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 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....

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...

It Shouldn’t Be Our Goal to Become FEI

Yesterday’s piece was fact. (Click here to read yesterday's piece) This editorial here, today, this is my opinion. Here we go! If you agree with any of these points, please copy and paste them...

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?”...

What in the World is a Horse Bonnet?

Jennifer Gates decks her horse out in a bonnet during NAJYRC in Colorado in August. By TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman Have you ever wondered where those silly things on the heads of horses came from? Does...

Mighty Nice: USA’s International Horse of the Year

Written by Irene Elise Powlick Owned by the HnD Group, Mighty Nice made headlines at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in the eventing discipline. After two other members of the US Eventing Team...

Kristin Hardin Sweeps the NWSS Gambler’s Choice

By TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman | Photos By: 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...

Audrey Robison Shines in Wellington

Robison and Gorky 6th Equiline Grand Prix. Photo: Sportfot By: Heather Vaxer Audrey Robison, a young rising professional, horsewoman, and owner of Anvil Ridge Farm, has quietly made her way into the Grand Prix ring in Wellington,...

Tyler Hardin Excels in Bogata

By 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 well...

Vandamme and Bonjorno Say Hello to Two Gold Medals

Article by: Irene Elise Powlick, Photos by: Mackenzie Shuman After a trying four rounds, Elise Vandamme and her own Bonjorno came away with both the Team Gold and Individual Gold Medals at the Zones 7& 8 Children’s and...