Friday, March 5, 2021

$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...

Meet Bradley: The Homebred Colt Who Inspired a Breeding Operation

By Catie Staszak Read this article in the May/June full issue here. When Diana Sturges joined forces with accomplished hunter rider Christopher Payne to breed a few of Diana’s retired mares, the endeavor was meant...

Get a Glimpse Behind the Medals in “Riding for the Team”

BY MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA LLC When Robert Ridland arrived in Gladstone, NJ, to ride with Bertalan de Némethy as part of the U.S. Equestrian Team, he was just 18 and owned one pair of breeches....

One More Year: The Olympic Games Remain a Symbol of Hope in a Sea...

BY CATIE STASZAK As a journalist and commentator, I have two main fears in the workplace: not knowing, and not being able to find the answer.  On March 13, equestrians received the email heard ‘round the...

Sloan Elmassian Forges Her Own Path

BY JESS CLAWSON In most professional sports, the way from high school to college to the pros is clear. It’s a rare phenomenon to skip a step. But in equestrian sports, there isn’t a standard...

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...

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...

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? 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...

Photo Gallery: Longines Global Champions Tour Had Sunshine, Color and Top Performance

PHOTOS © SARA PIEPER Last week, the Longines Global Champions tour headed to Mexico City for the 1.60m CSI5*. Americans Kent Farrington, Laura Kraut, and Beezie Madden had solid performances, but it was Germany's Jérôme...

From Troubled to the Top: Charlie Carrel Leads Utopik to Success

BY VYLA CARTER Charlie Carrel is used to being sent young and troubled horses to train. He and his wife, Hilary, run a program called Colts Unlimited out of Sheridan, Wyoming. They specialize in bringing...

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...

Four Tips on Achieving Straightness with Shoulder Fore From Capt. Brian Cournane

By Capt. Brian Cournane Achieving straightness with your horse is paramount. Not only does straightness contribute to clear rounds, but it also improves your horse's overall health and wellbeing, creating evenness so that one side...

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...

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...

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...

Andy Kocher Takes A Ride With EQUO

BY EQUO WELLINGTON, Fla. – Equo is proud to announce the sponsorship of International Show Jumper Andy Kocher of Andy Kocher, LLC. Show jumping phenom and fan favorite Andy Kocher has joined the Equo team. Now...

Compton Junior Equestrians: “It’s amazing what these kids can do with the right support...

A clear round in the Open 1.15m can have a far greater impact than simply providing an opportunity for a schooling round. At the Desert Circuit in Thermal, CA, Zoie Brogdon rode Emilion to...

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...

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,...

McLain Ward Wins the First Longines Grand Prix of New York

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM McLain Ward clinched the victory in the very first CSI5* Longines Grand Prix of New York with his own Clinta on the last day of the competition’s inaugural week. Hailed a “hometown...

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...