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Good Horsemanship Brings Jaguar Van Paemel to his California Home

BY Piper Klemm, Ph.D. Fate came to Geri Bidwell when she imported two horses for her twin daughters, both of whom were by BWP approved stallion Jaguar Van Paemel. Following the breeding of family member...

Trainer Tuesday: How would you handle a horse who is habitually swapping before the...

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience, backgrounds, and focus points of their programs, so the answers...

Last Laugh Farm: Building A Wholesome Breeding Operation From A Lifetime Of Passion For...

BY April Bilodeau On a road trip back to Chicago from Washington, D.C., eight-year-old David Brown begged his mom to take him to a farm in the Smoky Mountains for a trail ride. “I’m from the...

RiverCross Farm – Sally Harrington Philippo On Thoughtfully Raising Her Homebreds, One Foal At...

BY April Bilodeau When bringing foals into the world, a warm and kind atmosphere can make all the difference in how they come along in their first years of life—and beyond. Sally Harrington Philippo, owner...

Publisher’s Note: Desperation is Poor Horsemanship

BY Piper Klemm When I talk to and interview people, I find so many in our community to be desperate. Desperate for different things—money, health, time, relationships, wins, sales, friends, clients, and more. Given the...

Trainer Tuesday: How do you help a rider who can’t keep their hands steady...

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience, backgrounds, and focus points of their programs, so the answers...

Trainer Tuesday: What are some ways to help riders learn to close their fingers...

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience, backgrounds, and focus points of their programs, so the answers...

It Happens! Kat Fuqua, Hunter Messineo, Kiera Phlipot

We all make mistakes. But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them. So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers to prove,...

Horses Change the Lives of Veterans. Every Day. 

BY Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship Located in Bedford, New York, Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship is a leader in the field of equine assisted services for Veterans. Out of 800 equine therapy centers across the country, Endeavor is...

Why is a Pre-Ride Routine So Important?

BY Ifa Simmonds Recently I had a few clients in a group training session ask me a great question.  "I feel like I have my horse routine down from when I get to the barn, to...

“You Can Always Be a Horse Person”

Writer Meg Vondriska contemplates quitting, loss, and community BY Meg Vondriska I’m a writer whose name you might recognize from posts like, “Advice on how to stop your horse from bolting?” and “Why can’t I stop...

Publisher’s Note: Balance

BY Piper Klemm As we stride further into 2024, it’s such a time of excitement, and the pathways are endless. What will we breed? Who is foaling? What accomplishments might our youngsters make—from first trailer...

Colorado Hunter Jumper Association: For The People

Fostering strong relationships with their members and local professionals to grow a more educated community BY April Bilodeau Across the country, state organizations offer riders the opportunity to grow their riding and enhance their competition experience....

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire with Kate Conover

Rider/Trainer at Shadow Ridge Farm As a horsewoman, I am most proud of my peers considering me a horseman. I always want to put the horse first. That is something that is really important to...

Do Horses & Humans See Eye to Eye?

Learning about how your horse sees can improve performance and communication BY Elle Gibbs As humans, we have developed the habit of assuming our horse’s sensory processes are just like our own. Although this may seem...

Third Time Proves a Charm for Taylor Cawley in WEF Equitation Championship, Presented by...

Edited Press Release The future of U.S. show jumping took to the International Arena at Wellington International on Thursday evening for the coveted WEF Equitation Championship, presented by NetJets, during the IDA Development-sponsored Week 11...

Jannan S and Jonathan McCrea Jump to the Top in $25,000 Alliant Private Client...

Feb. 22, 2024 – Ocala, FL – Jonathan McCrea piloted Jannan S to a fast and fault-free jump off finish to take the top call in Thursday’s $25,000 Alliant Private Client Cup. The day’s...

Jef Lauwers Lands Back-to-Back Derby Wins with Hallpass and She’s All That at Pin...

Edited Press Release March 28, 2024 – Katy, TX – A double hunter derby day meant double the wins for Jef Lauwers on Thursday, March 28, at the 78th Pin Oak Charity Horse Show in...

Checker 47 and Christian Kukuk Score Rolex Grand Prix Victory at Wellington International

Edited Press Release Germany’s Christian Kukuk and Checker 47 clinched a win in the $500,000 Rolex CSI5* Grand Prix during the finale ‘Saturday Night Lights’ of the Winter Equestrian Festival’s (WEF) 2024 season on March...

Skidmore Wins Tournament of Champions Spring Classic and Takes Series Reserve Champion

Edited Press Release Fifteen college teams from five different IHSA zones competed Saturday, March 23 in the 2024 Series Finale of the Tournament of Champions horse show series, hosted by the University of Findlay at...

Morgan Ward and Comissario Guide the Way in $5,000 SmartPak USHJA National Hunter Derby 

Making their second headline in as many weeks, Morgan Ward and her longtime partner Comissario once again were the trailblazers in Friday’s $5,000 SmartPak USHJA National Hunter Derby. Against a field of 14 top...

High Point VDL and Eve Jobs Round Out WEF Season On Top in Vogel...

Edited Press Release The final week of the 2024 Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF) came to a close on Sunday with a victory for USA’s Eve Jobs and her own High Point VDL (Tinka’s Boy x...