Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Is the Equitation a Prerequisite to Professional Success?

By Kirstie Dobbs and Hailey Johns Equitation finals is arguably the most stressful time of year to be a junior equitation rider.  The pressures associated with equitation regional, zone,...

American-bred Feature – Miracles Happen

BY CATIE STASZAK The Bauman Family’s  ‘Little Engine That Could’ Amber Bauman believes there was more at work than just timing when a pony jumper all...

Breaks over Burn Outs

By Chloe Hardgrave  Not many things in this sport are without emotion. If you have a bad lesson, you usually are upset or angry afterwards. If your horse injures...

Equitation Riders Chase Points, Confidence, and Success at Vermont Summer Festival

The old adage “build it and they will come” did not apply to the Vermont Summer Festival’s launch of Equitation Tuesday in 2013 because many of the biggest names in equitation were...

Where Have All the Big Eq Ribbon Winners Gone?

As all equestrians in the U.S. near the end of their junior riding careers and are facing the stresses of “aging out” and which side of the December 1st USEF birthday they...

Shiloh Roseboom’s Next Act

By Nina Fedrizzi As the curtain closes on one winning partnership, California’s top pony rider is looking ahead to new mounts, new divisions, and a new set of challenges...

Who Jumped It Best? Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal at Desert International Horse Park

PHOTOS © IRENE ELISE POWLICK Few things make a prettier picture than a lovely equitation horse and rider. For this week's Who Jumped It Best, some of the top...

Climbing Quickly: Lauren Little Has the Formula for Success

By TPH Editor Lauren Mauldin How does one define the formula that makes for a successful rider? Many would start with natural talent. An eye that leads them to...

Jill Abrams Tutoring Inc. Keeps Horse Show Kids on Track

BY JESS CLAWSON Showing in Wellington for the winter is a dream for so many young (and not so young) riders. Parents of those lucky equestrians that get to...

Breaking Down Breeding: Maclay Finals Edition

Evaluating the bloodlines of the current top equitation horses  BY BETHANNE BORT Like many equestrians, I spent most of November 3, 2019 glued to the 2019...

Exclusive Excerpt! SHOW STRIDES BOOK 3: Moving Up and Moving On

BY RENNIE DYBALL We hope you are enjoying books 1 and 2 of  The Plaid Horse’s new novel series, Show Strides. To celebrate the release of book 3, Moving...

There Are Big Changes in Store For the 2020 USEF Junior Hunter National Championships:...

BY NINA FEDRIZZI Blink and you might have missed it, but late last month, word was shared across US Equestrian channels that big changes were in store for the...

Taking the Leap: Leaving Home at 15 to Chase My Dressage Dream

BY SKYE SIMPSON Right now, there are many young riders scattered across the country dreaming of victory gallops or training horses full time. I was just like them, and...

Jordan Spinelli Brought a DIY Attitude and an Appaloosa to WIHS

BY MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA She may not have come away from the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) with a ribbon, but Jordan Spinelli couldn’t stop smiling after competing in...

My First Equitation Finals

BY RENNIE DYBALL Three junior riders tell us how they made it this far – and how they plan to finish strong. Fall is a...

Savonna Adell: Switching Rings to Achieve Her Dreams

By Rebecca Walton/ Phelps Media Group There comes a time in every young rider’s career that they must make the move from the beloved pony divisions to the Junior...

Lessons in Horsemanship: What Taking a Green Horse to Its 1st Show Taught This...

BY CHLOE HARDGRAVE For many competitive equestrians, the time will eventually come to show a green horse. Maybe it’s a baby Warmblood you have trained yourself, or an OTTB...

The Red Thread: Connections Beyond the Saddle

BY DR. CATHERINE MUZZY Lucy, Macy, and Lily are three young riders who all ride for the San Juan Capistrano, California based Bridges Equestrian Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Middle School Team. ...

I Believe Every Young Equestrian Should Give Pony Club a Chance

BY CHLOE HARDGRAVE Long before I owned my first horse, I told myself I wanted to join the United States Pony Club. At the time I only wanted to...

Scenes from 2019 Devon Junior Weekend

It's easy to get wrapped up in the prestige around a horse show. After working hard to qualify and traveling miles, it would be easy for anyone to buckle under the pressure....

Lessons From a Lease: To the Horse Who Made Me Who I Am Today

BY DANA WHITE To Mack Do you remember that hot mid-September day in Saugerties, New York? After finishing two Marshall and Sterling Finals courses, we both held our heads...

Who Jumped It Best? Devon Small Junior Hunter Stake

PHOTOS BY IRENE ELISE POWLICK The Devon Horse Show is known for many things, but above all else is the elite level of competition. These junior riders worked hard...