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Best Double Tire Blow Out Ever

by Katie Cooper "You are all set, you shouldn't have any problems now," said Greg Palmer, at the World Equestrian Center in Wilmington, OH. Those are magical words to all of us who travel with the most...

2016 North American League West Coast Year-End Division Winners Announced

Madison Myro and Q Royal Palm Z PRESS RELEASE Annville, PA - October 7, 2016 - The North American League (NAL) is delighted to announce the winners of the NAL West Coast League's five divisions who will now have...

ISU Equestrain Aimee Schulz Wins Andrew Ryback Photography & Plaid Horse $2,500 Scholarship

Aimee Schulz, a sophomore at Iowa State University with a major in genetics, is the recipient of the 2016 Andrew Ryback Photography and The Plaid Horse $2,500 scholarship. The award was announced by Andrew...

New Show Grounds About to Break Ground in Ocala, FL

World Equestrian Center and Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club Partner to Build World Class Equestrian Sports Venue, National Membership Allows Equestrians To ‘Try Before You Buy’ WILMINGTON, Ohio – October 28, 2016 – The World...

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2016 OLYMPICS

By Sissy Wickes RIO RECAP: The United States was one of only two countries (with Germany)
to win medals in all three of the equestrian disciplines: dressage, show jumping, and eventing. We won Team Silver with...

Michelle Kervian: Jumping Up

BY SISSY WICKES Michelle Kerivan is a woman with a plan. The California native sets specific goals for herself, and then checks them off of her to-do list as she accomplishes them. Most recently, she...

Tyler Hardin Excels in Bogata

By Gabi Zupancic The Plaid Horse caught up with Tyler Hardin after a very exciting FEI Children’s Jumper Finals competition in Bogata, Columbia.  Tyler is the 12 year old daughter of Kristin Hardin, a well...

Commentary on the USEF Medal Finals 2016 Course

By Bill Schaub Bill Schaub owns Over the Hill Farm in Sanford, FL. A professional for over 30 years, Bill has trained many successful horses and riders in the hunter and equitation ring, including young...

Top Junior Rider at Blenheim USHJA International Hunter Derby

Elli Yeager of Ingenium Farm was once again awarded the title of Top Junior Rider in the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at Blenheim Equisports Showpark Racing Festival. Yeager and Copperfield 39 received a...

First Timer Perspective: Rachel Van Allen Reports from Capital Challenge on the Ariat National...

Oct. 8, 2016--Upper Marlboro, MD The adrenaline rush of a competitive equitation final isn’t just for the under 18 crowd. The Ariat National Adult Medal Final, held each year at Capital Challenge, gives adult riders...

Get to Know Judges Julie Winkel and Rob Gage

By Mackenzie Shuman Recently, I was able to attend a horse show where two prestigious judges, Julie Winkel and Rob Gage, were judging. Knowing these two judges had extensive years of riding and judging experience...

Lanie Walkenbach Finds Success in the Region 6 ASPCA Maclay Regionals

By Mackenzie Shuman The jumps were set, the horses groomed, the riders ready, the mood tense. Riders from all over Region 6 were ready to compete in the ASPCA Maclay Regionals to claim their spot...

ERIN DUFFY SHOW STABLES: Equestrian Excellence With A View

BY TPH STAFF, PHOTOS BY KATE HOULIHAN PHOTOGRAPHY As the day winds down, Erin Duffy watches the sun set over the Pacific Ocean while she finishes her last lesson. This idyllic Malibu, California location serves...

The Madness Behind The Inside Leg to Outside Rein

BY ASHLEEN LEE Often times I feel like a broken record. I tell my students and myself when I am riding, use the inside leg to the outside rein. Why? The outside rein holds the track....

Vandamme and Bonjorno Say Hello to Two Gold Medals

Article by: Irene Elise Powlick, Photos by: Mackenzie Shuman After a trying four rounds, Elise Vandamme and her own Bonjorno came away with both the Team Gold and Individual Gold Medals at the Zones 7& 8 Children’s and...

Juliette Joseph Catches a Ride to Equitation Finals

By Sissy Wickes California catch riding phenom Juliette Joseph heads east this week to contest the THIS Medal Finals held at The Capital Challenge Horse Show in Upper Marlboro, MD. The thirteen- year- old will...

Stunning In Style Stock

From the 2016 September Issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine, read the entire issue HERE.  BY SISSY WICKES For centuries, equestrians have worn the ubiquitous stock tie. From portraits of royalty astride to photographs of modern...

Thirty Years for Arcadia Farm

Molly Flaherty and Patty Peckham became business partners in October 1986, with three horses in their string that grew to twenty within a year.  Right from the start, they have been on the same...

Escalante Excels in Wasatch Summer Derby

By Irene Elise Powlick After a successful week in the Performance Hunters, Michael Knight and Escalante, owned by Maura Thatcher’s Pony Lane Farm, went on to win the final Hunter Derby of the season at...

Overseas Adventures with Kelli Cruciotti

By Mackenzie Shuman Entering the 2016 the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF), Kelli Cruciotti, 19, of Elizabeth, Colo. had a lot to live up to as she had recently won both the Pessoa/US Hunt Seat Medal...

A Mother & Daughter’s Joint Venture with a Registered Virginia Bred Pony

GAP SPRINGS HEART’S DESIRE (Gypsy Time Traveler x Clementine by Wayfarer) In the Spring of 2007, Debra Meighan of Leesburg, VA, had a decision to make.  She owned a Hanoverian/TB cross mare which she had bought...

Downey Brings Home More Than Blue

Reprint of August 2016 Pony Issue. Read the full Magazine at https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/tph0816 BY JORDAN COBB At 11 years old, Tessa Downey is learning a crucial lesson: horsemanship and competition must walk hand in hand. Waking up next...