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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...

Score of the Century for Susann Bobley and Fargo

By L.A. Sokolowski Schenectady, NY—September 20, 2022—A good coach, a great horse, and a top-notch support system added up to a winning equation for adult amateur dressage rider Suzann Bobley, of 18 Karat Farm in...

Ask Andre: What Do Changes to Maclay Qualifying Mean for the Equitation Division?

By Andre Dignelli Earlier this winter season, the National Horse Show announced another set of changes to the Maclay Finals qualifying criteria.   Since 2020, the traditional qualifying criteria for the ASPCA Maclay National Championship—based on...

Tradition and Excellence in the Washington International Horse Show Hall of Fame

By Amanda Picciotto Feitosa / JUMP Media The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) has been steeped in tradition since it was initially held at the District of Columbia National Guard Armory in 1958. The 64th...

Briarwood Derby Day Honors Jack Benson and Helps Cancer Patients

Briarwood Derby Day is a yearly fundraising event that benefits patient care at the Hunterdon Regional Cancer Center in memory of Jack Benson. Jack was a great friend and teacher in the New Jersey...

WSHJA: Bringing Education and Opportunities to the Northwest

By Tyler Bui The Washington State Hunter Jumper Association (WSHJA) was created to promote the hunter jumper sport in Washington and to provide its members and professionals with opportunities to further their involvement in the...

Littleton Equine Medical Center Acquires Colorado Horse Park

Singletree Equestrian, a group of Little Equine Medical Center (LEMC) veterinarians and key stakeholders, announced Wednesday the purchase of the Colorado Horse Park. LEMC will partner with LEG Shows & Events and Charlotte Robson to...

The Kentucky Horse Park Wants You to Help Them Redesign Their Competitor Barns

The Kentucky Horse Park has been granted $10 million from the state of Kentucky to renovate competitor barns. The facility has posted an online survey, welcoming "thoughts, opinions, and ideas on how to better...

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...

Forget Me Not Farm Raises Funds for Pediatric Cancer Research With an Evening of...

By Caroline Mosebrook What do you get when you combine heroic children with a fashion runway and a Wellington, FL farm? Equestrians gathered at Forget Me Not Farm in Wellington FL, on Saturday, Jan. 29 for...

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation: Dedicated to the Development of Equine Research

By Tyler Bui The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation is the industry’s leader in equine-research funding. Since 1983, the foundation has given $32.1 million to 45 institutions across 412 projects, with the goal to provide the...

Oh No: Meet Aaron Vale’s Newest Ride at WEC – Ocala

By Catie Staszak Sometimes I feel like horse owners and breeders are out to get the announcer (or in my case, the commentator). If I'm uncertain about the pronunciation of a name, I'll almost always...

“Nobody Helped Me More Than Judy Richter Did.”

BY ANDRE DIGNELLI I am certain of this: Judy Richter has been the biggest influence in my life and career. I have enjoyed all of the photos and tributes shared on social media; and catching up...

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...

Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association Announces 2022 Convention and Awards Gala

The Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association (PCHA) is pleased to announce it will be hosting a one-of-a-kind convention at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center January 6-8, 2023. The convention will host a variety of...

Good Habits for a Strong Show Season

With a new show season upon us, members of our Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge got to talking about what changed our riding for the better in 2022 that we’ll bring into 2023.Some of...

Publisher’s Note: We’re Here for the People Who Show Up 

At every event I’ve ever thrown in my life, there is a split second of calm before the storm. That nerve-wracking moment when preparation is complete, guests are about to come, and you suddenly...

Candid Thoughts on the 2021 USEF Medal Finals—and What We Must Try to Change

BY GEOFF TEALL As we head into the fall season with all the many equitation finals, I would like to have an open and honest discussion regarding the USEF Medal Finals held in the fall...

Is Simple Still Interesting Enough for Equestrians?

BY McKrell Baier Here Are Some Steps for Warming Up to the Idea!  When the question is posed, “why are our modern riders so lacking in the basics,” some will point to a lack of horsemanship, or...

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...

American Bred Mr. Manhattan Takes Home Devon Blue in $3,500 Green Hunter 3’6” Stake

By Tatum Mitchell American Bred Mr. Manhattan came out on top in the 2022 Devon Horse Show’s $3500 Green Hunter 3'6" Stake at the 2022 Devon Horse Show in what was the Martin Schaeppi-owned gelding’s...

Day 1 at Great Meadow: US Eventing Team Has Final Sandbox Practice Before Heading...

WORDS & PHOTOS: Samantha Haynie Wednesday, May 30, 2021 — Adorned in their USA Team polos the 11 US pairs made their way down center line at Great Meadow on Wednesday for their fix-a-test ride....