American Bred Mr. Manhattan Takes Home Devon Blue in $3,500 Green Hunter 3’6” Stake

By Tatum Mitchell American Bred Mr. Manhattan came out on top in the 2022 Devon Horse Show’s $3500 Green Hunter 3'6" Stake at the 2022 Devon Horse Show in what was the Martin Schaeppi-owned gelding’s...

Can Your Horse Recognize You in a Lineup?

BY TANJA SCHNUDERL Can your horse tell you apart in a group of humans? The latest research in equine-human recognition. After being at home sick for about a week I’m finally back at the barn, walking...

Publisher’s Note: On The Plaid Horse’s 20th Anniversary, 20 Things You Didn’t Know About...

PIPER KLEMM, PH.D Piper’s first show was on a pony named Pumpkin Pie. Piper loves eggs for breakfast and eats them every morning she can. Adam only eats eggs when she is at home. Piper...

Celebrating the Ride – LRK3DE 2022

PHOTOS © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY You've just finished your stadium jumping course at the 5* Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. It's a dream to finish. Whether you've got a clear round or more faults than...

LKR3DE 2022 – Top Finishers Stadium Jumping Photo Gallery

PHOTOS © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY Michael Jung is back on top, ending on top after stadium with Fischerchipmunk FRH. Jung describes the horse as, "a really good friend and kind in everything he does."

LRK3DE 5* Cross Country Photo Gallery

PHOTOS © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY Let It Be Lee & Elisa Wallace

A Weenie Amateur Hunter Rider Reviews LRK3DE Cross Country Jumps – 2022 Edition

BY LAUREN MAULDIN / PHOTOS © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY Another year, another insane cross country course that would make me lose all of my bodily functions if I ever had to canter up to even...

The Quarter Marks of LRK3DE 2022

PHOTOS © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY Quarter marks are a time-honored tradition to "put on the ritz" for the top shows of the year. While this grooming practice has all but disappeared in the hunter/jumper world,...

LRK3DE 5* Dressage – Day 1 Photo Gallery

PHOTOS © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY It's been a "made in America" day of dressage, with the top 3 leaders after the first group of 5* horses being American-bred. Doug Payne, currently sitting in third, said...

LRK3DE 2022 Jog Photo Gallery

It's the start of the grand event, and like every exciting gala, there's a parade down the red carpet. Except in this case, replace the red carpet with jogging lane! Today the best and...

It’s Time to Safeguard U.S. Horses from Slaughter

By Michelle Murray In a thundering blur of colorful silks and swirling dirt, Affirmed crossed the finish line at Belmont Park, securing his legacy as one of the greatest racehorses in history. On June 10,...

New Order Mandates Equestrian Professionals Must Pass Credentials to Continue Business

BY TPH STAFF The past year has been full of conversations with industry leaders regarding amateur status, but today horse show organizations announced a new initiative for professionals. Effective immediately, all professional instructors and trainers...

New Faces of Pin Oak: San Marcos Training 

BY TYLER BUI After graduating from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Corinne Bevis had planned to take time off before law school but instead found herself forging a career in the horse industry. She...

New Faces of Pin Oak: David and Stacy Sanderson 

BY TYLER BUI When David Sanderson met Stacy Lane Sanderson—a professional in the equestrian industry—he knew very little about horses. Thirty years later,  he and Stacy now own Hunter Lane Inc., one of the most...

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...