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...

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...

US Equestrian Lettering Program: Varsity Letters for Equestrian Sports

BY VYLA CARTER The US Equestrian Lettering Program was started by the United States Equestrian Federation to recognize and honor student athletes in grades five through twelve. This program allows junior high school and high...

Current Procedures and Protocols for Drug Testing

As competitors, it's important to stay informed in regards to drug testing protocols within our sport. Today Julian McPeak, Director of Marketing & Communications for USEF, sits down to answer a few of our...

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...

Maryland Horse Shows Association Year End Champions

It's been a fantastic year of showing for patrons of the Maryland Horse Shows Association! Join us in congratulating the 2017 division champions. Great job riders for your hard work and success! Maryland Horse Shows...

Being an Amateur at the Annual Meeting in San Antonio 2017

BY ALIX MORRISON I ride (and write!) like an amateur, but jumped at the chance to cover the USHJA Annual Meeting for The Plaid Horse. I wanted to see USHJA debate and make rules, watch...

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...

USHJA Meeting Day 2: Everything’s Bigger in Texas

BY ELIZABETH EVANS Brace yourself, day three was almost as big as the state itself Today was another early morning start. As Alix and I walked to the meeting, we discussed the hot button topics of...

USHJA Annual Meeting December 11th Recap

BY ELIZABETH EVANS My journey to the USHJA meeting started just before midnight on Sunday with a red eye to San Antonio from LAX. I arrived in the wee hours of the morning on Monday for the...

2017 USHJA Rule Change Debates

BY ALIX MORRISON As the annual meeting ramps up in San Antonio, and rule proposals are getting debated. Some of the hotly debated rules include: all of the rules pertaining to when and if safety...

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...

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...

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

By Elizabeth Evans | Photo: It's A Haggerty's Once again, it was early to rise to be at the Omni Hotel for breakfast – presented by Perfect Products – by 7am.  Today started off with...

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...

New Show Grounds About to Break Ground in Ocala, FL

World Equestrian Center and Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club Partner to Build World Class Equestrian Sports Venue, National Membership Allows Equestrians To ‘Try Before You Buy’ WILMINGTON, Ohio – October 28, 2016 – The World...

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2016 OLYMPICS

By Sissy Wickes RIO RECAP: The United States was one of only two countries (with Germany)
to win medals in all three of the equestrian disciplines: dressage, show jumping, and eventing. We won Team Silver with...

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...

Swagger Wins Big At Wasatch Horse Shows

By Irene Elise Powlick | Photo Credit: Stefanie Reed Photography After an already impressive two weeks of showing with wins in the 3’3” Performance Hunters, 3’3” Junior Hunters, and 12-14 Equitation, Gabriella Zupancic and her own...

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...

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...

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...