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Vermont Summer Festival Bucket List

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA “Look at that view! How could I not enjoy myself when I’m surrounded by that?” A response like this one, coupled with a motion toward the rolling mountains of southern Vermont,...

Gold: Will Simpson Rides On

Gold. BY TIMOTHY WICKES “So, I finish my warm-up and all of a sudden, George and McLain coming running up and say, ‘All you gotta do is jump clean and we got the gold!’” Just another...

Jamie Barge and Luebbo: From a Fourth in Ocala’s Million to the World Cup...

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN California based US rider, Jamie Barge, and her mount Luebbo have been on fire lately. The pair recently blasted into top ribbons at the Great American Million in Ocala, Florida,...

She’s Done It Again: Kristin Hardin’s Big Win at NWSS

BY TORI WEED “She’s done it again!” The quote of the week at the National Western Stock Show as Kristin Hardin takes the third consecutive win in the $10,000 Monarch Gamblers Choice aboard Bert. The Gamblers...

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,...

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...

One Bold Move After Another, Adrienne Sternlicht makes the US Show Jumping Team

BY GRACE SALMON Adrienne Sternlicht, a native of Greenwich, Connecticut made headlines when, about a month ago, she jumped over a hedge in the jump off with her 10 year old Bavarian warmblood mare Cristalline...

Horse Show Announcing: It’s Not as Easy as It Sounds

By Sissy Wickes They are the voices in our head, the sound track of our horse show lives, the narrators of the day. Every horse show grounds has one thing in common: the announcer. They...

Onira’s Farewell Tour

Above: Brianne Goutal winning the 2013 $50,000 CSI2* Grand Prix at the Stadium in Wellington, FL with veteran partner Onira. Photo by Pro Equest. By TPH Intern Annie Birmingham TPH Intern Annie Brimingham caught up with...

Five Reasons the Washington International Horse Show is a Must-See

Find this article and more inside TPH's 2017 Equitation Issue HERE  BY SARA COOK/JUMP MEDIA “The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund is proud to support the Washington International Horse Show Equitation Finals,” said Lindsay Maxwell, a successful...

An Explanation of Jumper Course Formats

By TPH Intern Vyla Carter When I first started doing the jumpers after years of only competing in the hunters, I was confused on what Table II, 2(a) and the random number and letter seen...

Why the Hampton Classic Horse Show is Unlike Anywhere Else

Photo: The Hampton Classic @hamptonclassic on Instagram By 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 flock...

Family Fun at the Vermont Summer Festival

Left to right: Patty Foster with her daughter, Ashley, and sister, Marylisa Leffler, during a busy day of riding at the Vermont Summer Festival. Photo by Jump Media. By Lindsay Brock/Jump Media For most families, when...

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...

CHERRY KNOLL FARM ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST CEDRIC

See more from the April 2017 issue by CLICKING HERE! By Phelps Media Group Wellington, Florida: On February 28, 2017 Olympian Laura Kraut and Margaret Duprey of Cherry Knoll Farm, announced the retirement of Cedric, Kraut’s...

Heartland Farm’s Southern Pride

PHOTO: Southern Pride certainly feels no need to be showing his age anytime soon By Mackenzie Shuman Southern Pride is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ horse. His jumping style makes him a crowd favorite and his canter awes any audience....

The Tail of Quality Girl

By 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?” “Quality Girl?”...

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...

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...

Tyler Hardin Excels in Bogata

By 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 well...

Vandamme and Bonjorno Say Hello to Two Gold Medals

Article by: Irene Elise Powlick, Photos by: Mackenzie Shuman After a trying four rounds, Elise Vandamme and her own Bonjorno came away with both the Team Gold and Individual Gold Medals at the Zones 7& 8 Children’s and...