Saturday, May 8, 2021

Fear Not! 8 Ways to Ease Your Riding Fears

By John Haime I think you'll agree that fear isn't fun. It makes you feel anxious, unsure of yourself and can have a big impact on how much you enjoy your riding. It also shrinks...

Like I Said Says Yes to Handy Rounds at Devon

By Irene Elise Powlick / Photos By Jordan Cobb Derby day at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair had plenty of high hopes in the air; but they weren’t unwarranted for the team behind Liza...

Downey Dictates Devon Success

By Jordan Cobb “She is everything to me” was the first thing Tessa Downey said when asked what doing so well at Devon meant to her. Two years ago, you might never have thought they...

2016 Devon Pony Sportsmanship Award Winner Luke Jensen

By Ella Baltus The 2016 Devon Pony Sportsmanship Award is award is sponsored by Pony Tail Bows and the owner, Tracey Currey. I had the pleasure to interview this year’s winner of the 2016 Devon Pony Sportsmanship...

Just One Look Takes Pony Jumper Blue

By Irene Elise Powlick After a winter of travelling to rack up points, Prima Rose Bonaventura, 12, and her own Just One Look took home the first blue ribbon in the Pony Jumper division at...

Devon Horse Show Must-Dos

By Irene Elise Powlick As a Devon first-timer, I quickly learned what everyone must do when visiting this historic horse show. Being such an old show, there are many traditions, and I discovered just a...

Deslauriers Dominates Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship

By Meghan Blackburn CLICK HERE to see more photos! For the first time, the 2016 Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship was held as an actual class, rather than a tallying of points for high point rider across...

Eight Riders Will Compete for Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship at Devon

By Meghan Blackburn Photos by Irene Elise Powlick Equitation is front and center during Thursday and Friday of junior weekend at the Devon Horse Show. Young riders who qualified from across the nation took their turns...

Kiley Ahn Races to the Win with Enthusiasm

By Chapel Puckett Rhode Island native, Kiley Ahn, although only 12 years old, is dedicated to and beyond passionate about something that not all kids her age are lucky or brave enough to pursue: Shetland...

7 Ways to Improve Your Focus in the Ring

Photo Credit: Adam Hill/Decaseconds Photography Article by John Haime Focus is a big buzzword today… in everything. Because of the infinite number of distractions around us, including advancements in technology, our attention spans seem to be...

Riding the Wave: The Road to IEA Nationals

By Bernie Villeneuve Early Sunday morning on the final day of competition at this year’s IEA Nationals, I found myself wide awake, long before the alarm was scheduled to shriek. Unlike the other mornings when we’d...

The New Guard: Stevie McCarron Wigley Doesn’t Live in Her Father’s Shadow

By Kelsey Konz For horse racing enthusiasts, Stephanie “Stevie” McCarron Wigley’s maiden name holds significant weight and star power. Her dad is Hall of Fame Jockey, Chris McCarron. But though she grew up exposed to...

Sydney Zahn: Soaring to New Heights

Story and photo by Mackenzie Shuman Like many other riders at the beginning of the show season, Sydney Zahn found herself on a new horse walking into the arena. Nervously, she edged him toward the...

Norris Brings Home Derby Win at Idaho’s Inaugural USEF Rated Show

By Irene Elise Powlick Photos by Stefanie Reed Photography McKenna Norris was excited coming in to the Treasure Valley Classic, Idaho’s first USEF rated ‘B’ show. With normal horse shows regularly being eight to ten hours of...

Vale Wins Venice Concours I $25,000 Grand Prix at Fox Lea

Interview and Photos by TPH Intern Dominique Gonzales Aaron Vale—the name heard at the top of the leaderboard constantly. April 30 was no exception, at the Fox Lea Farm Spring Series (Fla.), he took home...

Christian Heineking Multitasks to Win $30,000 Texas Shootout Grand Prix

By TPH Intern Jordan Cobb Click here to see the full photo gallery! Christian Heineking and AJE Equitation’s AJE Cluny proved that sometimes the top of the order isn’t unlucky by starting and ending on top...

Yeager Wins The Plaid Horse High Score Junior Derby Award at Blenheim

By TPH Intern Caroline Nicklaus For Elli Yeager, her affinity for horses began at a young age when she was at a fair and took a pony ride. From that moment on, she was hooked...

The Key to Equestrian Happiness? Enjoyment Before Achievement

BY JOHN HAIME Sometimes things get fuzzy in sports, and a reset is exactly what you need. Very often my phone will ring, or I’ll get an “emergency” text - an athlete client is in a...

6 Ways to Build Your Emotional Muscles for Show Jumping

By John Haime Working with some of the world’s leading athletes in mental/emotional development has taught me many lessons about what is important to be a consistent high performer. One thing I have learned for...

Six Tips to Successfully Matching Pony Buyers and Sellers

With Stefanie Mazer Honesty, education, and a good working relationship with trainers and professionals you can trust are keys for the best pony shopping and selling experience.  TRUST YOUR TEAM Both buying and selling, you need to...

Top 9 Concussion Myths Debunked

BY HANNAH NAVA Concussions are often associated with high-impact sports such as hockey, football, and soccer. Players are required to tackle, block, and push in an effort to prevent the other team from scoring a...

The New Guard: Kyle Muckler

Story and photos by Emma Dubinsky When I first saw Kyle Muckler ride last year, I know he would be something special. He makes every horse go its best, and can ride anything you put...