IEA Awards Over 100,000 in Cash and Collegiate Partner Scholarships During 20th Anniversary Season

Edited Press Release Monday, June 20, 2022 (Columbus, OH) – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) awarded $108,050 in cash scholarships and collegiate scholarships during their 20th Anniversary Season in 2021-2022. This total marks the largest single-year distribution of scholarship funds in the...

Jordan Gibbs to Enroll in Clarkson University’s Equestrian Studies for the Second Consecutive Year 

For the second straight year, accomplished junior rider Jordan Gibbs has enrolled in Clarkson University’s Equestrian Studies. The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm, Ph.D. teaches the classes, which feature three subjects over two terms,...

Inaugural USEF College Fair Brought to You by Upper Echelon Academy Coming to 2022 Adequan®/USEF...

Edited Press Release Lexington, Ky. - US Equestrian is pleased to announce that the inaugural USEF College Fair brought to you by Upper Echelon Academy will occur on Thursday, June 30, during the 2022 Adequan®/USEF Junior Hunter...

Five Students Awarded 2022 Andrew Ryback Photography Scholarships 

The recipients of the Andrew Ryback Photography and The Plaid Horse Higher Learning Scholarship were announced at the 2022 Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) National Championship in Harrisburg, PA. The scholarship has awarded over...

Join Kat Fuqua in Earning Equestrian College Credits at Clarkson University

Kat Fuqua, one of the nation’s top junior riders, has enrolled in Clarkson University’s Equestrian Studies courses for the second consecutive year. The classes, taught by Piper Klemm, Ph.D. and publisher of The Plaid...

Clarkson to Again Offer Equine Studies Summer Courses

Edited Press Release This summer Clarkson University will once again offer online equestrian college courses. The three three-credit-hour courses will be offered and taught by Prof. Piper Klemm, Ph.D., publisher of The Plaid Horse. The courses...

IEA to Celebrate 20th Anniversary Season with Four Day National Finals Competition

Edited Press Release Columbus, OH – April 15, 2022 – For 20 years, the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) has provided opportunities for tens of thousands of youth equestrians to be able to compete at local, regional and national...

Dr. Piper Klemm Discusses Female Entrepreneurship, Equine Education, and her College Courses on The...

Dr. Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse, returned to the The Equestrian College Advisor Live show on March 7, 2022, where she and Randi C. Heathman discussed female entrepreneurship, grit, toughness, and girl...

Sacred Heart Captures IHSA Regional Championship

Edited Press Release SIMSBURY, Conn.- Champs. The Sacred Heart University equestrian team captured their eighth Intercollegiate Horse Show Association Regional Championship on Sunday after being named High Point Team at Trinity College. Of Note: Alyssa Kinney qualified for...

The Michael Nyuis Foundation’s Social Media & Sponsorship for Equestrians Workshop, featuring Dr. Piper...

On February 7, Dr. Piper Klemm, Publisher of The Plaid Horse, spoke with the recipients of the Michael Nyuis Foundation Grant about sponsorships, social media, and creating opportunities in the equestrian sport. Students were...

Dr. Piper Klemm to Have Guest Appearance on The Equestrian College Advisor Live Show

Dr. Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse, will return to the The Equestrian College Advisor Live show on March 7, 2022 at 6:00 pm CST.  The Equestrian College Advisor offers college counseling tailored to...

Collegiate Athlete Drug Testing: A Difference Between NCEA and IHSA You Might Not Have...

BY TPH STAFF When it comes to collegiate riding, most prospective student-athletes consider the school, academics, atmosphere, reputation, location, and other various factors during the application process. However, one aspect of collegiate sports that may...

A World-Class Curriculum at Savannah College of Art and Design

It’s hard to find an equestrian academic program that offers it all—comprehensive education, a national championship equestrian team, and preparation for a career that can make a difference—but SCAD delivers all that and more. BY...

What, Why, and How Do We Teach?

An inside look at how equestrian professionals can guide their students toward success By Mary Pardee, Director of Riding at Lake Erie College & Assistant Professor of Equine Studies I spend a lot of time developing...

The Plaid Horse’s Own Piper Klemm and Catie Staszak Give Educational Presentations at CPI...

Edited Press Release At the 2022 College Preparatory Invitational's opening address at the West Palm Beach Marriott in Florida, The Plaid Horse made up two of the evening's seven speakers. CPI Florida, held annually at West...

Dr. Piper Klemm Speaks with La Jolla Country Day School Equestrian Team on Equestrian...

BY TYLER BUI The La Jolla Country Day School Equestrian Team met with The Plaid Horse Publisher Dr. Piper Klemm to discuss equestrian entrepreneurship and career opportunities on January 10, 2022. The equestrian team, mentored...

Jo Ann Reilly to Serve in New IEA Position as Director of Resource Development

Edited Press Release Monday, January 10, 2021 – (Columbus, Ohio) – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is excited to welcome Jo Ann Reilly in a newly created full-time IEA position as Director of Resource Development. A native of Northeast, Ohio, Reilly...

MaeHunt Farm Sponsors Additional $2,500 Andrew Ryback Photography Scholarship

The Andrew Ryback Photography and The Plaid Horse Higher Learning Scholarship has awarded over $10,000 to equestrians pursuing higher education. Given the success of this scholarship, MaeHunt Farm and trainer Katie Jones have stepped...

Book Excerpt: The Athletic Equestrian

Ride Like a Varsity Athlete By Sally Batton with Christina Keim (March 2022) Reprinted with the permission of Trafalgar Square Books ASSESSING YOUR COLLEGIATE HORSE SHOW DRAW For varsity riders, being able to get on an unfamiliar...

Thinking of Going to College for Horses? Read This.

BY LUCILE VIGOUROUX, MSc Equestrians who aspire to make a career out of horses are confident about one thing: their passion for the animal and the sport. But the path to success as an equine...

Melanie Smith Taylor’s Wildwood Farm to Be Donated to UT Martin

Olympic gold medalist and equestrian sport commentator Melanie Smith Taylor has made a generous donation to the University of Tennessee — Martin. Taylor announced that upon her death, her 350-acre Wildwood Farm in Germantown will...

“Cheers to 10 Fabulous Years” Theme of Alumni Tournament of Champions

“Cheers to 10 fabulous years” was the theme of the 10th year of the hunt seat side of the Alumni Tournament of Champions show, which was held Sunday, June 6th at the iconic USET...