Saturday, December 14, 2019

USHJA Annual Meeting: Proposed Rule Changes for Equitation

BY TORI WEED Day two of the USHJA National Convention was spent discussing proposed rule changes for USHJA hunter, equitation, and jumper divisions and general rules. Every proposed rule...

The Plaid Horse at 15: A Look In

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES The Plaid Horse magazine celebrates its 15th year in 2018. First published on newsprint with a local feel, it has grown into the largest exclusively hunter/jumper magazine in the United States....

USHJA Annual Meeting: Metric System Conversion and Jump Cup Depth Rule Change Proposals

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The USHJA Annual Meeting began on December 8th in Denver, Colorado, and yesterday’s joint Hunter and Jumper working groups conversed about the idea of future propositions...

Happy 70th Birthday PA National Horse Show ~ Contest Time!

By PA National Horse Show & Jennie Carleton for The Plaid Horse Happy Birthday Harrisburg! Don't miss your chance to win an Essex Classics Show Shirt, and show us some love here at The Plaid Horse Magazine....

Rule Changes, Andy Kocher, Giveaways and More! – The Plaid Horse Weekly Pick Six

BY TPH MEDIA CHAIR ESTELLE KRAFT Each week, TPH Media Chair, Estelle Kraft, will be breaking down The Plaid Horse Pick Six -- a weekly wrap up of equine news, great deals, popular blog posts...

Common Chemicals in Beauty and Grooming Products to Be Aware Of

BY AMANDA LEE Before I made the switch to natural skincare products, I was surprised at how little attention I paid to the ingredients of countless lotions, sprays, soaps and powders I slathered...

10 Great Podcasts to Listen to on the Road

By TPH Publisher Piper Klemm Ph.D.  For a long time I was overwhelmed with the amount of media coverage accessible in seemingly endless forms of technology, while also balancing my yearning to stay informed on the...

Reflecting on the Past and Looking Forward to Show Season – The Plaid Horse...

BY MEDIA CHAIR ESTELLE KRAFT Each week, TPH Media Chair, Estelle Kraft, will be breaking down The Plaid Horse Pick Six — a weekly wrap up of equine news, great deals, popular blog posts and...

Getting Involved with the Thoroughbred Incentive Program

BY KATIE KALFAYAN As a Thoroughbred Incentive Program Youth Ambassador, I’ve spent a large part of my eleven years riding working with Thoroughbreds. Currently, I ride a Thoroughbred...

The Long Reach of Langer Equestrian Group

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES The name Langer has been synonymous with California horse shows for almost half a century. Picture the horse show scene on the West Coast in 1970: a few...

Co-Owning a Horse With Your Trainer: What You Should Know

BY LEONE EQUESTRIAN LAW Question: I have the opportunity co-purchase a horse with my trainer for later re-sale, and I’m excited about it! I’ll be able to ride and...

It’s Pride Month! What Does That Mean?

By Jess Clawson June means a lot of things in the horse world: Devon, Upperville, the end of the school year, the beginning of summer. For...

Confessions of an Equine Risk Manager

BY BECCA HUNT Working in the personal insurance industry as a risk manager for decades has conditioned my eye to be keenly aware of circumstances that could threaten the...

Celebrating Risk Taking with The Plaid Horse Pick Six

BY MEDIA CHAIR ESTELLE KRAFT Each week, TPH Media Chair, Estelle Kraft, will be breaking down The Plaid Horse Pick Six — a weekly wrap up of equine news, great deals, popular blog posts and...

Valentines, Pony Moms and Barn Favorites in the Plaid Horse Pick Six

BY MEDIA CHAIR ESTELLE KRAFT Each week, TPH Media Chair, Estelle Kraft, will be breaking down The Plaid Horse Pick Six — a weekly wrap up of equine news, great deals, popular blog posts and...

Vote for Your Favorite horseCom Riding Star

By Danielle Henson More than 700 people have sent in applications, and horseCom is one step closer to finding their riding star! The up-and-coming equestrian tech company is getting ready to film a Kickstarter video...

TPH Documentary Review: Harry & Snowman

BY INTERN VYLA CARTER In 1956, Harry deLeyer headed to an auction for horses that were about to be sent to slaughter. Only spending eighty dollars, he headed back home with a horse that would...

A Day at the Races for the IEHJA Banquet

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN In Southern California, most equestrians have their sights set on HITS Coachella. That large, fancy circuit thrives under the palm trees in Thermal, but you can find an entirely different...

Riders Announced for the USEF 2016 George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session

The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) is pleased to announce the riders for the 10th annual George H. Morris Horsemastership Training Session to be held at the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center in Wellington,...

The Right Way, The Wrong Way, and the USHJA Way

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM After attending the USHJA Convention in 2014 in Las Vegas, I promised that I would never do that to myself again. Coming at a bitter, cold end of a long show...

Reader Response: The Right Way, the Wrong Way, the USHJA way

BY MARK APLIN I’m usually more of a talker than a writer, but felt compelled to respond to “The Right Way, The Wrong Way and the USHJA Way.” In this response, when I refer to...

Beat First Show Nerves, Know Drug Testing Protocols and Find Opportunities in The Plaid...

BY MEDIA CHAIR ESTELLE KRAFT Each week, TPH Media Chair, Estelle Kraft, will be breaking down The Plaid Horse Pick Six — a weekly wrap up of equine news, great deals, popular blog posts and...