You to Help Them Redesign Their Competitor Barns

The Kentucky Horse Park has been granted $10 million from the state of Kentucky to renovate competitor barns. The facility has posted an online survey, welcoming "thoughts, opinions, and ideas on how to better...

Inside the Numbers: Cost Breakdown of an A Show in Texas

BY TPH STAFF It's no secret that horse shows are expensive. There's really no cap on what you can spend. We think it's important to be transparent when possible on real line-item costs. Some people...

USHJA Meeting Day 2: Everything’s Bigger in Texas

BY ELIZABETH EVANS Brace yourself, day three was almost as big as the state itself Today was another early morning start. As Alix and I walked to the meeting, we discussed the hot button topics of...

Transparency: New Rule to Better Identify USEF Licensed Officials at Competitions

As of December 1, 2022, all USEF licensed Stewards and Technical Delegates will be required to wear a form of "discernible identification" while officiating, according to the USEF Licensed Officials Department. The USEF Board of...

New Framework and Opportunities Discussed in Informational Session on USEF Para Dressage Centers of...

US Equestrian hosted an informational session Monday centered around the USEF Para Dressage Centers of Excellence Program and strengthening Para Dressage sport in the United States. Laura Roberts led the session; Roberts is the...

Candid Thoughts on the 2021 USEF Medal Finals—and What We Must Try to Change

BY GEOFF TEALL As we head into the fall season with all the many equitation finals, I would like to have an open and honest discussion regarding the USEF Medal Finals held in the fall...

Carriage Pleasure Driving Examined at USEF Annual Meeting

“Exploring the World of Carriage Pleasure Driving,” the third virtual session of the USEF Annual Meeting, gave listeners a glimpse into the Carriage Pleasure Driving world and the advancements being made to improve the...

Briarwood Derby Day Honors Jack Benson and Helps Cancer Patients

Briarwood Derby Day is a yearly fundraising event that benefits patient care at the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center in memory of Jack Benson. Jack was a great friend and teacher in the New Jersey...

Internet Shopping for Horses 101

BY DAPHNE THORNTON OF TWO BIT TRAINING Buying horses on the internet has gotten interesting…for both buyer and seller. I am not unsympathetic to the plight of Sellers. People kick tires, look at horses they can’t...

USHJA Annual Meeting Day 3: Final Conclusions

BY ELIZABETH EVANS Fortunately Alix and I aren't completely crazy party animals, so waking up bright and early for our last day of the meeting was easily done. I have grown fond of our morning...

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation: Dedicated to the Development of Equine Research

By Tyler Bui The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is the industry’s leader in equine-research funding. Since 1983, the foundation has given $32.1 million to 45 institutions across 412 projects, with the goal to provide the...