Thursday, November 26, 2020

It’s Been a Hard Year, So Here are Some Horses in Costume

There's a lot that has been... challenging lately. But instead of all that, let's focus on some adorable equestrian costumes and enjoy Halloween!

What Makes the Cheltenham Festival a Marquee Event

Cheltenham is no doubt the pinnacle of the British Jump Season. An enthralling extravaganza, the Cheltenham festival comprises 28 races over a four day period. Featuring the world's best horses, jockeys and trainers, there...

Epic Farm Pony Feedback Frenzy Championship

BY ANN JAMIESON Pony Finals, like so many eagerly awaited events, was cancelled this year due to the pandemic. Kids around the country who look forward to it all year were crushed when they learned...

Are Horse Shows Hiding Exposure to COVID?

BY TPH STAFF As COVID spreads rapidly throughout the United States and the world, many of us feel protected at horse shows. We’re outside. It is not that complicated to social distance, and we’re all...

A Beginner’s Guide to Betting on Horse Races

If simply watching the horse races is not exciting enough for you, then betting on the outcome could add another layer of interaction and suspense to the race. Anyone who understands how horse racing...

5 Strides with With Wings

An “interview” with the  17-year-old show jumper (via his rider, Karen Polle!) The Dutch Warmblood gelding—who goes by Wings or Wingy at home—has won 5* Grand Prix all over the world, was named best horse...

A Lifelong Bond Keeps This Blind General Going Without Eyes

BY SARA HOLMAN May 9th, 1999. The day General’s tiny hooves touched the ground. My uncle brought General home to his farm at 15 months old, when I was ten years old. That was the...

Leadership in Equine Design: The Corton & HorsestallsUSA story

By Philip Pryor, Ag Engineer Corton production makes stalls to the highest quality standards using sustainable  energy sources and employs 30 people with a certified training program Can horse stalls be both beautiful and low-maintenance at...

Carleton Brooks: The Horse Comes First

BY ANN JAMIESON At Balmoral, “The horse comes first.” Carleton and Traci Brooks believe horses should be treated as individuals. There are no cookie cutter training scenarios at their Southern California farms. ”You look at...

Horse Racing and Betting: Melbourne Cup Dream Alive for Super Girl

The story of horse racing in the world cannot be complete without making mention of the Melbourne Cup. It is one of the biggest international horse races globally. What makes it stand out is...

What you need to know about 2021 Cheltenham Festival

The Cheltenham Festival will go ahead as planned for the 2021 edition, although unlikely to happen with a full capacity. This is the announcement from David Armstrong, chief executive of Racecourse Association, who in September...

The Advantages of Playing Online Video Poker

For many years, video poker has been a game of choice for thousands of players. This game has been offered in land casinos around the world and now that many players are accessing it...

The Countdown to the 2021 Cheltenham Festival Begins

The British and Irish jump racing season has well and truly kicked-off, with the countdown to the 2021 Cheltenham Festival underway. A string of high-potential thoroughbreds are set to make their competitive debuts over...

Who Is in Contention for Horse of The Year in the US?

As we head towards the end of 2020, consideration will now be being given to who is the Horse of the Year in the US. We have seen some spectacular performances on the track...

What We Can Expect From The 2020 Melbourne Cup Carnival

Horse racing is one of the most supported sports with huge events taking part in all corners of the globe. Flat racing generates far bigger purses than jumps with several single races having prizes...

Your Halter Is Too Big (and other horse safety tips to address)

BY LAUREN MAULDIN It kills me every time. You see a lovely photo of a beautiful horse posted on social media. The rider is beaming next to their horse that’s well groomed with a sleek...

Sotto Voce

By Christina Keim The pinto gelding stood in the corner of his paddock, ears pricked forward, neck arched, nostrils fluttering softly as he inhaled deep breaths of crisp fall air. A few hundred yards away,...

Riding Full Circle with TJ O’Mara

BY TORI BILAS TJ O’Mara has become a household name for many riders aiming to succeed in the equitation ring. Wins in the 2016 Platinum Performance/USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals, the 2016 Pessoa/US Hunter...

When It’s Time to Leave a Perfectly Good Trainer

BY LINDY GUTMAN There are lots of trainers. Good trainers, and bad ones, but a conversation that comes up a lot with equestrians of all disciplines and all skill levels is when is it time...

Calibration Curve

BY PIPER KLEMM In my daily life, I’m regularly annoyed by my inability to calibrate the way I tie my shoes. When I go running, I am forever tying them too loose, too tight, and my...

Mothering a Horse-Crazy Child: When It All Comes Together

In her first installment, a hesitant mom shared her daughter’s slow but steady path to equestrian obsession. Then of course, a pony came into the picture. Today, read how this lifelong love of horses has...

Tips for Applying to College: The things your guidance counselor is not going to...

By Brooke Mallin Freshman and sophomores It’s time to start thinking about where you want to go to college. Start visiting colleges….often driving to horse shows, my mom would pull our trailer through different campuses along...