Saturday, May 8, 2021

Living the Dream at Pony Finals

Reprint of July/August 2014 Pony Issue. Read the full Magazine at https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/the_plaid_horse_70814_96_pgs BY PLAID HORSE INTERN LILY SANCHEZ Hi readers! I’m Lily Sanchez, 20, newfound intern for The Plaid Horse and part-time groom for Emily Elek...

Mental Health: The Forgotten Necessity

By Melissa Schaefer In our sport, it seems as though we don’t have time to worry about our mental health. Hop on, suppress the butterflies, and ride. However, it’s not always that easy. It controls everything. It dictates...

Emma Seving: From Ponies to the Jumper Ring

By Katie Lenkart Emma Seving’s name can be heard at a hunter, jumper, or pony ring throughout the country.  From ponies to horses, this 13-year-old has collected accolades at most of the major horse shows...

TPH Product Review: Buckwild Breeches

By Betsy Kelley I. Love. Leopard. There, I said it! I love standing out in the schooling ring, and am known for bringing a quirky sense of humor to the barn. Why wear beige all...

Augusta Iwasaki – Rising Star

By Caroline Nickolaus | Photo by Katie Browne Augusta Iwasaki is a young rising star from Calabasas, California, who has already made a mark of success in the pony hunter divisions, The twelve-year-old talent trains...

Little Horse, Big Heart

By Chloe Kuhlmann You’ve heard of a dog learning to sit and lie down but what about a horse? Shay is an 8-year-old 35” tall miniature horse who can perform an abundance of tricks like...

More Than Just a Top Ten: The Joys of Showing

By Chapel Puckett Ten jumps and one score. That is all that the hundreds of kids at Pony Finals get to display how hard they have worked over the past year. Yet, the weekend is...

Pony Breeding for Performance

Reprint of July/August 2014 Pony Issue. Read the full Magazine at:https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/the_plaid_horse_70814_96_pgs BY SANDY HOLBROOK Sitting ringside at a horse show, where you are probably reading this, it is easy to overlook the attention it takes to get...

Pony Finals: Show Me The Green

By Emma Dubinsky With Pony Finals upon us, many young riders are eagerly preparing for this big event. But, three of the divisions offered at the competition are for ponies in their first year showing, and...

Meet the Charming Ryder Richardson

Article and Photos By Mackenzie Shuman With his impeccable style and charming demeanor, it's hard to miss young Ryder Richardson at The Colorado Horse Park. However, put him in the ring on one of his two...

The Indomitable Bailey Doloff

Reprint of The August 2016 Pony Issue. Find the full TPH Magazine Issue at https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/tph0816 BY TPH STAFF Bailey Doloff is a rider on a roll. With his Wishlea Star Dasher, the seventeen year old Doloff...

Road Map to Pony Finals

By Katie Lenkart & Audrey Oldfather | Photo by Adam Hill Where to buy food: The main food stand located next to the Main Hunter ring has killer French toast- I get it almost every morning!...

PONY FINALS 2016: Stefanie Mazer Knows

See more from Stefanie Mazer in the 2016 Pony Issue HERE! BY SISSY WICKES Stefanie Mazer’s Forget Me Not Farm is every pony-crazy child’s dream. The driveway is lined with small paddocks and clean, white fencing....

Meet the US Olympians

By Irene Elise Powlick With just two weeks to go before the opening ceremonies of the 2016 Olympic Summer Games taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, it’s time for you to get to know the...

West Coast USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Q&A

By Katie Browne / Photos by Kaitlyn Van Konynenburg  The USHJA Hunterdon Equitation Cup Classic is a prestigious and challenging final that was held for the first time on the west coast last week at Showpark...

Brian Moggre: Bringing Home Big Wins

By Dominique Gonzalez When Brian Moggre moved into his childhood home at two years old, it caused a domino effect on his life. A barn was located nearby, and on the daily trip back and forth...

Young Riders: Q & A Session

By Irene Elise Powlick             I sat down with three riders that will be competing at the North American Junior and Young Rider Championships (NAJYRC) taking place at the Colorado Horse Park in Parker, Colo. Q:...

Truscott Takes a Trio of Triumphs at Wasatch Horse Shows

By Irene Elise Powlick Two weeks of horse showing with two horses and multiple catch rides, there was lots of opportunity and hope for Kaitlyn Truscott coming into the Wasatch Horse Shows Summer Classics I...

Swagger Wins Big At Wasatch Horse Shows

By Irene Elise Powlick | Photo Credit: Stefanie Reed Photography After an already impressive two weeks of showing with wins in the 3’3” Performance Hunters, 3’3” Junior Hunters, and 12-14 Equitation, Gabriella Zupancic and her own...

Tali Dejong and Spero Win Big

By Mackenzie Shuman Jumps were set, ribbons ready, horses schooled, and riders prepared for last night’s $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at The Colorado Horse Park in Parker, CO . In the newly-remodeled International Ring...

An Ode to the Horse Show Dad

From 5 am wake up calls to driving the rig at dusk with a snoring co-pilot, From braiding pigtails to paying braiders, From understanding the difference between a belly girth and a shadbelly, From one hand full...

Abigail Albrecht Perseveres

By Olivia Schrager / Photos By Jordan Cobb Equitation horses are incredible athletes; they must always be at the top of their game in order to assist their riders in navigating technical courses. When one visualizes such...