Thursday, July 9, 2020

There Are Big Changes in Store For the 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships:...

BY NINA FEDRIZZI Blink and you might have missed it, but late last month, word was shared across US Equestrian channels that big changes were in store for the...

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

BY ESTELLE KRAFT Each week, Estelle Kraft, will be breaking down The Plaid Horse Pick Six — a weekly wrap up of equine news, great deals, popular blog posts and much more! Tune in every...

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...

Documentary Review: Give Me Shelter

By TPH Intern Estelle Kraft I am not normally the person to choose to watch a documentary while browsing Netflix after a day at school, working or riding, but Give Me Shelter grabbed my attention....

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...

Tali Dejong and Spero Win Big

By Mackenzie Shuman Jumps were set, ribbons ready, horses schooled, and riders prepared for last night’s $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO . In the newly-remodeled International Ring...

USEF Response: FEI Pony Height Change Proposal Does Not Affect Hunter Ponies

BY TPH STAFF Coat colors, “hunter hair” versus a braid—there are a lot of ways to shake up the hunters, but few things drum up concerns in hunter/jumper competitors...

5 changes you can make in 2020 to better ensure your equine anti-doping compliance

BY LISA LAZARUS Spending less, exercising more, cooking from scratch…just some of the many new year’s resolutions that you might be setting this January, in the hope of achieving...

USEF Rule Changes- Poling and Soring

Above: Rider flying over jump in the warm up ring. Photo by TPH Intern Vyla Carter. By Alix Morrison USHJA Annual Meeting and therefore Rule Change season are upon us. Some rules are undergoing clarification, while other...

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...

Becoming a Licensed Official: Two Sides of a Coin

It’s easier than you have heard.  It’s not as easy you thought. The Case for a Judging License (In +- 12 months) BY KARLI POSTEL

USHJA International Hunter Derby Updates

Throughout most of the country, classes for the International Hunter Derby will be able to continue! One question that has been brought up and addressed by the USEF is regarding the jog,...

USHJA President Mary Babick Speaks Out on Rob Gage and Concerns Over Safe Sport

USHJA President Mary Babick answered questions pertaining to the recent suicide of equestrian Rob Gage and the possible unintended consequences of SafeSport. Babick spoke with TPH Senior Editor and USHJA Board of...

Wrap Up the Best of the Week 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...

What the TPH Interns are Tuning Into…

Podcasts have become a part of our recreational, informational, and intellectual lives. They cover a wide variety of subjects- from sports to politics to fiction to religion. Within the extensive menu of the podcast...

Skylar Wireman Shines in $10,000 National Derby at Showpark Racing Festival

BY GRACE SALMON Twelve-year-old Skylar Wireman has been involved in the sport ever since she can remember. “My mom is a trainer, so I pretty much grew up around horses and loved them from the...

The Horse Racing Integrity Act: Why It Matters Outside the USA

BY LISA LAZARUS For as long as horses have been competing in sport, civil societies have recognized that the competition should not be influenced by medication. This recognition was...

Breaking the Stigma of Purchasing Older Horses

BY JAMIE SKUBAL As I scroll through Facebook groups I see more and more ISO ads for horses stating they want polished show horses with lots of positive traits—also under 15...

Pin Oak Week Two Photo Gallery

PHOTOS © ANDREW RYBACK PHOTOGRAPHY Brought to you by Summit Joint Performance:  Summit Joint Performance helps your horse feel and perform their very...

Podcast Review: S-Town

Listen to S-Town by CLICKING HERE. For more podcast recommendations read 10 Podcasts Piper Listens to On the Road By Stephanie Roloff After years of hearing the hype over podcasts, I decided it was finally time...

Grand Prix Equine Combines Technology and the Human Touch

BY JESS CLAWSON Horse owners want to be knowledgeable and educated about every aspect of our horses’ care, but working adult amateurs don’t always get to take part in...

12 Million Reasons to Follow @theplaidhorsemag on Instagram

We recently hit over 12 million likes at @theplaidhorsemag instagram! That's over 12 million hearts on all things pony, pizazz and plaid. Want to see what you've been missing? Our instagram is your go-to...