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...

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...

Fountain Valley School: Reading, Writing, Riding, & The Rockies!

BY SISSY WICKES Imagine a high school student finishing a rigorous academic day, grabbing their backpack, and heading out into the blue sky and mountain vistas at Fountain Valley...

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....

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....

How to Prepare for Next Year’s IEA Competitions During the Off Season

BY INTERN REBECCA KAPLAN Weeks after the 2018 IEA National championships, activity for many IEA team members has come to a halt. The show season for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association begins during mid autumn and...

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 TPH Intern Grace Salmon The University of Tennessee at Martin Equestrian Team is one of thirteen NCAA Division 1 Equestrian...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

SCAD Equestrian: A Legacy of Elegance

BY ASHLEY HENRY, Equestrian Head Coach, The Savannah College of Art and Design Building a championship team is truly a creative endeavor.  Next year will be my fifteenth 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....

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...

2017 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge – October/November

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

Mia McLaughlin Takes on West Coast CPI

Photos and story by intern Mackenzie Shuman When Mia McLaughlin, 16, of Highlands Ranch, Colo., heard about CPI, or the College Preparatory Invitational Horse Show from a family friend, she was chomping at the bit...

6 Pieces of Advice for Competing at IEA Nationals

 Written by: Carly Nasznic, Photos by: Stan Nasznic  The 2015 IEA National Finals are coming up very soon and with only a limited time to prepare for them, here are some tips on how to make...