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...

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?”...

Support Each Other: The Lesson of Brazilian Sportsmanship at the Pan Am Games

BY ERIN GILMORE The winners are always the happiest bunch at a show. At a championship, they are even easier to find. Here in Lima, Peru at the Pan American Games, each nation has an...

A Bit of Star Power: Unforgettable Moments from the 2022 FEI World Cup Finals

PHOTOS by Bianca McCartyWORDS by Catie Staszak For the first time in three years, equestrian sports' most prestigious indoor championships returned to the fore with the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™, FEI Dressage World Cup™,...

From Another Lifetime: Katie Monahan Prudent

BY ANN JAMIESON One of the most successful riders in U.S. Show Jumping history, Katie Monahan-Prudent was a member of the 1986 gold-medal-winning World Championship show-jumping team, took part in six World Cup finals, won...

Making Things Happen Without Making Excuses: An Adult Amateur’s Climb

BY LAUREN MAULDIN There is a tendency to divide the equestrian industry into the “haves” and the “have nots.” With events ranging from small schooling shows to extensive seasonal circuits, for many it can seem...

Sloan Elmassian Forges Her Own Path

BY TPH Staff 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...

Questions to Ask Yourself if You’re Afraid of Jumping

BY LAUREN MAULDIN I've been thinking a lot about fear lately. For much of my equestrian career, I've been afraid of jumping. Afraid of the horse stopping. Afraid of missing my distance and crashing through...

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...

Six Show Jumping Legends You Should Still Be Watching

Any professional will tell you: You can learn simply by watching. At a venue like WEF, you can get a free masterclass by taking in almost any FEI event: U.S. stalwarts Beezie Madden, McLain...

Taylor Land Leads the Way in $20,000 Welcome Stake at Texas Winter Series

By Emily Randolph/RandolphPR Katy, Texas – For the third time in a row, Taylor Land landed the top two spots at the Great Southwest Texas Winter Series. This time, Land kicked off the fourth and...

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....

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,...

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...

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...

Mackenzie Hudson Headlines Amateur-Owner Jumpers at Pin Oak Charity Horse Show

BY EMILY RANDOLPH/RANDOLPHPR Katy, Texas – April 3, 2021 – Mackenzie Hudson rode her own Ekyra Fortuna to victory in the $5,000 1.30 m/ 1.40 m Amateur-Owner (AO)/Amateur (Am.) Jumper Classic on Saturday, April 3,...

Hermès Everything Caps An Epic Edition of Le Saut Hermès

BY ERIN GILMORE Sifting through my photos from yesterday’s grand finale of the Saut Hermès CSI5* in Paris, I set out looking for the shot that illustrates the main thing that I always want to convey to...

By the Numbers: Best Represented Sires at the Olympic Games

Hippomundo was curious to study the pedigrees of the showjumping horses and found that the 12 stallions that had more than one offspring at the Olympic Games were all in the top 20 of the...

American Bred Motueka: An Awkward Start and a Grand Prix Future

By Victoria Sheehan Peering over the edge of the stall door, young Angela Pritchard stretched her 4-year-old legs to stretch as far as they could go. With wisps of hay in her hair and the...

Oh No: Meet Aaron Vale’s Newest Ride at WEC – Ocala

By Catie Staszak Sometimes I feel like horse owners and breeders are out to get the announcer (or in my case, the commentator). If I'm uncertain about the pronunciation of a name, I'll almost always...

Hermès is French for Over the Top

BY ERIN GILMORE I’m not sure who it was at Hermés Sellier who came up with the notion to hold a horse show under a 100-year old glass ceiling, but whoever you are, I applaud you. This...

It Happens! Nona Garson, Rob Jacobs and Erynn Ballard Share Hilarious Mistakes

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,...