Jillian Stuart Wins The Plaid Horse High Score Junior Derby Award

By Caroline Nicklaus At only fourteen years old, Jillian Stuart is steadily climbing the Junior Hunter and equitation ranks and is making a name for herself on the West Coast show circuit. The talented young...

Dear Juniors: Advice from Almost Amateurs, With Love

BY MEDIA CHAIR ESTELLE KRAFT As TPH interns and ambassadors countdown their final days as a junior and prepare for their next exciting chapter as amateurs, they take time to share advice to young horsemen....

The Ordinary Junior’s Road to Becoming An Amateur

BY INTERN IZZY FEINSTEIN As I embark on my last show season as a junior, I feel as if I am merely an “ordinary” rider. I have not shown at a height greater than 2’6”,...

Five Easy Ways to Be a Barn “Favorite”

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Barns. They’re a mash of ponies and personalities, and are best when they exist as a warm place of community where riders practice their equitation and listen to their horses...

Ryleigh Ferrier Proves Success in Cutting Pen

Above photo: Ryleigh and Nick after competing Cross Country By TPH Intern Emy Lucibello Ryleigh Ferrier is already a success in the cutting world. Only having been in a western saddle for a little less than six...

Interview with Maclay Finalist Ellie Ferrigno

At just 12 years old (show age 11) and in 7th grade, Ellie Ferrigno will be one of the youngest competitors at the ASPCA Maclay Finals at the National Horse Show tomorrow. (For more...

Caroline Bald at Brandywine: My First International Hunter Derby

By Caroline Bald Riding in my first International Hunter Derby at the Brandywine Horse Show was equally nerve-wracking and exciting. Although there weren't that many entries, there were some big name professional riders and experienced...

Working Her Way to Success: A Rider’s First Experience at the Devon Horse Show

Photo: Irene Elise Powlick By Intern Grace Salmon   Kaitlyn Lovingfoss of Canyon Country, California is no stranger to success. In March, she topped a field of 27 in the Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship at HITS Coachella....

A Medal Finals Primer

BY EMMA DUBINSKY For equitation riders, the fall season means one thing: finals are coming. It means longer days at the barn, no stirrups, and prep over harder courses. But with all the finals available...

Kennedy Duke: On the Big Stage

By TPH Intern Grace Salmon Kennedy Duke is a thirteen year old from Lake Oswego, Oregon. She competes up and down the West Coast, competing in the 3’3” Junior Hunters.  Most recently Kennedy competed...

Three Planes and a Car

Cover Story: Junior Rider McKenna Norris- See this story and more in the 2017 Young Horse Issue by CLICKING HERE! BY TPH EDITOR SISSY WICKES, PHOTOS ADAM HILL Riding takes courage. Riding takes commitment. Riding takes...

Young Riders: Q & A Session

By Irene Elise Powlick             I sat down with three riders that will be competing at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) taking place at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colo. Q:...

Lanie Walkenbach Finds Success in the Region 6 ASPCA Maclay Regionals

By Mackenzie Shuman The jumps were set, the horses groomed, the riders ready, the mood tense. Riders from all over Region 6 were ready to compete in the ASPCA Maclay Regionals to claim their spot...

What I Learned Horse Showing, Without My Horses

BY INTERN ASHLEY SHAW Packed clothes, filled trunks, my bike secured to the back of the car – I was ready for a great three weeks of showing at the Colorado Horse Park. Except for...

Hometown Hero Caitlyn Connors Takes Second Place at the 2018 Devon Horse Show

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM When Caitlyn Connors stepped into the Dixon Oval at the 2018 Devon Horse Show aboard her own Express Blue GP Du Bois Madame for the $3750 junior jumper division, she never...

Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund Gives Juliette Joseph & Ava Stearns the Opportunity They Needed...

BY IRENE ELISE POWLICK Returning for the second year, the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund has sponsored the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Equitation Finals, and has also sponsored the WIHS Equitation Grant, which allows for...

Yeager Wins The Plaid Horse High Score Junior Derby Award at Blenheim

By TPH Intern Caroline Nicklaus For Elli Yeager, her affinity for horses began at a young age when she was at a fair and took a pony ride. From that moment on, she was hooked...

Horses Taught Me How Hard Work and Passion Can Overcome Obstacles

BY EMILY SHEVELAND Receiving the Hamel Family Foundation Scholarship is just one more example of how the hard work and dedication I’ve acquired through riding has been a true blessing. A sincere thank you goes...