Can a Braid Kill Tradition? The Helmet Hair Debacle

BY KIMBERLY MALOOMIAN Recently, I seemed to have caused quite a ruckus by announcing that I would be wearing my hair down outside of my helmet in a braid for the fore seeable future in...

22 Derby Finals Hunters That Take “Knees to Nose” Very Literally

One of the most thrilling parts about watching a top hunter class like a hunter derby is when a horse takes a phenomenal jump. You know, the kind of jump where everyone...

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...

National Show Hunter Hall of Fame: Bold Minstrel

BY PURE DRAPER OSBORN Bold Minstrel is the only horse in history to medal in three Pan American Games and one Olympic Games in two different disciplines: eventing and show jumping. Imagine a horse today...

First Dabble in a Derby Earns Michael Tokaruk & Trademark Darmanville a 100 Handy...

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Sometimes it can feel hard to stand out in the hunter ring, but a beautiful, black horse and a 100 score in the handy is a good way...

Who Jumped It Best? Upperville High Performance Hunters

It's time for another Who Jumped It Best?! Pull up a chair under the shade from the oak trees and watch the High Performance Hunters from the 2018 Upperville Colt & Horse Show. The...

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...

What Hunters Can Learn From Eventers

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Hunters and eventers haven’t always been able to maintain a mutual respect for one another. After all, the disciplines are at the opposite ends of the spectrum in...

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.

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...

Talk Shadbelly To Me: What Top Derby Riders are Wearing

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Shadbellies are a bucket list apparel item for many equestrians. They signify a formal, big event like a hunter derby or classic. Riders on all different...

Ask The Judge: What’s the First Thing You Notice When a Rider Enters the...

BY ELLEN SHEVELLA When asked what’s the first thing I notice when a horse and rider walk into the ring, the obvious answer is turn out.

Building a Legacy at Forget Me Not Farm

By Intern Jordan Cobb   Three years ago, Stefanie Mazer decided to gamble on a beautiful chestnut pony standing in the cross ties. Today, that same pony boasts a championship at Devon, a win at...

John Bragg and Early August Dominate Indoors

BY SISSY WICKES Athleticism, style, look and attitude are the attributes that every horseman looks for in a prospect. While it is difficult enough to assess these qualities while standing in front of a horse,...

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...

On Hunters and Horsemen

By Robin Greenwood Probably our biggest controversy in the Hunter Jumper world at this time is the use of drugs on horses. This is not a new problem. Drug rules and drug testing went into...

Erica Quinn on Making It to the Top

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Many of us on the east coast will recognize Erica Quinn as a young rider who is as easily seen hacking horses in the ring at dawn as showing them under...

Sapphire Riding Academy is Doug Boyd’s Comeback

Read more from the 2016 Young Horse Issue by CLICKING HERE!  PHOTOS ANDREW RYBACK PHOTOGRAPHY You’ve heard it said that there’s no place like home. In Doug Boyd’s case, that has rung true since he relocated...

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...

Deputyartee the OTTB: From a Critical Joint Infection to HITS Circuit Champion

BY LORIANN RUSTIGIAN Deputyartee, my seven-year-old OTTB gelding, was a plain brown wrapper of a gelding when I met him in September 2017. But he had the biggest, kindest, softest eye...

Up and Coming Riders at Devon

By TPH Intern Izzy Feinstein As the Devon Horse Show approaches this year, some of the top equestrians in the country prepare to enter the Dixon Oval. While there are many old faces that return...

Adult Amateurs Make Their First Trips Downtown to the Washington International Horse Show

BY CLAIRE TAYLOR I first heard about the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) when I was eight or nine years old. From that moment on, WIHS—along with the Pennsylvania National Horse Show (Harrisburg) and Madison...