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, June 25- 26, 2022 at the Germantown Charity Horse Show Grounds...

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...

USEF Competition Task Force Discusses Changes Made in the 2023 Hunter/Jumper Competition Guide during...

BY TYLER BUI The USEF Competition Task Force discussed the 2023 Hunter/Jumper Competition Guide during their USEF virtual session. Panelists—all members of the USEF Competition Task Force— included USEF President Tom O’Mara, USEF...

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...

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...

Dr. Piper Klemm Speaks with La Jolla Country Day School Equestrian Team on Equestrian...

BY TYLER BUI The La Jolla Country Day School Equestrian Team met with The Plaid Horse Publisher Dr. Piper Klemm to discuss equestrian entrepreneurship and career opportunities on January 10, 2022. The equestrian team, mentored...

London International Horse Show (LIHS): a Volunteer’s View

BY KRISTY WARD You might be thinking “London International Horse Show? I’ve never heard of that before,” but my guess is that you probably have. It used to be called Olympia, and it’s been running...

North Iowa Fair Board Launches $1.5 Million Capital Campaign to Improve Horse Show Facilities

The North Iowa Fair Board has launched their $1.5 million capital improvement campaign that will allow the North Iowa Events Center to hold horse shows year-round, with plans to build a heated warm-up ring...

West Palms Events to Manage Showpark Del Mar

West Palms Event Management, a TPH Media Partner, will begin managing Showpark Del Mar in 2022 as reported by the Rancho Santa Fe Post. In 2021, the 22nd DAA, run by a Governor appointed...

Best of 2021: Top Plaidcast Episodes

Hosted by The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm, the Plaidcast has become a destination for conversations on topics that matter, from horsemanship to the state of our sport and horse show how-tos for riders...

Ask Andre: What Are Your Greatest Takeaways from 2021?

By Andre Dignelli As the world readies to begin a New Year in 2022, a new horse show year has already been underway for a month. The city never sleeps, as they say, and that for...

Equestrian Tradition and the Ultimate Athlete

BY ALEX O'SULLIVAN The founder of the modern pentathlon, Baron Pierre de Courbetin, chose the five disciplines - fencing, freestyle swimming, show jumping, pistol shooting and cross country running -because he wanted the competition to...

McLain Ward: Olympic Athlete and Businessman

BY Devyn Trethewey Hollowbrook Wealth Management Company hosted an exclusive online event with five-time Olympic equestrian show jumper, McLain Ward, to shed light on the importance of good business practices to succeed in the sport. Philip...

The Two Deeply Flawed Principles of USEF—And the Obvious (Resisted) Solution

By Brian Sean Wee, CFP I am very much energized by the recent changes that USEF has made, and applaud them for the recent work from the Amateur Task Force and Competition Task Force.  However, as...

An Open Letter From Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center: The USEF Mileage Rule in...

An open letter from Beth C. Porter, Executive Director of Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center Dear all, I am writing today to ask for your help. As you likely know if you are active in the...

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...

The Plaid Horse Announces Desert International Horse Park Official Media Partnership

The Plaid Horse will return to Thermal, CA this winter as an Official Media Partner of the Desert International Horse Park. With nearly 1.3 million square feet of competition and riding space, the Desert International...