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Plaidcast Episode 353 Julie Winkel Michael Meller

Plaidcast 353: Julie Winkel & Michael Meller by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

LISTEN NOW To listen to the Plaidcast, you can use the player above, Stitcher, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play Music, or your other favorite podcasting app! Piper speaks with Julie Winkel about her young horse trainer school...

Relax, Enjoy, Show – TerraNova Equestrian Center Offers Competitors a Luxurious Home-Away-From-Home Experience With...

BY April Bilodeau The winter show circuit is something countless riders aspire to do. But with so many options around the country’s southern half, it can be hard to choose where you want to show....

Equine Health Giant FarmVet Now Partnered with Equine Sports Therapy Company America Cryo

In a targeted effort to be able to provide more equestrians with the fantastic therapy products that America Cryo offers, the company has signed an exciting new retail partnership with well-known equine health giant,...

Understanding Scoring in the Jumper Ring

BY Hannah Fichter Imagine the thrill of speed, the adrenaline of risky turns, and the heart-pounding race against the clock that engulfs you as you step into the jumper ring. The audacious maneuvers of the riders...
McLain Ward

McLain Ward Announces Retirement of Longtime Partner, HH Azur

BY April Bilodeau On July 2, 2023, McLain Ward took to Facebook to announce the retirement of his "queen", HH Azur. "Annie" and Ward have a long list of accomplishments including a 9th place individual...

Reading Course Diagrams Part II: Jumpers

BY TPH Staff Recently we provided a guide on navigating one’s way through all the information that can be found and interpreted on a hunter course diagram. Now it’s time to head over to the...

Experiencing the German Show System 

BY Sophie Hauptmann I have been showing in the German show system for three years now, having previously competed at USEF shows in Hunter, Jumper and Equitation divisions. Aside from the obvious difference of not...

Bruno Diniz Das Neves Claims ATCO Spring Series Leading FEI Rider Bonus at Blenheim...

San Juan Capistrano, CA – Following a closely contested fight to the finish during the Blenheim EquiSports spring season, Bruno Diniz Das Neves was named the ATCO Spring Series Leading FEI Rider on Saturday,...

Challenge Accepted

How Jacquie Cheikha perseveres through disability to excel at the sport she loves From the Magazine Close your eyes and think about how hard it is to ride a horse. Then think about how hard...

Eckermann wins Back to Back Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix of Miami Beach

As the sun shone down on the packed Miami Beach, the much anticipated Longines Global Champions Tour Grand Prix got underway. In a page worthy of the history books, Katrin Eckermann and her 10...

Going Global with EquiConcierge

How Alexandra Afzal is changing the game in international equestrian competition By: APRIL BILODEAU Most show jumpers competing in the United States have a checklist of goals for their career. Their first 1.20m class, their first...

Thieme On Top in Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Ocala

By Catie Staszak for FEI For the accomplished pair of Andre Thieme (GER) and DSP Chakaria, the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ Ocala (USA) title had been elusive. The 2021 individual European Champions, who base in...

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...

Bringing Past and Present Together: Show Jumping Hall of Fame’s Annual Dinner

BY NANCY JAFFER It was a bit surreal to be at the Show Jumping Hall of Fame’s annual dinner watching a 1981 video of Michael Matz competing on Jet Run, only to look over at...

I Adermie R 4 Gives Vale Wings in CSI3* 1.45m Speed at Winter Spectacular...

Edited Press Release The opening day of Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) CSI3* competition at World Equestrian Center – Ocala opened with a heartfelt victory for Aaron Vale (USA) and I Adermie R 4 (Den Ham...

Alesi Farms: Creating a Legacy in American Hunter Breeding

Home of Marabet Farm and Olde Oaks Farm By Victoria Sheehan Paris is always a good idea. Paris, Kentucky, sits in the heart of Bourbon county. Less than 10,000 people call this town home. There are...

Hannah Selleck’s Horse Girl Aesthetic

The jumper rider shares her style—and a bit of her story  By Julie Claire Ma Hannah Selleck is the type of person who, when asked to name her favorite Canadian, snubs Drake in order to name...

Classic Win Lands Lexi Ray and Lukaku Vd Bisschop the WEF 5 High Amateur...

By Sarah Welk Baynum & Catie Staszak Twenty-three-year-old Lexi Ray of Campbellville, Ontario, has hit the halfway mark of the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) in flying form. Ray and her 12-year-old Belgian bred gelding Lukaku...

Shadow Pond Stables’ Rising Star Quix des Dames Acquired for Aaron Vale

By Catie Staszak for Shadow Pond Stables Brooke Kemper develops and sells a most exciting prospect for top sport. Last summer, international show jumper Brooke Kemper went to Europe with an equine shopping list.Kemper, who alongside...

A Look Into TerraNova Equestrian Center – Florida’s New Showing Destination

By Nancy Jaffer Down a road edged by scrubby pine trees and live oaks hung with Spanish moss, the half-hour drive east from Sarasota ends with the sighting of spectacular showgrounds. It’s seemingly in the...

Oh No: Meet Aaron Vale’s Newest Ride at WEC – Ocala

By Catie Staszak Sometimes I feel like horse owners and breeders are out to get the announcer (or in my case, the commentator). If I'm uncertain about the pronunciation of a name, I'll almost always...

Prixview: The Derby Field Was Made for Tic Tac. But Who Else Excels on...

By Catie Staszak for Prixview Week 2 of the Winter Equestrian Festival offers an early opportunity for horses to jump on a different surface. The grass derby field at the Stadium is one of the...