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Respecting the Rules: It’s All in the Details

BY April Bilodeau Whether you lesson once a week or four times a week, it's important to put your best foot forward every time you step in the ring. While taking direction and being coachable...

It Takes Two

BY April Bilodeau From the magazine Rider-owner team Lainie Wimberly and Laurie Stevens take the hunter ring by storm When you combine a passionate rider with a talented horse it can be magic in the show ring. And if you’ve ever watched Lainie...

Hilltop BioSciences

Amanda Drobnis is leading the way in regenerative therapies—and encouraging women along the way BY April Bilodeau From the magazine It all started with a hip injury. Amanda Drobnis, Chief Executive Officer of Hilltop BioSciences, was always...

Reading Course Diagrams Part II: Jumpers

BY TPH Staff Recently we provided a guide on navigating one’s way through all the information that can be found and interpreted on a hunter course diagram. Now it’s time to head over to the...

Jenny Karazassis is “Really” the Best in the $35,000 USHJA International Derby at Blenheim...

Edited Press Release June 16, 2023 – San Juan Capistrano, CA – Jenny Karazissis and Really kicked off the weekend with a win in the $35,000 USHJA International Hunter Derby held on Friday, June 16, at...

“I wish my clients understood…”

BY April Bilodeau The Plaid Horse Professional Collaborative is a new group on Facebook that brings together professional trainers and riders in the horse industry. Among many topics that are discussed on a weekly basis,...

The Braider’s Wishlist

BY McKenzie Gramling As show season ramps up around the country, here are just a few reminders for those of you getting your horses and ponies braided. As a braider, I think I can speak...

Reading Course Diagrams Part I: Hunters

BY TPH Staff When you head down to the ring on show day at 7am to check in with your ring’s starter, you naturally (and sometimes nervously) drift over to the course board to see...

Paso Robles Horse Park: ‘‘If It’s Not Fun, We’re Not Doing It’’

BY April Bilodeau From the magazine As a rider, it is uncommon to find a singular home base for horse showing where you can begin your career at a schooling series, and years later, come back...

Inclusivity Matters

From the magazine Each month, The Plaid Horse is proud to introduce readers to equestrian brands that value inclusivity and diversity in their products and their advertising “Clothing has the power to...make us feel at home...

What Breeds are the Amateur Owner Hunter Horses at The Devon Horse Show?

Every May, The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair brings together some of the top competition around the country. Only accepting the top qualifiers, the competitors are the entries with the most points in...

The 6th Annual CEO Horse Show Benefiting Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship Starts June 3, 2023

The 6th Annual CEO Horse Show in Bedford Hills, NY is taking place on June 3rd and 4th, 2023. The horse show takes place as a benefit for Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, a 501c3 non-profit...
Barn Hours

Respecting The Rules: Barn Hours

BY April Bilodeau Barn staff and trainers understand your desire to want to spend as much time as possible with your horse. While some barns may have open hours and you may come and go...

Just Clip It!

Dziasport Equine is on a mission to solve all your tack woes. From the magazine BY April Bilodeau We’ve all been there. You’re last to go in the order over fences before the hack. As you...

Our Favorite Spots at the Horse Show: Devon

From the magazine MIDWAY The classic ferris wheel is a must on any trip to Devon. SNACKS Devon is known for its tea sandwiches and lemon sticks. You’ll find them both here. WHEELER RING The ponies show here, as well...

May/June 2023 Cover Rider Lainie Wimberly Takes Another Win

BY April Bilodeau Lainie Wimberly is on a hot streak with another win this past week at Princeton Show Jumping in Princeton, NJ. Wimberly rode to the top of the $2,500 USHJA National Hunter Derby/PEL...

Ask the Arena and Footing Experts: Troubleshooting Your Riding Arena

BY Amanda Picciotto Feitosa / Jump Media The quality of your riding surface is important no matter what discipline. Footing that is too soft, too hard, or too uneven is a result of issues with...

Remembering Your Why

BY April Bilodeau I had a chaotic day. We've been shorthanded at the farm since our barn manager left mid-March. While our facility is certainly not as large as most, 15 horses is a lot...

Emma Fass: Getting the Horse Show World Organized

BY TPH Staff Life-long horsewoman and founder of RingSide Pro, Emma Fass, of Charlottesville, VA, had a major “ah-hah” moment when she was a high school student. She was always very supportive of her friends...

Embracing the Experience

By SUMMER GRACE “You may not have accomplished the dream, but the experience itself was a dream come true.” - Lewis Howes. I heard this quote the other day, and to many it might seem...

Challenge Accepted

How Jacquie Cheikha perseveres through disability to excel at the sport she loves From the Magazine Close your eyes and think about how hard it is to ride a horse. Then think about how hard...

Tripping – A Major Fault or An Act of God?

By TPH STAFF Going back to the origins of show hunters, we find ourselves in the fox hunting field. A quality that is favorable in a hunt horse is sure-footedness. Galloping over unpredictable terrains, you want...