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

By 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...

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...

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...

A Day in the Life

Read about a young working student during a typical horse show day. By TPH Intern Tori Weed It’s 5:00 a.m. and my alarm clock goes off one more time as I urge my sore and crackling...

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...

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,...

Grier School: A True Equestrian Dynasty

By Piper Klemm and Tyler Bui When we think about dynastic teams dominating sport for extended periods of time, we almost never think about equestrians. There are a couple—four-time US Olympian McLain Ward in the...

Emma Seving: From Ponies to the Jumper Ring

By Katie Lenkart Emma Seving’s name can be heard at a hunter, jumper, or pony ring throughout the country.  From ponies to horses, this 13-year-old has collected accolades at most of the major horse shows...

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...

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 SISSY WICKES, PHOTOS ADAM HILL Riding takes courage. Riding takes commitment. Riding takes working with...

Ask Andre: What Do Your Most Successful Students Have in Common?

It’s been a rewarding summer when it comes to Heritage Farm alumni. Former Heritage riders made up 50% of the U.S. Jumping Team for the FEI World Championships. Jacob Pope won his first Grand...

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...

WIHS Equitation Final Winners

What does it take to win the prestigious Washington International Horse Show Equitation Final? Keep scrolling for more articles, videos, and podcasts featuring some of these talented riders and their mounts! 2023 Maddie Tosh -...

Juliette Joseph Catches a Ride to Equitation Finals

By Sissy Wickes California catch riding phenom Juliette Joseph heads east this week to contest the THIS Medal Finals held at The Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, MD. The thirteen- year- old will...

Exclusive Excerpt! SHOW STRIDES BOOK 3: Moving Up and Moving On

BY RENNIE DYBALL We hope you are enjoying books 1 and 2 of  The Plaid Horse’s new novel series, Show Strides. To celebrate the release of book 3, Moving Up and Moving On, we are...

Managing Your Medals: Finals Edition

By Lauren Aubert In any level of junior equitation, medal finals will often play a crucial part in one’s show career. Qualifying in the summer for the fall medal finals is sometimes the best option...

The St. Louis National Charity: A Horse Show with Heart

BY ASHLEY SHAW The St. Louis National Charity Horse Show will always have a special place in my heart. I have competed at this show ever since I was nine, bopping around short stirrup wearing...

Kennedy Duke: On the Big Stage

By Grace Salmon Kennedy Duke is a thirteen year old from Lake Oswego, Oregon. She competes up and down the West Coast, competing in the 3’3” Junior Hunters.  Most recently Kennedy competed in her...

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....

Ask Andre: Are We Showing Too Much and Practicing Too Little?

By Andre Dignelli When I was younger, my mentor Judy Richter used to say to me: We mistake quantity for quality. At the time, I didn’t understand what she meant by that. I heard it,...

Violet Tatum: Fast Track to the Top

BY TYLER BUI Top-ranked junior rider Violet Tatum has amassed an impressive collection of championships and victories in the five years she’s been riding. And she’s only 13 years old.  Taking after her mother Jenny, Tatum...

Bike to Barn: Brooke Small’s Journey

By Brooke Small It’s 4.7 miles and 45 minutes away from my home. All uphill and 4.7 miles, 45 minutes away. I biked this route nearly 20 times this summer, all so that I could...