Monday, July 13, 2020

From Bullied to the Barn: #makingmclain and the Trainer Who Makes It All Possible

BY MEGAN HOFFMAN Do you ever meet someone and know that they will change the course of your life? That’s how it was when Ziggy and I met Liza. We knew we were in for...

Pony Breeding for Performance

Reprint of July/August 2014 Pony Issue. Read the full Magazine at:https://issuu.com/theplaidhorsemag/docs/the_plaid_horse_70814_96_pgs BY SANDY HOLBROOK Sitting ringside at a horse show, where you are probably reading this, it...

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...

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...

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...

Splashes and Pops of Color at Pony Finals

BY TPH STAFF With divisions that literally have hundreds of ponies, how does one stand out at Pony Finals? Naturally, the hope is with a perfect trip, but some...

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...

Currais Guides the Ryan Sisters to Top Finishes

BY SISSY WICKES From the fields of Vermont to the shores of Long Island to the sunshine of Florida, Joey Currais is a familiar figure on the horse show circuit. He is most often found...

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...

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...

Vermont Ruby Fox Wins Betsy Fishback Memorial Trophy

By Betsy Kelley Congratulations to Vermont Ruby Fox (Hidden Creek's Rain Fox X Champlain Shortcakes, Rowfantina Gold Sovereign) owned by Dr. Piper Klemm, on winning the Betsy Fishback Award for Best Turned Out Pony of all of USEF...

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...

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,...

PONY FINALS 2016: Stefanie Mazer Knows

See more from Stefanie Mazer in the 2016 Pony Issue HERE! BY SISSY WICKES Stefanie Mazer’s Forget Me Not Farm is every pony-crazy child’s dream. The driveway is lined with small paddocks and clean, white fencing....

Hard Work and Big Moves Fuel Skylar Boehm’s Collegiate Riding Dreams

By Julie Unger Fourteen-year-old Skylar Boehm doesn’t come from a long line of equestrians. She isn’t even second or third generation, but that doesn’t matter. She brings heart, determination...

When the Dark Side Works: Buying a Green Broke 3yo Pony for My Kid

BY HELENE DUDLEY You are putting your child in danger! That’s hard for a parent to hear, especially when it’s true and yet—here I am.

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...

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...

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...

Little Horse, Big Heart

By Chloe Kuhlmann You’ve heard of a dog learning to sit and lie down but what about a horse? Shay is an 8-year-old 35” tall miniature horse who can perform an abundance of tricks like...

Shiloh Roseboom’s Next Act

By Nina Fedrizzi As the curtain closes on one winning partnership, California’s top pony rider is looking ahead to new mounts, new divisions, and a new set of challenges...

A Thank You Note To My First Pony

By 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 to...