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...

How They Win at the Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships

The dressage and show jumping Adequan®/FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC), presented by Gotham North, give young riders a unique opportunity to experience team competition in a championship format. Teams and individual riders from...

From an Unbroke Four-Year-Old to Junior Hunter Finals

BY INTERN OLIVIA TAMBURRO This July, I am attending Junior Hunter Finals with my horse. His USEF registered name is Quin Cardo, and I think we set ourselves apart from a lot of the other...

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...

Inspiring The Next Generation

BY INTERN IZZY FEINSTEIN Every equestrian has mounted a horse for the very first time, and struggled to lift themselves out of the saddle while learning to post at the walk. Even Olympians and other...

My Dad’s Journey From Skeptic to Horse Whisperer

BY KAITLYN YOURKOSKI At the age of six, I stumbled into a barn to watch my friend ride, clueless that I would also fall in love with the twelve-hundred pound animals. Everyday I begged my...

My Horse Show Dad Actually Tried Riding!

BY INTERN CARLY PHOON My dad is the classic, supportive horse show dad. He listens to rapid-fire accounts of my rounds, and raving over my equestrian idols. He grudgingly watches USEF videos with me. Tries...

It’s Never Too Late: How I Started Showing at 17 and Achieved My Goals

BY INTERN KIKI ROSENBLAT  From seven-year-olds rocking it in the ponies to seventeen-year-olds flying around the high juniors and everything in between, this sport is filled with passionate kids of all ages and skill sets....

Smothering the Shame: Regaining my Confidence in the Equitation Ranks

BY INTERN LAUREN AUBERT Since my very first taste of showing on the A-circuit as a young child, I have always envied the classic, statuesque equitation riders with their floating half-seat at the canter,...

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...

Devon Sibling Spotlight: The McCaulley Sisters

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Kennedy and Lauren McCaulley, hailing from Elgin, Illinois, are two siblings training with the Jayne family at Our Day Farm. Kennedy, 16, competes in the low/medium junior jumpers aboard Zara and...

A Successful Weekend at Devon for a Junior’s First Trip to the Dixon Oval

BY INTERN LANIE WALKENBACH I was in complete awe when I arrived at Devon on Wednesday afternoon. From the iconic Devon blue grandstands to the lemon sticks, everything was just how I imagined it. Wednesday I hacked...

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”,...

#SquadGoals: Young Equestrians Join Exciting New “Masters Squad” for Longines Masters of New York

BY EMILY RIDEN / JUMP MEDIA When the Longines Masters of New York comes to NYCB Live, home of the Nassau Veteran’s Memorial Coliseum, on April 26-29, 2018, the show will bring with it many...

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....

How to Survive Your First Horse Show

BY AMBASSADOR CALLIE HILDENBRAND  Whether it was decades ago, last year, or coming up this season, any equestrian who shows has had to enter the ring for the first time. Some are overwhelmed with excitement...

New Jersey Equestrian Gives Back to the Homeless

BY INTERN IZZY FEINSTEIN When New Jersey equestrian Christina DeMattheis learned about the Covenant House, a charity dedicated to helping homeless and trafficked youth, she immediately wanted to find a way to get involved. After hearing...

The Puzzle Pieces of a Junior Career

BY TPH MEDIA CHAIR ESTELLE KRAFT My childhood winters consisted of a few things - American Idol on Wednesday nights, sledding in the backyard and puzzles when it was just too cold to go outside....