Friday, March 5, 2021

A Thank You Note To My First Pony

By Grace Salmon Thank you, to my very first pony, who helped me fall in love with this sport. Thank you for teaching me what horsemanship was and for being the one who allowed me to...

Gitsie’s Specialty Coffee

By Mackenzie Shuman If you've shown at either HITS Ocala or Summer in the Rockies, the name Gitsie’s Specialty Coffee makes your mouth water. Their scrumptious sweets, splendid coffees and drinks, and delicious snacks are...

10 Ponies For Sale or Lease That Will Not Be Random Measured- June 2017

CLICK HERE read March's "10 Ponies for Sale or Lease That Will Not Be Random Measured"  Given that measurement rulings have not been publicized and are as opaque as ever, we're here to provide some...

Working Her Way to Success: A Rider’s First Experience at the Devon Horse Show

Photo: Irene Elise Powlick By Grace Salmon   Kaitlyn Lovingfoss of Canyon Country, California is no stranger to success. In March, she topped a field of 27 in the Ronnie Mutch Equitation Championship at HITS Coachella. In...

The 8 Types of Hunter Jumper Trainers

By Averill Pessin The Battle Ax Loud, brash and unapologetic, you'll always know when the Battle Ax has a client in the ring.  She holds up the order, is the loudest ringside and is the undisputed...

Hallie Grimes and Inquisitive are Victorious in the National Hunter Derby at Fiesta Classic

By Katie Lenkart The new partnership of Hallie Grimes and Inquisitive proved to be a great one, taking home the win in the USHJA National Hunter Derby at the Fiesta Classic two weeks ago. The...

Ring Bag Necessities

By Vyla Carter There isn't always time to go back to the barn before a round at a horse show, so prepare a ring bag to have with you at the ring. You never want...

Three Planes and a Car

Cover Story: Junior Rider McKenna Norris- See this story and more in the 2017 Young Horse Issue by CLICKING HERE! BY SISSY WICKES, PHOTOS ADAM HILL Riding takes courage. Riding takes commitment. Riding takes working with...

RAE Equestrian Launches in Camden, SC

See this story and more in the 2017 Young Horse Issue by CLICKING HERE! STORY BY SISSY WICKES • PHOTOS BY JENNIFER RUBIN Rebecca Effron is the product of her Carolina upbringing. Hard working, humble, a...

Let’s Break It Down: Nations Cup – Jumping

By Estelle Kraft As an equitation and hunter rider, I often find myself wandering over to the jumper rings. While I do know the basics of jumper rounds, international jumper finals and the jumper world...

Rethinking the “Eq Diet” and How to Stay Healthy this Summer

By Ashley ShawSummer is finally here, and while we rejoice in the lack of school, it also means that the window to qualify for Equitation Finals is narrowing. For this reason, some riders may...

On the Line

Read this story and more in the 2017 Young Horse Issue by CLICKING HERE! By Sissy Wickes  Ah, springtime. Dogwoods and daffodils arrive with the fools of April and green is once again the color of...

FIT TO RIDE

Above photo: SANDRA IN 1988 AT SPRUCE MEADOWS. BELOW: SANDRA IS AN OWNER OF COR.FIT, CANADA’S LARGEST INDOOR OBSTACLE RACE TRAINING FACILITY. See this story and more in the 2017 Young Horse Issue by CLICKING HERE! BY...

Compton Jr. Posse: Changing the Course of Kids’ Lives

Read more from our 2017 Young Horse issue by CLICKING HERE!  Story and photos by Irene Powlick  In 2005, Nathan Allan Williams-Bonner watched the indomitable Will Simpson win a Grand Prix. Mesmerized by the experience, Nathan...

How to Braid a Mane and Tail for the Hunter Ring

By Katie Lenkart Ever wondered how to hunter braid? Braiding is both a fun activity and a way to spend some valuable extra time with your horse. Just like with every other skill, practice makes...

The Scoop on McLain Ward’s Newest Mounts

By Irene Elise Powlick American superstar McLain Ward showed two of his newest horses at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, a grey mare by the name of Bellefleur PS Z and a chestnut...

Dade Dominates Devon Pony Jumpers

By Jordan Cobb After only competing with National Treasure a handful of times, Katherine Dade walked out of the Dixon Oval victorious. Dade and Treasure teamed up in December, a few short months before the...

An Open Letter to Our Non-Equestrian Friends

Photo: Jennifer Wile Rubin By Averill Pessin My teammate is needy "You're always busy. You're always with your horse. Other people have sports and still have a social life." Shout-out to the friends and family who understand the...

My 5 Favorite Things about Devon

By Jordan Cobb 1. Shetland Pony Races- Everyone dreams of riding around the Dixon Oval in a class competing against the best of the best, but it's not too bad when it's filled with adorable...

Side Saddle is Back!

Read more from TPH's 2017 Young Horse issue by CLICKING HERE! BY PRUE DRAPER OSBORN While side saddle was de rigueur for lady riders until just over a century ago, interest has waxed and waned for...

Natalie Jayne and Twitter: The Unbeatable Pair

By Emy Lucibello Natalie Jayne and Twitter have been on fire this year, including at the Kentucky Horse Park in May. Against top riders and horses, Jayne earned the Championship title in the Low Junior...

Q&A: Being Successful in School and in Riding

By Katie Lenkart Every young rider knows the struggle of keeping up with school while being at a horse show. There are so many distractions; your friends, your horses, and of course the ever present...