Mark Leone: The Luckiest Leone

BY ANN JAMIESON The Luckiest Leone "I was the luckiest Leone,"  says Mark. "I was the youngest of three. I learned from my brothers. I learned what they did well, what they didn't do well, and...

“Perfecting and Promoting Small Equine”: USEF Virtual Session Explores the American Shetland Pony

By Tyler Bui Sandy Croote, Chair of the USEF Shetland Committee, educated viewers in the USEF virtual session, “A History of the Shetland Pony Breed and Overview of the Benefits of the American Shetland...

USEF Competition Task Force Discusses Changes Made in the 2023 Hunter/Jumper Competition Guide during...

By Tyler Bui The USEF Competition Task Force discussed the 2023 Hunter/Jumper Competition Guide during their USEF virtual session. Panelists—all members of the USEF Competition Task Force— included USEF President Tom O’Mara, USEF CEO...

Carriage Pleasure Driving Examined at USEF Annual Meeting

By Tyler Bui “Exploring the World of Carriage Pleasure Driving,” the third virtual session of the USEF Annual Meeting, gave listeners a glimpse into the Carriage Pleasure Driving world and the advancements being made...

USEF Annual Meeting’s Friesian Health and Wellness Virtual Session Discusses Collagen, Related Health Issues

By Tyler Bui To start the virtual sessions ahead of the 2022 USEF Annual Meeting, Dr. Ken Marcella, Debra Goldmann and Nicole Zerbee discussed the health and wellness of the Friesian breed. The USEF Annual...

Dr. Piper Klemm Speaks with La Jolla Country Day School Equestrian Team on Equestrian...

By Tyler Bui The La Jolla Country Day School Equestrian Team met with The Plaid Horse Publisher Dr. Piper Klemm to discuss equestrian entrepreneurship and career opportunities on January 10, 2022. The equestrian team,...

London International Horse Show (LIHS): a Volunteer’s View

BY KRISTY WARD You might be thinking “London International Horse Show? I’ve never heard of that before,” but my guess is that you probably have. It used to be called Olympia, and it’s been running...

5 Questions You Should Ask About Weed Products Before Buying

Flowering plants are traditionally known for their many medicinal properties, and as a result, cannabis is also becoming popular. Since weed products are more accessible than ever before, whether you're at the store, in...

Jo Ann Reilly to Serve in New IEA Position as Director of Resource Development

Edited Press Release Monday, January 10, 2021 – (Columbus, Ohio) – The Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) is excited to welcome Jo Ann Reilly in a newly created full-time IEA position as Director of Resource Development. A native of Northeast, Ohio, Reilly...

It’s Never “Just a Horse”

BY LAUREN MAULDIN “She talks about these horses like they’re people. All of their different personalities and stuff. I don’t get it. I mean, it’s just a horse!” I’ve heard different versions of this conversation my...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire With: Tonya Johnston

Hometown: San Rafael, CA  Trainer: Leylan Gleeson, Small Stone As a horsewoman, I am most proud of: staying grateful for my horse and every opportunity we get to experience together.  As a horsewoman, I would most...

Great Reads to Start off the Year

Looking to expand your equine knowledge? Start the year off right with five great educational books to learn more about training techniques and horsemanship. Keeping reading for more information! Know You, Know Your HorseAn...

Mares Ruled Indoors!

At Harrisburg this fall, Elina won gold with Ansgar Holtgers Jr. in the $15,000 Neue Schule/USEF Prix Des States Team Champion-ships, while Ever So Often was champion in the 3'3" Junior Hunters with Avery...

North Iowa Fair Board Launches $1.5 Million Capital Campaign to Improve Horse Show Facilities

The North Iowa Fair Board has launched their $1.5 million capital improvement campaign that will allow the North Iowa Events Center to hold horse shows year-round, with plans to build a heated warm-up ring...

1883 Star Faith Hill Says This Scared Her So Much That She...

Singer and actress Faith Hill, well-known for her role in 1883 as Margaret Dutton, recently described her relationship with horses in an interview with Taste of Country. The cast of 1883 spends a significant...

The Perfect Clothing Gear for Your First Horse Riding Experience

Horse riding can be an exciting experience if you happen to be trying it for the first time. Apart from the ride itself, horses are also wonderful animals to be around. At first glance, seeing...

A Comprehensive Guide to Digital Scratch Cards

Scratch cards that are digital offer online gamification to increase engagement and interaction on their website. Gamification is predicted to experience an estimated 25 percent increase over the coming five years, and digital scratch...

MaeHunt Farm Sponsors Additional $2,500 Andrew Ryback Photography Scholarship

The Andrew Ryback Photography and The Plaid Horse Higher Learning Scholarship has awarded over $10,000 to equestrians pursuing higher education. Given the success of this scholarship, MaeHunt Farm and trainer Katie Jones have stepped...

Castle Rock Winery to Partner with Silver Medal Winning Olympian Sabine Schut-Kery for Dressage...

Edited Press Release Castle Rock Winery is pleased to announce that it is partnering with U.S. Olympic Dressage rider, Sabine Schut-Kery, who will assume the role of Brand Ambassador for Castle Rock’s Dressage line of...

How Self-Conscious Riders Can Feel More Confident Riding in a Crowded Ring

BY DIANA BEZDEDEANU  I don’t like to ride in the arena with others (hence why I could never sign up for group lessons). I am self-conscious of my own abilities, constantly comparing my riding to...

West Palms Events to Manage Showpark Del Mar

West Palms Event Management, a TPH Media Partner, will begin managing Showpark Del Mar in 2022 as reported by the Rancho Santa Fe Post. In 2021, the 22nd DAA, run by a Governor appointed...

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Bay Collyns, Christopher Cervantes & Tahira Carrol

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...