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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...

Connecting the English and Western Disciplines: Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association

By Tyler Bui Picture this: It’s the mid-1900s, and there are men in tuxedos and women in ballroom gowns—at a horse show. While this may be unimaginable today, the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association (PCHA)...

The New Guard: Huntridge LLC Earns Tricolors All Year Long    

By Tyler Bui If you asked Halie Robinson years ago what her dream barn might look like, she would have described the barn she has now.  “I have always had a very specific vision for what...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire with: Bob Crandall— Rider, Trainer & USEF “R” Judge

As a horseman, I am most proud of: the many horses I was able to find, start, and bring along. Sadly, I wasn’t able to keep many of them.  As a horseman, I would most...

Betty Oare: It’s Been a Good Life, So Far – Part II

BY ANN JAMIESON Navy Commander "Navy Commander was a brave, brave, Thoroughbred. Red started showing him and he was well broke," remembers Betty. At the time Red had been training in Michigan but moved to Blockhouse...

Ask Andre: Are We Showing Too Much and Practicing Too Little?

By Andre Dignelli When I was younger, my mentor Judy Richter used to say to me: We mistake quantity for quality. At the time, I didn’t understand what she meant by that. I heard it,...

Trainer Takes: What is Catch Riding?

By Tatum Mitchell Catch riding is a regular activity within the horse industry, but for someone new to the sport, it’s a phrase that doesn’t quite translate directly. Even for veterans of the sport, the...

In the Judge’s Booth

by Ann Jamieson We've all been there. You put in a terrific round, and you get...nothing. Or you were a disaster, with multiple chips and missed changes. Yet, unbelievably, you get called back in third...

OTTB Betcha Know Me Now Takes a Meaningful Ribbon in USHJA National Derby at...

By TATUM MITCHELL Sierra Steigerwald and her off-track Thoroughbred Betcha Know Me Now finished sixth in the $2,500 USHJA National Derby at Lamplight Equestrian Center during HITS Chicago Spring Spectacular.  “He never looks at the jumps...

It Happens: Ailish Cunniffe, KC Claffee and Nada Wise

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,...

Betty Oare: It’s Been A Good Life, So Far – Part I

by Ann Jamieson Starting Out Betty Oare first entered a horse show when she was about four. Her father, legendary Arthur Reynolds, Sr., ran the Metamora Hunt Club stable, that hosted the show. Riding a pony...

American Bred Mr. Manhattan Takes Home Devon Blue in $3,500 Green Hunter 3’6” Stake

By Tatum Mitchell American Bred Mr. Manhattan came out on top in the 2022 Devon Horse Show’s $3500 Green Hunter 3'6" Stake at the 2022 Devon Horse Show in what was the Martin Schaeppi-owned gelding’s...

Championing the Thoroughbred Breed: The Successful Riding Career of Lily Layman and Red

BY GEORGIA ANN SMITH Just like many other horse-obsessed little girls, Lily Layman developed a love for horses at an early age. Layman’s parents let her start taking lessons at the age of seven when...

Cynthia Hankins: Between Two Worlds – Part II

BY ANN JAMIESON Back East Through the horsemen's grapevine, Cynthia learned that Linda Hough was looking for an equitation trainer for Megan Johnstone. Linda handled the hunters and jumpers Megan rode. It was her last junior...

It Happens! Laena Romond, Molly Ashe Cawley, Tim Maddrix

By Tyler Bui 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...