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Shamrock Show Stables: Cultivating a Confidence-Building Environment

By Tyler Bui    At World Equestrian Center in Ocala, a young rider came to watch his barnmates at Shamrock Show Stables compete. He’d previously only competed in a local horse show in a...

Human Touch: Reminding Riders to Care for Their Own Bodies, Too

BY TYLER BUI We provide the highest quality of care for our horses’ bodies, but what about our own? In almost any other sport, the athlete’s physical state is top priority—but our sport is unique,...

McLain Ward’s Spectacular Career: By the Numbers

Show Jumping Olympian 20042008201220162020 Olympic Medalist 2004 Olympic Games: Show Jumping Team Gold medal with Sapphire2008 Olympic Games: Show Jumping Team Gold medal with Sapphire2016 Olympic Games: Show Jumping Team Silver medal with HH Azur2020 Olympic Games:...

Laura Chapot: Carrying it Forward Part II

By Ann Jamieson Little Big Man Little Big Man (Pony), a Dutch warmblood, was probably Laura's "horse of a lifetime. He was solely mine; I was the only one who rode him. He was such a...

“I Do Lessons, Not Lunch” — How Karen Healey’s Passion for Teaching Launched Her To...

BY NANCY JAFFER She’s a firecracker; always has been. Nothing can slow down the perennially energetic Karen Healey, who attacks her mission to teach, judge, or give a clinic with the same enthusiasm that began...

Exercise: Cavalletti and Coursework

Preview this exercise from Justine Jarvis, one of many in the new book, Grid Pro Quo: 52 Powerful Jumping Exercises from the World’s Top Riders by Margaret Rizzo McKelvy. This is a great exercise to help prepare...

It Happens! 2022 Indoors Edition

We all make mistakes. But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them. So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers to prove,...

Dual Enrolled Selected to Second Film Festival

By Catie Staszak/Catie Staszak Media, Inc. Dual Enrolled, the short documentary on the demands and commitment required of equestrian student-athletes, has been officially selected to its second film festival. The 22nd Annual 15-Minutes of Fame Film...

Littleton Equine Medical Center Acquires Colorado Horse Park

Singletree Equestrian, a group of Little Equine Medical Center (LEMC) veterinarians and key stakeholders, announced Wednesday the purchase of the Colorado Horse Park. LEMC will partner with LEG Shows & Events and Charlotte Robson to...

It Happens! Colleen Acosta, Lindsay Yinger and Brooke Brombach

We all make mistakes. But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them. So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers to prove,...

5 Strides With: Quibelle

An “interview” with the International Show Jumper (via her rider, Spencer Smith!) The 13-year-old Hanoverian mare (FRH Quaid—Sherry, by Stakkato) owned by Gotham Enterprizes, LLC, has been competitive in the FEI ranks throughout North America...

Connecting the English and Western Disciplines: Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association

By Tyler Bui Picture this: It’s the mid-1900s, and there are men in tuxedos and women in ballroom gowns—at a horse show. While this may be unimaginable today, the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association (PCHA)...

Whitethorne LLC: How This Women-Led Business Is Creating Opportunities for Others   

By Tyler Bui In this sport, education and opportunity are invaluable—and Whitethorne LLC strives to contribute their share of each for the industry.  Led by Georgy Maskrey-Segesman, Whitethorne LLC develops top Grand Prix and jumper mounts,...

In Photos: The Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’

PHOTOS by Quinn SaundersWORDS by Catie Staszak The historic Spruce Meadows 'Masters' never disappoints. Two weeks of elite show jumping competition in Calgary, Alberta, CAN concluded Sunday with the $3 Million CSIO5* CP International,...

Celebrating Frank Chapot’s Legacy

BY ANN JAMIESON Laura Both Frank and Mary taught their daughters Laura and Wendy to ride. "We were so lucky with our kids they took instruction really well, we were always grateful for that," says Mary....

Frank Chapot: It’s All About the Team and the Country

BY ANN JAMIESON Early Life Born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1932, Frank Chapot began a life centered around horses with a small pony which he drove around a local park, selling soft drinks. One might...

Safety First: Rider Sports Football Helmet in Traverse City

By Catie Staszak When covering the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab's Equestrian Seminar recently for US Equestrian, a quote that stood out to me was the following, from Stefan Duma, one of the Lab's founders: “If...

Prixview: Fantasy Sports Games for the Equestrian Industry—and Beyond

By Piper Klemm Lucy Davis has developed quite the list of accomplishments—from her Olympic silver medal to her bronze medal at the FEI World Equestrian Games, she continues to find success at the highest level...

Horseshoe, Not Horse, Knocks Pole in Ottawa

By Catie Staszak In show jumping competition, in order to incur a jumping penalty (unrelated to disobedience and the open water), the horse must cause the height of the fence to be lowered. That would imply...

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...

Rowan Willis Knows Chestnut Mares

By Julie Claire Ma Dashing Australian Rowan Willis has been dominating the North American show jumping circuit with his star mount, Blue Movie. Blue Movie is a 16-year old chestnut mare, by Chacco Blue, and out of...

5 Strides With: Chance Ste Hermelle

An “Interview” with the Show Jumper (via her rider, Natalie Dean!) The 14-year-old Belgian Sport Horse mare helped the United States finish second in the $150,000 FEI Nations Cup in Wellington, FL, in March, and...