Wednesday, June 3, 2020

An Open Letter to the Collegiate Equestrians

BY NOA LEIBSON To my fellow athletes, I know, I know. It wasn’t supposed to end this way. We were supposed to have another hurrah. We...

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...

One Team, One Heart, One Family – UTM Eq’s Triumphant Return to the NCEA

Above Photo: Tess Baumann giving Devon Woods a high five after competing against Auburn University. By Grace Salmon The University of Tennessee at Martin Equestrian Team is one of thirteen NCAA Division 1 Equestrian Teams in...

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...

What is IEA? The Interscholastic Equestrian Association Explained

BY LAUREN KEILTY Do you have a friend or child who competes in IEA? An overwhelming majority of non-horsey parents have no idea what their child does in their sport, but...

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 Sissy Wickes As a Director of the USHJA, a judge, a trainer, and a parent, I...

2016 College Preparatory Invitational Florida Exceeds Expectations

Press Release An Impressive Field of Competitors Produces Three-Way Tie for High Point Rider The 2016 College Preparatory Invitational (CPI) wrapped up its exciting weekend of competition with an unprecedented three-way tie for High Point Rider....

NCEA Format Levels The Playing Field in Collegiate Riding

BY 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 competing teams...

Your Guide to Interscholastic Riding: Different Organizations Explained

BY MACKENZIE SCHUMAN For many riders, the start of winter means the end of the show season. However, for many others, the winter only means more opportunities to ride and grow as a rider, even...

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?...

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...

Riding the Wave: The Road to IEA Nationals

By Bernie Villeneuve Early Sunday morning on the final day of competition at this year’s IEA Nationals, I found myself wide awake, long before the alarm was scheduled to shriek. Unlike the other mornings when we’d...

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...

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...

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....

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...

2017 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge – October/November

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

Where Have All the Big Eq Ribbon Winners Gone?

As all equestrians in the U.S. near the end of their junior riding careers and are facing the stresses of “aging out” and which side of the December 1st USEF birthday they...

Tips, Tricks, and What to Expect at the College Preparatory Invitational

By Irene Elise Powlick After attending the College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show for the first time last year, I learned a few things, and have compiled a list of tips, tricks, and what to expect...

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...

Lessons Learned from Collegiate Riding Last After the Season Ends Short

BY TAYLOR MCRAE Collegiate riding offers the opportunity to learn lessons that lectures and labs can never hope to impart. The experience of riding in university is unparalleled, and...

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....