Capital Challenge: A Look Inside the Storied First Stop on the Indoors Circuit

BY SABRINA BRASHARES/JUMP MEDIA Capital Challenge kicked off the Indoors season this year once again, bringing the best in the nation to Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The 29th edition of the horse...

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...

Human Touch: Reminding Riders to Care for Their Own Bodies, Too

BY TYLER BUI We provide the highest quality of care for our horses’ bodies, but what about our own? In almost any other sport, the athlete’s physical state is top priority—but our sport is unique,...

McLain Ward’s Spectacular Career: By the Numbers

Show Jumping Olympian 20042008201220162020 Olympic Medalist 2004 Olympic Games: Show Jumping Team Gold medal with Sapphire2008 Olympic Games: Show Jumping Team Gold medal with Sapphire2016 Olympic Games: Show Jumping Team Silver medal with HH Azur2020 Olympic Games:...

Laura Chapot: Carrying it Forward Part II

By Ann Jamieson Little Big Man Little Big Man (Pony), a Dutch warmblood, was probably Laura's "horse of a lifetime. He was solely mine; I was the only one who rode him. He was such a...

“I Do Lessons, Not Lunch” — How Karen Healey’s Passion for Teaching Launched Her To...

BY NANCY JAFFER She’s a firecracker; always has been. Nothing can slow down the perennially energetic Karen Healey, who attacks her mission to teach, judge, or give a clinic with the same enthusiasm that began...

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...

It Happens! 2022 Indoors Edition

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,...

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,...

5 Strides With: Quibelle

An “interview” with the International Show Jumper (via her rider, Spencer Smith!) The 13-year-old Hanoverian mare (FRH Quaid—Sherry, by Stakkato) owned by Gotham Enterprizes, LLC, has been competitive in the FEI ranks throughout North America...

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)...

Whitethorne LLC: How This Women-Led Business Is Creating Opportunities for Others   

By Tyler Bui In this sport, education and opportunity are invaluable—and Whitethorne LLC strives to contribute their share of each for the industry.  Led by Georgy Maskrey-Segesman, Whitethorne LLC develops top Grand Prix and jumper mounts,...

Celebrating Frank Chapot’s Legacy

BY ANN JAMIESON Laura Both Frank and Mary taught their daughters Laura and Wendy to ride. "We were so lucky with our kids they took instruction really well, we were always grateful for that," says Mary....

Frank Chapot: It’s All About the Team and the Country

BY ANN JAMIESON Early Life Born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1932, Frank Chapot began a life centered around horses with a small pony which he drove around a local park, selling soft drinks. One might...

Prixview: Fantasy Sports Games for the Equestrian Industry—and Beyond

By Piper Klemm Lucy Davis has developed quite the list of accomplishments—from her Olympic silver medal to her bronze medal at the FEI World Equestrian Games, she continues to find success at the highest level...

5 Strides With: Chance Ste Hermelle

An “Interview” with the Show Jumper (via her rider, Natalie Dean!) The 14-year-old Belgian Sport Horse mare helped the United States finish second in the $150,000 FEI Nations Cup in Wellington, FL, in March, and...

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. PaydayPact is an option for you...