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A Quick Questionnaire with Taylor Griffiths-Madden

• As a horsewoman, I am most proud of the connection I have between me and my horse. • I would most like to improve on my heels being down better. • I’d be lost without...

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...

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 Team favorite halloween...

Ask Andre: What Does it Mean to Have an Advocate as a Junior Rider?

By Andre Dignelli I watched the movie King Richard recently, and the film really resonated with me. For those unfamiliar with it, it tells the story of the meteoric rise of tennis playing sisters Venus...

Game Changer: A Bold USHJA Rule Will Change the Small Junior Hunter Division

BY Isabella Littlejohn USHJA is voting to change the height of Small Junior Hunters from 16.0 hh to 16.1 hh. The proposed rule and justifications are outlined in the below proposal. Up until now, Small Juniors...

Ask Andre: How Much Do You Think Applause Influences the Result?

In this age of social media, I’ve seen a lot of public judge bashing and judge bullying, in which I will not participate. You know who’s going to be judging before you get to...

“She Didn’t Resemble the Rest”

How Maclay Champion Augusta Iwasaki prevailed over criticism about her looks to blaze the trail for riders in the Big Eq—and beyond By Piper Klemm and Rennie Dyball Augusta Iwasaki won the ASPCA Maclay National Championship...

Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final Past Winners

Keep reading for more information on the past winners of the Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final, from 1948 to 2023. 2023 Carlee McCutcheon https://youtu.be/_aWeGd39zaM?si=jaMGi08jwpg6xFtC 2022 Luke Jensen 2021 Grace Debney https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zucFXuWQcN0 The course in 2021: 2020 Taylor...

Mares Ruled Indoors!

At Harrisburg this fall, Elina won gold with Ansgar Holtgers Jr. in the $15,000 Neue Schule/USEF Prix Des States Team Champion-ships, while Ever So Often was champion in the 3'3" Junior Hunters with Avery...

Kat Fuqua Earns the Win as The Devon Grand Junior Hunter Champion

Edited Press Release May 27, 2023 Overall Small Jr Hunter Champion: Kat Fuqua & ConsentOverall Large Jr Hunter Champion: Paige Walkenbach & San Pedro 15Devon Grand Jr Hunter Champion: Kat Fuqua The juniors were riding alongside the...

The Ordinary Junior’s Road to Becoming An Amateur

BY 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”, have...

Remembering Kip Rosenthal

Rider, Trainer, Judge, Horsewoman (1951–2020) BY JUDY RICHTER Kip Rosenthal’s lifelong passion for horses began officially at age 10 when she began taking riding lessons once a week from Anne and Frank Grenci at Fox Hill...

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...

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...

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...

Ask the Judge: Rachel Kennedy

By Catie Staszak "R" judge Rachel Kennedy is making the judge's booth more accessible. Kennedy, who runs her ESP Farm operation out of Brookeville, MD and Wellington, FL, was on the judging panel at...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire With: Augusta Iwasaki

Status: Junior Hometown: Calabasas, CA  Trainers: Elizabeth Reilly, Ken Smith, Emily Smith, and Erica Quinn  As a horsewoman, I am most proud of the development and success of all my young horses.  As a horsewoman, I would...

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

BY KAITLYN YOURKOSKI Lauren Little may be young, but she is proving herself in the equestrian industry. At only 14 years old, she was awarded circuit champion in the large pony hunters at the Sonoma Horse Park and...

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...

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...

That Magic Click

BY RENNIE DYBALL Leigh Nanda and El Casper won both the NAL & the WIHS Children’s Jumper Finals—after just a few months of showing together Leigh Nanda was fairly new to horse showing when she got...

For Medal Finals Winners, Success Starts at Harrisburg

A look back at five riders who came out on top and went on to international stardom By Emily Randolph/Randolph PR Ronnie Mutch, Victor Hugo-Vidal, Bernard Traurig, Chrystine Jones, Conrad Homfeld, Mark Leone. Reading through the list...