Sunday, July 12, 2020

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...

Six Reasons to Attend Longines Masters in Paris

BY BETSY KELLEY You will be in Paris. Do you really need any further reasons? Let’s just get this out of the way now….It’s a big, beautiful horse show in the city of lights Salon...

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...

No Car and in D.C.? No Problem. The Washington International Horse Show is right...

Above: The Capital One Arena, Tuesday, October 24. Photo by Emily Hayes. By Emily Hayes Horse farms are in abundance in my home state of Connecticut, from backyard, makeshift stalls to large indoor arenas with heated viewing areas. When...

Big Duke and Single Gaze Dominate Melbourne Cup Top Picks

The 2017 Melbourne Cup is fast approaching, and punters and horseback racing fans are thrilled more than ever in this once-a-year event. Now that November 7 looms over the horizon, the favorites are starting...

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...

FEI BASICS

Above photo: Matthias Tromp and Quinta competing in a FEI 2* Event at HITS Balmoral. Photo by Intern Emy Lucibello. By Intern Ashley Shaw What Does CSIO5* Mean Anyway? As an aspiring Grand Prix rider who currently...

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 Intern 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...

An Inside Look at the Winningest Rider in the Grand Prix Ring at Balmoral...

Photo: Lisa Goldman rides Centurion B in the $50,000 Adequan Grand Prix during Showplace Spring Spectacular II.   Susan Kayne, the director of media and content of HITS Horse Shows, sat down with rider Lisa Goldman...

5 Things We Love About Balmoral Park

Photos and Article By Mackenzie Shuman 1. The History - The history is no doubt one of the coolest things about this iconic horse park. With its roots in horse racing dating back to 1926,...

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...

Let’s Break It Down: Nations Cup – Jumping

By Intern Estelle Kraft   As an equitation and hunter rider, I often find myself wandering over to the jumper rings. While I do know the basics of jumper rounds, international jumper finals and the jumper...

The Scoop on McLain Ward’s Newest Mounts

By Irene Elise Powlick American superstar McLain Ward showed two of his newest horses at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, a grey mare by the name of Bellefleur PS Z and a chestnut...

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 Intern Mackenzie Shuman Southern Pride is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ horse. His jumping style makes him a crowd favorite and his canter awes any...

Surbey Surges To The Top

Photo above: SURBEY FURTHERING HIS CANADIAN LEAD IN THE FEI NORTH AMERICAN WESTERN LEAGUE JUMPING-OFF TO 9TH AT THE PALM BEACH MASTERS IN FEBRUARY. PHOTO © ANDREW RYBACK PHOTOGRAPHY. CLICK HERE to read more from the...

First Experience At The Winter Equestrian Festival

By TPH Contributor Julia Fischer On a winter morning at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, FL, several horses were escorted through the bridle path near a local road, an ordinary day for them. The...