Charities Among Us: Friends of Dog Mountain

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN There aren’t many perfect places on earth, but the Dog Chapel in St. Johnsbury, Vermont is one of them. Folk artist Stephen Huneck and his wife bought the 150 acre...

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...

Charities Among Us: Boots for Troops

SUPPORTED BY SHANE GEORGE, TRAINER & JUDGE • WRITTEN BY LINDSEY GEORGE ROGERS, CO-FOUNDER OF BOOTS FOR TROOPS My husband, Jimmy Rogers, came up with the idea for Boots For Troops while deployed on the USS...

Charities Among Us: Brooke USA

BY LAURA KRAUT, OLYMPIAN AND AMBASSADOR TO BROOKE USA Brooke USA’s mission is to significantly improve the welfare of working horses, donkeys and mules and the people they serve throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle East...

How Do We Save the Wild Horses?

BY JOSY O'DONNEL Horses are fascinating animals, both incredibly resilient and frighteningly delicate. Although the genus Equus, containing the species of zebras, horses, and donkeys, seems to have originated in North America, the modern horse’s...

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....

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...

7 Fun Activities for Your Barn Barbeque This Summer

BY INTERN KAITLYN YOURKOSKI In the midst of show season, we often spend a lot of times with our barn family and friends. As the nights get longer, it is the perfect opportunity for a...

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...

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...

$50,000 Devon Arena Eventing Competition

BY INTERN 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...

Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club: How Helping Others Helped Me

BY TOBI BENEDICT My first day at the Back Bay Therapeutic Riding Club, I fell in love. I was already horse crazy, so to find a place where I could help others through horses was...

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...

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...

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...

Salt River Wild Horse Management Group

BY MEDIA CHAIR ESTELLE KRAFT Wild horses fascinate equestrians.With their pure beauty and freedom in the wild, we are drawn to their majesty. The Salt River Horse Management Group (SRWHMG) has been managing and monitoring wild...

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...

Thinking of Buying a Franchise? Prepare Yourself Before Buying One

Above: Photo by TPH Intern Erica O'Neil Buying a franchise is a great way to start your journey on the business path. Since you join hands with a reputed brand which is already well-known and...