Thursday, December 12, 2019

Meaningful Gift Ideas for People Who Love Horses and Adventure

The ability to give a great gift to a loved one can be tricky. Finding something that balances both meaningful and exciting is not for the faint of heart. Before you start...

Equitation and the Ammy

BY PONYMOMAMMY My PonyKid saw a t-shirt the other day that said I Get My Eq From My Mom. She was all, “Momma! I need this shirt!” But...

Why Western Riders Don’t Wear Helmets?

These days, most English riders wear riding helmets, but you almost never see a Western rider wearing a helmet. Why is that? I’ve tried to look at the reasons why Western...

Pierce the HeArt Lessons Offer Sanctuary in Our Busy Lives

BY JESS CLAWSON Most of us would agree that we’re living in stressful times. Between student loans, national and international political tensions, and what can seem like a never-ending...

Claire Gordon-Neff Creates A Safe and Happy Haven for Horses and Riders

BY JESS CLAWSON Some elements of life with horses seem to be so elemental that we forget to see them, like a fish not noticing water. In times when...

Your Favorite Horse Based on Your Zodiac Sign

BY JESS CLAWSON Sure, there are a lot of factors that influence the kind of horse we end up with, but maybe it’s also written in the stars?

This is Not the Sport I Signed Up For: Riding through Shadows in the...

BY SARA ZIMMERMAN This is not the sport I signed up for. These words swirl around and around in my head, keeping time with the barely audible footsteps...

Taking the Leap: Leaving Home at 15 to Chase My Dressage Dream

BY SKYE SIMPSON Right now, there are many young riders scattered across the country dreaming of victory gallops or training horses full time. I was just like them, and...

Based on a Feeling: Nick Haness & Hunterbrook Farms

How the power of observation, intuition and hard work have pushed Nick Haness’ Hunterbrook Farms to the top. BY LAUREN MAULDIN It’s Monday, a rare...

R.J. Classics: Bringing Tradition and Innovation to Every Rider

BY JESS CLAWSON Tradition and innovation are both prized values in equestrian sports. Some may feel they are in opposition with each other, but R.J. Classics has married these...

“I Did My Part”: Groom Katie Williams On What It’s Really Like Under the...

BY KATIE WILLIAMS “It takes a village” is a favorite Instagram platitude, usually shared alongside some stellar horse show results and a few glittering photos from the winner’s circle....

Britain’s favourite horse racing events

British culture embodies everything about the sport of horse racing. As early as the 17th century, Brits have been taking part in horse racing festivities. Even the Royal family partake in the...

Jordan Spinelli Brought a DIY Attitude and an Appaloosa to WIHS

BY MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA She may not have come away from the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) with a ribbon, but Jordan Spinelli couldn’t stop smiling after competing in...

My First Equitation Finals

BY RENNIE DYBALL Three junior riders tell us how they made it this far – and how they plan to finish strong. Fall is a...

Surviving the First Show Back After a Decade Long Break

BY BRITTANY FRADE When I was a teenager, I lived for showing. I signed up for every show I could afford. Each weekend I got off from my hosting job at...

Savonna Adell: Switching Rings to Achieve Her Dreams

By Rebecca Walton/ Phelps Media Group There comes a time in every young rider’s career that they must make the move from the beloved pony divisions to the Junior...

Elite Chiropractic Knows Treatment is as Important for Riders as it is for Horses

BY JESS CLAWSON Competitive riders in any discipline consider their horses athletes, and provide for them whatever they need to feel their best: thousands of dollars’ worth of new...

20 Pictures for People Who Unabashedly Love Ribbons

Is satin your favorite fabric? Do you dream in blue, red and yellow? Sure, we know horse showing isn't all about the ribbons... but that doesn't mean we can't love them!

Becoming WIHS: Horses Return to the City

By Lindsay Brock/Jump Media Watching from the stands of the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), it all looks so easy. The decorated ring overflows with flowers and meticulously crafted...

Get a Glimpse Behind the Medals in “Riding for the Team”

BY MOLLY SORGE/JUMP MEDIA LLC When Robert Ridland arrived in Gladstone, NJ, to ride with Bertalan de Némethy as part of the U.S. Equestrian Team, he was just 18...

Dream of Becoming an Equine Veterinarian? Here’s What You Need to Know

Equine medicine encompasses an unusual place in animal husbandry as horses fulfill both companion and production niches. Veterinarians often have to balance practical and emotional considerations when working with horse owners.

The Inspiration You Need for Your Horse’s Next Halloween Costume!

PHOTOS © PAM WHEELER Each fall, Days End Farm Horse Rescue (DEFHR) in Woodbine, MD, hosts a Fall Festival as a way to share the rescue’s mission with the...