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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 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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

“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 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...

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...