Gitsie’s Specialty Coffee

By Mackenzie Shuman If you've shown at either HITS Ocala or Summer in the Rockies, the name Gitsie’s Specialty Coffee makes your mouth water. Their scrumptious sweets, splendid coffees and drinks, and delicious snacks are...

Working Her Way to Success: A Rider’s First Experience at the Devon Horse Show

Photo: Irene Elise Powlick By Grace Salmon   Kaitlyn Lovingfoss of Canyon Country, California is no stranger to success. In March, she topped a field of 27 in the Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship at HITS Coachella. In...

Hallie Grimes and Inquisitive are Victorious in the National Hunter Derby at Fiesta Classic

By Katie Lenkart The new partnership of Hallie Grimes and Inquisitive proved to be a great one, taking home the win in the USHJA National Hunter Derby at the Fiesta Classic two weeks ago. The...

Ring Bag Necessities

By Vyla Carter There isn't always time to go back to the barn before a round at a horse show, so prepare a ring bag to have with you at the ring. You never want...

Three Planes and a Car

Cover Story: Junior Rider McKenna Norris- See this story and more in the 2017 Young Horse Issue by CLICKING HERE! BY SISSY WICKES, PHOTOS ADAM HILL Riding takes courage. Riding takes commitment. Riding takes working with...

Let’s Break It Down: Nations Cup – Jumping

By Estelle Kraft As an equitation and hunter rider, I often find myself wandering over to the jumper rings. While I do know the basics of jumper rounds, international jumper finals and the jumper world...

Rethinking the “Eq Diet” and How to Stay Healthy this Summer

By Ashley ShawSummer is finally here, and while we rejoice in the lack of school, it also means that the window to qualify for Equitation Finals is narrowing. For this reason, some riders may...

On the Line

Read this story and more in the 2017 Young Horse Issue by CLICKING HERE! By Sissy Wickes  Ah, springtime. Dogwoods and daffodils arrive with the fools of April and green is once again the color of...

FIT TO RIDE

Above photo: SANDRA IN 1988 AT SPRUCE MEADOWS. BELOW: SANDRA IS AN OWNER OF COR.FIT, CANADA’S LARGEST INDOOR OBSTACLE RACE TRAINING FACILITY. See this story and more in the 2017 Young Horse Issue by CLICKING HERE! BY...

Compton Jr. Posse: Changing the Course of Kids’ Lives

Read more from our 2017 Young Horse issue by CLICKING HERE!  Story and photos by Irene Powlick  In 2005, Nathan Allan Williams-Bonner watched the indomitable Will Simpson win a Grand Prix. Mesmerized by the experience, Nathan...

How to Braid a Mane and Tail for the Hunter Ring

By Katie Lenkart Ever wondered how to hunter braid? Braiding is both a fun activity and a way to spend some valuable extra time with your horse. Just like with every other skill, practice makes...

Dade Dominates Devon Pony Jumpers

By Jordan Cobb After only competing with National Treasure a handful of times, Katherine Dade walked out of the Dixon Oval victorious. Dade and Treasure teamed up in December, a few short months before the...

An Open Letter to Our Non-Equestrian Friends

Photo: Jennifer Wile Rubin By Averill Pessin My teammate is needy "You're always busy. You're always with your horse. Other people have sports and still have a social life." Shout-out to the friends and family who understand the...

My 5 Favorite Things about Devon

By Jordan Cobb 1. Shetland Pony Races- Everyone dreams of riding around the Dixon Oval in a class competing against the best of the best, but it's not too bad when it's filled with adorable...

Side Saddle is Back!

Read more from TPH's 2017 Young Horse issue by CLICKING HERE! BY PRUE DRAPER OSBORN While side saddle was de rigueur for lady riders until just over a century ago, interest has waxed and waned for...

Natalie Jayne and Twitter: The Unbeatable Pair

By Emy Lucibello Natalie Jayne and Twitter have been on fire this year, including at the Kentucky Horse Park in May. Against top riders and horses, Jayne earned the Championship title in the Low Junior...

Q&A: Being Successful in School and in Riding

By Katie Lenkart Every young rider knows the struggle of keeping up with school while being at a horse show. There are so many distractions; your friends, your horses, and of course the ever present...

Michael Matz: Success Through Decades

Above photo: MATZ ON RHUM, 1996 OLYMPICS CLICK HERE to read more from the TPH April 2017 issue! BY PRUE DRAPER OSBORN & SISSY WICKES WHAT A DIFFERENCE A DECADE MAKES. Michael Matz, reluctant hero of the horse...

CHERRY KNOLL FARM ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST CEDRIC

See more from the April 2017 issue by CLICKING HERE! By Phelps Media Group Wellington, Florida: On February 28, 2017 Olympian Laura Kraut and Margaret Duprey of Cherry Knoll Farm, announced the retirement of Cedric, Kraut’s...

Zayna & Smallwood Mystic: Mighty Match

See more of the April 2017 issue of TPH by clicking HERE! By Sissy Wickes, Photos By Emily Allongo Zayna Rizvi and Smallwood Mystic are a pair to contend with at this year’s Winter Equestrian Festival...

How Much Do You Listen to the Announcer?

By Mackenzie Shuman   Every horse show requires an announcer to tell the spectators what is going on in the arena. Whether or not these announcers are just white noise in the background or make a...

The Plaid Horse Ultimate Horse Show Packing List

By Izzy Feinstein As the start of the summer horse show season approaches, riders everywhere are preparing to travel to shows all across the country. Whether they will be at the show for a day...