Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Just One Look Takes Pony Jumper Blue

By Irene Elise Powlick After a winter of travelling to rack up points, Prima Rose Bonaventura, 12, and her own Just One Look took home the first blue ribbon in the Pony Jumper division at...

Farnley Dolphin: A Legendary Pony

Written by TPH Intern Irene Elise Powlick With the face of an angel and a devilish look in his eye, Farnley Dolphin was an iconic show pony. Bred by the famous Joan Dunning at Farnley...

Devon Sibling Spotlight: The Propp Sisters

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM Stella, Juliette, and Clara Propp are a trio of siblings hailing from New York, New York. Stella, 15, competes in the 3’3” junior hunters aboard Maraschino, Morocco, and Neato, in addition...

Lost in the Woods: One Pony’s Journey

BY KIRSTY WRIGHT Trainers have many horses and ponies wander through our lives. From the perfect packers that we wish we could clone, to the fearsome fiends that make...

Who Jumped It Best? Devon 2019 Small Pony Hunter

PHOTOS © IRENE ELISE POWLICK Devon's opening weekend has top competition in all rings, but some of the fiercest riders are the pony hunters. These exceptional teams performed wonderfully...

This Year’s Top Five Pony Finals Accessories

By TPH Intern Annie Birmingham   Pony Finals has begun! And of course, the most adorable horse show in the country needs to have the most adorable accessories! Here is your guide to this year’s top...

Pony Finals: Show Me The Green

By Emma Dubinsky With Pony Finals upon us, many young riders are eagerly preparing for this big event. But, three of the divisions offered at the competition are for ponies in their first year showing,...

Inside the Numbers: How Much Does Pony Finals Cost?

BY 2019 PONY FINALIST Attending Pony Finals is a dream shared by many young equestrians. A trip in the Walnut Ring, the chance for a coveted top 20 ribbon,...

Show Strides Book Sneak Peek: School Horses and Show Ponies

Something inside the bright blue grooming box caught Tally’s eye. Tucked in between a rubber currycomb and a hoof pick was a sheet of lined paper with a note scribbled on it...

Why Ponies?

Above photo: Bella Griffin leased Vermont Golden Graham for the Medium Green and Medium Pony Hunters in 2017. Photo by Intern Vyla Carter. Learn more about Emily Elk's Stonewall Ponies by CLICKING HERE! By Emily Elek First of...

Ponies & Palms: What Could Be Better?

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES The name Ponies & Palms brings a smile to all who invoke the image of warm weather and beautiful ponies. Further illustrate the picture with...

From World Grand Championships in the Tennessee Walking Horse Ring to Pony Finals

BY VYLA CARTER Many pony riders are nervous, jittery and extremely excited as they head off to Pony Finals at The Kentucky Horse Park for the first time. Finley-Grace Brooks is just like them, but...

Zayna & Smallwood Mystic: Mighty Match

See more of the April 2017 issue of TPH by clicking HERE! By TPH Editor SissyWickes, Photos By Emily Allongo Zayna Rizvi and Smallwood Mystic are a pair to contend with at this year’s Winter Equestrian Festival...

Not Just Another Treat

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Horse treats are a part of every rider’s shopping list. Shelves in the tack store are full of brightly colored boxes and jars like a candy aisle in the supermarket. Which...

Baby Blue Claims VPBA Title At 2015 Pony Finals

By Virginia Pony Breeders Association Tuesday, August 4th, was opening day of the 2015 US Hunter Pony National Championship, held at the beautiful Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington, KY. Ponies qualify to be invited and...

Pony Finals Candids

Photos by Adam Hill of Decaseconds.com Hannah Loeffelbein and Saddle Sold Separately. Maddie Schaefer, Mimi Gochman, and Morgan Ward chat between classes. Emily Elek. Kylin and Smantha Meyer sporting their Plaid Horse golf cart! The ramp into the Walnut...

The Four Types of Pony Moms at Pony Finals

BY INTERN HAYLEY KASTRUP Pony moms can sometimes have a reputation at horse shows, but we wanted to share what we love about our pony moms. Every pony mom is awesome in their own way,...

Living the Dream at Pony Finals

Reprint of July/August 2014 Pony Issue. Read the full Magazine at https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/the_plaid_horse_70814_96_pgs BY PLAID HORSE INTERN LILY SANCHEZ Hi readers! I’m Lily Sanchez, 20, newfound intern for The Plaid Horse and part-time groom for Emily Elek...

Lessons in the Learning: When Figuring Out the Pony is the Journey, Not the...

BY PONYMOMAMMY Being a mom, and an amateur, and a pony mom comes with a unique set of challenges, but it also comes with an amazing perspective. My pony-kid...

Pony Mom 101 – Equitation Basics Explained

BY PONYMOMAMMY Pony kids aren’t expected to know everything, but learn in the form of weekly lessons, summer camp, and time at the barn. New pony moms and dads...

Ten Tips for Horse Show Parents Heading to USEF Pony Finals

By Jennifer Rubin Congratulations! Your petite equine has finally qualified for the big show!  But what can you do to help prepare yourself and your little equestrian for the upcoming trip to Lexington, Kentucky...

A Pony’s Impact: How One Pony Can Influence Lives

BY VYLA CARTER We all remember that special teacher in our lives- the one who made a difference to us. They may not have been the easiest or the kindest, but their impact is something...