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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...

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...

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...

“Perfecting and Promoting Small Equine”: USEF Virtual Session Explores the American Shetland Pony

Sandy Croote, Chair of the USEF Shetland Committee, educated viewers in the USEF virtual session, “A History of the Shetland Pony Breed and Overview of the Benefits of the American Shetland Pony Club.”  The USEF...

DEI Community Conversations: US Equestrian Begins New Initiative with Four-Person Educational Panel

February is Black History Month, making for a particularly relevant debut for DEI Community Conversations, part of US Equestrian's Diversity Equity and Inclusion action plan announced last year. US Equestrian began DEI Community Conversations in...

Dual Enrolled Selected to Second Film Festival

By Catie Staszak/Catie Staszak Media, Inc. Dual Enrolled, the short documentary on the demands and commitment required of equestrian student-athletes, has been officially selected to its second film festival. The 22nd Annual 15-Minutes of Fame Film...

Best of 2020: Top Plaidcast Episodes

With more time at home, 2020 has been a year for reflection, learning and listening. Each week, The Plaidcast brings you the best from our sport with exclusive interviews, training tips, current events and...

US Equestrian Announces Official USEF Network Partnership with ClipMyHorse.TV

Edited Press Release US Equestrian has announced a strategic partnership with ClipMyHorse.TV (CMH.TV) to host the USEF Network on the CMH.TV platform. As the Official USEF Network Partner, CMH.TV will expand the reach of the...

It Happens! Augusta Iwasaki, Jennifer Bliss, Cira Pace Malta, Jay Moore

We all make mistakes. But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them. So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers to prove,...

Dr. Piper Klemm to Join Panel for STRIDER Professional Development Series

The Plaid Horse Publisher Dr. Piper Klemm is set to join the panel discussion for STRIDER’S April webinar, a part of the company’s Professional Development Series. STRIDER provides a platform for equestrians to find, register,...

An Open Letter From Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center: The USEF Mileage Rule in...

An open letter from Beth C. Porter, Executive Director of Giant Steps Therapeutic Equestrian Center Dear all, I am writing today to ask for your help. As you likely know if you are active in the...
Luke Jensen.

Best of 2022: Top “Inside Your Ride” Mental Skills Plaidcast Episodes

In “Inside Your Ride,” Mental Skills Coach Tonya Johnston welcomes in some of the sport’s top athletes to talk to them about the mental aspects of the sport. Tonya’s Plaidcast episodes cover common issues...

Transparency: New Rule to Better Identify USEF Licensed Officials at Competitions

As of December 1, 2022, all USEF licensed Stewards and Technical Delegates will be required to wear a form of "discernible identification" while officiating, according to the USEF Licensed Officials Department. The USEF Board of...

Bringing Past and Present Together: Show Jumping Hall of Fame’s Annual Dinner

BY NANCY JAFFER It was a bit surreal to be at the Show Jumping Hall of Fame’s annual dinner watching a 1981 video of Michael Matz competing on Jet Run, only to look over at...

Dr. Barry Miller Hosts Webinar Following Release of VT Helmet Lab Ratings

Barry Miller, Director of Outreach for the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab, hosted a webinar via YouTube Monday to answer questions about the recently released Equestrian Helmet Ratings. The Virginia Tech Helmet Lab, which has already...

New Framework and Opportunities Discussed in Informational Session on USEF Para Dressage Centers of...

US Equestrian hosted an informational session Monday centered around the USEF Para Dressage Centers of Excellence Program and strengthening Para Dressage sport in the United States. Laura Roberts led the session; Roberts is 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...

The Horse Industry’s Support of Literacy

The Ocala Horse Alliance’s Black Stallion Reading Project BY ELLIE TRUEMAN Literacy is the most critical skill needed for any measure of success in today’s world. A love of reading, instilled early in life, has proven...

Top 9 Horse Books on Audible for Your Next Drive 

1. The Perfect Horse 2. Horse Gone Silent 3. It’s Not Just About the Ribbons: It’s about Enriching Riding (and Life) with a Winning Attitude  4. Believe 5. A Champion’s Mind (Alright not horse specifically, but worth the competition...

Publisher’s Note: Ask Yourself More Questions

BY PIPER KLEMM, PH.D Fall is in the air–crisp mornings, pumpkin spice everything, and the regression in horsemanship skills we see at our most prestigious horse shows and national championships.  The industry is thriving. Horses are...

Best of 2022: Top Plaidcast Episodes

Hosted by The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm, the Plaidcast has become a destination for conversations on topics that matter, from horsemanship to the state of our sport and horse show how-tos for riders at every level. In 2022,...

Protected: Piper Klemm, Ph.D. to Offer Hourlong Consulting Services

For the first time, The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm, Ph.D. will offer a limited number of hourlong consulting services this fall. Klemm began her tenure as publisher in 2014. She received her B.S. with...