Daniel Stewart’s Equestrian Athlete Camp, Part 1: Beyond Hips, Heels, and Hands

BY TPH TEAM Last week I found myself driving into the Adirondacks to the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, site of Daniel Stewart’s Equestrian Athlete Camp. With my fingers clenched on the steering wheel...

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;...

Days End Farm Horse Rescue: Empowering Youth to Make a Difference

By Emily Daily/Jump Media Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) has worked tirelessly for more than 30 years to distinguish itself as one of the most well-respected and successful horse rescues in the United States....

‘He Is Happiest at the Horse Shows’

Hadley Zeavin on Why Her 27-Year-Old Horse Griffin Is Still Thriving BY HADLEY ZEAVIN The eighteen months before I got Griffin in 2013 were the hardest of my life due to a bad riding accident and...

Ten Equestrian TikToks to Follow

BY KAYLA DIXON You have probably heard of the popular video-sharing app TikTok—magical app that seems to have endless content. With fun filters, audio choices, and special effects, you will find something for everyone. Equestrians around...

Dr. Barb Blasko and ShowMD: Bringing Rider Health Care Where the Horses Are

By Emily Randolph Inside the walls of a hospital, Barbara Blasko, M.D. can be found amidst the often fast-paced emergency room, where she’s worked as a board-certified emergency medicine physician for more than 20 years. Outside...

Tally Ho: Horse Show Dad Attends a Fox Hunt

BY GORDON BALLANTYNE Recently, I was at a charity fundraiser with my wife and her horse barn people.  It was a black tie event so I pulled out my kilt, as any good Scotsman would,...

15 Halloween Costumes For Spooky Horses Wary of “Dressing Up”

This time of year horse shows and barn parties have costume classes popping up all over the place. And why not? It's a super fun, creative activity that we don't get to do normally....

Horse Assisted Camaraderie: Life Lessons From a Wild Horse

BY ANDREA LONDON At age 68, with 2 elderly retired show horses, my competitive equestrian days were over. I had neither the physical nor financial resources to start over with a young horse, so I...

Not Your Ordinary Day at the Fair

“Horses have the power to bring us joy and join us together.” That's the message the Schuster Foundation, which works to enrich the lives of children from disadvantaged neighborhoods in Baltimore, promoted following its special...

Brooke USA Raises Crucial Funds for Working Equines Across the Globe

BY TPH STAFF There are those who believe that one moment can alter your life forever, and for Dorothy Brooke, that moment happened more than 80 years ago in Cairo, Egypt. In the early 1930s,...

Horse DIY & Crafts for Equestrians of All Ages

Summer means a lot of extra time for some. Whether you're on a break from school or a break from the heat, sometimes it's nice to stay cool in the air conditioning. On days...

How Fit is Fit Enough?

By Kim Harries I polled 20 riders of varying ages and ability levels and asked a few questions about riding fitness: Is the average time spent riding in lessons and hacking on your own enough?...

The Magic of the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair

Canada’s Crown Jewel Horse Show celebrates 100 years By Nancy Jaffer For 100 years, the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair in Toronto has been a horse show like no other. Of course, no other horse show is...

Riders Working the Rust Breeches Look

Love them or hate them, rust breeches are a real trend with a strong following. These vintage-look breeches even at one point had their own dedicated active Facebook page, "Bring Back RUST Breeches." For those...

The Healing Power of Occupational Therapy and Horses

BY CAROLINE LURIE While utilizing horses in occupational therapy is considered an emerging practice by the profession, utilizing horses for therapy is not a revolutionary idea. Horses can be used in a multitude of ways...

Who Says You Can’t Get Married at the Barn?

BY LISA MAE DEMASI On Thanksgiving weekend I sat atop Shadow, one of the two lesson horses I ride, just outside the indoor, wallowing in the delight of being at the barn as I chatted...

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....

$50,000 Devon Arena Eventing Competition

BY LANIE WALKENBACH The stands were full Sunday evening for the $50,000 Devon Arena Eventing class held at The Devon Horse Show in Devon, PA. The class consisted of 28 riders, who each completed a...

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”...