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

BY 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. Countless...

West Coast USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Q&A

By Katie Browne / Photos by Kaitlyn Van Konynenburg  The USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic is a prestigious and challenging final that was held for the first time on the west coast last week at Showpark...

IEA Financial Aid: What is it? Who Gets it? How Can You Support it?

Edited Press Release Riding horses is a dream come true. For some of us, a little help may be needed in making that dream a reality. The IEA Benevolent Fund was established to provide a Financial Assistance Program for...

Scenes From Devon 2019: Junior Weekend Day One

PHOTOS © IRENE ELISE POWLICK This Devon Horse Show Coverage Brought to You By:The Clothes Horse has been manufacturing custom made horse blankets, tackroom drapes, and trunk covers since 1972. Growing out of one man’s...

Scenes from 2019 Devon Junior Weekend

It's easy to get wrapped up in the prestige around a horse show. After working hard to qualify and traveling miles, it would be easy for anyone to buckle under the pressure. Junior riders...

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

Photo: Irene Elise Powlick By 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. In...

It Happens! 2022 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,...

Straight From the Judges’ Mouth: Translating Scores and Performance

For a newcomer to the sport—and to be honest, even for many avid competitors—the judge's booth can seem like an inaccessible mystery. But speak to any judge, and they'll make it very clear that...

Taking the Leap: Leaving Home at 15 to Chase My Dressage Dream

BY SKYE SIMPSON Right now, there are many young riders scattered across the country dreaming of victory gallops or training horses full time. I was just like them, and have worked from a working student...

Ask Andre: What Are Your Greatest Takeaways from 2021?

By Andre Dignelli As the world readies to begin a New Year in 2022, a new horse show year has already been underway for a month. The city never sleeps, as they say, and that for...

Beyond the Saddle: Confidence Built at the Barn

BY RYAN SETH As a young rider and high school sophomore, I’m constantly learning. Whether it’s while hunkering down in the classroom working on my Spanish homework or fostering a bond with a new horse, there’s always something to...

Ask Andre: How Do You Manage Multiple Top Riders at the Same Time?

By Andre Dignelli “Competition at highest level is not about winning. It’s about preparation, courage, understanding, and nurturing your people—and heart. Winning is a result of that.” -Joe Torre This quote from Joe Torre is one...

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...

Trainer Takes: What is Catch Riding?

By Tatum Mitchell Catch riding is a regular activity within the horse industry, but for someone new to the sport, it’s a phrase that doesn’t quite translate directly. Even for veterans of the sport, the...

Deslauriers Dominates Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship

By Meghan Blackburn CLICK HERE to see more photos! For the first time, the 2016 Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship was held as an actual class, rather than a tallying of points for high point rider across...

Ask Andre: How Important is the Horse to Championship Success?

By Andre Dignelli As the last equitation championship of the year was pinned at the National Horse Show, the first thought that came to my mind was this: None of this is possible without the...

Shiloh Roseboom’s Next Act

By Nina Fedrizzi As the curtain closes on one winning partnership, California’s top pony rider is looking ahead to new mounts, new divisions, and a new set of challenges – and she’s meeting them all...

Road to Maclay Finals: The History Behind this Equitation Classic

BY ERICA O'NEIL The National Maclay Finals Championship will be held at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, Kentucky on October 27th this year making it the 135th year anniversary of the event. Founded in 1933,...

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...

Jordan Spinelli Brought a DIY Attitude and an Appaloosa to WIHS

BY MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA She may not have come away from the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) with a ribbon, but Jordan Spinelli couldn’t stop smiling after competing in the Small Junior Hunter, 16-17 division...

Ask Andre: Do You Have to Ride with a Big Barn to Win a...

By Andre Dignelli I don’t want to speak for all of the larger operations, but the key to winning is all about preparation and program.  I can only speak for myself, but Heritage Farm’s program is...

Jill Abrams Tutoring Inc. Keeps Horse Show Kids on Track

BY TPH Staff Showing in Wellington for the winter is a dream for so many young (and not so young) riders. Parents of those lucky equestrians that get to go have to make many arrangements...