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...

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...

Horses Taught Me How Hard Work and Passion Can Overcome Obstacles

BY EMILY SHEVELAND Receiving the Hamel Family Foundation Scholarship is just one more example of how the hard work and dedication I’ve acquired through riding has been a true blessing. A sincere thank you goes...

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...

Two Weeks Grand Prix Trainer Kristin Hardin

By Intern Estelle Kraft  While vacationing in Colorado, my family friend, Jenny Iverson, called my mother and me regarding an experience to travel up to Petaluma, CA to be Kristin Hardin’s working student while she...

Interview with Maclay Finalist Ellie Ferrigno

At just 12 years old (show age 11) and in 7th grade, Ellie Ferrigno will be one of the youngest competitors at the ASPCA Maclay Finals at the National Horse Show tomorrow. (For more...

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...

The American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge by Whitethorne LLC

By Mackenzie Shuman   Georgy Maskrey-Segesman of Whitethorne LLC, trains top hunter, jumper, and equitation horses and riders out of Somis, California. However, she did not start in the hunter-jumper world. She grew up competing in...

Yeager Wins The Plaid Horse High Score Junior Derby Award at Blenheim

By TPH Intern Caroline Nicklaus For Elli Yeager, her affinity for horses began at a young age when she was at a fair and took a pony ride. From that moment on, she was hooked...

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”,...

Profile: Jake Wasson

From the January 2014 Issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine.

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,...

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...

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....

Three Planes and a Car

Cover Story: Junior Rider McKenna Norris- See this story and more in the 2017 Young Horse Issue by CLICKING HERE! BY TPH EDITOR SISSY WICKES, PHOTOS ADAM HILL Riding takes courage. Riding takes commitment. Riding takes...

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

Photo: Irene Elise Powlick By Intern 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....

2017 Maclay Finals Defy Description

Above: 2017 Maclay Finals warm-ups at the Kentucky Horse Park. Photo by Grace Salmon. By TPH Editor Sissy Wickes My 90 year old mother, still never at a loss for words, had some great sayings for when...

The End of an Era: My Last Summer Riding as a Junior

By Chapel Puckett A few nights ago I cleaned my boots and saddle and tightly packed my trunk, but this time instead of preparing it for a trailer ride to the next show, it will...