Tokyo Takeaways from StreamHorseTV: Best Horse On The Planet, Meet The Team Behind Dressage’s...

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...

Clooney Enjoys a ‘Spa Day’ in Tokyo Ahead of Individual Jumping Final

By Catie Staszak You know him as the 2019 individual European Champion. You know him as a two-time Olympian. You know him as the individual silver medalist from the 2018 World Equestrian Games. You might not...

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...

Walk the Course for the Individual Jumping Qualifier at the Tokyo Olympic Games

By Catie Staszak At long last, show jumping competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games got underway at the Baji Koen Equestrian Park Tuesday evening in Japan. Spain's Santiago Varela is designing the courses this week,...

Two-Thirds of Swedish Show Jumping Team Will Be Shoeless at Tokyo Olympic Games

Don't panic when you watch defending Olympic silver medalist Peder Fredricson's H&AM All In in the upcoming show jumping competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games. The bay, the only horse to jump all six...

Cynthia Hampton’s Classic Champions Series: Developing Young Jumpers in America

Ever since the founder of Classic Champions—a Florida nonprofit organization dedicated to the education of developing young jumpers—first sat on a horse at age 3, she has been fascinated by the bond and love...

Protected: How Do You Prepare to Ride in Different Sized Arenas?

In this new web series from The Plaid Horse, we've set out to get answers to commonly asked questions from industry professionals and judges. International show jumper, trainer and USEF "R" judge (and The...

Protected: How Can You Best Manage a Horse That’s Sensitive to Traffic?

In this new web series from The Plaid Horse, we've set out to get answers to commonly asked questions from industry professionals and judges. International show jumper, trainer and USEF "R" judge (and The...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Jumping Team for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

From the US Equestrian Communications Department Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the combinations selected to represent the U.S. Jumping Team at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 as part of Team USA in Tokyo,...

Nelson Pessoa, The Brazilian Sorcerer

We're all familiar with international show jumper Rodrigo Pessoa, who, in all likelihood, will represent Brazil in the upcoming Tokyo Olympic Games. This would mark the seventh Olympic appearance for the 2004 individual gold...

The Case for Consistent Fence Heights in the Low AO Jumpers

BY MEGAN SMITH It’s a funny thing when a nervous ammy rider finds herself in the big, bold jumper ring. But that’s the kind of thing that happens when you find a horse that makes...

There’s Nothing Quite Like a Grand Prix with a Crowd: Scenes from the CSI4*...

WORDS by Catie StaszakPHOTOS by Erin Gilmore Alison Robitaille and Lima 47 galloped through the timers of the CSI4* Upperville Jumper Classic, and the crowd erupted. I looked around and took in the sights and...

How Courtney Hayden-Fromm Creates Horse Shows with Heart

BY LAURA RATLIFF In the era of big-box horse shows and weeks-long winter circuits, one industrious Wisconsin trainer and show operator has carved out a niche that keeps people coming back weekend after weekend.  While Courtney...

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...

5 Strides With Atticus Diamant

An “Interview” with the Show Jumper (via his rider, Chile’s Gabriela Reutter!) The 12-year-old Selle Français gelding (who goes by Monty at the barn), claimed back-to-back FEI 2* victories at WEF. 1. What’s your favorite thing...

Five Strides with Contefina LVF

An “interview” with the show jumper (via her owner, Ashlee Bond!) The 9-year-old Holsteiner mare (who goes by Fina or “Queen Feen” at the barn), recently won a Turf Tour Grand Prix. 1. You are Ashlee’s...

Journey to My First Grand Prix

BY EVIE JAECKLE It was a crazy, but incredible, journey that got me to my first Grand Prix. It all started with Michael Tokaruk. I had heard nothing but great things about him, which led me...

Must-Have Traits to Look for in a Grand Prix Jumper

By Kara Pinato Scro and Tori Bilas/Jump Media For many horse shoppers, the process starts with a checklist of must-haves for the perfect mount. The ideal candidate must be able to jump a certain height,...

Vladimir Littauer and the Art of Forward Riding

William Steinkraus, Joe Fargis, Lendon Gray, Scot Evans, Bernie Traurig. What do these respected horsemen have in common? All were influenced by the forward riding system established by Captain Vladimir Littauer. Much of today's...

Daniel Bedoya Works Magic in $25,000 Walter Oil and Gas Pin Oak Grand Prix

BY KRISTIN PITZER Katy, Texas – April 8, 2021 –  Going into the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show’s $25,000 Walter Oil and Gas Grand Prix, held at the Great Southwest Equestrian Center on April 8,...

Klas Kudlinski Claims Top Two Spots in $20,000 Pin Oak Welcome Stake

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 7, 2021 – After only one day of competition, Klas Kudlinski has already made his inaugural trip to Texas a winning one. In Kudlinski’s Pin Oak Charity...

One Step at a Time: Sloane Coles Offers Insight on How to Walk a...

By Tori Bilas / Jump Media United States show jumper and Nations Cup rider Sloane Coles has jumped some of the most impressive jumper tracks the world has to offer. But she is a believer...