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Jef Lauwers Lands Back-to-Back Derby Wins with Hallpass and She’s All That at Pin...

Edited Press Release March 28, 2024 – Katy, TX – A double hunter derby day meant double the wins for Jef Lauwers on Thursday, March 28, at the 78th Pin Oak Charity Horse Show in...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire with Kate Conover

Rider/Trainer at Shadow Ridge Farm As a horsewoman, I am most proud of my peers considering me a horseman. I always want to put the horse first. That is something that is really important to...

Colorado Hunter Jumper Association: For The People

Fostering strong relationships with their members and local professionals to grow a more educated community BY April Bilodeau Across the country, state organizations offer riders the opportunity to grow their riding and enhance their competition experience....

Sweet Briar College: How The All-Women’s College Has Built A Legacy In The Arena—And...

BY April Bilodeau When it’s time to decide where to continue their education, most college-age equestrians base their choice on what riding programs the school offers…while most parents key into the academics and course offerings. For...

Patty Miller – If You Love Your Job, It’s Not Work

BY Ann Jamieson A Horse Crazy Family Growing up in Pineville, Pennsylvania, Patty Miller's first exposure to horses was the Saddlebreds her aunt owned. The aunt wanted Patty, along with her sisters and brothers, to ride...

Grace Russo: Putting Horsemanship First

BY April Bilodeau California native Grace Russo has had a busy, successful year in the show ring. The 16-year-old junior rider spent almost every weekend in 2023 showing, from her home state to all of...

Five Things I’ve Learned Returning to the Show Ring Five Years Later

BY Summer Grace A few weeks ago, I showed for the first time in over five years and at a venue I’d never competed at before. I first came to Traverse City Horse Shows in 2021;...

Rider to Horseman presents: How the Pros Keep Their Horses Happy at the Horse...

Whether your horse competes in the occasional local show or they live their life on the road, the stress of travel and being in a new place can take away from your horse’s overall...

It Happens! Margo Thomas, Havens Schatt, Danny Robertshaw

It Happens! 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 to...

Larry Glefke: A Horseman—and an Obituary—Like None Other

BY Piper Klemm Larry Glekfe died on September 15, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of winning and a whole lot more. He was very smart, he understood the horses to a degree few have matched,...

Preparing Young Horses for the Show Ring

Trainer, rider, and judge Chris Wynne shares his keys to success Preparing young horses for the show ring is an effort that involves nearly countless variables. For Chris Wynne, a Virginia Beach-based hunter rider, trainer,...

Reading Course Diagrams Part I: Hunters

BY TPH Staff When you head down to the ring on show day at 7am to check in with your ring’s starter, you naturally (and sometimes nervously) drift over to the course board to see...

Game Changer: A Bold USHJA Rule Will Change the Small Junior Hunter Division

BY Isabella Littlejohn USHJA is voting to change the height of Small Junior Hunters from 16.0 hh to 16.1 hh. The proposed rule and justifications are outlined in the below proposal. Up until now, Small Juniors...
Amateur Owner Hunter Horses

How Old are the Amateur Owner Hunter Horses at The Devon Horse Show?

Every May, The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair brings together some of the top competition around the country. Only accepting the top qualifiers, the competitors are the entries with the most points in...

What Breeds are the Amateur Owner Hunter Horses at The Devon Horse Show?

Every May, The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair brings together some of the top competition around the country. Only accepting the top qualifiers, the competitors are the entries with the most points in...

2023 National Show Hunter Hall of Fame Inductee: In Disguise

BY April Bilodeau The National Show Hunter Hall of Fame announced In Disguise as one of the two equine inductees for 2023. The Royal Dutch Warmblood, owned by Ellen Toon, is one of the few horses...

May/June 2023 Cover Rider Lainie Wimberly Takes Another Win

BY April Bilodeau Lainie Wimberly is on a hot streak with another win this past week at Princeton Show Jumping in Princeton, NJ. Wimberly rode to the top of the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby/PEL...

How to Keep Your Show Shirts White

If you're constantly finding yourself getting ready to head into the show ring and suddenly you remember that coffee stain from earlier that ended up on your white show shirt, this one is for...

Alcohol and Amateurs

By GAIL REZENDES-DELL For many equestrians, April marks the start of the show season after a long winter of staying home and fine-tuning the basics. April also is designated Alcohol Awareness Month by the National...

Tripping – A Major Fault or An Act of God?

By TPH STAFF Going back to the origins of show hunters, we find ourselves in the fox hunting field. A quality that is favorable in a hunt horse is sure-footedness. Galloping over unpredictable terrains, you want...

Nada Wise and Mindy Coretz Claim Hunter Derby Victories at Pin Oak Charity Horse...

Katy, TX –Only one point separated Nada Wise on Stevie Ray and Jennifer Alfano on Ivy League at the end of the first round of the $30,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby, sponsored by Leaving...

Book Excerpt: The Judge Tells All

By Randy G. Roy Reprinted with permission from the author From Chapter 3: Hunters Q: What is the best way to enter the ring for an over fences hunter class? A: It depends on your horse. If he is...