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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...

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...

Inside the Global Nature of Olympic Hopeful Horses

As anticipation builds for the upcoming 2024 Olympics, an intriguing spectacle is unfolding behind the scenes of equestrian sports: the training, selling, and buying of horses. In simpler terms, imagine a horse born and...

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...

Competing ‘‘Against’’ Friends

BY Tonya Johnston, MA Going to horse shows with your friends can be such a fantastic, fun experience. As a matter of fact, the social aspects of our sport can play a huge role in...

Trainer Tuesday: How do you teach riders to properly ask for a lead change...

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...

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...

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...

Trainer Tuesday: It is not your trainer’s job to…

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...

Dear Barn Owners of My Past

BY Jamie Sindell Now that I finally own my own barn after years of boarding, there’s SO much I didn’t realize as a boarder that I TOTALLY get now…. Dear Barn Owners of My Past: I would...

Trainer Tuesday: For a horse who has trouble relaxing at the walk, how do...

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: When a horse, rider, or both rush down a line, how do...

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...

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...

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...

How Nicolette Merle-Smith is Carrying on the Legacy of Her Family Farm by Producing...

BY April Bilodeau Nicolette Merle-Smith has always had a place in the saddle. As the daughter of well-known horsemen Grosvenor and Rosemarie Merle-Smith, the Mongol Derby veteran developed a strong foundation with horses at a...

PBEC Success Story: Treating All of the Factors

BY Amanda Picciotto Feitosa / Jump Media Horses can injure themselves when you least expect it – sometimes even when they are not being exercised. That was the case for amateur rider Kelly Berry, who...

Allison Kroff: Drawing Road Maps for Success

BY Emily Randolph/RandolphPR  A few times a year, you’ll find Allison Kroff sitting down in the barn with her clients, pen and paper in hand. Together, she and her students create and review a thoughtfully...

Trainer Tuesday: How would you handle a horse jumping diagonally across the jump rather...

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...

Ammies, How to Avoid Epic Failures or Grow From Them

BY Jamie Sindell I’m an ammie who’s had horses in my life since the Back Street Boys were a thing (so a long time). There are days I want to quit and join a knitting...

Trainer Tuesday: If a horse gets weak to the first jump, how would you...

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...

Violet Tatum “It’s Important to Be Kind”

The standout junior rider on her diligent practice, show ring milestones—and why kindness matters most. BY Rennie Dyball It’s hard not to notice Violet Tatum. Just 15 years old, the California junior rider excels in all three...

Isabelle Ehman Wins March’s Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month Award...

Edited Press Release Lexington, KY – April 4, 2024 – Isabelle Ehman of Milton, GA, has won the Show Jumping Hall of Fame Rider of the Month Award Sponsored by Charles Ancona for March.    A...