The Power of Presence

By Mackenzie Shuman Imagine this: you are walking in on your horse into a big equitation flat class with tough competition. Your stomach is turning with anxiety, dread, and doubt. You pick up the trot...

Dorrie Douglas Dashes to Devon

Above photo credit: Mareish Media By Sissy Wickes Dorrie Douglas, rider for Mike McCormick’s MTM Farm in Flower Mound, TX is packing her bags to head to Devon, Pennsylvania. Douglas will be competing S&L Farms’ S&L...

Piper Klemm Ph.D. Publisher’s Note- April 2017

To read more from TPH's April 2017 Equine Business issue, CLICK HERE ARE HUNTERS ART? I am no artist. The pen, the paintbrush, the hunk of clay – they do not take form in my hands....

The American Tradition of Excellence Equitation Challenge by Whitethorne LLC

By Mackenzie Shuman   Georgy Maskrey-Segesman of Whitethorne LLC, trains top hunter, jumper, and equitation horses and riders out of Somis, California. However, she did not start in the hunter-jumper world. She grew up competing in...

Just a Bump in the Road

By Mackenzie Shuman   My day started off like any normal IEA show morning. Got up at the crack of dawn to drive myself and four other IEA girls to the show to tack up the...

How to Survive Growing Out of Ponies

By Eden Pessin It happened to me. It will happen to a lot of you. I got tall. Every year, as I grew from smalls to mediums to a 14h large, I knew it was coming. Then...

The Kentucky Derby had Patch, the Pony World has Levi

Above photo credit to Nicole Shultz Photography By Nicole Farr One thing usually occurs when I attend new shows: Almost everyone that passes by my pony stares, whispers, or even points at him.  They see the...

Show Moms Are the Best Moms

PHOTO: After a great week at The National Western Stock Show, Julie Hanson and her daughter take a picture with their champion ribbons from the week. By TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman You did it, you won that...

Heartland Farm’s Southern Pride

PHOTO: Southern Pride certainly feels no need to be showing his age anytime soon By Mackenzie Shuman Southern Pride is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ horse. His jumping style makes him a crowd favorite and his canter awes any audience....

Rinaldi Rides On

PHOTO: Zara winning in the medium junior jumpers. Picture: Emma Seving Photography By TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman Giavanna Rinaldi, 17, has made a name for herself in the horse world. Her uncanny ability to guide any horse...

Mother’s Day

PHOTO: Piper with her mom Robin and baby Eagle at The Devon Horse Show By TPH Publisher Piper Klemm, Ph.D. I have a confession to make. I can sometimes be a bad sport. It happens a few times...

Thoroughbred Recreational Riding Incentive Program

Photo: Eliza Cart and Ho Hum Ho competing in the jumpers at a horse in Bel Air, Maryland. By T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Eliza Cart The Thoroughbred Recreational Riding Incentive Program (TRRIP) is designed to recognize and...

Courtney Calcagnini and Bowie Victorious in $30,000 International Derby at Pin Oak Charity Horse...

Photos and article by Katie Lenkart, As Courtney Calcagnini walked into the ring for the Handy round of the International Derby on the horse, Bowie, the pressure was on. She had won the Classic round,...

Last week I spoke at the UN

By Sissy Wickes Last week, I spoke at the UN… Even now, with the clarity of hindsight, I find those words hard to comprehend. And, I was there. Last week, on Friday, I spoke at the...

Education of an A Show Mom

By Sonja Boorman Recently my daughter and her pony had an exciting A show experience, which got me thinking about what a tumultuous couple of months it has been learning the A show ropes, and how...

What is The Hunter Derby?

By TPH Intern Caroline Gabus, Photos by Adam Hill The Plaid Horse is proud to sponsor a special award for the Top Scoring Junior Rider and the Top Handy Round Score at all the USHJA...

Be the Voice: The Horse Owner’s Responsibility of Advocacy

By Nilani Trent Recently, Bill Schaub wrote a post on Facebook about the overuse of show horses, specifically calling out against competing excessive weeks in a row.  I followed up on this topic the next day...

Piper Klemm Ph.D. Publisher’s Note- January 2017

Photo: USHJA HORSEMANSHIP QUIZ CHALLENGE NATIONAL FINALS AT LAKE ERIE COLLEGE (PAINESVILLE, OH) IN NOVEMBER. LEFT TO RIGHT: CRICKET STONE, USHJA HQC AD HOC COMMITTEE CHAIR; PIPER KLEMM, TPHPUBLISHER; ALIX MORRISON, 2016 OVERALL GOLD...

TPH Young Rider Spotlight: Grace Klein’s Swift Ride to Success

Read the cover story from TPH March Young Rider Style issue and more by CLICKING HERE. Photos by Andrew Ryback Photography Grace Klein is a poised young woman with a shy smile and quiet demeanor –...

Equestrian Aid Foundation: Horsemen Helping Horsemen

Above Photo: EAF RECIPIENTS MERIBETH WHITE, CAROLYN DAVEY, NORA VANEGAS, AND JOE MCCLOSKEY. PHOTO © MEG MCGUIRE Read this editorial piece and more from the TPH March Young Rider Style issue by CLICKING HERE.   By Sissy...

Lions, Tigers and Microchips, Oh My!

Find this article and more HERE in the TPH March 2017 Young Rider Style issue    By Sissy Wickes    Datamars executive Cailin Monahan is ready to assuage any fears about the USEF mandate on microchipping of competition...

Surbey Surges To The Top

Photo above: SURBEY FURTHERING HIS CANADIAN LEAD IN THE FEI NORTH AMERICAN WESTERN LEAGUE JUMPING-OFF TO 9TH AT THE PALM BEACH MASTERS IN FEBRUARY. PHOTO © ANDREW RYBACK PHOTOGRAPHY. CLICK HERE to read more from the...