Saturday, December 14, 2019

Norris Brings Home Derby Win at Idaho’s Inaugural USEF Rated Show

By Irene Elise Powlick Photos by Stefanie Reed Photography McKenna Norris was excited coming in to the Treasure Valley Classic, Idaho’s first USEF rated ‘B’ show. With normal horse shows regularly being eight to ten hours of...

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...

Truscott Takes a Trio of Triumphs at Wasatch Horse Shows

By Irene Elise Powlick Two weeks of horse showing with two horses and multiple catch rides, there was lots of opportunity and hope for Kaitlyn Truscott coming into the Wasatch Horse Shows Summer Classics I...

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...

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,...

Why is USEF Spending Money on Non-Members?

BY PIPER KLEMM Every year, I pay membership and fees so I can play on the USEF playing field. Do I need to? Honestly, no. I could jump 2'6"...

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...

More Than Sharing Pony Pictures: The Unintended Consequences of Social Media

BY K2 INTELLIGENCE As social media platforms and apps such as Twitter, WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, and YouTube become increasingly enmeshed in the fabric of our lives, the unintended consequences of their use cannot...

Why Local Horse Shows Lose Good Judges

BY LILLI BIELER BIEDERMANN For the last fifteen years, I’ve judged regularly with my USEF ‘r’ (HU/HE) license. Living in north central Vermont with few other judges around, I often have...

Rule Changes and a New Outlook on Equestrian Sport in the Desert – Day...

By Elizabeth Evans | Photo: It’s A Haggerty’s My last day in the desert started once again with an early start, only this time I allowed myself a little bit of extra sleep due to...

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...

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...

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...

2016 Devon Pony Sportsmanship Award Winner Luke Jensen

By Ella Baltus The 2016 Devon Pony Sportsmanship Award is award is sponsored by Pony Tail Bows and the owner, Tracey Currey. I had the pleasure to interview this year’s winner of the 2016 Devon Pony Sportsmanship...

Rule Changes and a New Outlook on Equestrian Sport in the Desert – Day...

By Elizabeth Evans | Photo: It's A Haggerty's After a long drive out to the desert late last night, it was up early to make it to the Omni Hotel for registration this morning.  With...

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...

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....

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...

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...

USHJA Annual Meeting Day 3: Final Conclusions

BY ELIZABETH EVANS Fortunately Alix and I aren't completely crazy party animals, so waking up bright and early for our last day of the meeting was easily done. I have grown fond of our morning...

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...

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...