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...

Kristin Hardin Sweeps the NWSS Gambler’s Choice

By TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman | Photos By: Mackenzie Shuman The crowd took a breath, the stadium went silent, and suddenly, the entire National Western Show Complex was filled with an uproar of excited cheers...

Why the Hampton Classic Horse Show is Unlike Anywhere Else

Photo: The Hampton Classic @hamptonclassic on Instagram By Intern Annie Birmingham The end of August marks a staple in an east coast equestrian’s show calendar, the Hampton Classic. Every year, hundreds of horses, competitors, and spectators alike...

Horses Teach Mandy Porter Humility As She Trains Them to Reach Their Best

BY INTERN CARLY PHOON In the midst of the wonderful craziness at the Del Mar National, I had the privilege to talk with international show jumper and trainer Mandy Porter. Based out of San Diego,...

Welcome to New York: Longines Masters Kicks Off!

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The Longines Masters of New York kicked off today at the newly renovated NYCB Live Center just west of New York City. The next leg in what has been deemed “the...

No Car and in D.C.? No Problem. The Washington International Horse Show is right...

Above: The Capital One Arena, Tuesday, October 24. Photo by Emily Hayes. By Emily Hayes Horse farms are in abundance in my home state of Connecticut, from backyard, makeshift stalls to large indoor arenas with heated viewing areas. When...

How They Win at the Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships

The dressage and show jumping Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), presented by Gotham North, give young riders a unique opportunity to experience team competition in a championship format. Teams and individual riders from...

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...

Bright Lights, Big City: Patrice Delaveau Thrills at Longines Masters of Hong Kong as...

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA Horses in iconic cities is a phenomenon that has taken show jumping by storm in recent years, and none do it better than the Longines Masters. Traveling to Hong Kong in...

Tyler Hardin Excels in Bogata

By Intern Gabi Zupancic The Plaid Horse caught up with Tyler Hardin after a very exciting FEI Children’s Jumper Finals competition in Bogata, Columbia.  Tyler is the 12 year old daughter of Kristin Hardin, a...

$40,000 Grand Prix de Santa Fe: Chenoa McElvain Buckled Down

Anticipation for the pinnacle event of the Santa Fe Summer Series was present in every corner of the property – between Owner and MC Brian Gonzales' walk through of the $40,000 Grand Prix de...

Celebrating the Round: HITS Coachella Jumpers

BY LAUREN MAULDIN / PHOTOS © TORRENCE SULLIVAN A clear round, a good effort. There are different marks for success when it comes to showing horses. Numbers on the screen and ribbons...

The Tail of Quality Girl

By TPH Editor Sissy Wickes In 2013, my husband and I were looking at a horse at Todd Minikus’ barn in Wellington. After the trial, I asked, “Hey, where is that fiery little bay mare?”...

Who Jumped It Best? $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon

Jumpers may be all about fast and clear rounds, but that doesn't mean we can't award style, right? Though McLain Ward has already sealed the win at this year's $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of...

Celebrating the Round: AIG $1 Million Grand Prix

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN I've taken a lot of pictures at horse shows. While it's really exciting to nail the shot of a hunter cracking its back over the high option in the International Derby,...

Touch of Class: Show Jumping’s Great Thoroughbred Mare

BY JESS CLAWSON 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.

Surbey Surges To The Top

Photo above: SURBEY FURTHERING HIS CANADIAN LEAD IN THE FEI NORTH AMERICAN WESTERN LEAGUE JUMPING-OFF TO 9TH AT THE PALM BEACH MASTERS IN FEBRUARY. PHOTO © ANDREW RYBACK PHOTOGRAPHY. CLICK HERE to read more from the...

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...