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...

American Bred: Qatar Makes Her Own Rules

By Tori Sheehan Six-year-old Qatar (Diktator Van De Boslandhoeve–Chicolina Lou) is simple yet sassy. She’ll let you know when she doesn’t like something you’re doing. She’s small—the dark bay mare stands barely 16H—yet scopey. She...

From Another Lifetime: Katie Monahan Prudent Part II

by Ann Jamieson Noren Katie knew it was time to have a Grand Prix horse of her own. The two fathers who had helped Katie buy her farm, Adam Sanford, (whose daughter Shana rode with her),...

Beezie Madden on Spruce Meadows

By Julie Claire Ma I caught up with Beezie Madden ringside at Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Alberta, after she had finished working with a young student. “Get him active behind,” she told her student.  Madden had...

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,...

Should Fairness Govern Horse Shows? USHJA Amateur Jumpers Weigh In

By Ariane Stiegler Today, amateur jumper riders represent the largest group of equestrians who compete across the country. We support our sport and its Grand Prix riders. I myself serve on the USHJA Amateur Task...

5 Strides With: Juju VDM

An “interview with the show jumper (via her rider, Savannah Hemby!) The 13-year-old Warmblood mare won the $25,000 EPIC Sporthorses Grand Prix at the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show 1. How did it feel to win...

From Another Lifetime: Katie Monahan Prudent

BY ANN JAMIESON One of the most successful riders in U.S. Show Jumping history, Katie Monahan-Prudent was a member of the 1986 gold-medal-winning World Championship show-jumping team, took part in six World Cup finals, won...

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...

French Horse Exports: Bridging the Gap Between the European and American Horse Markets

By Tyler Bui Many dream of importing their own horse from Europe, but for some, the process may seem too complicated and difficult to even begin. Katherine McMahon and Alizé Jeandon of French Horse Exports...

Laura Kraut: Talent and Timing – Part II

BY ANN JAMIESON Cedric Cedric immediately captured Laura's attention, yet she never dreamed he would go as far as he did. She picked the green seven-year-old out of a crowd of horses being shown for sale...

Armand Leone: Family Life

BY ANN JAMIESON An Extended Childhood Armand, Team Leone's senior brother, is the only one who didn't go into the horse business as a professional. It wasn't so much a choice, he says, but the fact...

A Bit of Star Power: Unforgettable Moments from the 2022 FEI World Cup Finals

PHOTOS by Bianca McCartyWORDS by Catie Staszak For the first time in three years, equestrian sports' most prestigious indoor championships returned to the fore with the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™, FEI Dressage World Cup™,...

Miss Jessamy Rouson Obituary

Jessamy Rouson 10/6/55 - 12/22/21 Miss Jessamy Rouson, a remarkable horsewoman, loyal friend to countless people and animals, author, and inspiration to many, died suddenly in December at her home in Keswick, Va while recovering...

MMM Horseman’s Michael Meller: Bridging the Gap, Producing Champions

By Olivia Airhart The equestrian industry is constantly undergoing transformation as seasoned veterans of the sport pass the baton to the next generation of young and hungry athletes. As the industry evolves, new philosophies and...

American Bred: Drake Steals the Show in and Out of the Ring for Dalman...

By Tori Sheehan Through magnificent waves of thick black mane, Sandra Dalman looks at an oxer three strides out. Two symmetrical ears frame her view, both pointed forward, attention fixed on the fence in front...

5 Strides With Quatar

An “Interview” with the Show Jumper (via his rider, Jamie Taylor!) The 11-year-old Oldenburg gelding won the $50,000 CSI4*-W 1.45m Las Vegas National Winning Round Jumper Classic. 1. How do you feel when you step into...

Go Beyond the Ingate with Heritage Farm’s Eliza Kimball

By Catie Staszak/Catie Staszak Media In this behind-the-scenes series from Heritage Farm, we’re introducing you to the program’s horses and riders in a whole new way. Get to know our group beyond what you’ve seen...

Simplicity Breeds Success for David O’Brien and Leap Year Farm

By Catie Staszak/Catie Staszak Media, Inc. David O’Brien looked at the text message on his phone and contemplated how to respond. The potential client was inquiring about his warm-up techniques and how he walked the...

Jacqueline Ruyle Rides San Chano to Victory in $100,000 Galvin Agency Lone Star State...

Katy, Texas – Jacqueline Ruyle earned the biggest win of her career to date on Saturday, February 26, as she rode to victory in the $100,000 Galvin Agency Lone Star State Grand Prix at...

It Happens! Abby Blankenship, Erynn Ballard, Stacia Klein Madden and Melanie Smith Taylor

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,...