Throwback Thursday: Sweet Lullaby Was The Horse That Made It Happen For Martha Wachtel...

Martha Wachtel Jolicoeur didn’t even enter herself in her first grand prix. “I was always placing first and second in the open power and speed jumper classes in , but I was...

It’s Not as Easy as It Sounds

By TPH Editor 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...

Who Sliced It Best? HITS Coachella VI SmartPak $30,000 Grand Prix

The jumper ring is all about scope over style, but that doesn't mean we can't dive into a who jumped it best! The jump off from yesterday's $30,000 SmartPak Grand Prix had...

The Dalman’s Journey to the Top

BY VYLA CARTER Many of those who have spent their summers showing on the East Coast or spend winters in Wellington have heard of the Dalmans. Married couple, Sandra and Javan Dalman, have recently made...

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...

Tyler Hardin Excels in Bogata

By Intern 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...

Horses Teach Mandy Porter Humility As She Trains Them to Reach Their Best

BY INTERN CARLY PHOON In the midst of the wonderful craziness at the Del Mar National, I had the privilege to talk with international show jumper and trainer Mandy Porter. Based out of San Diego,...

Who Jumped It Best? $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of Devon

Jumpers may be all about fast and clear rounds, but that doesn't mean we can't award style, right? Though McLain Ward has already sealed the win at this year's $250,000 Sapphire Grand Prix of...

Bright Lights, Big City: Patrice Delaveau Thrills at Longines Masters of Hong Kong as...

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA Horses in iconic cities is a phenomenon that has taken show jumping by storm in recent years, and none do it better than the Longines Masters. Traveling to Hong Kong in...

$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...

Kyle King Wraps Up a Successful Season

BY VYLA CARTER Ever since a young age, Kyle King has proclaimed himself a professional rider. “From the age of about ten or eleven on I pretty much worked as a professional rider,” King explained....

Matches Set! Riders Masters Cup at the Longines Masters of New York

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Thursday night, following the conclusion of the first Masters One CSI5* class at the Longines Masters of New York, the matches were selected and teams drawn for the first ever North...

She’s Done It Again: Kristin Hardin’s Big Win at NWSS

BY INTERN 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...

Richard Spooner opines on the state of the sport and how to be a...

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Richard Spooner embodies the equestrian version of the American success story. His professional resume includes top finishes in the Equitation Finals, over $1 million in prize money, over 100 Grand Prix...

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,...

Throwback to Gold: Will Simpson Rides On

Gold. BY TIMOTHY WICKES “So, I finish my warm-up and all of a sudden, George and McLain coming running up and say, ‘All you gotta do...

Kristin Hardin Sweeps the NWSS Gambler’s Choice

Written by TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman The crowd took a breath, the stadium went silent, and suddenly, the entire National Western Show Complex was filled with an uproar of excited cheers for the unbelievable pair...

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 & TPH EDITOR SISSY WICKES WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DECADE MAKES. Michael Matz, reluctant hero of...