Lessons From Levi – When The Horse You Got Isn’t The One You Thought...

By TPH Ambassador Kristyna Lucakova “He’ll keep you out of trouble my father mumbled”, as he signed the check. Little did we know, he would do so much more than keep me out of trouble. For...

The Plaid Horse’s Favorite Halloween Costumes

Picking out a fun costume and getting delicious candy makes Halloween a pretty awesome holiday. However, experiencing the Halloween spirit with your horse is even better! Here are some of the TPH intern and staff...

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....

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....

Eight Excellent Essentials for Excelling in the Equitation

Above: A rider searches for her next fence while in the air. Photo by Full Gallop Captures. By TPH Intern Lauren Aubert  If you can believe it, I love equitation even more than alliteration. The equitation, or...

Lauren Reischer Rides to Glory

Above photo: Lauren enjoying the sun with Ollie (aka Opportunity Knocks). Photo by Corinne McNeely Photography. By TPH Intern Tess Gilmartin Lauren Reischer started horseback riding at the age of 3 through a therapeutic riding program....

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....

Who Jumped It Best? Devon Small Junior Hunter Stake

PHOTOS BY IRENE ELISE POWLICK The Devon Horse Show is known for many things, but above all else is the elite level of competition. These junior riders worked hard...

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...

Sanchez Steals the Show

By Mackenzie Shuman Saturday’s grand opening at Balmoral Park in Crete, Illinois, was a day of fabulous family fun and exciting equestrian events. HITS Chicago presented the Showplace Spring Spectacular, culminating in the $50,000 Purina...

Hallie Grimes and Inquisitive are Victorious in the National Hunter Derby at Fiesta Classic

By Intern Katie Lenkart   The new partnership of Hallie Grimes and Inquisitive proved to be a great one, taking home the win in the USHJA National Hunter Derby at the Fiesta Classic two weeks ago....

The Best Boss You’ll Ever Have

Photo: Hunter Siebel takes a victory jump on Boss after winning the 3'6" Grand Championship at the 2017 USEF Junior Hunter Championships West Coast. By Mackenzie Shuman   As soon as Hunter Siebel stepped into the large,...

Coretz Finishes on Top, Again

Going into the Las Vegas National Horse Show, Amy Coretz knew it would be her final show as a junior rider. Coretz, 18, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, a senior at Riverfield Country Day School, already...

Lauren Little’s Big Wins at Blenheim: Young Role Model and Winner.

BY KAITLYN YOURKOSKI Photo © McCool Photography Lauren Little may be young, but she is proving herself in the equestrian industry. At only 14 years old, she...

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...

THIS WEEKEND: MACLAY REGIONALS 2016

MACLAY REGIONALS 2016 Saturday, September 17, 2016 REGION 1 & 2 REGION 1: Northeast (CT,MA,ME,NH,RI,VT) REGION 2: East (NJ,NY,PA) American Gold Cup, Old Salem, NY Live feed: We are investigating whether a live feed will be available. REGION 5 REGION 5: Central (IA,...

The Red Thread: Connections Beyond the Saddle

BY DR. CATHERINE MUZZY Lucy, Macy, and Lily are three young riders who all ride for the San Juan Capistrano, California based Bridges Equestrian Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Middle School Team. ...

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...