“She Didn’t Resemble the Rest”

How Maclay Champion Augusta Iwasaki prevailed over criticism about her looks to blaze the trail for riders in the Big Eq—and beyond By Piper Klemm and Rennie Dyball Augusta Iwasaki won the ASPCA Maclay National Championship...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Score of the Century for Susann Bobley and Fargo

By L.A. Sokolowski Schenectady, NY—September 20, 2022—A good coach, a great horse, and a top-notch support system added up to a winning equation for adult amateur dressage rider Suzann Bobley, of 18 Karat Farm in...

Publisher’s Note: Overreaction

PIPER KLEMM, PH.D I have a confession to make… I have been known to overreact. I panic over things that seem like the end of the world. I’ve been absolutely up in arms over situations...

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...

Donating to a Non-Profit Organization as an Unconventional Solution to Rehome Your Horse

By Tanja Schnuderl Horses donated to non-profit organizations are considered “no-cash charitable contributions” by the IRS and form 8283 has to be filed by the taxpayer to qualify for a tax reduction. If the donation...

Dual Enrolled Selected to Second Film Festival

By Catie Staszak/Catie Staszak Media, Inc. Dual Enrolled, the short documentary on the demands and commitment required of equestrian student-athletes, has been officially selected to its second film festival. The 22nd Annual 15-Minutes of Fame Film...

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

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 will...

Littleton Equine Medical Center Acquires Colorado Horse Park

Singletree Equestrian, a group of Little Equine Medical Center (LEMC) veterinarians and key stakeholders, announced Wednesday the purchase of the Colorado Horse Park. LEMC will partner with LEG Shows & Events and Charlotte Robson to...

Tradition and Excellence in the Washington International Horse Show Hall of Fame

By Amanda Picciotto Feitosa / JUMP Media The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) has been steeped in tradition since it was initially held at the District of Columbia National Guard Armory in 1958. The 64th...

Publisher’s Note: Ask Yourself More Questions

BY PIPER KLEMM, PH.D Fall is in the air–crisp mornings, pumpkin spice everything, and the regression in horsemanship skills we see at our most prestigious horse shows and national championships.  The industry is thriving. Horses are...

Publisher’s Note: On The Plaid Horse’s 20th Anniversary, 20 Things You Didn’t Know About...

PIPER KLEMM, PH.D Piper’s first show was on a pony named Pumpkin Pie. Piper loves eggs for breakfast and eats them every morning she can. Adam only eats eggs when she is at home. Piper...

Publisher’s Note: Five-Year Plans

PIPER KLEMM, PH.D I was boarding a plane the other night and as I boarded, the flight attendants were chatting with each other. “Only 1,753 days until I retire.”  The other flight attendant laughed. They caught...

Publisher’s Note: You Must Really Love It

PIPER KLEMM, PH.D. I was recently discussing my riding with someone I’d just met. As we got chatting about the sport and how timid (read: terrified) I can be in the saddle, she said, “Wow....

Terry West Inducted into Maryland Horse Show Association Hall of Fame

Terry West added another accolade to her most lengthy and diversified resume when she was announced as one of the newest inductees into the Maryland Horse Show Association Hall of Fame Sunday. West, one of...

Publisher’s Note: The Blame That Holds Us Back

PIPER KLEMM, PH.D If you told me at 25 that I was holding myself back, I would have said that you were wrong. In fact, I did say that to people. I got defensive. I...

Publisher’s Note: Good for Her, Not for Me

PIPER KLEMM, PH.D I recently read Amy Poehler’s 2014 book Yes Please, in which she laments a common inability for women to say, “Good for her, not for me.” For her, this revelation was centered...

Publisher’s Note: Loving It

PIPER KLEMM, PH.D Like most people in our industry—and most people who travel—I talk a lot. I talk to my team (on my hands-free device) while traveling long distances. I chat in person and text...

Publisher’s Note: Work Ethic

PIPER KLEMM, PH.D I was recently walking around at a horse show where I heard a supportive friend or family member say to a beginner rider, “You look like a natural!” It’s a well-intentioned and positive...