The Perfect Horse for the Working Adult Amateur Who “Didn’t Want a Thoroughbred”

BY SAM SNYDER Hunter or hunter prospect, at least 16.1 hh.  Green is fine but needs to have a good brain.  No Thoroughbreds. Those were my criteria when...

Saturday Scenes from Upperville – Leadline, Family Class and Sidesaddle

America's oldest horse show has some unique classes and divisions, including the family class and of course sidesaddle! Saturday at Upperville was full of beautiful hats, impeccable turnout and don't forget the toughest competition...

Coretz Charges On

Written by: Intern Mackenzie Shuman, Photos by: Amy Coretz From a very young age, Mindy Coretz, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was begging her parents to let her ride a horse. They soon gave in to her persistence...

The 9- What it’s Like to Score a 90 in the Hunter Ring

BY VYLA CARTER As a hunter glides around the ring, a judge watches with a careful eye, marking down points on a sheet and figuring out what score this certain horse will get. The score...

Changing Lives: The USHJA Foundation

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) began its separate not-for-profit foundation branch in 2008 with the mission to promote the programs of the USHJA. Since then, the foundation has expanded...

Steve & Lisa Hankin: UNDENIABLY ALL IN

Find this article and more inside the 2017 Equitation Issue of TPH, HERE! Above photo: Lisa Hankin on Undeniable. Photo by Beth Taylor. By TPH Eidtor Sissy Wickes  Californians Steve and Lisa Hankin endured the rainy, cold conditions...

The 2’6” Hunter Division is the Face of Income Inequality in America

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM As I sit through the United States Hunter Jumper (USHJA) Affiliate Meeting, we’re hearing a lot about outreach. There’s the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA), the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA), local...

Washington International Horse Show Has a Special Allure for Amateurs

BY MOLLY SORGE, JUMP MEDIA In its 60 years, the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) has seen top competition from International Jumpers, Working Hunters, Side Saddle horses, Hackney and Harness Ponies, Quarter Horses, Arabians and...

Sandy Ferrell Finally Captures Another Devon Blue

By Intern Irene Elise Powlick It had been nearly a decade since Sandy Ferrell had taken the long walk to the far end of the Dixon Oval to receive a tricolor. While waiting for the...

Devon Horse Show Must-Dos

By Irene Elise Powlick As a Devon first-timer, I quickly learned what everyone must do when visiting this historic horse show. Being such an old show, there are many traditions, and I discovered just a...

Who Jumped It Best? HITS Coachella Hunters

It's been a while since we've asked the tough questions around here - who jumped it best?!? Be the judge and your favorite hunter from this glorious group at HITS Coachella.

Like I Said Says Yes to Handy Rounds at Devon

By Irene Elise Powlick / Photos By Jordan Cobb Derby day at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair had plenty of high hopes in the air; but they weren’t unwarranted for the team behind Liza...

Early Morning Horse Show Survival Guide

BY INTERN ASHLEY SHAW Early horse show mornings can be chaos, especially when your coffee hasn’t kicked in yet. It can be difficult to keep timely and organized when the sun isn’t even in the...

5 “Simple, but Not Easy” Lessons from a George Morris Clinic

BY INTERN OLIVIA TAMBURRO  For my second clinic with George Morris, I immediately began preparing by cracking the spine of my copy of Hunter Seat Equitation and taking the stirrups off my saddle. When it...

Catch Me Named 2016 USEF National Horse of the Year

By Izzy Feinstein | Photo by Olivia Schrager Catch Me, or more affectionately known as “Snoopy,” owned by Becky and David Gochman, was named 2016 USEF National Horse of the Year. Snoopy is a ten...

What is The Hunter Derby?

By TPH Intern Caroline Gabus, Photos by Adam Hill The Plaid Horse is proud to sponsor a special award for the Top Scoring Junior Rider and the Top Handy Round Score at all the USHJA...

Skylar Wireman Shines in $10,000 National Derby at Showpark Racing Festival

BY ASSOCIATE GRACE SALMON Twelve-year-old Skylar Wireman has been involved in the sport ever since she can remember. “My mom is a trainer, so I pretty much grew up around horses and loved them from...

The Ramp of Tears

By Intern Jordan Cobb   One thought ran through my mind again and again earlier this week when I was competing at Junior Hunter Finals East: I am so glad this isn’t Pony Finals. However, I...