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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)...

Alcohol and Amateurs

By GAIL REZENDES-DELL For many equestrians, April marks the start of the show season after a long winter of staying home and fine-tuning the basics. April also is designated Alcohol Awareness Month by the National...

Larry Glefke: A Horseman—and an Obituary—Like None Other

BY Piper Klemm Larry Glekfe died on September 15, 2023, leaving behind a legacy of winning and a whole lot more. He was very smart, he understood the horses to a degree few have matched,...

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...

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...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire With: Alex Anseth

Status: Head Trainer, Augusta Pines Farm • Hometown: Magnolia, TX As a horsewoman, I am most proud of my determination.  As a horsewoman, I would most like to improve on my patience.  I’d be lost without boot...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Preparing Young Horses for the Show Ring

Trainer, rider, and judge Chris Wynne shares his keys to success Preparing young horses for the show ring is an effort that involves nearly countless variables. For Chris Wynne, a Virginia Beach-based hunter rider, trainer,...

How to Keep Your Show Shirts White

If you're constantly finding yourself getting ready to head into the show ring and suddenly you remember that coffee stain from earlier that ended up on your white show shirt, this one is for...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

It Happens! Sara Roche, Rennie Dyball & Lily Muzzy

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...