The Cost Of “Brushing It Off” After Falling Off

BY EMMA FRIEDMAN It’s widely believed that when you fall off your horse, you get back on—no matter what. It is a training method for horse and rider. When you continue to ride after an...

Ask Andre: What Does it Mean to Have an Advocate as a Junior Rider?

By Andre Dignelli I watched the movie King Richard recently, and the film really resonated with me. For those unfamiliar with it, it tells the story of the meteoric rise of tennis playing sisters Venus...

THIS Medal Rider Profile: Hayley Hewitt

BY TYLER BUI Hayley Hewitt is a 14-year-old junior rider currently ranked in the top 10 of the THIS National Children’s Medal standings. Most recently, she took the top spot in the THIS Children’s...

How Skylar Wireman Won the 2022 WEC Premier Equitation Cup Championship – and a...

Heritage Farm's Andre Dignelli provides an inside look into the weekend at the World Equestrian Center - Ocala. By Catie Staszak/Catie Staszak Media Looking at the brand new Ford Explorer parked in the center of the...

Watch, Listen and Learn With Andre’s Take

Andre Dignelli's Heritage Farm won its 11th USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals - East when student Natalie Jayne took the title in 2021. Leading one of the largest and most accomplished operations in...

Mares Ruled Indoors!

At Harrisburg this fall, Elina won gold with Ansgar Holtgers Jr. in the $15,000 Neue Schule/USEF Prix Des States Team Champion-ships, while Ever So Often was champion in the 3'3" Junior Hunters with Avery...

WIHS Equitation Final Winners

What does it take to win the prestigious Washington International Horse Show Equitation Final? Keep scrolling for more articles, videos, and podcasts featuring some of these talented riders and their mounts! 2021 Dominic Gibbs -...

Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final Past Winners

Keep reading for more information on the past winners of the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final, from 1948 to 2021. 2021 Grace Debney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zucFXuWQcN0 The course in 2021: 2020 Taylor Griffiths-Madden 2019 Emma Fletcher 2018 Brian Moggre 2017 Taylor...

Ask Andre: What Are Your Greatest Takeaways from 2021?

By Andre Dignelli As the world readies to begin a New Year in 2022, a new horse show year has already been underway for a month. The city never sleeps, as they say, and that for...

5 Strides With: COCON 4

An “Interview” With The Equitation Horse(Via her own, Avery Glynn!) The 12-year-old Oldenburg mare—”Calle” at the barn—and her partner finished 13th at the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Finals and 10th at the ASPCA Maclay...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire With: Stacia Madden

I’d be lost without: an assistant at the ring with me.  As a horsewoman, I am most proud of: the amazing team Beacon Hill has evolved into over the years.  As a horsewoman, I work to...

It Happens! Indoors Edition

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,...

The Road to Prepare for Equitation Finals

BY MACKENZIE FITCH I began my equitation career last summer, riding with Troy Hendricks and Emily Corkhill at Kimber-View Stables in Glenmore, PA. Together we made a clear plan for the 2021 finals, the first...

Get Out and Vote (on the Jumps at Maclay Finals)

The ASPCA Maclay National Championship is a can't-miss event and a true spectacle of talent and tradition in American equestrian sport. The course plays a significant role in the outcome, and in the past few...

For Medal Finals Winners, Success Starts at Harrisburg

A look back at five riders who came out on top and went on to international stardom By Emily Randolph/Randolph PR Ronnie Mutch, Victor Hugo-Vidal, Bernard Traurig, Chrystine Jones, Conrad Homfeld, Mark Leone. Reading through the list...

Judging WTH: A Dotted (Head) Line

BY Piper Klemm The situation last night was as follows. The Taylor Harris Insurance Services National Children’s Medal Final is running. Forty Riders qualify, 39 contest, the course is clearly posted. There is a dotted...

Skylar Wireman—Junior Rider By Day, Roadside Mechanic By Night

On his way home from Blenheim Equisports' two-week fall series, professional Nick Haness realized his trailer had a much-dreaded flat tire. He couldn't fix it on his own, but a fellow rider came to his...

Remembering Kip Rosenthal

Rider, Trainer, Judge, Horsewoman (1951–2020) BY JUDY RICHTER Kip Rosenthal’s lifelong passion for horses began officially at age 10 when she began taking riding lessons once a week from Anne and Frank Grenci at Fox Hill...

Not Your Ordinary Day at the Fair

“Horses have the power to bring us joy and join us together.” That's the message the Schuster Foundation, which works to enrich the lives of children from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Baltimore, promoted following its special...

Protected: What is the Best Way to Walk an Equitation Course?

In this new web series from The Plaid Horse, we’ve set out to get answers to commonly asked questions from industry professionals and judges. International show jumper, trainer and USEF “R” judge (and The...

Hawaii Native Rebecca Beall Finds Success on the Mainland with Oceancrest Farms

On Wednesday, June 23, the routine hustle and bustle at Oceancrest Farms came to a temporary pause. The group, based out of Rancho Santa Fe and Encinitas, CA temporarily turned their eyes to another...

Ask Andre: How Do You Plan Out Your Show Schedule?

By Andre Dignelli In today's sport, most people travel south for the winter circuit, and we do the same. Because you travel that long distance, it limits how much travel you want to do the...