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....

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...

Bridging the Gap: Emergence of the 3’3 Equitation

BY INTERN LAUREN AUBERT In the midst of the medal finals madness, horse shows offer competition for graduates of the 3’ height but also those who are not quite ready to move up to 3’6....

Equitation Matters

BY ELIZABETH ONESS “A bent spine is the enemy of self-realization.” –– Paramahansa Yogananda Years ago, after a long break from riding, I was looking for a new trainer. I had a lesson with a hunter/jumper...

The World of Winter Circuits: A Beginner’s Guide to Braving the Journey

BY INTERN LAUREN AUBERT Whether you are a seasoned veteran or a circuit newbie, competing on a winter circuit can be a daunting task as the format is much different from the average horse show....

Exhibitor Friendly: Promoting the Child/Adult Championships

BY ALIX MORRISON While just a C-rated division, the child and adult amateur hunters can be one of the most populated divisions at the horse show. Yet, with the lower height and smaller rating, they...

Juniors Helping Juniors: The Long Island Junior Professional Horsemen’s Association

BY TPH INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The Professional Horsemen’s Association of America (PHA) was first founded in Watertown, Connecticut in 1936. Today, the PHA consists of 16 nationwide chapters across America with upwards of 900 professional...

How To Be Happy On Instagram

Above: Eden is a TPH brand ambassador and the VP of Awesome at My Barn Child! Find her on Instagram at @eden_mybarnchild. Photo courtesy of Eden Pessin. By TPH Brand Ambassador Eden Pessin I have had my...