Jersey Boy Retires From Competition

By TPH Intern Irene Elise Powlick SBS Farms Inc.and Susie Schoellkopf announced the retirement of famed International Hunter Derby horse, Jersey Boy. The 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding will be retired to Stacy Sandbothe’s Tennessee farm,...

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...

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...

Beyond the Break

By Ashley Owen   I’ll never forget the first time I saw Seattle, that big, beautiful mare floating across a grass field. She was jaw dropping, embodying grace and athleticism. I was 18 years old and...

How an International Hunter Derby Works

By Intern Vyla Carter From the jog to how the courses must be set up, there is much more that goes into a USHJA International Hunter Derby than what a spectator sees. To further understand...

Under Saddles Are Here to Stay

By Intern Ashley Shaw   Under Saddles are a traditional part of hunter divisions. We’ve all sat in the bleachers, following the beautiful movers and discussing with friends who the winner will be. And we have all...

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...

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...

How to Braid a Mane and Tail for the Hunter Ring

By Intern Katie Lenkart Ever wondered how to hunter braid? Braiding is both a fun activity and a way to spend some valuable extra time with your horse. Just like with every other skill, practice...

My 5 Favorite Things about Devon

By Intern Jordan Cobb 1. Shetland Pony Races- Everyone dreams of riding around the Dixon Oval in a class competing against the best of the best, but it's not too bad when it's filled with...

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...

Dorrie Douglas Dashes to Devon

Above photo credit: Mareish Media By TPH Editor Sissy Wickes Dorrie Douglas, rider for Mike McCormick’s MTM Farm in Flower Mound, TX is packing her bags to head to Devon, Pennsylvania. Douglas will be competing S&L...

Courtney Calcagnini and Bowie Victorious in $30,000 International Derby at Pin Oak Charity Horse...

Photos and article by TPH Intern Katie Lenkart, As Courtney Calcagnini walked into the ring for the Handy round of the International Derby on the horse, Bowie, the pressure was on. She had won the...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Serio Rocks International Hunter Derby at Palm Beach Series

Photo Copyright 2017 Susan Benson/Somerset SportArt By Heather Vaxer On Friday, January 6, Louise Serio rocked the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at The Ridge held in Wellington, Florida. She rode Jennifer Burger’s Rock Harbor to...