Friday, March 5, 2021

Not Just Another Treat

BY SISSY WICKES Horse treats are a part of every rider’s shopping list. Shelves in the tack store are full of brightly colored boxes and jars like a candy aisle in the supermarket. Which to...

Sparse Attendance for the Most Critical of Topics at USHJA Town Hall: SafeSport in...

BY ERIN GILMORE Judging from the dozen or so scattered attendees gathered at Monday evening’s USHJA Town Hall Meeting on the sidelines of the Upperville Colt & Horse Show, one would be forgiven for assuming...

Adult Amateur Confessions: The Most Embarrassing Thing I Never Properly Learned To Do

BY RENNIE DYBALL When I was first learning to ride as a kid, my lesson program was all about the basics. Before cantering, we had to be masterful at the trot. I’m talking months of trotting, even bareback...

Biggest Animal Earners

Made in the Shade As if animals didn’t have a sweet enough life already, you might be surprised, and maybe even a little jealous to learn that some animals are making way more money than...

Devon Sibling Spotlight: The McCaulley Sisters

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Kennedy and Lauren McCaulley, hailing from Elgin, Illinois, are two siblings training with the Jayne family at Our Day Farm. Kennedy, 16, competes in the low/medium junior jumpers aboard Zara and Zershina,...

Reflecting on the 15th Anniversary of The Plaid Horse: June 2018 Publisher’s Note

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM, PH.D As I sit down to reflect on the 15th Anniversary of The Plaid Horse, I think about how far we’ve come as a sport over the last fifteen years. We’re...

My Kind of Jet Setting: A Look at Eric Hasbrouck’s Partial Ownership Program

BY CATIE STASZAK It certainly helped that it was one of the most beautiful mornings of the winter in Wellington. But, when I got a leg up aboard Quattro, I knew I was going to...

Understanding Allergies: Causes, Treatment and Advice for Horse Allergies

BY COUNTRY & STABLE If you suffer from any allergies then you’ll know just how annoying, and sometimes very serious, they can be. Well you’re not the only one who can suffer from allergies –...

Accomplished Stallion Pablito Leaves a Legacy Behind

BY VYLA CARTER In a heartfelt obituary, Edgar Schutte of Eurequine announced last week the passing of his beloved stallion, Pablito. Pablito was born in 1994 and died at the age of 24. At a young...

Who Jumped It Best? $25,000 USHJA Hunter Derby at The Devon Horse Show

Now it’s your turn to play judge! All of these pictures were taken at the same angle, at the same jump in this year’s $25,000 USHJA Hunter Derby at The Devon Horse Show. Who do...

Rodrigo Lambre Tops First Day of CSIO5* Action at Thunderbird Show Park

BY CATIE STASZAK FOR THUNDERBIRD SHOW PARK Langley, British Columbia — Rodrigo Lambre (BRA) knew the expansive field at Thunderbird Show Park suited his horse impeccably, and he called on his longtime partner Chapilot’s strengths...

Celebrating the Round: The Lexington International CSI 2*

BY VYLA CARTER The Split Rock Jumping Tour gave riders and horses alike plenty to celebrate this past week at Split Rock Farm in Lexington, Kentucky. The show, known for its extra large ribbons and...

Devon Sibling Spotlight: The Propp Sisters

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Stella, Juliette, and Clara Propp are a trio of siblings hailing from New York, New York. Stella, 15, competes in the 3’3” junior hunters aboard Maraschino, Morocco, and Neato, in addition to...

The Ringmaster: The Quarterback of the Horse Show

BY IRENE ELISE POWLICK If you’ve ever been to The Devon Horse Show or another major event, you have likely seen a man wearing a traditional looking outfit, playing a large horn before the start...

$50,000 Devon Arena Eventing Competition

BY LANIE WALKENBACH The stands were full Sunday evening for the $50,000 Devon Arena Eventing class held at The Devon Horse Show in Devon, PA. The class consisted of 28 riders, who each completed a...

It’s Time to Ban Smoking at Horse Shows

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM, PH.D. Standing in the bleachers by the pony ring at The Devon Horse Show this year, I got a waft of an unwanted, familiar smell – cigarette smoke. I looked up...

Who Jumped It Best? The 2018 Devon Horse Show: Green Hunter 3’6″

Now it's your turn to play judge! All of these pictures were taken at the same angle, at the same jump in this year's 3'6" Green Hunters at The Devon Horse Show. Who do you...

A Successful Weekend at Devon for a Junior’s First Trip to the Dixon Oval

BY LANIE WALKENBACH I was in complete awe when I arrived at Devon on Wednesday afternoon. From the iconic Devon blue grandstands to the lemon sticks, everything was just how I imagined it. Wednesday I hacked my...

Scenes From 2018 Devon Junior Weekend

BY IRENE ELISE POWLICK The first few days of The Devon Horse Show and County Fair have been filled with wins, sunshine, and excitement to be showing at one of the greatest and most historic...

Body Image, Health and Wellness in Adolescent Equestrians – Reader Response

BY KIRBY L. WYCOFF, PSY.D., NCSP The May 22, 2018 article by Rennie Dyball entitled “Riders, Body Image and ‘The Look” struck a chord with many in the equestrian world. Ms. Dyball bravely and candidly...

Val Renihan: Midwestern values in the modern world

BY SISSY WICKES Val Renihan Impacts the Next Generation What is the true measure of greatness? Is it trophies on the wall? Is it creating a legacy that will outlive you? Is it living a life...

10 Tips and Tricks for Being the Best Horse Show Groom You Can Be

BY GRACE SALMON Grooming gives you the opportunity to travel and experience shows that you might not get the opportunity to show at yourself. Think you have what it takes to groom at horse shows?...