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Knight and Day and Emi Richard Conquer USHJA Pony Derby, Presented by MARS Equestrian™

Edited Press Release Featured competition was pint-sized as pony hunters took to the grass derby field at Equestrian Village on Friday of Week 9 at the Winter Equestrian Festival (WEF). Emi Richard of Middlefield, CT,...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire with Kate Conover

Rider/Trainer at Shadow Ridge Farm As a horsewoman, I am most proud of my peers considering me a horseman. I always want to put the horse first. That is something that is really important to...

Publisher’s Note: Balance

BY Piper Klemm As we stride further into 2024, it’s such a time of excitement, and the pathways are endless. What will we breed? Who is foaling? What accomplishments might our youngsters make—from first trailer...

Talia Radabaugh Insurance – A Passionate and Personalized Approach to Insuring Horses

BY April Bilodeau Owning a horse can be one of the most rewarding experiences for the equine enthusiast. While years of experience, books, and proper training can prepare you for the average day as a...

RiverCross Farm – Sally Harrington Philippo On Thoughtfully Raising Her Homebreds, One Foal At...

BY April Bilodeau When bringing foals into the world, a warm and kind atmosphere can make all the difference in how they come along in their first years of life—and beyond. Sally Harrington Philippo, owner...

Colorado Hunter Jumper Association: For The People

Fostering strong relationships with their members and local professionals to grow a more educated community BY April Bilodeau Across the country, state organizations offer riders the opportunity to grow their riding and enhance their competition experience....

It Happens! Kat Fuqua, Hunter Messineo, Kiera Phlipot

We all make mistakes. But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them. So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers to prove,...

Do Horses & Humans See Eye to Eye?

Learning about how your horse sees can improve performance and communication BY Elle Gibbs As humans, we have developed the habit of assuming our horse’s sensory processes are just like our own. Although this may seem...

Trainer Tuesday: What are the benefits for students of riding in group lessons?

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience, backgrounds, and focus points of their programs, so the answers...

Trainer Tuesday: What are two bits you frequently use in your program and why?

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience, backgrounds, and focus points of their programs, so the answers...

Morgan Ward and Comissario Guide the Way in $5,000 SmartPak USHJA National Hunter Derby 

Making their second headline in as many weeks, Morgan Ward and her longtime partner Comissario once again were the trailblazers in Friday’s $5,000 SmartPak USHJA National Hunter Derby. Against a field of 14 top...

Jannan S and Jonathan McCrea Jump to the Top in $25,000 Alliant Private Client...

Feb. 22, 2024 – Ocala, FL – Jonathan McCrea piloted Jannan S to a fast and fault-free jump off finish to take the top call in Thursday’s $25,000 Alliant Private Client Cup. The day’s...

Trainer Tuesday: What is one piece of equipment you think is overused when training...

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience, backgrounds, and focus points of their programs, so the answers...

Is Simple Still Interesting Enough for Equestrians?

BY McKrell Baier Here Are Some Steps for Warming Up to the Idea!  When the question is posed, “why are our modern riders so lacking in the basics,” some will point to a lack of horsemanship, or...

Get to Know HorseSense Learning Levels 

BY Sarah K. Susa “Lifelong equestrians know that riding is only one little part of horsemanship,” says Nikki Hall, co-founder and co-owner of HorseSense Learning Levels and author of the Big Book of Barn Lessons.  When...

Why is a Pre-Ride Routine So Important?

BY Ifa Simmonds Recently I had a few clients in a group training session ask me a great question.  "I feel like I have my horse routine down from when I get to the barn, to...

“You Can Always Be a Horse Person”

Writer Meg Vondriska contemplates quitting, loss, and community BY Meg Vondriska I’m a writer whose name you might recognize from posts like, “Advice on how to stop your horse from bolting?” and “Why can’t I stop...

Last Laugh Farm: Building A Wholesome Breeding Operation From A Lifetime Of Passion For...

BY April Bilodeau On a road trip back to Chicago from Washington, D.C., eight-year-old David Brown begged his mom to take him to a farm in the Smoky Mountains for a trail ride. “I’m from the...

Trainer Tuesday: How do you help a horse and rider that struggle with canter...

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience, backgrounds, and focus points of their programs, so the answers...

Good Horsemanship Brings Jaguar Van Paemel to his California Home

BY Piper Klemm, Ph.D. Fate came to Geri Bidwell when she imported two horses for her twin daughters, both of whom were by BWP approved stallion Jaguar Van Paemel. Following the breeding of family member...

How Students Can Apply Skills From The Ring To The Classroom

BY Stephanie Cole Executive function (EF) skills are the unsung heroes of success, both in the academic realm and in the equestrian arena. As an EF specialist, tenured educator, and lifelong avid equestrian, I've come...

Trainer Tuesday: How do you teach a rider who has developed the habit of...

Welcome to Trainer Tuesday! Each week we ask trainers a question and gather their answers for you. These trainers have a range of experience, backgrounds, and focus points of their programs, so the answers...