Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Five Strides With: Elite Girl

An “interview” with the show jumper (via her rider, Sandra Dalman!) The Oldenburg mare was Reserve Champion 7-Year-Old at the USHJA Young Jumper Championship and earned top ribbons at GLEF 1. What do you love most...

By the Numbers: Best Represented Sires at the Olympic Games

Hippomundo was curious to study the pedigrees of the showjumping horses and found that the 12 stallions that had more than one offspring at the Olympic Games were all in the top 20 of the...

Harrie Smolders: The Most Consistent GCT Grand Prix Rider

By Kim Falkena The Longines Global Champions Tour (GCT) sets the stage for the world's best riders. Besides the team competition (Global Champions League), there is also the individual competition. This year, 15 GCT competitions...

By the Numbers: Comparing Nations Based on Show Jumping Prize Money Won

By Judith Warner Which nation has the most successful showjumping riders, and what are the differences between the various countries? The USA currently has the most successful riders representing their star-spangled banner in international competition. Although they...

Bertram Allen’s Casiano Sold to Chandler Meadows and Lauren Hough

The 7-year-old talent Casiano (Casino Berlin—Riana, by Iroko), most recently campaigned with success by Ireland's Bertram Allen, is now facing a future with Chandler Meadows and Olympic veteran Lauren Hough in the United States. Casiano...

Amateur Rider Spotlight: Alexandra Bidwell Balances School with Grand Prix Show Jumping

By Brooke Goddard Amateur rider Alexandra Bidwell is hitting her stride in the grand prix ring and becoming a fixture on the West Coast show jumping circuit.  “My mom rode with Hap Hansen for years and...

5 Strides with Blaze of Glory II

An “interview” with the show jumper (via his rider, Hanley Morrison!) The 14-year-old gelding, who goes by Blaze at the barn, recently finished fifth in a $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, among other top Grand Prix...

Judy Richter: Then and Now

BY ANN JAMIESON The Beginning Judy Richter's parents literally met on horseback. Philip Hofmann and Mary Kain were frequent guests at the Saddle & Sirloin in Kansas City, Missouri, "where the fast young crowd would go,"...

Better. Faster. Stronger. World Record Heights in Show Jumping

Records are meant to be broken. Unless, of course, you're Capt. Alberto Larraguibel Morales (Chile). Capt. Morales set the world record for high jump at 2.47m (8ft 1.25in) with Huaso ex-Faithful at Viña del Mar, Santiago, Chile...

Unstoppable Margie Goldstein Engle

BY ANN JAMIESON Like so many of us, Margie Goldstein Engle's love for horses came from out of nowhere. Although her family is athletic and enjoys sports, no one else had ever fallen in love...

John Bragg’s Bridgeport Farms: Building Success From the Ground, Up

BY LINDSEY LONG If you’ve seen Bridgeport Farms at a horse show, chances are you’ve been impressed. The sheer size of the show setup is remarkable, with aisle after aisle of beautiful horses and ponies...

Athletes Who Put Their Horses First During The Olympic Games

By StreamHorseTV Staff While the world grumbled about Simone Biles pulling out of most of her Olympic events, athletes’ mental health has been thrust to the forefront of most Olympic conversations.  It’s been interesting to...

For Candice King Partnership is Key

BY ANN JAMIESON Candice King was only six months old when her parents, Al and Marlo Schlom, placed her in front of them on their western saddles to take her on trail rides.  At two, she...

McLain Ward: “This Was the Hardest Medal Performance To Achieve I Have Had in...

By Catie Staszak When McLain Ward speaks, people listen. From light-hearted reflections on former Olympic uniforms, throwbacks with U.S. team members and the sage reflection that comes with being a pillar for Team USA for...

Tokyo Takeaways Episode #6 Presented by Haygain — Medals Decided in Thriller, Greatest Memories of...

In this series, StreamHorseTV will be talking Tokyo Equestrian with the lovely and knowledgeable Catie Staszak, international Show Jumping commentator, multimedia sports journalist, and CEO of Catie Staszak Media—and The Plaid Horse‘s Show Jumping Content Manager...

Tokyo Takeaways from StreamHorseTV: Best Horse On The Planet, Meet The Team Behind Dressage’s...

In this series, StreamHorseTV will be talking Tokyo Equestrian with the lovely and knowledgeable Catie Staszak, international Show Jumping commentator, multimedia sports journalist, and CEO of Catie Staszak Media—and The Plaid Horse‘s Show Jumping Content Manager...

Clooney Enjoys a ‘Spa Day’ in Tokyo Ahead of Individual Jumping Final

By Catie Staszak You know him as the 2019 individual European Champion. You know him as a two-time Olympian. You know him as the individual silver medalist from the 2018 World Equestrian Games. You might not...

Tokyo Takeaways on StreamHorse TV: Gold Medal History, Twice

In this series, StreamHorseTV will be talking Tokyo Equestrian with the lovely and knowledgeable Catie Staszak, international Show Jumping commentator, multimedia sports journalist, and CEO of Catie Staszak Media—and The Plaid Horse‘s Show Jumping Content Manager...

Walk the Course for the Individual Jumping Qualifier at the Tokyo Olympic Games

By Catie Staszak At long last, show jumping competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games got underway at the Baji Koen Equestrian Park Tuesday evening in Japan. Spain's Santiago Varela is designing the courses this week,...

Two-Thirds of Swedish Show Jumping Team Will Be Shoeless at Tokyo Olympic Games

Don't panic when you watch defending Olympic silver medalist Peder Fredricson's H&AM All In in the upcoming show jumping competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The bay, the only horse to jump all six...

Cynthia Hampton’s Classic Champions Series: Developing Young Jumpers in America

Ever since the founder of Classic Champions—a Florida nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of developing young jumpers—first sat on a horse at age 3, she has been fascinated by the bond and love...

Protected: How Do You Prepare to Ride in Different Sized Arenas?

In this new web series from The Plaid Horse, we've set out to get answers to commonly asked questions from industry professionals and judges. International show jumper, trainer and USEF "R" judge (and The...