AIG: Insuring a Lifestyle

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES How does an insurance company become more personal than a recurring monthly payment? How does an insurance company become a perfect fit for the equestrian lifestyle? How can you protect all...

What is USEF SafeSport Training? And Why Do We Need It?

BY KAITLYN YOURKOSKI When Did Safe Sport Training Become A Part of USEF? The United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) announced on August 27, 2018 that all adult...

The Answers to All of Your World Equestrian Center Ocala Questions!

Dates Will you plan to have USEF sanctioned / recognized events at WEC Ocala? What about USEF mileage rules?  Ultimately our plan is to host sanctioned...

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...

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...

Focus on Flatwork Produces Winning Results with Leslie Burr Howard

BY REBECCA WALTON In today’s fast paced horse show world, the importance of flatwork can often be lost as riders are consistently going in the ring to win ribbons where the key focus is often...

Don’t Rush Into a Preliminary Hearing – It’s Almost Always a Bad Idea

BY LISA LAZARUS This article begins a series that will provide some “dos” and “don’ts” to keep in mind if you receive an FEI anti-doping violation Notification Letter. This month’s “don’t” is: don’t be tempted...

What Stress Influencers are Affecting You from Performing to Your True Potential?

BY CATHY PENROD Day by day, hour by hour, moment by moment, stress influencers can sneak upon us and affect us from performing to our true potential, in the show ring, schooling and/or life in...

Pennsylvania National Horse Show to Host Top Hunter and Jumper Competitors from Across...

BY MOLLY SORGE, JUMP MEDIA Over 1,400 top hunter and jumper riders from across the nation and abroad will be heading to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania for the 2018 Pennsylvania National Horse Show (PNHS), October 11-20. One...

Try Your Luck and Enjoy a New Kind of National Championship

BY MEGAN LACY AON/USHJA National Championships will feature Hunter, Jumper and Equitation championships at The Las Vegas National CSI4*-W “For the first time, we will have a national championship that is designed to give Amateur, Junior,...

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....

Good Stable Procedures Can Help Avoid Legal Problems

BY LISA LAZARUS In my six years as FEI General Counsel, overseeing all of the FEI’s anti-doping cases, I was frequently asked one question: “If you could give only one piece of advice to riders...

25 Years of Memorable Moments at the Capital Challenge Horse Show

BY MOLLY SORGE, JUMP MEDIA For 25 years, the Capital Challenge Horse Show (CCHS) has been the home of truly outstanding hunter performances. The show has become a highlight of every hunter rider’s year as...

Hurricane Preparation for Horse Owners

When it comes to mother nature, there's not anything we can do to stop it. From floods to high winds, we're at the mercy of whatever the storm will do, but that doesn't mean...

ViaGen Can Make Cloning a Reality in Your Barn

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN For a long time, the subject of cloning was restricted to science fiction novels. Ever since Dolly the sheep, the first successfully cloned mammal, was born in 1996 clones have...

The North American Youth Championships: A New Direction

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA The Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), presented by Gotham North, are on the brink of a new era. With a fresh name, new location, and renewed dedication to the future...

An Open Letter to the Los Angeles Equestrian Community

BY STEVE HANKIN This coming Monday, July 23rd, I will be presenting about the future of the Los Angeles Equestrian Center (LAEC) to the LA Equine Advisory Board during their July Meeting. I come to...

Sparse Attendance for the Most Critical of Topics at USHJA Town Hall: SafeSport in...

BY ERIN GILMORE Judging from the dozen or so scattered attendees gathered at Monday evening’s USHJA Town Hall Meeting on the sidelines of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show, one would be forgiven for assuming...