Sunday, April 18, 2021

Faces of Pin Oak: Trapp O’Neal

Trapp O’Neal has been hooked on riding ever since his mom bought him lessons for his sixth birthday. In his hometown of Albuquerque, New Mexico, English disciplines weren’t as popular, but since his mom...

Five Strides with Javas Miss Jordan

An “interview” with the recent FEI grand prix winner (via her owner and rider, Nicky Galligan!) The 12-year-old chestnut Irish Sport Horse—better known as “Princess” to her people—won her first FEI Grand Prix at the...

5 Strides with Laura Kraut’s CONFU

The 13-year-old grey Holsteiner gelding Confu won the $214,000 Spy Coast Farm Holiday II Grand Prix CS14* in December. TPH caught up with him via human show jumping superstar, Laura Kraut. What’s your favorite thing...

Who Jumped It Best? $100,000 Lone Star State Grand Prix

Twenty-one-year-old Daisy Ford and her longtime partner, Gatsby, topped the $100,000 Lone Star State Grand Prix on Saturday night, February 27, at the Texas Winter Series IV in Katy, TX. However, while Ford and Gatsby...

Mary Mairs Chapot

BY ANN JAMIESON "I've always loved animals," says Mary Chapot. "We always had dogs in the family. And horses were another animal to love, to pet, to hug." While Mary's mother loved horses, and wanted to...

Michael Page: It’s About the Ride

BY ANN JAMIESON A sign in Michael Page's tack room reads "It was never about the ribbon; it was about the ride and the horse that got me there."  The list of his accomplishments easily covers...

That Magic Click

BY RENNIE DYBALL Leigh Nanda and El Casper won both the NAL & the WIHS Children’s Jumper Finals—after just a few months of showing together Leigh Nanda was fairly new to horse showing when she got...

5 Strides with Gazelle

An “interview” with Kent Farrington’s star mare (via her head groom, Denise Moriarty!) The 14-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood has jumped to great success worldwide, most recently winning the American Gold Cup Grand Prix in September....

Todd Minikus NEVER SLOWS DOWN; The guy who never rides for second.

Originally from the September 2017 Print Issue By Sissy Wickes Thirty two years of riding at the Grand Prix level, over 130 National and International Grand Prix wins, 2014 Equestrian of the Year, 2014 Horse...

From the Adult Hunters to Grand Prix in Under Three Years

BY ELIZABETH PHILLIPS Someone recently asked me how I went from the Adult Hunters to competing in a Grand Prix in two and a half years. As I thought through all the pieces that had...

Bernie Traurig – A Man for All Disciplines

BY ANN JAMIESON "My first ride on a horse was with my mother, and I was 11 years old. It was at a place called Whitey's Stables on Long Island. My mother was a pleasure...

5 Strides with With Wings

An “interview” with the  17-year-old show jumper (via his rider, Karen Polle!) The Dutch Warmblood gelding—who goes by Wings or Wingy at home—has won 5* Grand Prix all over the world, was named best horse...

Riding Full Circle with TJ O’Mara

BY TORI BILAS TJ O’Mara has become a household name for many riders aiming to succeed in the equitation ring. Wins in the 2016 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals, the 2016 Pessoa/US Hunter...

Alex Jayne on Making Horses and Shaping the US Industry

BY ELYSE SCHENK Breeding horses takes imagination. Great breeders use creative foresight in order to envision an ideal mare and stallion combination. They paint a picture in their minds of how traits might match up...

Is Making Show Jumping a Team Sport the Way to Invigorate Our Sport?

BY BRIDIE HAMILTON As a former working student, FEI Groom and EAP National Finalist turned collegiate equestrian, riding horses sometimes feels like Hotel California: you can check out but you can never leave.  Recent discussions surrounding...

5 Strides with NINETTO

An “interview” with  the jumper ready to make  his Grand Prix debut (via his rider, Anna Ishiyama!) The 12-year-old bay Oldenburg,  who goes by Teddy at the barn, showed consistently in the High Amateur-Owner Jumpers...

The Upside of Downtime

Lillie Keenan capitalizes on show circuit downtime with training and health focus for her horses and launches the "Lillie" line of scrumptious show apparel for fellow riders. BY KIM F MILLER Young show jumping professional Lillie...

An Equine “Interview” – 5 Strides with Mavis Spencer’s Con Calle

An “interview” with the jumper and recent Grand Prix winner (via his rider, Mavis Spencer!) The 11-year-old bay Holsteiner, who goes by Calvin at the barn, won the $25,000 Jet Pets Grand Prix at the...

A Perfect Partnership

BY KRISTIN PITZER The Irish flag will continue to fly at Heathman Farm with Lorcan Gallagher in the irons. For much of North America, May 5, or Cinco de Mayo, is a day that celebrates Mexico’s...

Self-Made: Years of Hard Work Pays Off with a First Grand Prix Win for...

BY LAURIE SCOTT If Kyla Makhloghi had $8,000.00, in 2017, she wouldn’t have Hurry Up B or a Grand Prix win. Riders often bemoan the fact that they will never be able to afford to become...

Georgina Bloomberg’s Manhattan is the Son of Two of Her Favorite Mounts

The Plaid Horse American-bred Feature BY CATIE STASZAK When it comes to breeding, Georgina Bloomberg has adhered firmly to the concept of quality over quantity. Her Gotham Enterprizes’ breeding endeavors remain small in numbers, but the...

Making Things Happen Without Making Excuses: An Adult Amateur’s Climb

BY LAUREN MAULDIN There is a tendency to divide the equestrian industry into the “haves” and the “have nots.” With events ranging from small schooling shows to extensive seasonal circuits, for many it can seem...