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A Simple Catch Ride… Maybe Not

Reprint of July/August's 2015 Pony Issue. Read the full Magazine at https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/tph070815 BY JESSICA CHOPER & ARMAND LEONE As long as there are ponies there will be a need for pony catch riders. Tiny children matched...

Celebrating the Round: Regular Large and Small Green Pony Hunter Over Fences at USEF...

BY VYLA CARTER AND MACKENZIE SHUMAN During the second day of Pony Finals, champions were crowned in the Regular Large Pony Hunter division and Small Green Pony Hunters. Top placing riders gave a little extra love...

Pony Stallion Talisman Wins Second Order of the Dragon Award

BY GEORGIA ANN SMITH Sally Steinmetz, owner of Rosehaven Farms has been involved with Welsh ponies for many years, dedicating herself to the breed and enjoying every minute of it. As a small breeder, only...

Rowfantina Gold Sovereign: A Pony Stallion of a Lifetime

BY LILLI BIEDERMANN I was the unofficial President of the Winston Fan Club. Amy and Randy McCoy, Champlain Isle Ponies, Isle La Motte, Vermont, owned Rowfantina Gold Sovereign (aka Winston) and they humored me; allowing me to...

Devon Sibling Spotlight: The Propp Sisters

BY 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 to...

Pony Hunt Teams: A Crowd Favorite at Devon 2019

BY EMILY MCNEILL On Saturday afternoon on Devon’s junior weekend, spectators gathered around the wheeler ring to watch an event that is definitely a crowd favorite: the pony hunt teams. Groups of three riders in...

5 Strides With: Rashinga

An “interview” with the hunter and jumper pony (via his rider, Brianne Beerbaum!) Rashinga and Beerbaum, champions of the Large Pony Hunter Division at WEF 11, split their time between the hunter and jumper ring....

Pony Shopping Woes

Let me say this on the front end – pony shopping is a first world problem! Being fortunate enough to be able to purchase a pony, any pony, for myself or my child is...

Inside Double G Stables: From Wall Street to Pony Finals

Reprint of July/August 2015 Pony Issue. Read the full Magazine at https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/tph070815 BY PIPER KLEMM When Olivia Golden talks about ponies, her eyes shine. She smiles constantly and describes every personality trait, even in ponies she hasn’t...

Protected: Five Reasons Why I Love Pony Finals in the Rolex Arena

By Piper Klemm The return of the USEF Pony Finals to the Kentucky Horse Park earlier this month was more than a celebratory occasion, and I'm still basking in the jubilance that comes with being...

Chin UP, Heels DOWN

BY Christine Fellona This is the story of tragedy turned into triumph for 10 year old equestrian, Drue Fellona. This past March, Drue had just purchased her second pony. Sully was a four year old...

Calling All Non-Horsey Moms – Questions to Ask if Your Kid Wants to Ride

BY LEXI CLARK What the heck is a jodhpur, and why is my child so obsessed with horses?! How many times have you seen the confused looks on the faces of non-horsey people as you...

Three Divisions Start on Day One of 2021 USEF Pony Finals Presented by Honor...

By Kathleen Landwehr and Ashley Swift, US Equestrian Communications Department Lexington, Ky. - The 2021 USEF Pony Finals presented by Honor Hill Farms (Pony Finals) got underway Tuesday at the Kentucky Horse Park. After a weather...

William Burtard and Quicksilver Electric Slide Secure WIHS Pony Medal Win at Lamplight Spring...

Edited Press Release Wayne, Ill. – June 18, 2022 – Riders gathered at Hunter 2 during the Lamplight Spring Spectacular II to showcase their ponies this weekend in the hunter and equitation divisions as the summer...

Pony Finals Must Do’s

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM With the start of the annual USEF Pony Finals quickly approaching, perfectly prepped ponies and their equally adorable riders from across the country are perfecting their final touches before heading to the...

The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Pony Rescued From New Holland Auction

By Tatum Mitchell A trip to the New Holland auction and $500 dollars later, Maria Bogdanova-Peifer brought home the pony of a lifetime, Cupcake. Bogdanova-Peifer, who also goes by Maria “BP,” has her own farm in...

20 Awesome Spots and Dots That Brighten Up Hunter/Jumper Shows

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Though I've been extremely fortunate to own and ride great horses in my life, there's a holy grail that keeps eluding me. I dream about, yearn for and obsess over...

Ponies & Palms: What Could Be Better?

BY 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 smiling young riders, encouraging trainers, and multi-colored...

Meet the Charming Ryder Richardson

Article and Photos By Mackenzie Shuman With his impeccable style and charming demeanor, it's hard to miss young Ryder Richardson at The Colorado Horse Park. However, put him in the ring on one of his two...

Big Eq = Big Pressure?

By PonyMomAmmy It’s been a hot minute since I’ve had some thoughts to share. The truth of the matter is that this past year has been a year of transitions—and transitions are hard for me....

PonyMom 101: Is it Better to Lease or Buy Your First Pony?

BY PONYMOMAMMY Your little (or big) one has been taking lessons for a couple years, and the time has come to get her a pony (or horse) of her very own. Congratulations! You are about...

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...