Friday, January 22, 2021

5 “Simple, but Not Easy” Lessons from a George Morris Clinic

BY OLIVIA TAMBURRO  For my second clinic with George Morris, I immediately began preparing by cracking the spine of my copy of Hunter Seat Equitation and taking the stirrups off my saddle. When it came...

What in the World is a Horse Bonnet?

Jennifer Gates decks her horse out in a bonnet during NAJYRC in Colorado in August. By TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman Have you ever wondered where those silly things on the heads of horses came from? Does...

FEI BASICS

Above photo: Matthias Tromp and Quinta competing in a FEI 2* Event at HITS Balmoral. Photo by Emy Lucibello. By Ashley Shaw What Does CSIO5* Mean Anyway? As an aspiring Grand Prix rider who currently competes in...

20 Photos That Prove Le Saut Hermès is the Candyland of Horse Shows

ALL PHOTOS © ERIN GILMORE PHOTOGRAPHY A historic venue with a glass ceiling. Amazing riders and horses from all over Europe. Huge crowds of enthusiastic fans. Plus to top it all off, Hermès drips over...

Epic Rider Saves: Jumper Ring Edition

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN I'm not exactly the stickiest person ever when it comes to riding. Case in point -- my horse has spun me off turning left in a jumper course... more than...

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...

Who Jumped It Best? Desert Horse Park 1.10m Jumpers

ALL PHOTOS © IRENE ELISE POWLICK A new show season means it's time for a new Who Jumped it Best! Come down to the desert with us for a 1.10m Jumper class in the revamped...

A Legendary Team: Idle Dice and Rodney Jenkins

BY ANN JAMIESON He was the first horse inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame. His principal rider was the most successful show jumper in history, a member of 16 Nations’ Cup teams and ten World Championships, winning...

Game Face: Grand Prix Horses to the First Fence of the Jump Off

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Careful observation is a great way to learn about riding. After all, there are 500 reasons why I'm never going to ride in a Grand Prix class, but I certainly learn a...

Second Act

BY TIMOTHY WICKES Sometimes the horse show game seems a bit like the mafia – once you’re in you never get out. But riders are athletes, and in spite of what Louise Serio and Ian...

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...

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...

Leslie Burr Howard, Fast and Fearless

BY ANN JAMIESON Leslie Burr Howard is a two-time Olympic medalist, winner of the FEI World Cup Finals, Rider of the Year, and American Horse Show Association’s Equestrian of the Year. But she began like...

Devin Ryan: 15 Years Later, An Overnight Sensation

The Winding Road to the Red Coat BY SISSY WICKES Devin Ryan of Long Valley, NJ, barged on to the International Show Jumping scene with the beautiful grey gelding, Eddie Blue. The tall, handsome rider and...

Michael Matz: Success Through Decades

Above photo: MATZ ON RHUM, 1996 OLYMPICS CLICK HERE to read more from the TPH April 2017 issue! BY PRUE DRAPER OSBORN & SISSY WICKES WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DECADE MAKES. Michael Matz, reluctant hero of the horse...

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...

Anne Kursinski: It’s All About the Horse

BY ANN JAMIESON “That’s all I ever wanted to do, ride, and be with horses,” states Anne Kursinski, one of the all-time leading riders in United States show jumping history. Getting her start as a...

Throwback Thursday: 1960’s Hunter/Jumpers

How much has our sport changed in the last 50 plus years? Is a good horse in 1960 the same as a good horse today? It's interesting to track the evolution of the sport. From...

How This Blind Jumper Rider Is Pursuing Her Dreams – and Paving the Way...

By Rennie Dyball As Wren Blae Zimmerman turns toward the first fence in her jumper classic at World Equestrian Center, she isn’t looking for a distance. She’s just counting. Because while Zimmerman might appear like...

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...

The Dalman’s Journey to the Top

BY VYLA CARTER Many of those who have spent their summers showing on the East Coast or spend winters in Wellington have heard of the Dalmans. Married couple, Sandra and Javan Dalman, have recently made...

12 Reasons to Show at the World Equestrian Center ASAP

by Elizabeth Howell Wilmington, Ohio, is about to become your new favorite town. Really? Yes. As the last weekend of the two week World Equestrian Center (WEC) 2016 Fall Classic unfolds, I'm here to tell you to...