Saturday, May 8, 2021

What is the NSBA? Learn About the Organization for WEC Ocala

BY JAMIE SKUBAL (SWEET) Many have not heard of the National Snaffle Bit Associate (NSBA) unless they are involved with a breed association that works with them. To those in the Hunter/Jumper community this is...

Mason Phelps, Jr. Returns to the Helm of Phelps Media Group: Full Speed Ahead!

BY BRENDA MUELLER After a five-year break from heading up his flagship business, founder and president, Mason Phelps, Jr., is back at the helm of Phelps Media Group, Inc. International and is taking it full speed ahead. In...

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 “A judge’s license is for the rest of your life. Until you...

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 the day to day management. That’s...

Finding a Path Toward Future Horse Shows: How could COVID-19 testing help?

BY BROOKE GODDARD The entire sporting world came to a screeching halt in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic – horse shows were no exception. The effects of not having horse shows have been widespread,...

MediVet ACS is Helping Horses Overcome Inflammation to Be Their Best

BY MOLLY SORGE / JUMP MEDIA Lisa Thomas knows she has a remarkable partner in her horse Rhythm. She’s competed the Oldenburg gelding in the amateur-owner hunters, through training level eventing, and in hunter trials...

USHJA Annual Meeting: Proposed Rule Changes for Equitation

BY TORI WEED Day two of the USHJA National Convention was spent discussing proposed rule changes for USHJA hunter, equitation, and jumper divisions and general rules. Every proposed rule inspired active conversations about whether or...

Dear USEF: You Have a Representation Problem

BY LYSSETTE WILLIAMS Every time I open a US Equestrian or In Stride magazine, I quickly scan it. I dog ear articles for later, note recent achievements of riders across the country, and catalogue the faces in...

Dissecting “The Board” in USHJA: How We Need Diversity in Our Governing Organization

BY PIPER KLEMM The board. It’s part of the closed door meetings that drive our sport. It’s a club of people of power that we’ve long known aren’t split by gender or socio-economic status in...

Ask Andre: Are Group or Private Lessons Better for Students?

BY ANDRE DIGNELLI Do you prefer private lessons or group lessons? I grew up riding in my back yard by myself. When I would go and take lessons, it was more affordable to be part of a group. I...

Eurequine: Sporthorse Stallions for Every Ring

BY SISSY WICKES Edgar Schutte is a respected name in the world of Hanoverian breeding from the United States to the heart of Germany, the birthplace of the breed. Hanoverians are a breed known for...

Co-Owning a Horse With Your Trainer: What You Should Know

BY LEONE EQUESTRIAN LAW Question: I have the opportunity co-purchase a horse with my trainer for later re-sale, and I’m excited about it! I’ll be able to ride and enjoy the horse while my trainer...

What to Know About Fireworks, Horses and Your Legal Rights

By Armand Leone of Leone Equestrian Law Q: My neighbors set off fireworks in their backyard (directly over my barn and pastures!) for two nights in a row. The first night, my horses were in...

The Plaid Horse at 15: A Look In

BY 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. Glossy...

TPH Documentary Review: Harry & Snowman

BY 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 soon...

Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day 5* Cross Country Photo Gallery

PHOTOS © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY It was a wet, exciting day of cross country at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event. 15 horses were eliminated on cross country, including some of the sport's biggest names,...

Spur Tech Continues to Innovate with a Fresh and Safe Redesign of the...

BY JESS CLAWSON Safety is the most important aspect of horsemanship. Those of us who grew up in the United States Pony Club system may recall the classic drawings illustrating the difference between a safe...

The Long Reach of Langer Equestrian Group

BY SISSY WICKES The name Langer has been synonymous with California horse shows for almost half a century. Picture the horse show scene on the West Coast in 1970: a few scattered venues, sand or dirt footing,...

Ask Andre: How do you prepare for Devon?

BY ANDRE DIGNELLI The thing that separates Devon from other shows is history. Devon is an iconic location and most of us have seen pictures depicting the show’s amazing past. If you have grown up...

Put Blame Where it Belongs: Improve and Enforce Covid-19 Show Protocols

BY PIPER KLEMM Why was Pony Finals cancelled? Well, at this point, I’ve heard just about everything.  The rumor mill is raging. I’ve heard about non-compliance from USEF members and non-members alike. I’ve heard the show...

Ten Things to Know About WEF’s New Show+ Coverage

BY NINA FEDRIZZI If you happen to be cashing out at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in the coming weeks, you may or may not notice a new, $75 charge on your show bill.  Offered for...

Safety Ad-Hoc by the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Among the forums at the USHJA Annual Meeting was a Safety Ad Hoc presented by the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab with speaker Dr. Barry Miller. The helmet testing lab is the first...