5 Tips to Survive Your First Collegiate Horse Show

BY DANA WHITE Being on a collegiate show team is exciting, but if it is your first show, the unknown may lead to some unwanted nerves. To help combat your concerns, remember to stick to...

The University of Tennessee at Martin rises up to No. 8.

BY TPH INTERN GRACE SALMON On Thursday, November 9th, The University of Tennessee at Martin’s Equestrian Team started their day much earlier than one might imagine. Most of the athletes could be seen getting to...

A Day with the IHSA

Above: A rider walking by the arena at a 2016 St. Lawrence University IHSA Show. Photo by Adam Hill. By TPH Editor Sissy Wickes As a Director of the USHJA, a judge, a trainer, and a...

NMSU NCEA Team Experiences Heartbreak

By Mackenzie Shuman October 8, 2016 Thirty days before school started, the whole New Mexico State University NCEA team got a devastating call: their team would not be funded by the school in the upcoming year....

Grace Howard Signs with UGA’s Equestrian Team

Follow @plaidhorsemag !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s),p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src=p+'://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js';fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document, 'script', 'twitter-wjs'); On April 15, 2015, Grace Howard signed a letter of intent to attend the University of Georgia in the fall 2015 as a member of the NCAA Women’s' Equestrian Team....

Sweet Briar College: Better than Ever

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Private education is a challenging and changing landscape in the age of skyrocketing tuition and online options. Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, VA found itself in the same difficult conundrum...

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...

Sweet Briar College and the Transformative Experience of Riding

Written by Sissy Wickes Sweet Briar College in Lynchburg, VA, has had more than its share of trials in the past eighteen months. Slated to close its doors in 2015, the small female liberal arts...

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...

First Timer Perspective: Rachel Van Allen Reports from Capital Challenge on the Ariat National...

Oct. 8, 2016--Upper Marlboro, MD The adrenaline rush of a competitive equitation final isn’t just for the under 18 crowd. The Ariat National Adult Medal Final, held each year at Capital Challenge, gives adult riders...

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?...

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

BY EDITOR 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...

2016 IEA National Finals Announcement‏

By Stephanie Keough for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association. Photos by Carly Nasznic Columbus, Ohio - September 22, 2015 ---The 2016 Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky April...

College Equestrian Teams: What’s The Best Fit For You? NCAA vs. IHSA

By Intern Annie Birmingham The end of May marks a new adventure for high school students across America: it is officially time to begin contemplating your college options. This task is particularly tedious for young...

EAP Finals: Nations Cup

By Plaid Horse Intern Bailey Fuller The conclusion of EAP National Finals was an exciting one and I would like to say congratulations to Carly Williams on her win and Cody Wooten on second place....

2017 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge – October/November

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

NCEA Format Levels The Playing Field in Collegiate Riding

BY TPH INTERN GRACE SALMON The format of the NCEA is one that allows collegiate equestrians to compete fairly and on a level playing field. The National Collegiate Equestrian Association competitions have a rider from both...

IEA Nationals Sees Successful Second Day at the 2016 National Finals

Edited Press Release Another busy day at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals! Great riding and skilled horsemanship made for a second straight, Thursday, April 21, day of strong competition. Beyond the riding, participants...