Taylor, Harris Insurance Services Signs On as Official Sponsor at Desert Horse Park

The Desert International Horse Park, home of the Desert Circuit in Thermal, California is pleased to announce Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) as an official sponsor to their 2022-2023 circuit. Since 1987, THIS has...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

USEF Approves 32 Mileage Exemptions for First Trimester of 2023 Competition Year in Florida

By Catie Staszak On Wednesday, Aug. 3, the United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced the approval of "hunter/jumper competitions to be added to the calendar for the first trimester of the 2023 competition year in...

My Perspective As An Adult in the Equitation

BY ANNE SHERWOOD  I wake up to my daughter tapping my shoulder. “Mama, do good dreams come true?”  “Sometimes,” I reply as I soothe her back to sleep at our home in Los Angeles. I glance...

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...

The Save America’s Forgotten Equines Act

Thousands of Equines are Sent Abroad to Slaughter—the Senate Must Vote to Pass a Bill to Save Them By Margie Sloan Death is inevitable for our horses. How they die is a decision we are often privileged...

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...

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...

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...