Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Raising Them Right: How Elzabeth Lampert Brings up the Next Generation of Horsewomen

By Emily Randolph/RandolphPR When interviewing young people, it’s not unusual to have to help pull the words out of them or string together their sentences, which is why Zoe and Ivy Lampert are immediately impressive.  At...

Ask Andre: How Do You Manage Multiple Top Riders at the Same Time?

By Andre Dignelli “Competition at highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding, and nurturing your people—and heart. Winning is a result of that.” -Joe Torre This quote from Joe Torre is one...

Ask Andre: For Aspiring Riders, How Do You Break Through From the Local Circuit...

By Andre Dignelli I get this question a lot: How do I get from A to B? How does an aspiring rider competing on a local circuit get an opportunity to break through to the top level? At Heritage,...

Making the Grade: For College Coaches, All Eyes are on Heritage Farm

By Catie Staszak Media, Inc. Maggie McAlary admits, she wasn’t planning on riding in college when she began applying to schools in 2009. The talented professional, now riding and coaching at the international level under...

10 Questions with Working Student Joe Carruthers

By Irene Elise Powlick During the off week during the Desert International Horse Park winter circuit, TPH had the opportunity to catch up with working student Joseph “Joe” Carruthers, 15, from Alberta, Canada. Joe is...

16 Things Your 16 Year Old Should Be Able to do by Themselves

BY PIPER KLEMM Sixteen is an important age for any teenager. Beyond “Sweet Sixteen,” the milestone means driving for most of America’s youth… the first real step into independence and adulthood.  But in the equestrian industry,...

A Quick Questionnaire with Taylor Griffiths-Madden

• As a horsewoman, I am most proud of the connection I have between me and my horse. • I would most like to improve on my heels being down better. • I’d be lost without...

My Take: An Ode to Being a Good Student

By Taylor Derrico Throughout my life, I have been asked over and over again what sport I play. When I say I am an equestrian, most people look at me with a blank stare on...

That Magic Click

BY RENNIE DYBALL Leigh Nanda and El Casper won both the NAL & the WIHS Children’s Jumper Finals—after just a few months of showing together Leigh Nanda was fairly new to horse showing when she got...

A Quick Questionnaire with Rising Equitation Star Xavier Gomez

Big questions... simple answers! Learn more about junior rider and rising equitation star, Xavier Gomez. As a horseman, I am most proud of the opportunities I’ve earned to compete. As a horseman, I would most like to...

Get to Know Top Junior Rider, John Angus

BY DANI SCHNEIDER John Angus is an eighteen-year-old top junior rider competing successfully in all three rings. That’s impressive on its own, but even more so when you take into account that he’s only been...

A Junior Rider’s Take on the Lack of Accessibility in the Equestrian World

BY KATARINA OSTROV Work hard. Dream big. Reach for the stars. As long as you dream big you'll make it… right? In the expensive and competitive equestrian world, the chance of making it big or...

Tips for Applying to College: The things your guidance counselor is not going to...

By Brooke Mallin Freshman and sophomores It’s time to start thinking about where you want to go to college. Start visiting colleges….often driving to horse shows, my mom would pull our trailer through different campuses along...

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, and national finals are enough to...

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 but fell into her lap for her son Austin to...

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 himself, all you can think about...

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 already making...

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 fall, 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 – and she’s meeting them all...

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 junior riders on the west coast...

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 perfect distances, poise in the saddle....

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 go have to make many arrangements...