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Touch of Class: Show Jumping’s Great Thoroughbred Mare

BY TPH STAFF The hallways of the hunter/jumper sport are lined with champions, and one of the greatest on the wall is the Thoroughbred mare, Touch of Class. Touch of Class (1973-2001) was everything she wasn’t...

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...

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...

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...

How a Neglected, Broke Quarter Horse Turned Into a Young, Green OTTB Jumper

BY ALEXA ZANFARDINO A green horse and green rider isn’t the brightest idea, but I lived to tell this story. In 2017, I came across an advertisement for a horse that would be sent out to...

Side Effects of Air Time: Matt Archer Completes Course with Deployed Safety Vest

Luigi vd Bisschop was jumping well in the $137,000 CSI3* Grand Prix at the Desert Circuit—so well, in fact, that Matt Archer's air vest reacted. When the gelding gave a particularly hard jump over an...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Miss Jessamy Rouson Obituary

Jessamy Rouson 10/6/55 - 12/22/21 Miss Jessamy Rouson, a remarkable horsewoman, loyal friend to countless people and animals, author, and inspiration to many, died suddenly in December at her home in Keswick, Va while recovering...

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,"...

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...

It Happens! Abby Blankenship, Erynn Ballard, Stacia Klein Madden and Melanie Smith Taylor

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,...