Saturday, February 29, 2020

Eight Riders Will Compete for Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship at Devon

By Meghan Blackburn Photos by Irene Elise Powlick Equitation is front and center during Thursday and Friday of junior weekend at the Devon Horse Show. Young riders who qualified from across the nation took their turns...

Kiley Ahn Races to the Win with Enthusiasm

By Chapel Puckett Rhode Island native, Kiley Ahn, although only 12 years old, is dedicated to and beyond passionate about something that not all kids her age are lucky or brave enough to pursue: Shetland...

7 Ways to Improve Your Focus in the Ring

Photo Credit: Adam Hill/Decaseconds Photography Article by John Haime Focus is a big buzzword today… in everything. Because of the infinite number of distractions around us, including advancements in technology, our attention spans seem to be...

Riding the Wave: The Road to IEA Nationals

By Bernie Villeneuve Early Sunday morning on the final day of competition at this year’s IEA Nationals, I found myself wide awake, long before the alarm was scheduled to shriek. Unlike the other mornings when we’d...

The New Guard: Stevie McCarron Wigley Doesn’t Live in Her Father’s Shadow

By Kelsey Konz For horse racing enthusiasts, Stephanie “Stevie” McCarron Wigley’s maiden name holds significant weight and star power. Her dad is Hall of Fame Jockey, Chris McCarron. But though she grew up exposed to...

Sydney Zahn: Soaring to New Heights

Story and photo by Mackenzie Shuman Like many other riders at the beginning of the show season, Sydney Zahn found herself on a new horse walking into the arena. Nervously, she edged him toward the...

Norris Brings Home Derby Win at Idaho’s Inaugural USEF Rated Show

By Irene Elise Powlick Photos by Stefanie Reed Photography McKenna Norris was excited coming in to the Treasure Valley Classic, Idaho’s first USEF rated ‘B’ show. With normal horse shows regularly being eight to ten hours of...

Vale Wins Venice Concours I $25,000 Grand Prix at Fox Lea

Interview and Photos by TPH Intern Dominique Gonzales Aaron Vale—the name heard at the top of the leaderboard constantly. April 30 was no exception, at the Fox Lea Farm Spring Series (Fla.), he took home...

Christian Heineking Multitasks to Win $30,000 Texas Shootout Grand Prix

By TPH Intern Jordan Cobb Click here to see the full photo gallery! Christian Heineking and AJE Equitation’s AJE Cluny proved that sometimes the top of the order isn’t unlucky by starting and ending on top...

Yeager Wins The Plaid Horse High Score Junior Derby Award at Blenheim

By TPH Intern Caroline Nicklaus For Elli Yeager, her affinity for horses began at a young age when she was at a fair and took a pony ride. From that moment on, she was hooked...

IEA Nationals Sees Successful Second Day at the 2016 National Finals

Edited Press Release Another busy day at the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals! Great riding and skilled horsemanship made for a second straight, Thursday, April 21, day of strong competition. Beyond the riding, participants...

Omaha International Prepares for 2016 Show and World Cup Finals in 2017

By TPH Intern Irene Elise Powlick As the world of show jumping watched Steve Guerdat win his second World Cup Final, the team behind the Omaha Equestrian Foundation kicked into full gear to prepare for...

The Breeding Diaries: Hurry Up and Wait

By Meghan Blackburn When you’re deciding to breed your mare, you’ve got a few things (besides the health of your horse) that you need to decide. Here are some that I had to make: Is your...

Jillian Stuart Wins The Plaid Horse High Score Junior Derby Award

By Caroline Nicklaus At only fourteen years old, Jillian Stuart is steadily climbing the Junior Hunter and equitation ranks and is making a name for herself on the West Coast show circuit. The talented young...

The Key to Equestrian Happiness? Enjoyment Before Achievement

BY JOHN HAIME Sometimes things get fuzzy in sports, and a reset is exactly what you need. Very often my phone will ring, or I’ll get an “emergency” text - an athlete client is in a...

Horses in Miami!

By Mavis Spencer What can one say about the Global Champions Tour in Miami other than, WOW! To have a horse show 10 feet from the ocean on Miami Beach is nearly unthinkable but Jan...

Back In Tack

By Brooke Schafer It has now been 6 weeks since I acquired my Thoroughbred Makeover gelding. In 6 short weeks he has begun to transform from a lean sleek fit racehorse to a round fat...

The New Guard: Johanna Hyyppa

By TPH Intern Emma Dubinsky When I called Johanna Hyyppa, owner and head trainer of Metro Stables of Charlotte, Vt., after only a few minutes I knew she would make it far in the horse...

Vote for Your Favorite horseCom Riding Star

By Danielle Henson More than 700 people have sent in applications, and horseCom is one step closer to finding their riding star! The up-and-coming equestrian tech company is getting ready to film a Kickstarter video...

The Breeding Diaries: Prologue

By Meghan Blackburn Early fall of 2014, I was riding in the passenger seat, casually scrolling through Facebook when my finger’s upswept motion paused. My good friend, Chad Keenum, had posted that their program was hoping...

The Search for Success

By Intern Mackenzie Shuman While it is always fun to read and learn about those riders in the sport of horseback riding where success seems to be a given, Audrey Smith, 18, of Gleneagle, Colo.,...

The New Guard: Jasmin Stair Strides to the Top

By Mackenzie Shuman Jasmin Stair, 34, of Del Mar, Calif., has been riding horses ever since she could walk. Growing up in a family where “everyone in family participated in team roping, competitive national...