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...

The Road to IEA Nationals

BY LAUREN KEILTY IEA season is a wrap as Hunt-Seat National Finals finished up in Syracuse, NY. Only the top eighteen riders and teams got that far, but what did it take to get there?...

College Isn’t a Waste of Time for Aspiring Equestrian Professionals

BY HAYLIE KERSTETTER While I spent a lot of time debating colleges, degrees and career paths, I always knew that I wanted to do something with horses. Many young people who want to work in...

IEA Names 2022-2023 National Youth Board

Edited Press Release Monday, August 1, 2022 – (Columbus, Ohio) – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) announced the elected members of the 2022-2023 IEA National Youth Board. The Youth Board was created by the IEA’s Education Committee in 2016...

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...

9 FAQs for Riders Interested in College IHSA Teams

BY ELIZABETH SOUSA During college, there are a lot of questions that arise—ones you ask, and ones you’re asked. Being the captain of an Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) team, I’ve had my fair share...

Horse Show Study Spots

Above: Riders studying at the ring. Photo by Piper Klemm. By TPH Interns Vyla Carter, Emy Lucibello and Ashley Shaw The school year and winter show season are officially in full swing. Along with the horse...

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...

Bees & Horses: A Year Like No Other

By Ashley Henry, Head Coach, SCAD Equestrian  When the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) hosted the Tournament of Champions in May, it was the first in-person competition that the SCAD Bees had participated...

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...

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...

The Right Stuff: At IEA Finals, Sportsmanship Reigns

BY NINA FEDRIZZI Coffee was a necessity on Friday along the coliseum rail of the IEA Hunt Seat National Finals at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York. Though the start time of...

Abbie Hopkins Thrives in the NCEA Format

BY GRACE SALMON Three Most Outstanding Player Awards. One National Collegiate Equestrian Association Rider of the Month. One United Equestrian Conference Rider of the Month. Seventeen year old Abbie Hopkins has excelled in the format...

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...

TPH Pre-Veterinary Camp Resource: 2022-2023

At The Plaid Horse, we love to promote careers in the equine industry that might not necessarily entail riding and training. Veterinarians play a crucial role in the industry and the care of our...

A Guide to Horse Donations

BY RITA TIMPARANO Have you been trying to sell your horse for the past few weeks, months or perhaps years? All the bills associated with owning a horse continue to accumulate: board, training, farrier, veterinarian,...

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...

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...

Vladimir Littauer and the Art of Forward Riding

William Steinkraus, Joe Fargis, Lendon Gray, Scot Evans, Bernie Traurig. What do these respected horsemen have in common? All were influenced by the forward riding system established by Captain Vladimir Littauer. Much of today's...

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...

2017 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge – October/November

Find this crossword and the answers HERE inside TPH's 2017 Equitation Issue

The Ride that Blew the Lights Out: Caitlin Boyle Clinches NCEA Championships for...

BY SISSY WICKES April 21, 2018. The arena thundered and shook with the roar of united voices in a display of athletic pride, pandemonium, and solidarity rarely seen in the equestrian industry. As each...