THE WITHERS WINERY- A Toast to Inspiration

Find this story and more HERE in the TPH Feb. 2017 Stallion Issue! Written by Sissy Wickes For horse people perusing the wine racks of their favorite upscale wine store or paging through Wine Spectator, The...

Marc Grock’s Highland Farm- An Ode to Excellence

GROCK AND CARETOL COMPETING THIS WINTER AT WEF. PHOTO © SPORTFOT. See this story and more, HERE, in the TPH 2017 Feb. Stallion Issue! Written by Sissy Wickes Marc Grock has returned to the Grand Prix jumping...

Open Minds Academy Offers Options for Elementary Education

Find this story and more HERE, in the Feb. 2017 TPH Stallion Issue Written by Sissy Wickes The robin’s egg blue walls and orderly rows of classic children’s books welcome visitors to Open Minds Academy in...

Derbydown…Pass It On

10 things to know about Louise Serio: 1. She has a mule. 2. She is the oldest professional rider to be champion at Indoors. 3. She loves all things Star Wars. 4. She owned a reining horse and...

Politics, Pets, and Judging

Written by Sissy Wickes, Photo by Irene Elise Powlick My Facebook feed has become a mostly hostile place. I struggle to keep my fingers still, thereby keeping my mouth shut, on many issues. Politics is...

On Hunters and Horsemen

By Robin Greenwood Probably our biggest controversy in the Hunter Jumper world at this time is the use of drugs on horses. This is not a new problem. Drug rules and drug testing went into...

Coretz Charges On

Written by: Intern Mackenzie Shuman, Photos by: Amy Coretz From a very young age, Mindy Coretz, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was begging her parents to let her ride a horse. They soon gave in to her persistence...

Fleeceworks: Innovative Products and Natural Fabrics

By Eloise Dine Many of us on the hunter/jumper circuit (myself included) tend to stick to our favorite, tried-and-true brands of choice, especially when it comes to performance products for our horses. I’ve bought the...

Serio Rocks International Hunter Derby at Palm Beach Series

Photo Copyright 2017 Susan Benson/Somerset SportArt By Heather Vaxer On Friday, January 6, Louise Serio rocked the $15,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at The Ridge held in Wellington, Florida. She rode Jennifer Burger’s Rock Harbor to...

Just Ride! Use the Think Box and Ride Box to Ride Your Best

By John Haime, Photo by: Katie A. Browne If you are an equestrian athlete, you know that overthinking in competition causes problems. Too many thoughts lead to hesitation, confusion and a lack of uncertainly in your...

Op Ed On USEF Annual meeting

By Sissy Wickes An open stage with blue velvet backdrop, flashing strobe lights, and “Uptown Funk” blasting through the speakers. I did not know if I was at the USEF Annual Meeting or if LeBron...

Kristin Hardin Sweeps the NWSS Gambler’s Choice

By TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman | Photos By: Mackenzie Shuman The crowd took a breath, the stadium went silent, and suddenly, the entire National Western Show Complex was filled with an uproar of excited cheers...

Riders Get Tough with Laura Kraut on Final Day of GHM Horsemastership Session

by Erin Gilmore Riders had to kick into high gear or fall behind on the third and final day of the George H. Morris Horsemastership Session in Wellington, Florida. Laura Kraut led a mock Nations...

Beezie Madden Steps It Up at the GHM Horsemastership Session

By Erin Gilmore On Day 2 of the 2017 GHM Horsemastership Session in Wellington, Florida, Beezie Madden picked up where Anne Kursinski left off on the fundamentals of correct and forward flatwork—and applied them to the...

Rule Changes and a New Outlook on Equestrian Sport in the Desert – Day...

By Elizabeth Evans | Photo: It’s A Haggerty’s My last day in the desert started once again with an early start, only this time I allowed myself a little bit of extra sleep due to...

Anne Kursinski Preaches Pure and Simple Aids on Day One of GHM Horsemastership

By Erin Gilmore “In front of the leg, that’s what we’re going to talk about,” Anne Kursinski said calmly through her microphone as her horse stood up on his hind legs underneath her. Day one of...

Rule Changes and a New Outlook on Equestrian Sport in the Desert – Day...

By Elizabeth Evans | Photo: It's A Haggerty's Once again, it was early to rise to be at the Omni Hotel for breakfast – presented by Perfect Products – by 7am.  Today started off with...

Rule Changes and a New Outlook on Equestrian Sport in the Desert – Day...

By Elizabeth Evans | Photo: It's A Haggerty's After a long drive out to the desert late last night, it was up early to make it to the Omni Hotel for registration this morning.  With...

Audrey Robison Shines in Wellington

Robison and Gorky 6th Equiline Grand Prix. Photo: Sportfot By: Heather Vaxer Audrey Robison, a young rising professional, horsewoman, and owner of Anvil Ridge Farm, has quietly made her way into the Grand Prix ring in Wellington,...

Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals: Let’s See What Happens

The 2016 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Nationals participants with presenting sponsor The Plaid Horse! Photo: USHJA Archives. By Kathryn Craig Going into this experience, I had no idea what to expect. I found out about the USHJA...

Ask the Judge/New Year’s Resolutions

Photo: Quintessence Photography TPH asked the Judges: What would do you wish to see as an exhibitor’s New Year’s Resolution? Their answers are: “Work hard and try to become more accurate. I will not blame judges or other exhibitors...

Four Reasons You Should Be Leasing Instead of Buying

Emily Elek with Elizabeth Woods and Hidden Springs Woodstar - a Large Pony Hunter who embodies #4 on this list. Photo: Cindy Woods By Emily Elek Many equestrians dream of a horse to call their own...