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It Happens! Indoors Edition

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,...

The Road to Prepare for Equitation Finals

BY MACKENZIE FITCH I began my equitation career last summer, riding with Troy Hendricks and Emily Corkhill at Kimber-View Stables in Glenmore, PA. Together we made a clear plan for the 2021 finals, the first...

For Medal Finals Winners, Success Starts at Harrisburg

A look back at five riders who came out on top and went on to international stardom By Emily Randolph/Randolph PR Ronnie Mutch, Victor Hugo-Vidal, Bernard Traurig, Chrystine Jones, Conrad Homfeld, Mark Leone. Reading through the list...

Remembering Kip Rosenthal

Rider, Trainer, Judge, Horsewoman (1951–2020) BY JUDY RICHTER Kip Rosenthal’s lifelong passion for horses began officially at age 10 when she began taking riding lessons once a week from Anne and Frank Grenci at Fox Hill...

Whitethorne Equitation Challenge Q&A with Winner Avery Glynn and More

BY MIA JONES The Whitethorne class began similar to its start with early morning rides and emotions running high. After last night's riders meeting all riders were itching for the chance to get back into...

Two Junior Riders Process Through the Whitethorne, The American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge.

BY MIA JONES The Grand Prix ring at Blenheim Equisports June Classic is getting prepped and ready for the return of the Whitethorne, The American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge. This year The Plaid Horse...

A New Direction for Hidden Ridge International

Covid changes, circuit championships and ... cows? Allyson and Evan Coluccio find success (and some surprises!) with Agatha and Alexa Lignelli By Lindsey Long When 10-year-old Agatha Lignelli was champion with her large pony hunter Chiccobello...

How Courtney Hayden-Fromm Creates Horse Shows with Heart

BY LAURA RATLIFF In the era of big-box horse shows and weeks-long winter circuits, one industrious Wisconsin trainer and show operator has carved out a niche that keeps people coming back weekend after weekend.  While Courtney...

Quick Questionnaire with Mimi Gochman

Rider status: Junior  Hometown: New York City and Palm Beach, FL  Trainers: Scott Stewart and Stacia Madden  • As a horsewoman, I am most proud of: all the things I have learned through the horse...

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...

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...