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Kat Fuqua Earns the Win as The Devon Grand Junior Hunter Champion

Edited Press Release May 27, 2023 Overall Small Jr Hunter Champion: Kat Fuqua & ConsentOverall Large Jr Hunter Champion: Paige Walkenbach & San Pedro 15Devon Grand Jr Hunter Champion: Kat Fuqua The juniors were riding alongside the...

Updates from The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair

BY April Bilodeau The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair began on Thursday, May 25, 2023. The horse show kicked off with the junior equitation. Winners of some of the medals include: ASPCA MACLAY HORSEMANSHIP CLASS...

2023 IEA Nationals Wrap Up

BY Payton Medford The 21st annual Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Nationals came to a close this past Sunday, April 30th. The title holder of champion for the high school and middle school hunt seat...

Accountability at All Ages

How Quinn Haven Stables in Maryland is starting their young riders right From the magazine At Quinn Haven Stables in Friendship, MD, if you’re going to ride, you’re going to do it thoughtfully and with accountability....

How to Keep Your Show Shirts White

If you're constantly finding yourself getting ready to head into the show ring and suddenly you remember that coffee stain from earlier that ended up on your white show shirt, this one is for...

Challenge Accepted

How Jacquie Cheikha perseveres through disability to excel at the sport she loves From the Magazine Close your eyes and think about how hard it is to ride a horse. Then think about how hard...

Tripping – A Major Fault or An Act of God?

By TPH STAFF Going back to the origins of show hunters, we find ourselves in the fox hunting field. A quality that is favorable in a hunt horse is sure-footedness. Galloping over unpredictable terrains, you want...

How Do Course Designers Prepare for Their Assignments?

Renowned course designer Alan Lohman shares how he sets courses at home—and at the biggest shows in the country. Have you ever wondered what fuels a course designer’s creativity? Where do they get their...

Ask Andre: What Do Changes to Maclay Qualifying Mean for the Equitation Division?

By Andre Dignelli Earlier this winter season, the National Horse Show announced another set of changes to the Maclay Finals qualifying criteria.   Since 2020, the traditional qualifying criteria for the ASPCA Maclay National Championship—based on...

Ask the Judge: Rachel Kennedy

By Catie Staszak "R" judge Rachel Kennedy is making the judge's booth more accessible. Kennedy, who runs her ESP Farm operation out of Brookeville, MD and Wellington, FL, was on the judging panel at...

The Reality of Working Abroad in the Horse Industry: Told by a 17-year-old

By Valentina Martínez The Equestrian World is Harsh and Challenging In the beautiful sport that we riders chose to do, more people will judge you than congratulate you. Unfortunately, you will have to learn to live...

It Happens! With Vivian Golden, Richard Slocum and Tim Maddrix

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,...

Ask Andre: Do You Have to Spend the Entire Winter in Florida to Have...

BY Andre Dignelli Our program at Heritage Farm is akin to a tree, and the Winter Warriors are the roots of that tree. You can't get good at anything without having access to it, and in...

Ask Andre: How Do You Set Realistic Goals for Your Riders?

By Andre Dignelli As we head into a new year and a new winter show season, the topic of New Year’s Resolutions always comes up. This time of year is the time to look back and...

Get to Know the Equine Mastery Education System

 ‘‘With the Right Horsemanship Tools, Our Industry Could Be Revolutionized’’ By Annie Birmingham Raegan Comeaux has trained riders from their first lessons all the way to the Indoor finals, but began to notice a growing trend...

Capital Challenge: A Look Inside the Storied First Stop on the Indoors Circuit

BY SABRINA BRASHARES/JUMP MEDIA Capital Challenge kicked off the Indoors season this year once again, bringing the best in the nation to Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. The 29th edition of the horse...

Savannah Strome: Rider and Environmental Activist

BY RENNIE DYBALL You don’t need to spend much time with Savannah Strome to pick up on the special connection she has with her animals. Hand grazing one of her horses at a show in...

What Do These Equitation Finals Stars Have in Common? MDC Stirrups On Their Saddles

By Piper Klemm, Ph.D.  As a group of the best junior riders in the country battled it out in the Big Equitation finals this fall, there was a common piece of equipment on many of...

Judge’s Card: Beware of Exaggeration

By Geoff Teall from Geoff Teall on Riding Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation Some people do not understand the correct use of the automatic release and are opposed to using it. In fact, they will often...

Tailor Made: Fine-Tuning Our Expectations of Raising a Child in the Equestrian Sport

By Troy Anna Smith The tradition of parents enrolling their children into extracurricular activities has been a generational duty for centuries. Early morning soccer practice starts young, not to mention the after school rush to...

Stoneleigh-Burnham School Offers Equestrian Education with an International Focus

By Randi C. Heathman Though many schools of thought exist regarding the way to approach equestrian education, nearly all agree that hands-on training is the best. Whether it’s riding or horse and stable management, immersion...

Heritage Farm: Beyond the Ingate with Grace Sappington

By Catie Staszak for Heritage Farm In this behind-the-scenes series from Heritage Farm, we’re introducing you to the program’s horses and riders in a whole new way. Get to know our group beyond what you’ve...