Dr. Piper Klemm to Judge High Timber Classic I USHJA Outreach Horse Show in...

Dr. Piper Klemm, Publisher of The Plaid Horse, has been selected to judge the High Timber Classic I USHJA Outreach Horse Show on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Meadow View Farm in Spokane, WA.  Entries...

USEF Licensed Officials Year in Review Webinar Covers Improvements, Goals, and Data From 2021-2022

The USEF Licensed Officials Year in Review Webinar covered the roles of licensed officials, the improvements, data, and trends from in 2021, and goals for licensed officials in 2022. Alina Brazzil, Director of Licensed...

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....

Soledad O’Brien Finds Success During her First Trip to Wellington 

Soledad O’Brien is an American Broadcast Journalist known for her hosting role on the political magazine program Matter of Fact with Soledad O’Brien, and for past roles as an anchor for CNN, MSNBC and...

Show Jumping Hall of Fame Inducts Beezie Madden, Mason Phelps, Margie Engle and Sapphire

Edited Press Release Lexington, KY – March 8, 2022 – In a moving night featuring some of Show Jumping’s all-time legends, the Show Jumping Hall of Fame inducted Olympic veteran Beezie Madden, renowned media executive and fundraiser Mason...

Dr. Piper Klemm Discusses Female Entrepreneurship, Equine Education, and her College Courses on The...

Dr. Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse, returned to the The Equestrian College Advisor Live show on March 7, 2022, where she and Randi C. Heathman discussed female entrepreneurship, grit, toughness, and girl...

A Dream Come True: Inaugural Mountain King Ranch Equitation Grant Recipient Maggie Lawrence Lives...

Edited Press Release By Lily Yampolsky Wellington, Fla. – March 4, 2022 – When Colorado-native Dominic Gibbs was 14 years old, his trainer brought him to Wellington for a week where he got to meet Katie...

Scenes of Support: The Equestrian Community Stands with Ukraine

At the 2022 CSIO4* Nations Cup at the Winter Equestrian Festival, Ukraine did not have a team—but you wouldn't have known it. Across nations, riders wore armbands in the colors of the Ukraine flag...

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,...

Dr. Piper Klemm to Have Guest Appearance on The Equestrian College Advisor Live Show

Dr. Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse, will return to the The Equestrian College Advisor Live show on March 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm CST.  The Equestrian College Advisor offers college counseling tailored to...

The Plaid Horse and Show Strides to be an Official Prize Sponsor of the...

The 2022 Fairfield June Benefit Horse Show will be held from June 21-15 at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, CT, and The Plaid Horse and Show Strides have partnered with the USEF...

Actress Selma Blair Remains in the Saddle Despite Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis

Selma Blair, known for her roles in Legally Blonde and Cruel Intentions, was recently spotted competing at LA February in Los Angeles on a grey gelding. Blair, who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in...

Desert Circuit V Cancelled as DIHP Announces Updated Rules and Protocols

Edited Press Release The Desert International Horse Park (DIHP) announced the cancellation of its fifth week of hunter-jumper competition Sunday in light of the continued outbreak of Equine Herpesvirus (EHV-1) onsite. Management released the following statement: Dear...

Blenheim EquiSports Commissions Economic Impact Study of Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park

The Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park—also known simply as, the "Riding Park” is the home of Blenheim EquiSports in San Juan Capistrano, CA. The venue hosted approximately 7,500 horses at 16 week-long events in...

No New Horses at Desert International Horse Park

Friday, Feb. 18, 2022 — Effective immediately, the Desert International Horse Park has closed access to new arrivals for "at least the next week." This is due to an onsite outbreak of EHV-1, otherwise known...

Visit The Plaid Horse at the 2022 Horse World Expo!

The Plaid Horse will be present at the 19th annual Horse World Expo ,March 3-6, 2022.  The Horse World Expo is located in Harrisburg, PA and offers a wide range of activities for equine enthusiasts....

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...

Are You Watching This Season of The Bachelor?

BY TYLER BUI Calling all reality TV fans!  You may have something in common with one contestant. Melina Nasab is a 27-year-old personal trainer from West Hollywood, CA, and she’s an avid equestrian. Nasab and...

Piper Klemm to Judge Main Hunter Ring at ExEL Horse Show

The Plaid Horse Publisher Dr. Piper Klemm has been selected as a judge for the main hunter ring at the ExEL Horse Show, December 2 - 4, 2022 at the Germantown Charity Horse Show...

Watch: Appaloosa Filly Takes Her First Steps in Namibia

The final foal of the 2021 breeding season at Joseph's Dream Appaloosa Stud was born Monday, Jan. 17 at 5:00 am local time at Sandwerf Farm Namibia (Africa). By Lefkos out of Noel (Hunters...

The Plaid Horse’s Own Piper Klemm and Catie Staszak Give Educational Presentations at CPI...

Edited Press Release At the 2022 College Preparatory Invitational's opening address at the West Palm Beach Marriott in Florida, The Plaid Horse made up two of the evening's seven speakers. CPI Florida, held annually at West...

“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...