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Good Habits for a Strong Show Season

With a new show season upon us, members of our Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge got to talking about what changed our riding for the better in 2022 that we’ll bring into 2023.Some of...

Ultimate Exercise Routines for Riders: Fitness That Fits a Horse-Crazy Lifestyle

By Laura Crump Anderson, Certified Personal Trainer All too often, my clients tell me that the number one barrier to exercise is a lack of time. Between horses, competitions, family, careers, and other obligations of...

Wordley Martin: The Arena and Footing Experts on How to Maintain Your Riding Arena

By Amanda Picciotto Feitosa / Jump Media Regardless of discipline, the maintenance of your arena can make the difference between a premium riding surface and subpar footing. Watering, dragging, and annual upkeep are all common...

Publisher’s Note: We’re Here for the People Who Show Up 

At every event I’ve ever thrown in my life, there is a split second of calm before the storm. That nerve-wracking moment when preparation is complete, guests are about to come, and you suddenly...

Hannah Selleck’s Horse Girl Aesthetic

The jumper rider shares her style—and a bit of her story  By Julie Claire Ma Hannah Selleck is the type of person who, when asked to name her favorite Canadian, snubs Drake in order to name...

Bring Back the Leaderboard

BY KIMBERLY MALOOMIAN Recently I was out with a bunch of amateur ladies discussing everything from fashion and travel to trying to solve the problems of horse show life. We all participate in the sport...

Showing Love to the Barns That Built Us

By Jessica Shannon Our barns, whether on our own property or a bit of a drive away, are a second home. They are where we found confidence, built resiliency, and learned how to ride, groom,...

You Might Be Getting Kicked Out of Your Barn If…

BY TPH STAFF In the supply and demand cycle, many trainers currently have more business than they can handle and more horses than their barn can fit. They’re busier than ever trying to make hay while...

Fran and Joe Dotoli Part III – Success at the Top

by Ann Jamieson When Peter turned 16, Joe and Fran decided it was time to start his jumper career. They began looking for potential jumpers but Peter was one step ahead of them. Researching the...

An Ode to Lesson Horses

By Jessica Shannon There is a common saying in the horse world that states, “lesson horses are worth their weight in gold.” If Scrooge McDuck taught me anything, it’s that gold is heavy and worth...

Intercollegiate Riding Has More Benefits Than You Think

By Sophia Strain I asked myself when my junior career is over, do I ride in college? Is it worth it? As a child when I would think about college, I was ready to throw myself...

An Interview with Actor and Equestrian Eric Nelsen

BY PEARL RUNNING DEER Eric Nelsen is an Emmy and Tony Award -winning American actor and producer. He’s best known for his role as Ennis in the record breaking television series 1883. The prequel to Yellowstone. On stage, Nelsen...

Fran and Joe Dotoli Part II – Peter Wylde

This article is a continuation of a series, for part one, click here. The solution was for the young couple to start a year-round barn at Fran's parents’ farm in Medfield, Massachusetts. Fran had kept...

On Community and College

By Randi C. Heathman I was halfway through writing the first draft of this piece when the architect of the “Varsity Blues” scandal, Rick Singer, was sentenced to three and a half years in prison....

A Look Into TerraNova Equestrian Center – Florida’s New Showing Destination

By Nancy Jaffer Down a road edged by scrubby pine trees and live oaks hung with Spanish moss, the half-hour drive east from Sarasota ends with the sighting of spectacular showgrounds. It’s seemingly in the...

Joe and Fran Dotoli Part I – A Lifelong Love Affair – Beginnings

BY ANN JAMIESON Falling for Horses "I followed a pretty girl to the barn. She left, and I stayed." So began Joe Dotoli's lifelong love affair with horses. The pretty girl, Maryanne, was his sister's friend. Joe,...

The Reality of Working Abroad in the Horse Industry: Told by a 17-year-old

By Valentina Martínez The Equestrian World is Harsh and Challenging In the beautiful sport that we riders chose to do, more people will judge you than congratulate you. Unfortunately, you will have to learn to live...

Film and Horses: Country Music Video With Horses

BY PEARL RUNNING DEER Music is an important part of movies and TV shows. The music rhythm enhances what you see, and enjoy. One of the most important parts of Dressage is the music. Without...

3 Money Saving Hacks for Horse Owners

BY DIANA BEZDEDEANU 1. Spend More to Save More Believe it or not, it is actually more cost-effective to spend the extra money on high-quality grain, hay, supplements, tack, training/lessons, farrier, and vet care maintenance in...

It Happens! With Vivian Golden, Richard Slocum and Tim Maddrix

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,...

Neal Shapiro: Aim High – Part II

BY ANN JAMIESON Going Professional When Neal was competing, the team was structured so that the riders were selected, trained, prepared, and had horses to ride, whether they were lucky enough to have a great horse...

The Beauty of the Golden Years: Celebrating Our Senior Horses

By Emily Dickson By some Universal luck, I was present the day my horse was born.  At the time, I didn’t know that she would become my horse. I was just a 10-year-old kid who had...