What Makes Samshield Helmets Unique?

There is no doubt that horse riding is among the most dangerous sports. A great number of dangers tend to be associated with this activity, ranging from abrasions and sprains to even fatal accidents. According...

John French and Milagro Win $25,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby at WEF Premiere

Edited Press Release John French set a high bar for the 2023 hunter season at Wellington International with Milagro on Friday. The pair jumped around effortlessly to steal the win in the $25,000 USHJA International...

5 Strides With: Rain King

An “interview” with the young hunter, via his rider, Taylor Ann Adams The 5-year-old Dutch Warmblood has won multiple Young Hunter championships in Florida 1. How does it feel to be a top 5-year-old hunter? I don’t...

Neal Shapiro: Aim High

BY ANN JAMIESON A Walk in the Park As a child, Neal Shapiro liked to draw. There were two things, in particular, he enjoyed drawing: horses and airplanes. Neal's father first lifted him up onto a...

Wordley Martin Completes HITS Post Time Farm Renovation

Edited Press Release Wordley Martin, a leading developer of equestrian properties and premier riding surfaces, has completed a significant renovation project at HITS Post Time Farm in Ocala, Florida, ahead of the 2023 edition of...

Mindful Riding: Focal Points & Straight Lines

By: Abby Funk It is important to pave your road to be successful in anything you do. In riding and jumping, smoothing your path and planning ahead are essential to progress. In order to...

An Adult Amateur’s (Unrealistic) New Years Resolutions

BY LAUREN MAULDIN It's that time of year again when everyone is focused on self-improvement—and I'm no exception. For most of my life, I've fallen into the resolution trap. You know, when you start to...

Meet the 2023 Michael Nyuis Foundation Grant Recipients

Edited Press Release West Palms Events has announced the 2023 Michael Nyuis Foundation Grant. The foundation received 110 applications, a record number. In 2015, West Palms Events established the Michael Nyuis Grant Program to provide young...

“Good” College

By Randi C. Heathman I ask each new client family the same question when they join my practice: “How will you define success in the college process?” Typically, they all say the same thing: Their goal...

Ask Andre: How Do You Set Realistic Goals for Your Riders?

By Andre Dignelli As we head into a new year and a new winter show season, the topic of New Year’s Resolutions always comes up. This time of year is the time to look back and...

Find Equestrian Clothing & Fashion Brands Trending In The Mainstream

Everyone has their own sense of style and fashion, and everyone shops for clothes based on that particular sense. When we have certain special occasions coming up, we will buy more formal attires, and...

Get to Know the Equine Mastery Education System

 ‘‘With the Right Horsemanship Tools, Our Industry Could Be Revolutionized’’ By Annie Birmingham Raegan Comeaux has trained riders from their first lessons all the way to the Indoor finals, but began to notice a growing trend...

Plaidcast Receives Winnie Award at 2022 EQUUS Film & Arts Festival 

The Plaidcast went home a winner from the 2022 EQUUS Film & Arts Festival, receiving the Winnie Award for excellence in podcasting. The in-person EQUUS Film and Arts Fest was hosted Dec. 1-4th in Sacramento,...

Equine Elixirs: The Power of Positude and Calmakazi

How Positude and Calmakazi supplements address spooky, nervous, anxious, hormonal and temperamental behavior If you’re looking to address your horse’s behavioral or temperamental challenges, you don’t want to miss Equine Elixirs’ popular product duo: Positude...

Best of 2022: Top “Inside Your Ride” Mental Skills Plaidcast Episodes

In “Inside Your Ride,” Mental Skills Coach Tonya Johnston welcomes in some of the sport’s top athletes to talk to them about the mental aspects of the sport. Tonya’s Plaidcast episodes cover common issues...

Best of 2022: Top Plaidcast Episodes

Hosted by The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm, the Plaidcast has become a destination for conversations on topics that matter, from horsemanship to the state of our sport and horse show how-tos for riders at every level. In 2022,...

The Most Common Types of Pests to Look Out For On Horses

Having a horse is a great way to get outside and enjoy nature. But, it's essential to be aware of potential pests affecting horses and their well-being. While some pests can cause discomfort, others...

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Ateasha Baltodano and Josh Boggs

The Plaid Horse is proud to introduce some of the photo project’s featured equestrians to our readers in each issue In 2020, a group of photographers came together to create the Equestrians of Color Photography...

Portable Water Filtration System For Horses – Is there one?

Yes, there is a portable water filtration system that can be used for horses, it's called the Horse Hydrator. This system is specially designed to filter out any impurities, bacteria, city water, and high...

Take a Look Back at the Pacific Coast Horseshow Association Horsemanship Finals 14 and...

As we get geared up for the 2023 PCHA Awards Banquet and Convention, take a look back at previous winners of the PCHA Horsemanship Finals 14 and Under class which includes some pretty famous...

Foothills Farm’s Holly Heikkila Receives 2022 Jane Hunter Memorial Sportsmanship Award

Edited Press Release Northern Ontario's Holly Heikkila recognized with the 2022 Jane Hunter Memorial Sportsmanship Award sponsored and presented by Prue Richardson of Northwind Farm.  Given annually to the most sportsmanlike pony competitor who has shown...

Orion Benefits from BoneKare Believer Rebecca Brady

For Rebecca Brady, the benefits of BoneKare were nothing short of a Christmas miracle. Feeling especially blessed this holiday season, Brady watches as Orion, a young foal at Fox Run Farm, runs and plays...