18 MET Students Receive Grants for Clarkson Courses and Equestrian Training Sessions 

By Tatum Mitchell Eighteen members of Metropolitan Equestrian Team (MET) received various grants to participate in college-accredited equestrian courses with Clarkson University, as well as a week-long equestrian training session at Emily Elek’s Stonewall Farm...

WSHJA: Bringing Education and Opportunities to the Northwest

By Tyler Bui The Washington State Hunter Jumper Association (WSHJA) was created to promote the hunter jumper sport in Washington and to provide its members and professionals with opportunities to further their involvement in the...

Virginia Bonnie ’22 Succeeds in the Show Ring and Beyond

This month, The Plaid Horse introduces readers to a standout school and one of its standout students: Foxcroft School’s Exceptional Proficiency program, and student-equestrian Virginia Bonnie. For over 30 years, Foxcroft School’s Exceptional Proficiency (EP)...

Pennsylvania National Named Among Top 10 Best Horse Shows by National Show Hunter Hall of...

Edited Press Release Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania National Horse Show has been named one of the Top Ten Horse Shows of 2021 by the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame. Each year, the NSHHF collects...

Yoga for Every Equestrian

Horses are incredibly intuitive animals. It is one of my favorite things about them. They sense your energy the second you walk into their space. I will never get over the fact that these...

British Champion Jockey Oisin Murphy Forges Ahead with Showjumping Career

Irish jockey Oisin Murphy is planning to continue entering showjumping events across the UK. The three-time British champion flat racing jockey, who is currently serving a 14-month suspension from the British Horseracing Authority (BHA),...

10 Biggest Horse Shows & Equestrian Events in the World

It is truly exciting to attend a horse show, whether you are competing or a spectator. You may have the chance to attend some of the major horse shows around the world if you...

How Can Riders Prepare to Feel Their Best on Show Days?

ShowMD’s Dr. Barb Blasko provides her top tips. As equestrians, we are often guilty of taking better care of our horses than ourselves. But focusing on your own optimal performance conditions will only improve your...

Chariot Racing: What Was It Like?

Humankind’s relationship with horses stretches back thousands of years. Some of the earliest sporting competitions involved horses and riders, from archery events to dead sprints. As early as 13th century Mycenae Greece, archaeologists have...

Hope In the Darkest Moments: Streaker and Majesty’s Journey with VetBlue

BY SYDNEY JONES/PHELPS MEDIA GROUP Sometimes a horse’s life isn't full of blue ribbons and victory gallops. Unfortunately, horses are not always dealt the best hand, which was the case for Streaker and Majesty. Streaker,...

USEA 2022 EA21 Regional Clinics: Applications are Live!

Edited Press Release Applications for the USEA Emerging Athlete Program are now available. The purpose of the USEA Emerging Athletes 21 program (EA21) is to identify and provide consistent quality instruction to the next generation...

Sunrise, Sunset: Pivotal Years with a Life Changing Pony

BY BIANCA JONES I knew when I first saw him, that I wanted him. Sonny was a 14.2 hand sorrel quarter horse pony. We were told he was 10 when we bought him, but one...

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The best paying online casino are the ones that pay out real money to their players. While there are some online casinos that do not pay out, they are few and far between. High...

New To Sports Betting? Here’s A Guide To Help You Out

Hobbies shape a person to grow. Once we find an activity we are interested in and passionate about, we explore that activity further. Soon we realize that hobbies have become an integral part of...

US Equestrian Announces 2022-2024 USEF/NCEA Junior Hunter Seal Medal Finals Venue Locations

Edited Press Release Lexington, Ky. – US Equestrian is pleased to announce the host locations for the 2022-2024 USEF/National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) Junior Hunter Seat Medal Finals for the East, Central, and West regions. This program seeks...

From Another Lifetime: Katie Monahan Prudent

BY ANN JAMIESON One of the most successful riders in U.S. Show Jumping history, Katie Monahan-Prudent was a member of the 1986 gold-medal-winning World Championship show-jumping team, took part in six World Cup finals, won...

McLain Ward Named Open Jumper Champion at 2022 Devon Horse Show

Edited Press Release Devon, Pa. – June 4, 2022 – International show jumping competition at the 2022 Devon Horse Show came to a close Saturday evening. A talented field of athletes and their mounts from around...

Teddy Z Takes a “Schott” at CSI2* tbird Grand Prix

By Catie Staszak for tbird Callie Schott (USA) has taken some time to get to know Teddy Z—not because she and the 11-year-old Zangersheide gelding weren't initially seeing eye to eye. Instead, the established professional—a longtime...

Coyle Flies to CSIO5* tbird Cup Victory

By Catie Staszak for tbird Langley, BC – As the 12 combinations took on the jump-off of the CSIO5* tbird Cup Saturday at Thunderbird Show Park, the standard got faster and faster. But Daniel Coyle (IRL) admitted, his...

Jessica Mendoza and Dublin Top $37,000 Devon Speed Derby CSI4* for Second Devon Blue...

Edited Press Release Devon, Pa. – June 3, 2022 – International show jumping competition at the 2022 Devon Horse Show picked back up Friday evening with the $37,000 Devon Speed Derby CSI4*. A decorated field of...

Bond “Risks It” for the Win in CSI2* Friends of tbird 

By Catie Staszak for tbird Ashlee Bond (ISR) knew that she had done her homework right with Contefina LVF in the CSI2* Friends of tbird to kick off international competition Friday in the Thunderbird Jumper...

Pair of Firsts Come for Farrington in CSIO5* Longines Grand Prix

By Catie Staszak for tbird Langley, BC – The list of five-star grand prix victories for World Kent Farrington (USA) is lengthy. But the World No. 7 recorded a new milestone Friday at Thunderbird Show Park, when...