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...

National Show Hunter Hall of Fame: Osczar

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES In the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Canada, gymnast Nadia Comaneci scored a perfect 10. Her performance left the crowd hushed and spellbound. The scoreboard was not programmed for a perfect...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Finding Balance as an Amateur Equestrian and Working Professional

BY MICHELLE DURPETTI In my last blog, I wrote about ‘making an equestrian passion a priority as an amateur’ – something that I feel grateful every day to have the opportunity and incredible privilege to...

Charlotte Cannon Finds Success with “Fame” at the Thoroughbred Makeover

BY TPH AMBASSADOR LAINIE RUBIN An interview with the 2017 Retired Racehorse Project Thoroughbred Makeover’s Show Hunter Champion “Seeking Fame’s” owner Charlotte Cannon In October of 2007, Charlotte Cannon and her thoroughbred gelding “Seeking Fame” competed...

Equine Affaire 2017

Above: Map of the shopping warehouses and demonstration rings at the Eastern States Exposition grounds. Photo courtesy of Equine Affaire. By TPH Intern Annie Birmingham The 19th annual Massachusetts Equine Affaire concluded on November 12th, 2017 in...

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...

Decoding the Derby: Highlights of the USHJA National Derby Program

Above: Professional Rider Hope Glynn competes in a derby class aboard Cabana VDL. Photo by Full Gallop Photography. By TPH Intern Lauren Aubert At horse shows nationwide, there is one spectacle in particular that can rack up...

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...