Friday, April 23, 2021

Partnerships In and Out of the Ring Pave Little Brook Farms’ Road to Success

BY CAROLINE NICKOLAUS, PHELPS MEDIA GROUP Almost all trainers would agree on the importance of a solid horse-and-rider combination, and some would even argue that having a suitable partnership is half the battle when it...

Good Stable Procedures Can Help Avoid Legal Problems

BY LISA LAZARUS In my six years as FEI General Counsel, overseeing all of the FEI’s anti-doping cases, I was frequently asked one question: “If you could give only one piece of advice to riders...

25 Years of Memorable Moments at the Capital Challenge Horse Show

BY MOLLY SORGE, JUMP MEDIA For 25 years, the Capital Challenge Horse Show (CCHS) has been the home of truly outstanding hunter performances. The show has become a highlight of every hunter rider’s year as...

Top Natural & Organic Product Picks from Equestrian Wellness

BY EDITORIAL STAFF Scrolling through Instagram earlier this year, I noticed the Equestrian Wellness account. I’m an equestrian, I appreciate wellness, so I clicked and scrolled and found myself on a website which hosted a vast...

6 Over 60

BY SISSY WICKES As a birthday milestone looms on the horizon like a noose from a gnarled tree, I look around our world for inspiration. Is there life after 60 or should I waddle off...

Honesty, Respect & Trust Create Perfect Partnerships at Sky High Equestrian Center

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Though purchasing a new horse is often an exciting prospect, finding the ideal equine partner can be a frustrating endeavor. The same can be said of selling horses, and no matter what...

The Best Way to Save Our Equestrian Games Is To Attend Them

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN All the medals have been given out, and even bitten by the world’s top riders as they stood grinning on a podium. I’ve got a stack of Tryon 2018 hats...

Heathman Farm & Cormac Hanley on the Rise

BY SISSY WICKES The Grand Prix: the ultimate in equestrian showjumping competition. We watch in person, we livestream, we read results online and on paper. We root for our favorite riders and horses in America...

#FanGirl or the Upside of Social Media

BY SISSY WICKES Most of us fell in love with our sport as youngsters. I tell romantic stories of peeking between the lower rails of the ring at Devon while a legend showed. We remember...

Man’s Best Friends: Caring for Horses & Dogs Under the Same Roof

Man’s Best Friends: Caring for Horses & Dogs Under the Same Roof  89.7 million dogs and 7.6 million horses are owned all around the US. This makes for much smaller population of horses than dogs and reduces...

A Medal Finals Primer

BY EMMA DUBINSKY For equitation riders, the fall season means one thing: finals are coming. It means longer days at the barn, no stirrups, and prep over harder courses. But with all the finals available...

I’m From North Carolina and I’m Proud Of Our Imperfect WEG

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN On Thursday night after several long days of travel, heat and humidity, I’m writing this blog post with somewhat spotty wifi at my Aunt’s lake house in Lake James, North...

Jumping in Jockey Stirrups: Steeplechase 101

BY RENNIE DYBALL For most of us in the horse show world, the idea of guiding a galloping horse around at 35 miles an hour with your stirrups hiked up is a foreign, daunting concept....

Stronger Than Ever: How Battling Cancer at 30 Changed This Rider Forever

BY RENNIE DYBALL Katie Taylor had just found one of those grooves in her riding where everything clicked. It was October of 2017 and the 30-year-old trainer from Durango Farms in Orange County, California, was riding...

Making the Horse World a Safe Space for LGBTQ Equestrians

AN INTERVIEW WITH JESS CLAWSON BY LAUREN MAULDIN Even on the best days, horse shows can be difficult places. There’s the weather, the nerves, the chance your horse may throw a shoe right before his...

LAURACEA: Luxury Bags for Equestrians

BY SISSY WICKES The best products for our industry are consistently designed by those who understand our industry. It is difficult for people who have never experienced a horse show season to comprehend it. The...

Impressive Results From an Inclusive Facility: Millennium Farm Offers Something For Everyone

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN When you walk through a horse show, you weave through a wide sampling of equestrians. Some are born into it, growing up on perfectly turned out, fancy ponies. Others have...

Hurricane Preparation for Horse Owners

When it comes to mother nature, there's not anything we can do to stop it. From floods to high winds, we're at the mercy of whatever the storm will do, but that doesn't mean...

Horse People Are Crazy, But I Wouldn’t Have It Any Other Way

BY PONYMOMAMMY Let’s be completely honest for a moment. As a group (and yes, I freely acknowledge that includes myself) horse people are pretty crazy. On a daily basis, I look in the mirror, see...

Tiny Model Horse Tack So Amazing You’ll Think It’s The Real Thing

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Confession time. I am obsessed with all things miniature. If something is smaller than its intended size, I'm totally here for it. Of course, this interest grows exponentially when you show me itty...

TPH TV Series Review: The Ponysitter’s Club

BY ALI MIKHAIL Many equestrians like me grew up watching The Saddle Club TV series. In it, you watched a group of young girls navigate friendships, which were held together by a love of horses....

Equine Ulcers: Prevention is Better Than The Cure!

BY ANDREA D. ELLIS FROM ANIVADO What is the cause of stomach ulcers in competition horses and how can we prevent them? Behavioural markers of ulcers are very unreliable as not all horses show these, but...