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Size Inclusivity in the Equestrian World

BY TPH BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN In the spring of 2013, my equestrian life was in a better place than it had ever been. I had a new horse, a young off the track Thoroughbred...

Not Your Average Carry-On: Traveling With Your Saddle

The life of a show rider is often one of nomadism: We're on the road a lot, but we don't travel light. Exhibit A: our saddles. While most items can be stuffed into a bag,...

“Extra” Equestrians and the Marketplace for Colorful Horse Tack and Apparel

BY NOA LEIBSON Any equestrian, at some point in their lives, may have felt the push and pull of wearing the tack and attire of what is normal in their communities versus what they truly...

When Buying a Helmet, Use Your Head

By Dana Miller • Chagrin Saddlery Whether calculating a fast and clear jumper trip, finding the perfect distance to a fence or going on a relaxing trail ride, keeping the most important of human organs...

The Fit Equestrian’s Equitation Bootcamp: Can This Easy Workout Plan Actually Complement Your...

BY RENNIE DYBALL With a month to go before my competitive local medal finals, all it took was the name of this workout to hook me. I’ll take all the shoulders-back help I can get. I’ve...

Needlepoint Belts Add Some Pop & Tradition to Your Show Attire

BY ELIZABETH SOUSA Tradition tells us that show attire should not stray from solid, dark shades. As of late however, we have seen more variation in colors in the hunter and equitation ring. From maroon...

Battle of the Sports Bras

BY RENNIE DYBALL It’s a good time to shop as an equestrian – everything from breeches to show shirts and even hunt coats are being constructed with performance fabrics to keep us cool, dry and...

Normalizing Rider Safety One Vest at a Time

Two months ago, Catherine Winter launched Ride EquiSafe, a one-stop shop for all things safety. BY KRISTIN PITZER A few years ago, Catherine Winter, who had been riding hunter/jumpers most of her life, decided to add...

Style for Your Barn’s Horse Show Home Away from Home

BY KATIE COOK It is said that style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. As any horse show competitor knows, that first impression of how a rider presents herself...

Get a Leg Up on Leg Protection

BY DR. HEATHER BEACH With so many options for leg protection for our horses, how can we choose what is best? Appearance, cost, function, and your horse’s unique conformational and discipline related needs all factor...

TPH Review: Acavallo Gel and Memory Foam Halfpad

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN When it comes to choosing tack, the most important thing to consider is my horse's comfort. Sure, I love beautiful pieces with stunning custom details as much as the next...

LAURACEA: Luxury Bags for Equestrians

BY SISSY WICKES The best products for our industry are consistently designed by those who understand our industry. It is difficult for people who have never experienced a horse show season to comprehend it. The...

PulseVet: The Basics and Benefits of Shock Wave Therapy for Horses

BY PHOEBE BROWN Horses carry the dreams, hopes, and goals of equestrians in all disciplines. Riders, owners, trainers, veterinarians, farriers, and countless others work hard to put horse welfare first. In the equine industry, various...

Arena Dressage Saddles Can Solve Fit Problems

BY MCKAYLA HOHMANN Saddle fitting comes with many challenges: horses change shape, quality saddles are expensive, and sometimes even nice saddles aren’t adjustable enough to fit properly. Arena is solving this problem with their new...

The Plaid Horse Ultimate Horse Show Packing List

By Izzy Feinstein As the start of the summer horse show season approaches, riders everywhere are preparing to travel to shows all across the country. Whether they will be at the show for a day...

Ones Man’s Trash is Another Man’s Tailoreds: A Guide to Reselling Riding Clothes

BY JORDAN ANDERSON It’s no secret that riding clothes can be expensive. Breeches, sun shirts, boots—not to mention the plethora of jackets every equestrian seems to accumulate all quickly add up. So when riding attire...

Ask Andre: Do You Have to Ride with a Big Barn to Win a...

By Andre Dignelli I don’t want to speak for all of the larger operations, but the key to winning is all about preparation and program.  I can only speak for myself, but Heritage Farm’s program is...

TPH Review: Struck Breeches

By Liz Davoll | Photos by Hillary Oswald Growing up I wore one brand of breech, sworn to them they were classics. I would wear these breeches until the day I stopped riding. Then, something...

Will Air Vests Alone Keep Riders Safe?

One of the hot topics in the horse world—and at the 2020 USHJA Virtual Annual Meeting—is body protection for riders. Body protectors, a.k.a. foundation garments, a.k.a. “those vests eventers wear,” have been around for quite...

Ways to Spend Time With Your Horse Out of the Tack

By Elizabeth Sousa As equestrians, I think we can all agree that there is just not enough time in the day when it comes to spending time with our horses. Often times, we get to...

Staying Organized at the Barn and at Shows

BY CALLIE HILDENBRAND It is a commonly known fact that organization is beneficial, or maybe even essential, to productivity. It makes sense, doesn’t it? Whether it be applied in the office, at school, or at...

Meet Old Salem Farm Super Groom Juan Martinez

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA Originally from the July 2017 issue. Juan Martinez celebrated his one-year anniversary at Old Salem Farm in June and never imagined he would be working for one of the top show...