Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Kiley Ahn Races to the Win with Enthusiasm

By Chapel Puckett Rhode Island native, Kiley Ahn, although only 12 years old, is dedicated to and beyond passionate about something that not all kids her age are lucky or brave enough to pursue: Shetland...

7 Ways to Improve Your Focus in the Ring

Photo Credit: Adam Hill/Decaseconds Photography Article by John Haime Focus is a big buzzword today… in everything. Because of the infinite number of distractions around us, including advancements in technology, our attention spans seem to be...

Riding the Wave: The Road to IEA Nationals

By Bernie Villeneuve Early Sunday morning on the final day of competition at this year’s IEA Nationals, I found myself wide awake, long before the alarm was scheduled to shriek. Unlike the other mornings when we’d...

The New Guard: Stevie McCarron Wigley Doesn’t Live in Her Father’s Shadow

By Kelsey Konz For horse racing enthusiasts, Stephanie “Stevie” McCarron Wigley’s maiden name holds significant weight and star power. Her dad is Hall of Fame Jockey, Chris McCarron. But though she grew up exposed to...

Sydney Zahn: Soaring to New Heights

Story and photo by Mackenzie Shuman Like many other riders at the beginning of the show season, Sydney Zahn found herself on a new horse walking into the arena. Nervously, she edged him toward the...

Norris Brings Home Derby Win at Idaho’s Inaugural USEF Rated Show

By Irene Elise Powlick Photos by Stefanie Reed Photography McKenna Norris was excited coming in to the Treasure Valley Classic, Idaho’s first USEF rated ‘B’ show. With normal horse shows regularly being eight to ten hours of...

Vale Wins Venice Concours I $25,000 Grand Prix at Fox Lea

Interview and Photos by TPH Intern Dominique Gonzales Aaron Vale—the name heard at the top of the leaderboard constantly. April 30 was no exception, at the Fox Lea Farm Spring Series (Fla.), he took home...

Christian Heineking Multitasks to Win $30,000 Texas Shootout Grand Prix

By TPH Intern Jordan Cobb Click here to see the full photo gallery! Christian Heineking and AJE Equitation’s AJE Cluny proved that sometimes the top of the order isn’t unlucky by starting and ending on top...

Yeager Wins The Plaid Horse High Score Junior Derby Award at Blenheim

By TPH Intern Caroline Nicklaus For Elli Yeager, her affinity for horses began at a young age when she was at a fair and took a pony ride. From that moment on, she was hooked...

The Key to Equestrian Happiness? Enjoyment Before Achievement

BY JOHN HAIME Sometimes things get fuzzy in sports, and a reset is exactly what you need. Very often my phone will ring, or I’ll get an “emergency” text - an athlete client is in a...

6 Ways to Build Your Emotional Muscles for Show Jumping

By John Haime Working with some of the world’s leading athletes in mental/emotional development has taught me many lessons about what is important to be a consistent high performer. One thing I have learned for...

Six Tips to Successfully Matching Pony Buyers and Sellers

With Stefanie Mazer Honesty, education, and a good working relationship with trainers and professionals you can trust are keys for the best pony shopping and selling experience.  TRUST YOUR TEAM Both buying and selling, you need to...

Top 9 Concussion Myths Debunked

BY HANNAH NAVA Concussions are often associated with high-impact sports such as hockey, football, and soccer. Players are required to tackle, block, and push in an effort to prevent the other team from scoring a...

The New Guard: Kyle Muckler

Story and photos by Emma Dubinsky When I first saw Kyle Muckler ride last year, I know he would be something special. He makes every horse go its best, and can ride anything you put...

Do You Feel the Riding Pressure Cooker?

BY JOHN HAIME Does pressure in show jumping really exist? Well, according to some researchers and experts, it really doesn’t. It’s all dreamed up by you to make it difficult for you to perform when it...

The New Guard: Georgie Lewis Polishes Diamonds in the Rough

By Kelly Sheehan A consistent temperament and predictable responses are attributes that make green, off-the-track Thoroughbreds bloom. They are also keys to success when working with novice riders. Georgie Lewis enjoys working with both specialty...

Behind the Scenes with MTM Farm at HITS Ocala

Photos by Dominique Gonzalez. MTM Farm is located in Flower Mound, Texas, but this winter, Mike McCormick and Tracy Fenney rented a permanent barn at HITS Ocala. These barns come with their own sand ring,...

The “H” Word

By Olivia Ferro Homework: most likely to be voted “Inconveniently Horrible” by many young riders; especially on trips across the country where you could be missing weeks, even months of school. Homework must be squeezed...

West Coast Rider Wins High Point at East Coast College Preparatory Invitational

By Mackenzie Shuman / Photos of Jaden Olson taken at Summer in the Rockies 2016 and Colorado Spring Preview 2017 Jaden Olson stepped into the arena at the world-class Jim Brandon Equestrian Center in Palm...

Notes from a New Farm Owner

By Abby Gibbon It’s now January 2016, and I’m sitting in the half-renovated kitchen of a haunted, run-down farmhouse, exhausted, cold, alone (but for my dog, and the faint scratchings of what are likely rodents...

Scott Keller Quit Wall Street for the Jumper Ring

By Jona Lane Scott Keller has been very successful in both the business and equestrian world. Before opening his own training business, he spent many years on Wall St. handling accounts and trading amounts of...

Beezie Madden Makes it Count on Day 2 of GHM Horsemastership

By Erin Gilmore “A correct position is not always the same position all the time. You've got to be able to adjust what you're going to do.” Adjustability was just one show jumping cornerstone that Beezie...