Wednesday, April 21, 2021

TPH Product Review: Charles Owen’s AYR8 & Ayrbrush Helmets

By Laura Owens On this blog, I will help you try to save some time researching riding apparel by giving you just the facts.  Not only have I tried the products myself, but I have...

THANK YOU EQUESTRIANISM

Read more of  the Sporting Millenial blog by CLICKING HERE “Why spend so much on a hobby, I couldn’t do that.”, “What’s the point, is it really worth it?”, “It’s not like they’re pursuing it...

A Great Day in a Long Journey

By Laura Owens Last weekend was one of the greatest of my life.  I was named Best Adult Rider at the Menlo Charity Horse Show after winning Grand Adult Hunter Champion on Michelle Decker’s horse, Goodnight Moon.  Also,...

A Young Professional’s Reaction to Recent US Equestrian Horse Welfare & Safety Penalty Guidelines

By Tyler Weith As a young professional who puts horsemanship first, the recent US Equestrian Horse Welfare & Safety Penalty Guidelines email immediately made me feel like I had to make a statement. I work...

Two Weeks Grand Prix Trainer Kristin Hardin

By Estelle Kraft  While vacationing in Colorado, my family friend, Jenny Iverson, called my mother and me regarding an experience to travel up to Petaluma, CA to be Kristin Hardin’s working student while she and...

#RealityCheck: “FOMO” and the Social Consequences of an Online ‘Horsey’ Network

By Kirstie Dobbs and Hailey Johns With the indoor show season on the horizon, the influence of social media on the mentality of young riders intensifies. While social media has some undeniably positive aspects, it is easy...

A PONY FINALS PRIMER

Read this article and more all inside in the 2017 Pony Issue of TPH HERE  By Barbara Stone Halpern | Photos by SHAWN MCMILLEN PHOTOGRAPHY “The harder you work, the luckier you get,” is Cari Gleeson’s favorite...

Conquering Performance Anxiety

Find this article and more inside the 2017 Pony Issue of TPH by CLICKING HERE! BY ELENA PEREA MD, PHOTO BY AMY CORETZ So you’re sitting at the in-gate, ready for your round. Your stomach is...

Piper Klemm Ph.D. Publisher’s Note- August 2017 – The Pony of a Lifetime

See this article and more in the 2017 Pony Issue HERE As we prepare my fourth Annual Pony Issue and read all the stories of ponies who made their people, I have to share my...

Jersey Boy Retires From Competition

By Irene Elise Powlick SBS Farms Inc.and Susie Schoellkopf announced the retirement of famed International Hunter Derby horse, Jersey Boy. The 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding will be retired to Stacy Sandbothe’s Tennessee farm, where he...

TPH Review: ACE Equestrian Belts

By Liz Davoll She ACE’d it. New belts on the scene! The Plaid Horse got their hands on the latest accessory to hit the show circuit this week and we’re impressed. At an unbeatable price of...

The Ramp of Tears

By Jordan Cobb One thought ran through my mind again and again earlier this week when I was competing at Junior Hunter Finals East: I am so glad this isn’t Pony Finals. However, I wasn’t...

DIY Pony Rein Bracelet

By Vyla Carter Inspired by a bracelet from a special place in my heart, a rein bracelet is a quick and easy DIY that is a different type of fashion statement and a keepsake or...

The Pros of Ponies

Photo: Jaden Porter and Farmore State of the Art competing at Pony Finals. Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillen. By Ashley Shaw The words “the pony ring” can stimulate a variety of thoughts and emotions for pony rider...

Building a Legacy at Forget Me Not Farm

By Jordan Cobb Three years ago, Stefanie Mazer decided to gamble on a beautiful chestnut pony standing in the cross ties. Today, that same pony boasts a championship at Devon, a win at Washington...

Past Winners Return to Pony Finals

By Izzy Feinstein With USEF Pony Finals quickly approaching, young riders and their ponies have begun preparing to travel to The Kentucky Horse Park to show in one of the most  most prestigious competitions in...

Quality Wins the Game: Breaking Down the Pony Model

By Lauren Aubert At many horse shows, a  class where the ring is filled with ponies shown in-hand by their riders is often seen before the first jumping class of each division. This is known...

Meet Team Stoney Fields!

By TPH Brand Ambassador Eden Pessin If you show ponies on the Ontario A circuit, you’ve heard of Stoney Fields Farm.  Their ponies are always at the top of the jog and their riders are adorable...

Life is Not Over When You Become an Amateur

By Ashley Shaw   Many riders seem to count down the days of their last junior year and dread becoming an amateur. We juniors associate the switch to amateur rider with being old, going off to...

Top Two Popular English Saddles

By Tori Weed Two English saddles that are climbing the ranks as “must haves” One of the most important pieces of equipment as an equestrian is the saddle. Though most English saddles can get the job...

The Best Boss You’ll Ever Have

Photo: Hunter Siebel takes a victory jump on Boss after winning the 3'6" Grand Championship at the 2017 USEF Junior Hunter Championships West Coast. By Mackenzie Shuman   As soon as Hunter Siebel stepped into the large,...

Beyond the Break

By Ashley Owen   I’ll never forget the first time I saw Seattle, that big, beautiful mare floating across a grass field. She was jaw dropping, embodying grace and athleticism. I was 18 years old and...