Simple Solutions (to annoying problems): Sweaty Helmets

By Lauren Mauldin Imagine the scene—you’re walking into the barn to get ready for a lesson. When you hacked the day before, your horse was light and responsive which...

HYPERION STUD WELCOMES OLYMPIC IMOTHEP AND COOL JAZZ TO AMERICA

Olympic competitor and breeding stallion Imothep has returned to the United States and was  joined by Hyperion Stud’s Holsteiner approved stallion Cool Jazz. “This officially marks Imothep’s retirement from sport and we...

Twas the Night Before the Horse Show

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Twas the night before the show, and all through the barnThe ponies were sleeping, mane braided in yarn.The bridles all hung, each polished and shinedEach gleaming...

The Tack Box is More than a Tack Store

BY JESS CLAWSON Even as a kid growing up in Indiana, I knew that Middleburg, Virginia was the place to be for horses. I dreamed of someday visiting this...

10 Horses Who Are Already Over the Holidays

Nothing says Fa La La like a seasonal photo for the annual holiday card. Of course for us riders, that has to include our horses! Our long-suffering partners already have to deal...

For Successful Equestrian New Year’s Resolutions, Start Now

BY JESS CLAWSON While non-riders across America are gearing up to go to the gym every day and eating more salads in the start of 2020, equestrians likely have...

Sergio Grasso Offers a New EcoRiding Line & More for the Modern Rider

EcoRiding: the feel of leather, the performance of microfiber. Leather, wool coats, velvet helmets—these have all been staples in equestrian attire for centuries. For a sport steeped in tradition,...

What Horses Give Us Each Time We Swing a Leg Over

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Earlier this year, I found myself unexpectedly (and unwantedly) horseless. Suddenly, my life was completely open. No more having to drag myself out to the barn...

The Breakthrough I Witnessed in the Healing Power of Horses

BY LISA MAE DEMASI I’m all in for “anything horse.” Riding, grooming, sharing a horse’s space, stroking a muzzle emanating every fiber of love of my being for the...

Climbing Quickly: Lauren Little Has the Formula for Success

By TPH Editor Lauren Mauldin How does one define the formula that makes for a successful rider? Many would start with natural talent. An eye that leads them to...

TPH Review: URGO Beauty Mineral Makeup

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Makeup. It’s not the first thing that comes to mind when you imagine equestrians, but if there is one thing I know about hunter/jumper riders it’s...

Is the Amateur Owner Jumper Division Disappearing?

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM While dozens of rule change propositions were offered for approval at this year’s USHJA Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, committee members have already begun discussing potential...

Two Truths: George Morris is a Legend, and an Abuser.

BY JON PORTEOUS There is a man in the U.S. who is known nationally and worldwide as one of the most prominent figures in equestrian sport. He has competed...

USHJA Annual Meeting: Metric System Conversion and Jump Cup Depth Rule Change Proposals

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The USHJA Annual Meeting began on December 8th in Denver, Colorado, and yesterday’s joint Hunter and Jumper working groups conversed about the idea of future propositions...

USHJA Annual Meeting: Young Jumper Championships Proposed for 2021

BY TORI WEED Calling all trainers, riders, and breeders of young horses – USHJA has proposed a Young Jumper Championship for 2021 that would showcase the up and coming, talented...

10 Reasons to Love Springtime Supplements

By TPH Staff Springtime Supplements is a long-standing institution in the horse world. Celebrating 40 years in business is no small feat, but Springtime does so many things so...

How Not Riding in College Made Me Appreciate My Equestrian Roots

BY SYDNEY CHARLTON Heels down, eyes up, shoulders back. I silently count to keep a steady rhythm, relying on both skill and good fortune to clear the eight demanding...

The USHJA Outreach Program is on the Rise

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The USHJA’s Outreach program offers members who ride at any level an opportunity to earn national recognition in a variety of classes ranging from walk-trot to...

Fast Facts: Jumper Judging

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM David Distler, FEI jumper judge and the United States Steward General of the FEI, gave a presentation to members at the USHJA Annual Meeting in Denver,...

What An Adult Amateur Rider Really Wants for Christmas

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Every year, my loving mother asks me for gift ideas for Christmas and my birthday that lands two days before (what up December babies!). Because I’m a lifelong...

Safety Ad-Hoc by the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Among the forums at the USHJA Annual Meeting was a Safety Ad Hoc presented by the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab with speaker Dr. Barry Miller. The...

USHJA Annual Meeting: Proposed Rule Changes for Equitation

BY TORI WEED Day two of the USHJA National Convention was spent discussing proposed rule changes for USHJA hunter, equitation, and jumper divisions and general rules. Every proposed rule...