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Bring Back the Leaderboard

BY KIMBERLY MALOOMIAN Recently I was out with a bunch of amateur ladies discussing everything from fashion and travel to trying to solve the problems of horse show life. We all participate in the sport...

Ask the Judge: Rachel Kennedy

By Catie Staszak "R" judge Rachel Kennedy is making the judge's booth more accessible. Kennedy, who runs her ESP Farm operation out of Brookeville, MD and Wellington, FL, was on the judging panel at...

‘Dream’ Return to WCHR Week for WON Equestrian’s Rachel Geiger Barker

By Catie Staszak for Weather or Not Equestrian Rachel Geiger Barker’s first recollection of WCHR Week at Wellington, FL’s Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) came on a most rainy Saturday in February of 2002.Looking back, the...

Should a Rail Be -15 Points in the Hunters?

BY Piper Klemm I am here to argue for a rail being scored as -15 points off your score in the hunters and not an automatic base score of 45 points out of 100, as...

It Happens! With Vivian Golden, Richard Slocum and Tim Maddrix

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 prove,...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire With: Kristin Silon

Hometown: Frederick, Maryland  Profession: Orthopaedic Surgeon/Hand & Upper Extremity Specialist  Status: Amateur  Trainer: Alan Lohman Horses: Kismet (3’3" Amateur-Owner Hunters), Four Score (3’3" Amateur-Owners), Lima Z (3’6" Amateur-Owners) As a horsewoman, I am most proud of my commitment to my...

5 Strides With: Rain King

An “interview” with the young hunter, via his rider, Taylor Ann Adams The 5-year-old Dutch Warmblood has won multiple Young Hunter championships in Florida 1. How does it feel to be a top 5-year-old hunter? I don’t...

An Adult Amateur’s (Unrealistic) New Years Resolutions

BY LAUREN MAULDIN It's that time of year again when everyone is focused on self-improvement—and I'm no exception. For most of my life, I've fallen into the resolution trap. You know, when you start to...

Capital Challenge: A Look Inside the Storied First Stop on the Indoors Circuit

BY SABRINA BRASHARES/JUMP MEDIA Capital Challenge kicked off the Indoors season this year once again, bringing the best in the nation to Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The 29th edition of the horse...

Savannah Strome: Rider and Environmental Activist

BY RENNIE DYBALL You don’t need to spend much time with Savannah Strome to pick up on the special connection she has with her animals. Hand grazing one of her horses at a show in...

Not So Subtle: ‘Subtil’ Shines Through Melanomas in the Hunter Ring

By Catie Staszak Early in the 2021 winter season at Kimberview Stables in Chester County, PA, trainer Troy Hendricks was on the hunt for a horse for a new student. Junior rider Alexa Bing was looking...

Lyn Pedersen: Riding, Recovery, and Giving Back

By Piper Klemm, Ph.D. Alcoholism and addiction are epidemics in this country. Millions of people struggle with these serious, life-changing issues (see sidebar below), and the horse show world is no exception. Lyn Pedersen wants people...

Judge’s Card: Beware of Exaggeration

By Geoff Teall from Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation Some people do not understand the correct use of the automatic release and are opposed to using it. In fact, they will often...

5 Strides With: Gentleman

An “interview” with the Green Hunter (via his rider, Colin Savaria!) The 6-year-old Oldenburg was champion in the 3’3 Green Hunters in Ocala this spring. 1. What do you love about being in the show ring? I...

Shamrock Show Stables: Cultivating a Confidence-Building Environment

By Tyler Bui    At World Equestrian Center in Ocala, a young rider came to watch his barnmates at Shamrock Show Stables compete. He’d previously only competed in a local horse show in a...

“I Do Lessons, Not Lunch” — How Karen Healey’s Passion for Teaching Launched Her To...

BY NANCY JAFFER She’s a firecracker; always has been. Nothing can slow down the perennially energetic Karen Healey, who attacks her mission to teach, judge, or give a clinic with the same enthusiasm that began...

Exercise: Cavalletti and Coursework

Preview this exercise from Justine Jarvis, one of many in the new book, Grid Pro Quo: 52 Powerful Jumping Exercises from the World’s Top Riders by Margaret Rizzo McKelvy. This is a great exercise to help prepare...

It Happens! 2022 Indoors Edition

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 prove,...

Dual Enrolled Selected to Second Film Festival

By Catie Staszak/Catie Staszak Media, Inc. Dual Enrolled, the short documentary on the demands and commitment required of equestrian student-athletes, has been officially selected to its second film festival. The 22nd Annual 15-Minutes of Fame Film...

Littleton Equine Medical Center Acquires Colorado Horse Park

Singletree Equestrian, a group of Little Equine Medical Center (LEMC) veterinarians and key stakeholders, announced Wednesday the purchase of the Colorado Horse Park. LEMC will partner with LEG Shows & Events and Charlotte Robson to...

It Happens! Colleen Acosta, Lindsay Yinger and Brooke Brombach

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 prove,...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire With: Nada Wise

Trainer, Rendezvous FarmTomball, TX As a horsewoman, I am most proud of: my ability to communicate with my horses.  As a horsewoman, I would most like to improve on: my knowledge.  I’d be lost without: chapstick in my...