Sunday, September 19, 2021

When you’re at Mechlin Farm, You’re Family

BY NINA FEDRIZZI Barbecue is serious business in the Midwest, and St. Louis, Missouri might well be the capital. At Mechlin Farm in Wright City, less than an hour from St. Louis’s iconic downtown Gateway...

These Derby Hunters Give New Meaning to Jumping a “10”

You've heard of freak jumpers. You've heard of knees to nose, but what abut knees to eyeballs? These derby horses are hard to describe with words. The pictures do all the talking here!

A Look Behind the Scenes of the Derby Finals Handy Round with Course Designer...

BY CHRISTINE FRENCH Alan Lohman is a “R” USEF Course Designer who frequently designs courses throughout the country at shows such as Pin Oak Charity Horse Show (TX), Pennsylvania National, and the Washington International Horse...

Watch: Hunt Tosh and Cannon Creek Win the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships

There were plenty of shakeups on the leaderboard after the final handy round of the Platinum Performance/USHJA International Hunter Derby Championships—outside of the winner. Hunt Tosh and Cannon Creek, who led after the opening Classic...

2021 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship Top 24 in Photos

Breathtaking efforts. Perfect trips. Top hunters and riders. We sure were glad to be back at the Kentucky Horse Park this year. Even though this was only Cannon Creek's fourth hunter show in the US,...

Dazzling Derby Finals – Classic Round Photo Gallery

Hunt Tosh and Cannon Creek lead after Friday's classic round at USEF International Derby Finals, but there were countless impressive jumping efforts by the entire field.

Watch: Hunt Tosh and Cannon Creek Lead After Round One of Platinum Performance/USHJA International...

After riding to victory in the 3'/3'3" section of the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships aboard Ceil Wheeler's Twain, Hunt Tosh continued his strong form Friday in Lexington, KY, riding away with the...

Watch: Payne, Tosh Ride to USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship Wins

Thursday was Championship day for the 3'/3'3" and 3'6"/3'9" sections of the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships at the Kentucky Horse Park. Hunt Tosh and Ceil Wheeler's Twain held the lead in the 3'/3'3"...

Watch: Hunt Tosh and Twain Take Over Lead at USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championship

After two days of competition, Hunt Tosh and Ceil Wheeler's Twain sit atop the leaderboard at the Platinum Performance/USHJA Green Hunter Incentive Championships. Tosh and the 6-year-old gelding boast a 535.5 total score, 3.5 points...

Quick Questionnaire With Stephanie Danhakl

Rider status: Amateur  •  Hometown: Boston, MA •  Trainer: Scott Stewart As a horsewoman, I am most proud of: my ability to empathize and connect with my horse.  As a horsewoman, I would most like to...

The ‘‘Step Down’’ Horse: A Secret Weapon of the Horse Show World

A seasoned campaigner in need of a lighter job can give green riders confidence BY LETTIE TEAGUE I don’t like the term ‘stepdown’ horse,” says Paul Cronin, the longtime director of the Sweet Briar College equestrian...

Protected: How Do You Prepare to Ride in Different Sized Arenas?

In this new web series from The Plaid Horse, we've set out to get answers to commonly asked questions from industry professionals and judges. International show jumper, trainer and USEF "R" judge (and The...

Protected: How Can You Best Manage a Horse That’s Sensitive to Traffic?

In this new web series from The Plaid Horse, we've set out to get answers to commonly asked questions from industry professionals and judges. International show jumper, trainer and USEF "R" judge (and The...

Straight From the Judges’ Mouth: Translating Scores and Performance

For a newcomer to the sport—and to be honest, even for many avid competitors—the judge's booth can seem like an inaccessible mystery. But speak to any judge, and they'll make it very clear that...

Smiles, Style, Showmanship: The 2021 USHJA International Hunter Derby at the Upperville Colt &...

WORDS by Catie StaszakPHOTOS by Erin Gilmore The Upperville Colt & Horse Show returned after a year hiatus for its 168th edition—a display of top, modernized sport seamlessly intertwined with timeless throwbacks to beloved traditions. The...

Upperville 2021 Leadline Photo Gallery

PHOTOS BY ERIN GILMORE Small ponies, big hats, and adorable children can only mean one thing... leadline! Everyone came dressed to impress this year for a beautiful day.

Pritchard Hill Jumps to Overall Grand Hunter Championship at Upperville Colt & Horse Show

Pritchard Hill, 2020 USEF National Horse of the Year, added another accolade to his lengthy resume, jumping to the Overall Grand Hunter Championship at the 2021 Upperville Colt & Horse Show in Upperville, VA....

A New Direction for Hidden Ridge International

Covid changes, circuit championships and ... cows? Allyson and Evan Coluccio find success (and some surprises!) with Agatha and Alexa Lignelli By Lindsey Long When 10-year-old Agatha Lignelli was champion with her large pony hunter Chiccobello...

The Smiles are Priceless

Wynmore Farm’s Sybil Greene and Melanie Wright share their philosophies on teaching, showing, and diversity in our sport By Rennie Dyball When Melanie Wright was 14 years old, she began riding with Patty Foster and Mary...

How Courtney Hayden-Fromm Creates Horse Shows with Heart

BY LAURA RATLIFF In the era of big-box horse shows and weeks-long winter circuits, one industrious Wisconsin trainer and show operator has carved out a niche that keeps people coming back weekend after weekend.  While Courtney...

It Happens! Devon Edition

By Rennie Dyball We all make mistakes. But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them. So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers...

Nautilus Farm: Putting Partnerships First

By Kristina Lotz Donna Pace was your typical horse-crazy girl. She collected Breyers (but wouldn’t share them with her younger sister) and dreamed of owning her own horse someday. And, like many of us, she...