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...

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...

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...

The Student Rider: How Matt Drohan Got a Leg Up on His College Career

By Candace FitzGerald Through his remarkable drive and passion for learning, Centenary College sophomore Matt Drohan has taken charge of his destiny and positioned himself for success in the equestrian industry. Matt grew up in urban...

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

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...

An Inside Look: The Daunting College Application Process

Follow @plaidhorsemag // By The Plaid Horse Intern Morgan Bullock Applying for college can be a daunting task, especially if you aren’t exactly sure what you’d like to do in college, or where you want to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Picking the Best College Riding Program for You

BY ERIN PRUTOW Prior to opening my own equine law practice in Southern California, I spent four incredible years showing on the Oklahoma State NCEA Equestrian Team. Like many high school...