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...

Prixview: Taking at ‘Schott’ at Holiday & Horses CSI4*

By Catie Staszak for Prixview A lot of pressure can come with taking over the ride of an already established mount. Just imagine if the former rider of your horse was Beezie Madden. But Callie Schott,...

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...

Celebrating the Round: AIG $1 Million at HITS Coachella

PHOTOS © TORRENCE SULLIVAN Whether the prize is $1 million or something much smaller, we know that our horses deserve love and appreciation no matter what the stakes. That's why we love these "Celebrating the...

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...

Prioritizing the Horse Yields Great Rewards for JJ Lavieri & Cassidy Equestrian Services

BY TPH Staff JJ Lavieri had what was, for many horse lovers, the dream childhood. His parents owned a Venezuelan cattle ranch where he spent much of his time. “I was always on a horse,”...

Mackenzie Hudson Headlines Amateur-Owner Jumpers at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 3, 2021 – Mackenzie Hudson rode her own Ekyra Fortuna to victory in the $5,000 1.30 m/ 1.40 m Amateur-Owner (AO)/Amateur (Am.) Jumper Classic on Saturday, April 3,...

Ask Andre: What Do Your Most Successful Students Have in Common?

It’s been a rewarding summer when it comes to Heritage Farm alumni. Former Heritage riders made up 50% of the U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Championships. Jacob Pope won his first Grand...

Steinkraus Rides On.

BY TIM WICKES The Eagles whip the Patriots, win the Super Bowl, and for their glory they are presented with the Lombardi Trophy. My 24 year old son says, “Who the hell is Lombardi?” Vince...

Hermès is French for Over the Top

BY ERIN GILMORE I’m not sure who it was at Hermés Sellier who came up with the notion to hold a horse show under a 100-year old glass ceiling, but whoever you are, I applaud you. This...

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...

Classic Champions: Bringing European Traditions to America

BY BROOKE GODDARD “I want to honor the horse and bring the horse back to the center of the picture,” says Cynthia Hampton, founder of Classic Champions.  In 2015, Hampton set out to do just that...

Tokyo Takeaways on StreamHorse TV: Gold Medal History, Twice

In this series, StreamHorseTV will be talking Tokyo Equestrian with the lovely and knowledgeable Catie Staszak, international Show Jumping commentator, multimedia sports journalist, and CEO of Catie Staszak Media—and The Plaid Horse‘s Show Jumping Content Manager...

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...

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...

Laura Hite: The Amateur Winning in the Grand Prix Jumpers

BY TPH Staff Laura Hite has not spent her entire life planning to ride in the Grand Prix ring. Like many amateurs, she grew up riding in hunters and equitation before stopping to finish college,...

Who Jumped It Best? Kentucky Invitational CSI 3*

PHOTOS © VISPERIA PRODUCTIONS The 1.60m Kentucky Invitational CSI 3* meant that there was a lot more action this weekend in Lexington aside from the Land Rover Three-Day Event. Paul O'Shea and Skara Glen's Machu...

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...

Kyle King Wraps Up a Successful Season

BY VYLA CARTER Ever since a young age, Kyle King has proclaimed himself a professional rider. “From the age of about ten or eleven on I pretty much worked as a professional rider,” King explained....

Support Each Other: The Lesson of Brazilian Sportsmanship at the Pan Am Games

BY ERIN GILMORE The winners are always the happiest bunch at a show. At a championship, they are even easier to find. Here in Lima, Peru at the Pan American Games, each nation has an...

Quilona V Z Officially Retired in Great Southwest Equestrian Center Ceremony

The 18-year-old Zangersheide mare Quilona V Z, owned by Carolyn Elsey since 2008, was retired in a special ceremony held on Saturday, November 12, at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center in Katy, TX. After being...

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...