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A Step Back in Time: Specialty Breed Divisions at the Upperville Colt & Horse...

WORDS and PHOTOS by Erin Gilmore A horse show comes with its own level of constant motion and slightly controlled chaos, but over the weekend at America’s oldest horse show, one arena was an oasis...

MMM Horseman’s Michael Meller: Bridging the Gap, Producing Champions

By Olivia Airhart The equestrian industry is constantly undergoing transformation as seasoned veterans of the sport pass the baton to the next generation of young and hungry athletes. As the industry evolves, new philosophies and...

“When We Know Better, We Do Better”

Every day, Victoria Charmoli is striving to learn something new about breeding and apply it to her business, VC Breeding & Sales BY April Bilodeau Victoria Charmoli started out like most horse-crazy kids. She was constantly...

RiverCross: A Breeding Program That Puts Horses First

By Tyler Bui As a young girl, Sally Harrington Philippo started out with a dream—to own her own horse. It took 37 years, but she has fulfilled that dream…and so much more. Today, Sally and...

“He Just Takes Your Breath Away”: American Bred Mr. Manhattan

BY TORI SHEEHAN Ask what makes Mr. Manhattan spectacular, and the first answer is unanimous.  “Oh, his jumping. I mean, there’s no question about it,” says John Barker, Manhattan’s trainer. “Just a perfect hunter style.”  The German...

Watching and Waiting for Spanish Bunny on Foal Patrol

By Elizabeth Janoski It began a few weeks ago when I was idly flipping through YouTube channels, looking for something warm and sunny to carry me away from the below zero weather in my neck...

Publisher’s Note: Who Are You Breeding For?

PIPER KLEMM, PH.D We all don’t spend enough time watching, paying attention, and learning. But that’s a publisher’s note for another day. I am guilty as well—we’re so busy, and all those emails need to...

Last Laugh Farm: Building A Wholesome Breeding Operation From A Lifetime Of Passion For...

BY April Bilodeau On a road trip back to Chicago from Washington, D.C., eight-year-old David Brown begged his mom to take him to a farm in the Smoky Mountains for a trail ride. “I’m from the...

RiverCross Farm – Sally Harrington Philippo On Thoughtfully Raising Her Homebreds, One Foal At...

BY April Bilodeau When bringing foals into the world, a warm and kind atmosphere can make all the difference in how they come along in their first years of life—and beyond. Sally Harrington Philippo, owner...

Willy Arts on the Spectacular KWPN Dutch Warmblood

This is the second story in Margie Sloan’s “So! Who’s Your Daddy” series about some incredible stallions and their babies    By Margie Sloan The elegance and athleticism of the international dressage horse begins in the...

American Bred Motueka: An Awkward Start and a Grand Prix Future

By Victoria Sheehan Peering over the edge of the stall door, young Angela Pritchard stretched her 4-year-old legs to stretch as far as they could go. With wisps of hay in her hair and the...

American Bred: Drake Steals the Show in and Out of the Ring for Dalman...

By Tori Sheehan Through magnificent waves of thick black mane, Sandra Dalman looks at an oxer three strides out. Two symmetrical ears frame her view, both pointed forward, attention fixed on the fence in front...

Good Horsemanship Brings Jaguar Van Paemel to his California Home

BY Piper Klemm, Ph.D. Fate came to Geri Bidwell when she imported two horses for her twin daughters, both of whom were by BWP approved stallion Jaguar Van Paemel. Following the breeding of family member...

American Bred: Qatar Makes Her Own Rules

By Tori Sheehan Six-year-old Qatar (Diktator Van De Boslandhoeve–Chicolina Lou) is simple yet sassy. She’ll let you know when she doesn’t like something you’re doing. She’s small—the dark bay mare stands barely 16H—yet scopey. She...

Watch: Appaloosa Filly Takes Her First Steps in Namibia

The final foal of the 2021 breeding season at Joseph's Dream Appaloosa Stud was born Monday, Jan. 17 at 5:00 am local time at Sandwerf Farm Namibia (Africa). By Lefkos out of Noel (Hunters...

14 Pony Stallions to Consider for Your 2022 Breeding

Take a look at these stunning pony stallions that have been featured in The Plaid Horse Magazine in 2021. A variety of Welsh and Cob stallions are offered, each with extensive records that speak...

American Bred: Meet the “Little Rocket” That is Henrietta

BY TORI SHEEHAN Soehnke Theymann takes pride in the journey of important things. He’s worked riding, training, and developing countless horses in his career. He knows that while the process is rewarding in and of...

Zygmunt and Catherine Kramer Conquer $10,000 Non-Pro Traverse City Hunter Derby

Edited Press Release Catherine Kramer started out Sunday of GLEF IV on a winning note, capturing top honors in the $10,000 Non-Pro Traverse City Hunter Derby with her new mount, Zygmunt. Kramer and the 8-year-old...

Full Circle Moment: Mother, Daughter Win Same Class Nine Years Apart

By Tatum Mitchell A family affair: Annabelle Brown and Casper followed in each of their mother’s footsteps to take home the Young Hunter Under Saddle win at the 2022 Devon Horse Show. In 2013, Annabelle’s...