Show Horses vs. Racehorses

Sports enthusiasts from all over come to watch horse shows and races alike. The audience for each is very different, just like the horses. Each have their very own unique set of skills. Many people...

Jumping in Jockey Stirrups: Steeplechase 101

BY RENNIE DYBALL For most of us in the horse show world, the idea of guiding a galloping horse around at 35 miles an hour with your stirrups hiked up is a foreign, daunting concept....

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...

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...

The Definitive Guide to the 2018 Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival is just around the corner now, spelling good news for those who enjoy watching horse racing, as well as punters looking to bet on the thrilling races. The event is regarded...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

Top European Horses of 2017

There were some great all year round performances by many European horses in 2017. In this list, we profile those European horses that made a name for themselves during the course of the year. Churchill Churchill...

Why Everyone (Even Equestrians!) Needs Sleep

BY TPH INTERN ASHLEY SHAW Sleep is important. This statement is drilled into people’s brains early in life, followed up by parents’ disapproval of staying up into the early hours of the morning watching your...

Tips on Betting on Horse Racing

PRESS RELEASE Betting in-running on horse racing is serious business. Around 20-30% of total turnover on racing is performed in running. That means that on a race turning over a total of £500k at least £100k...

Charities Among Us: The Sloth Institute of Costa Rica

BY PENELOPE AYERS, AMATEUR HUNTER RIDER AND PRESIDENT OF THE SLOTH INSTITUTE The Sloth Institute (TSI)’s mission is to improve and advance the welfare of Sloths through research on their behavioral ecology and habitat needs;...

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...

Lake Placid: Beyond the Horse Show

BY VYLA CARTER For two weeks out of the summer the town of Lake Placid, known for its winter sports, is taken over by the equestrian community. Equestrians flock to the Lake Placid Horse Show...

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...

Sharing the Love

Above: The Equus Foundation team of Kristin Hardin and Bentley, sponsored by Platinum Performance, win the 2nd Annual Charity Woof Cup presented by the San Diego Union - Tribune. Left to right: Kristin Hardin, Jenny...