Saturday, August 15, 2020

Six Instagram Accounts You SHOULD Be Following

By TPH Digital Media Director Stephanie Roloff Pictures can motivate us, make us laugh, start new fashion trends, keep us aware of the world around us, teach us about new products, or make us daydream about...

TPH Review: One K Defender Air Suede Helmet

BY BETSY KELLEY We are huge helmet champions here at The Plaid Horse. When your sport substitutes out a ball with a 1200lb animal with a mind of its own, there are inherent dangers every...

TPH Review: Benefab Rejuvenate SmartScrim

BY BETSY KELLEY I am going to tell you something up front: I am somewhat of a skeptic when it comes to the magical healing powers of all the therapeutic blankets and boots on the...

The Kentucky Derby had Patch, the Pony World has Levi

Above photo credit to Nicole Shultz Photography By Nicole Farr One thing usually occurs when I attend new shows: Almost everyone that passes by my pony stares, whispers, or even points at him.  They see the...

TPH Interns Thank Their Mothers

No one understands your triumphs or losses or hard work better than your mother who has stood by you through it all. Read below as The Plaid Horse interns step back to remember the...

10 Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

By TPH Intern Estelle Kraft Mother’s Day is approaching faster than you think so here 10 great gift ideas for your mom that can last her all horse show day long! Here at TPH we...

Show Moms Are the Best Moms

PHOTO: After a great week at The National Western Stock Show, Julie Hanson and her daughter take a picture with their champion ribbons from the week. By TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman You did it, you won that...

Podcast Review: Lore

Listen to Lore HERE and read more reviews by reading Podcast Review: Crimetown and Podcast Review: S-Town  By Stephanie Roloff If you think you’re too old for a good scary story, the kind you would read on a...

Heartland Farm’s Southern Pride

PHOTO: Southern Pride certainly feels no need to be showing his age anytime soon By Intern Mackenzie Shuman Southern Pride is a ‘one-of-a-kind’ horse. His jumping style makes him a crowd favorite and his canter awes any...

Rinaldi Rides On

PHOTO: Zara winning in the medium junior jumpers. Picture: Emma Seving Photography By TPH Intern Mackenzie Shuman Giavanna Rinaldi, 17, has made a name for herself in the horse world. Her uncanny ability to guide any horse...

Mother’s Day

PHOTO: Piper with her mom Robin and baby Eagle at The Devon Horse Show By TPH Publisher Piper Klemm, Ph.D. I have a confession to make. I can sometimes be a bad sport. It happens a few times...

Podcast Review: Crimetown

For more podcast show ideas read Podcast Review: S-Town and What the TPH Interns are Tuning Into... By TPH Intern Emma Dubinsky  Anyone that knows me well knows that I am obsessed with podcasts. I listen...

What the TPH Interns are Tuning Into…

Podcasts have become a part of our recreational, informational, and intellectual lives. They cover a wide variety of subjects- from sports to politics to fiction to religion. Within the extensive menu of the podcast...

Thoroughbred Recreational Riding Incentive Program

Photo: Eliza Cart and Ho Hum Ho competing in the jumpers at a horse in Bel Air, Maryland. By T.I.P. Youth Ambassador Eliza Cart The Thoroughbred Recreational Riding Incentive Program (TRRIP) is designed to recognize and...

Documentary Review: Give Me Shelter

By TPH Intern Estelle Kraft I am not normally the person to choose to watch a documentary while browsing Netflix after a day at school, working or riding, but Give Me Shelter grabbed my attention....

Podcast Review: S-Town

Listen to S-Town by CLICKING HERE. For more podcast recommendations read 10 Podcasts Piper Listens to On the Road By Stephanie Roloff After years of hearing the hype over podcasts, I decided it was finally time...

Piper’s April Media Recommendations

Photo: from "Mozart in the Jungle," at TV show available on Amazon Prime   By TPH Publisher Piper Klemm Ph.D.   As a fan and huge consumer of media to keep me engaged while I'm working, traveling and during...

Courtney Calcagnini and Bowie Victorious in $30,000 International Derby at Pin Oak Charity Horse...

Photos and article by Katie Lenkart, As Courtney Calcagnini walked into the ring for the Handy round of the International Derby on the horse, Bowie, the pressure was on. She had won the Classic round,...

TPH Review: Classic Equine Protective Boots

By Betsy Kelley Every equestrian has had that moment….you’re standing in the cross ties, helplessly watching the polo wrap you were just holding roll away down the aisle, unraveling as it goes. I am a chronically...

Last week I spoke at the UN

By Sissy Wickes Last week, I spoke at the UN… Even now, with the clarity of hindsight, I find those words hard to comprehend. And, I was there. Last week, on Friday, I spoke at the...

Get to know Sissy Wickes

Age: 58 Education: BA from Princeton University in English Status: Married to Tim Wickes Family: Four children, Patrick Manahan, Hugh Manahan, Baylor Wickes, Sam Wickes Residence: Unionville, PA and Wellington, FL   What is your equestrian background? I grew up riding...

Education of an A Show Mom

By Sonja Boorman Recently my daughter and her pony had an exciting A show experience, which got me thinking about what a tumultuous couple of months it has been learning the A show ropes, and how...