Friday, February 22, 2019

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”...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

$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...

Top Apps every rider must have!

By Equo Smartphones simplify transportation and daily activities. A simple call or text message can connect horses with rides and update someone in the barn area as to what is taking place in an arena....

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...

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...