Friday, March 5, 2021

What I’ve Learned as a Horseless Adult Amateur

BY RENNIE DYBALL Ever see that meme on social media with a horse and rider in the show ring along with the text, “If you are riding a horse you have already won?” It took me...

Letters to the Editor: DD Matz responds

Earlier this week, Sissy Wickes wrote about the fall of Jimmy Williams and the #metoo movement within the equestrian world. D.D. Matz, mother of Lucy, Alex, Robert, and Arthur Matz and wife of Olympian Michael...

The Right Stuff: At IEA Finals, Sportsmanship Reigns

BY NINA FEDRIZZI Coffee was a necessity on Friday along the coliseum rail of the IEA Hunt Seat National Finals at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, New York. Though the start time of...

The Ordinary Junior’s Road to Becoming An Amateur

BY IZZY FEINSTEIN As I embark on my last show season as a junior, I feel as if I am merely an “ordinary” rider. I have not shown at a height greater than 2’6”, have...

Abbie Hopkins Thrives in the NCEA Format

BY GRACE SALMON Three Most Outstanding Player Awards. One National Collegiate Equestrian Association Rider of the Month. One United Equestrian Conference Rider of the Month. Seventeen year old Abbie Hopkins has excelled in the format...

Skylar Wireman Shines in $10,000 National Derby at Showpark Racing Festival

BY GRACE SALMON Twelve-year-old Skylar Wireman has been involved in the sport ever since she can remember. “My mom is a trainer, so I pretty much grew up around horses and loved them from the...

TPH Documentary Review: Harry & Snowman

BY VYLA CARTER In 1956, Harry deLeyer headed to an auction for horses that were about to be sent to slaughter. Only spending eighty dollars, he headed back home with a horse that would soon...

Should You Have a Horse in College? Probably Not, But Do It Anyway

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN When I prepared for my first semester at college as an eighteen-year-old freshman, I got ready in a way that many others have. I went shopping with my parents for...

Reducing Our Environmental Impact in the Equestrian World

BY VYLA CARTER In my everyday life, I am constantly looking for more ways to reduce my impact on the environment. At home, I recycle everything that I can. I try to reduce my water...

Bright Lights, Big City: Patrice Delaveau Thrills at Longines Masters of Hong Kong as...

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA Horses in iconic cities is a phenomenon that has taken show jumping by storm in recent years, and none do it better than the Longines Masters. Traveling to Hong Kong in...

The Icons Are Falling

BY SISSY WICKES The icons are falling, the icons are falling- get out of the way. Jimmy Williams may be the first to fall, but he will not be the last. The Williams nightmare is...

The Checklist For A Successful Show Season

BY IZZY FEINSTEIN As winter circuits end and the first few days of spring emerge, equestrians everywhere turn their focus to the upcoming show season. Almost every horseback rider- junior, professional, and amateur alike- has...

Babington Mills it… Better Feed, Better Bedding

BY SISSY WICKES Kevin Babington thinks outside the box. A career that includes an Olympic appearance  (4th individually in Athens, 2004), a European Championships Gold Medal, and too many Grand Prix victory gallops to mention...

Breaking Traditions to Be a Better Rider

BY IRENE ELISE POWLICK There is no question that equestrian sport is deeply rooted in tradition. In the hunter/jumper world, everything seems rooted in tradition. Why do we mount only on the left side? It was...

It’s The Little Things

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM In the fast paced life of any equestrian, it’s sometimes easy to miss the little things that make the opportunity of being around horses so enjoyable. Here’s what makes us smile… sometimes,...

Vermont Summer Festival Bucket List

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA “Look at that view! How could I not enjoy myself when I’m surrounded by that?” A response like this one, coupled with a motion toward the rolling mountains of southern Vermont,...

Equestrian DIY: How to Make Horse Jump Panels

BY OLIVIA KNOTT OF DIY HORSE OWNERSHIP We wanted to add some more color and variety into our jumps collection so we decided to make some panel jumps. Panel jumps are a really fun and easy...

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The Daily Grind

Photo by @coffeeandacurrycomb BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM, PHD (Follow me on instagram at @piperklemm) Many of these columns are devoted to my own riding because, well, it’s a wonderful thing in my life right now. After spending...

10 Equine Grooming Habits That You Need To Ditch

BY GRACE SALMON Whether we have our sights set on the show ring or lessons at home, most riders share a common goal: to keep their horses looking great. Often times we are so focused...

Gold: Will Simpson Rides On

Gold. BY TIMOTHY WICKES “So, I finish my warm-up and all of a sudden, George and McLain coming running up and say, ‘All you gotta do is jump clean and we got the gold!’” Just another...

Preparing for Perfect Portraits: Your Equestrian Photos Clothing and Grooming Guide

BY BRITT GILLIS Having equestrian portraits made is a momentous occasion. It involves an investment of both time and money, and the results are sure to follow you for long after on both your Facebook...

Susan Kayne and The Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation

BY IZZY FEINSTEIN This past summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Susan Kayne at HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, New York. Susan is a remarkable horsewoman who has dedicated her life to advocating...