Healthy Recipes for the Avid Athlete: Better Alternatives to Horse Show Snacks

BY INTERN SARA SOMECK You’ve probably been there before. You wake up at the crack of dawn, eager to get to the horse show. There is no time to spare, so you run out of...

Why Groundwork Is So Important

By Equo The Spanish Riding School in Vienna Austria is considered by most to be the finest school of riding and horsemanship in the world. To become a member, learn classical dressage and master the...

Light Up the Trailer for a Better Loading Experience

By Equo Anyone who has struggled to load a horse onto a trailer understands the inherent challenge and risks. As prey animals, horses naturally stay away from confined spaces where, in the wild, they might be...

Visible Homes: Breaking New Grounds in Real Estate

BY JESS CLAWSON Owning a horse farm is a lifestyle, whether it houses just a few companion horses or dozens of elite equine athletes. For many people, that lifestyle...

Cheltenham Gold Cup 2018 Preview

Above: 2017 Montpelier Hunt Races (Virginia). Photo by Betsy Kelley BY MARTIN GREEN Celebrities, royals and an array of superstar trainers will descend upon the west of England for one of the world’s most prestigious horse racing...

What are the top five horse racing apps in the app store?

Above: Photo by Lauren Mauldin The digital age has opened up a whole new world of events that horse racing fans can follow, wherever they might be taking place in the world. Recently we discussed...

A Beginner’s Guide To A Day At The Races

Want to experience the excitement and glamour of a day at the races? Then get dressed up and head to one of America’s top race tracks to experience one of the world’s most thrilling...

Where will you ride this summer?

Expand Your Equestrian Education & Experience New Cultures in Argentina or Mongolia Do you need a break from horse showing? Consider going to Argentina or Mongolia! If you are high school age, the perfect summer...

Global Races that Compare to the Grand National

Above: Le beau monde a Longchamp, Prix de l’Arc. Photo by Jack Torcello. When the Cheltenham Festival is over, horse racing fans across the world start to look towards the Grand National. Held on the historic Aintree...

Tiger Roll Completes Cheltenham and Grand National Double

Above: Photo by TPH Intern Vyla Carter The Gordon Elliott trained Tiger Roll not only won the Grand National at the weekend, but he also completed a famous double as he won at the Cheltenham...

Back In Tack

By Brooke Schafer It has now been 6 weeks since I acquired my Thoroughbred Makeover gelding. In 6 short weeks he has begun to transform from a lean sleek fit racehorse to a round fat...

The Show Jumping Bucket List: The World’s Best Show Jumping Destinations

Above: Photo by Martinp It may come as no surprise that when we think of holidays here at The Plaid Horse, we think of horses and let’s be honest, you’re probably the same, right? But...

New Strides in Equine Assisted Therapy for Veterans

BY JESS CLAWSON Those of us fortunate enough to spend time with horses know how much they can challenge us, as well as how healing that time spent can be. For people like me who...

Saratoga Race Track Dress Code

Dressing for Saratoga and other race tracks For over a hundred years, the race track has been a place for elegance, style and high society. In the early days, it was all top hats and...

Previewing Ladies’ Day at Cheltenham 2018

There are few sights in British horse racing to match the pageantry of Ladies’ Day at the Cheltenham Festival. Perhaps the festivities surrounding the Royal Ascot Festival trump those at Cheltenham in terms of...

Three Sports that use Horses

Above: Photo by TPH Intern Vyla Carter The horse is an animal that is used extensively in the world of sports as they can be used in different forms. Powerful, strong and athletic, these animals...

Celeb Spotter Guide for Cheltenham Festival visitors

Considering that the Cheltenham Festival is one of the biggest horse racing events of the year, it should not be surprising that celebrities are amongst the thousands for visitors that attend over the four...

Cheltenham Festival latest news and Betting Tips

The Cheltenham Festival is a 4-day horse-racing event that takes place once every year and this year is no exception. The event is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, March 13 all the way to...

Springtime Supplements Supports Riders Too!

BY TPH STAFF Springtime Supplements has built a 40 year reputation on providing outstanding supplements for horses and dogs, but they believe humans should have the best in health...

PUT THE REINS ON HORSE SLAUGHTER

By Manda Kalimian This week, the House Appropriations Committee will take a key vote to determine whether or not the meat you eat could be a horse. Our nation’s current wild horse management programs and policies...

A Look Into the Splendors of The Dublin Horse Show

BY HORSE SPORT DESTINATIONS In early August, just outside the historic city of Dublin, Ireland is the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show. But this isn’t just any horse show. Along with the Longines FEI Jumping...

Learn the Basics of Polo

When most people watch polo, all they see are people on horses riding up and down a field, chasing after a ball while they try to score goals. Polo is not like “Pretty Woman”...