A Thank You Note To My First Pony

By Intern 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...

10 Pony Cakes for Your Next Barn Birthday

Pony girls dream in fluffy forelocks, tiny trots and satin ribbons... and those dreams include birthday wishes! With crossrails and canter transitions constantly on the brain, it's no surprise that pony girls hope for...

Ella’s Story

Above: Ella and Romeo At The Plaid Horse, we are committed to giving young riders a platform to be heard and to develop their love of riding, writing and horsemanship. We hope that someday they...

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...

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...

How to Reinstate Your Pony’s Green Year by November 30th

You will need: Pony owner USEF login & password, credit card, and about ten minutes. If you dabbled in the Green Pony Hunter divisions, but it was not exactly the debut you were hoping for,...

The Pony Posse: When Loving Horses is Ageless

2018 Equestrian Voices Distinguished Entry BY JOAN AGUADO There are five of us in the Thursday night jumping class, armored up in helmets and air vests, bracing ourselves to fly over jumps...

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...

Queenie Productions Presents $1,000 Kathryn Lily Equestrian Pony “Derby” Classic

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Queenie Productions will host the $1,000 Kathryn Lily Equestrian Pony “Derby” Classic at the National Equestrian Center in Lake St. Louis, Missouri. Held in the Main Ring in the...

Dear Santa, from Pony Moms

BY AVERILL PESSIN Dear Santa, I know the holiday season has arrived and I’m sure your mailbox is exploding with Christmas’s most popular request: A pony. Santa, please, on behalf of pony moms everywhere, I’m begging you. Just...

Equitation With Tourette’s: A Young Rider’s Story

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Horse lovers come in all shapes, sizes and personalities to boot, but there’s one thing every equestrian will agree on – riding is a hard sport. We have to juggle...

Changing Lives: The USHJA Foundation

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM The United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) began its separate not-for-profit foundation branch in 2008 with the mission to promote the programs of the USHJA. Since then, the foundation has expanded...

Road Map to Pony Finals

By Katie Lenkart | Photo by Adam Hill   Where to buy food: The main food stand located next to the Main Hunter ring has killer French toast- I get it almost every morning! They also...

Scenes From 2018 Devon Junior Weekend

BY INTERN IRENE ELISE POWLICK The first few days of The Devon Horse Show and County Fair have been filled with wins, sunshine, and excitement to be showing at one of the greatest and most...

10 Ponies For Sale or Lease That Will Not Be Randomly Measured as of...

Above: A pony takes on the leadline. Photo by TPH Intern Izzy Feinstein. Given that the USEF policy states that only ponies under the age of 15 can be randomly measured, December 1 brings a...

What it’s like To Be a “Horsegirl” in School

BY INTERN EMILY MCNEILL While watching a movie in history class, a calvary stampedes onto screen. Immediately, your classmates swivel towards you. In the midst of completing punnett squares in biology, a question regarding horse...

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...

Where Did My Pony Come From?

Thoughts on name prefixes and suffixes By Randee Beckman Once upon a time, it was considered very prestigious to own and show a pony with a known prefix. You knew the breeder or at least the...