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Vermont Ruby Fox Wins Betsy Fishback Memorial Trophy

By Betsy Kelley Congratulations to Vermont Ruby Fox (Hidden Creek's Rain Fox X Champlain Shortcakes, Rowfantina Gold Sovereign) owned by Dr. Piper Klemm, on winning the Betsy Fishback Award for Best Turned Out Pony of all of USEF...

Emotions Run the Show in Equestrian: Build Emotional Muscle for High Performance

By John Haime All performance areas are similar, if you can manage your emotions when the pressure rises, you have a chance to do well, if you can’t you probably won’t. If you don’t have...

From The Wild to Pony Finals

Reprint of July/August's 2015 Pony Issue. Read the full Magazine at https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/tph070815 BY TPH STAFF Mr. Popper is truly one of his kind, as he is the first full bred mustang to qualify for Pony Finals....

A Simple Catch Ride… Maybe Not

Reprint of July/August's 2015 Pony Issue. Read the full Magazine at https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/tph070815 BY JESSICA CHOPER & ARMAND LEONE As long as there are ponies there will be a need for pony catch riders. Tiny children matched...

Magic in Malvern: The Farm

Reprint of July/August 2014 Pony Issue. Read the full magazine at https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/the_plaid_horse_70814_96_pgs BY PIPER KLEMM During the Devon Horse Show this year, I had the privilege of staying with the Bernhard family at The Farm in...

Inside Double G Stables: From Wall Street to Pony Finals

Reprint of July/August 2015 Pony Issue. Read the full Magazine at https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/tph070815 BY PIPER KLEMM When Olivia Golden talks about ponies, her eyes shine. She smiles constantly and describes every personality trait, even in ponies she hasn’t...

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...

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...

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...

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...