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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...

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

By 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 a while,...

Holy Smokes: The Mighty Mustang That Could

By Lauren Aubert To compete successfully in the jumper divisions, a horse should be quick on its feet to make the time allowed, scopey enough to leave the ground from any distance, and have enough...

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 Speak to Our Youth About Showing

Photo: Abi Kelley gives her horse, Ishana III an appreciative hug after a great round in the Low Junior Jumpers.  By Kirstie Dobbs and Hailey Johns What’s the first question that you ask a young rider...

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...

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...

How To: Qualifying For The Equitation Championships

Photo: Natalie Jayne competing in the equitation at WEF 2017 By Emy Lucibello   Equitation has become a huge part of the equestrian society, as riders compete for a place in the huge indoor championship medal finals in...

What I Learned On the A-Circuit

Photo by Deb Dawson Photography By Lauren Aubert You are gliding down an open road, over bumps, potholes, gravel; your nerves are bubbling inside of you like boiling water, ready to explode out into the open...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Just a Bump in the Road

By Mackenzie Shuman   My day started off like any normal IEA show morning. Got up at the crack of dawn to drive myself and four other IEA girls to the show to tack up the...

Rinaldi Rides On

PHOTO: Zara winning in the medium junior jumpers. Picture: Emma Seving Photography By TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman Giavanna Rinaldi, 17, has made a name for herself in the horse world. Her uncanny ability to guide any horse...

California Girls Rise to the Challenge at the OCHSA Junior Masters Medal, sponsored by...

Photos by Sydney Lowe and Rick Osteen Written By TPH Intern Sydney Lowe The OCHSA Junior Masters Medal Final, sponsored by The Plaid Horse, was held at the Orange County Championship Show on October 16, 2016,...

Top Junior Rider at Blenheim USHJA International Hunter Derby

Elli Yeager of Ingenium Farm was once again awarded the title of Top Junior Rider in the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at Blenheim Equisports Showpark Racing Festival. Yeager and Copperfield 39 received a...

Lanie Walkenbach Finds Success in the Region 6 ASPCA Maclay Regionals

By Mackenzie Shuman The jumps were set, the horses groomed, the riders ready, the mood tense. Riders from all over Region 6 were ready to compete in the ASPCA Maclay Regionals to claim their spot...

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...

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...

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...

Brian Moggre: Bringing Home Big Wins

By Dominique Gonzalez When Brian Moggre moved into his childhood home at two years old, it caused a domino effect on his life. A barn was located nearby, and on the daily trip back and forth...