Munkdale, Chafee, Bass Take Top Wins at 64th Annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show 

Ernie Howlett Park played host to the 64th Annual Portuguese Bend National Horse Show, Sept. 9-11, 2022, featuring the PCHA Medal Finals. The Rolling Hills Estates, CA-based show is a USEF A-rated competition known for...

Mindful Riding: Walking Fitness

By Abby Funk The benefits of having fit horses are almost too numerous to mention. Fit horses will have fewer injuries, longer careers, more rapid recovery time, and be better able to cope with all...

In Photos: The Spruce Meadows ‘Masters’

PHOTOS by Quinn SaundersWORDS by Catie Staszak The historic Spruce Meadows 'Masters' never disappoints. Two weeks of elite show jumping competition in Calgary, Alberta, CAN concluded Sunday with the $3 Million CSIO5* CP International,...

The Royal Families and Horse Racing

Horses have always been a must for those in power. Centuries have passed, and today's top officials have enough to worry about, but they still own horses, even if their physical shape and public...

4 Types of Races Every Sports Bettor Must Know Before Betting on Horses

Without any doubt, horse racing is one of the most popular sporting activities in America and other parts of the world. The sport has a massive following, with millions of people flocking to racetracks...

Taylor, Harris Insurance Services Announces Partnership with World Equestrian Center – Ocala

Taylor, Harris Insurance Services (THIS) is proud to announce its sponsorship at World Equestrian Center - Ocala.  THIS is a frequent supporter of the equestrian community and has maintained sponsorships at notable events around the...

Celebrating Frank Chapot’s Legacy

BY ANN JAMIESON Laura Both Frank and Mary taught their daughters Laura and Wendy to ride. "We were so lucky with our kids they took instruction really well, we were always grateful for that," says Mary....

Working Students: A lifetime of Dedication

BY PEARL RUNNING DEER In honor of us “barn rats” I wanted to focus on three working students, all from very different backgrounds—even an exercise rider! Many famous successful horses and riders came out of...

Team Whitethorne LLC

BY TYLER BUI Meet the women behind Whitethorne LLC, the highly successful training and sales operation out of Southern California. Led by Georgy Maskrey-Segesman, these professionals are able to make a difference through their unique...

Biggest Changes Happening In Horse Racing Today

Technology is changing everything. Formerly impossible tasks are now possible. Some devices tell you the weather, show you where your friends are and even find out what time it is. The world of horse racing...

How to Find the Best Betting Sites in Australia

There are many different aspects to look for when selecting a betting site. There are eSports, Cash out betting, Banking options, and Reward programs to consider. All of these aspects will help you narrow...

Frank Chapot: It’s All About the Team and the Country

BY ANN JAMIESON Early Life Born in Camden, New Jersey, in 1932, Frank Chapot began a life centered around horses with a small pony which he drove around a local park, selling soft drinks. One might...

Make the First Horse You Rescue Your Own

BY SUSAN PEIRCE Red Bucket Equine Rescue is a 501(c)3 non-profit with a national presence achieving some of the best results in saving, rehabilitating, and re-homing high-risk horses. Red Bucket unconditionally serves the untrained, lame,...

Famous Athletes and Bad Habits

Not all athletes adhere to a healthy lifestyle. Even among those who have achieved outstanding results, there have been many fans of illegal substances and alcohol. Unfortunately, not all athletes have been able to...

Tips to Easily Create a Horse Sales Video

Effective Guide to Creating a Horse Sales Video The motive of the horse sales video is to advertise to the buyer the talent of the horse, training, and confirmation. Proper promotion will help potential buyers...

Horse Racing is Growing in Volume of Bets Placed Online

Obviously every country is different and some countries have a greater tradition or culture of horse betting while others concentrate most of their sports betting volume on the more popular sports, such as football...

Worth The Wait: A Reorganization of Painful Childhood Horse Memories

By Catherine Reus I am coming up on two years of being a horse owner. Two years of glorious anxiety-riddled joy. Horse ownership is better than I could have ever imagined it would be, and...

Ask Andre: Is Success in the Sport Bound by the Equitation Division?

By Andre Dignelli My answer to this question might surprise you. In short, my answer is “No, it is not.” But here’s why everyone is trying to follow this formula: It’s been ingrained in every child’s...

The Equestrians of Color Photography Project: Meet Sajid Saleem and Briana Villa

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...

5 Strides With: Rashinga

An “interview” with the hunter and jumper pony (via his rider, Brianne Beerbaum!) Rashinga and Beerbaum, champions of the Large Pony Hunter Division at WEF 11, split their time between the hunter and jumper ring....

Book Excerpt: ‘Monday Morning,’ from For the Love of the Horse, Volume III

By Ann JamiesonReprinted with permission from Ann Jamieson When his long, but not particularly illustrious, racing career ended with a bowed tendon, Monday Morning was sent to the slaughterhouse. At least, that was the plan....

Safety First: Rider Sports Football Helmet in Traverse City

By Catie Staszak When covering the Virginia Tech Helmet Lab's Equestrian Seminar recently for US Equestrian, a quote that stood out to me was the following, from Stefan Duma, one of the Lab's founders: “If...