Friday, April 23, 2021

A Q&A with Wellesley Equestrian

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM I first met Carolyn Lavin at the US Pony Finals at the Kentucky Horse Park in August of 2017. Her company, Wellesley Equestrian, was presenting their customized grooming boxes and brushes during...

Equine Entrepreneur Showcase: Andrea Vogel & Dana Schwartz of Free x Rein

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Horses and fashion are like peanut butter and jelly, peas and carrots... wine and cheese! A perfect pairing. Equally as well matched, partners Andrea Vogel and Dana Schwartz of Free...

Holiday Horse Wreaths

TPH Review: URGO Beauty Mineral Makeup

BY LAUREN MAULDIN Makeup. It’s not the first thing that comes to mind when you imagine equestrians, but if there is one thing I know about hunter/jumper riders it’s that we’re a classy group of...

TPH Book Review: Horse Crazy

By Annie Birmingham Horse Crazy is the latest endeavor of Pulitzer Prize- nominated New York Times reporter Sarah Maslin Nir. Nir, an avid amateur hunter rider and lifelong horse lover, delves into anecdotes ranging from...

TPH Review: Carrie Cramer Fine Jewelry

BY ALLIE CARLSON When riding, equestrians don’t often make bold statements with jewelry, but that doesn’t mean we don’t like it. I find a simple necklace is a fantastic way to make a statement without...

Springtime Supplements Has Options to Help Your Horse Perform When it Matters

BY TPH STAFF From great joint health to a calm performance on show day, we all want our horses to have the edge when we need it the most. Springtime Supplements has several options that...

Kinetic Vet: Equine Health Solutions Backed by Science and Respected for Results

By Catie Staszak/Catie Staszak Media When veterinarian brothers Drs. Scott and Stuart Pierce created their popular Conquer Liquid in 1999, it sparked the launch of an entire company. Scott was working at Rood & Riddle Equine...

Gitsie’s Specialty Coffee

By Mackenzie Shuman If you've shown at either HITS Ocala or Summer in the Rockies, the name Gitsie’s Specialty Coffee makes your mouth water. Their scrumptious sweets, splendid coffees and drinks, and delicious snacks are...

Winterize Your Horse – The Pros and Cons of Blanketing

Joyce Harman, DVM, MRCVS Most horses love cold weather. They are much more stressed in the heat. Some exceptions are our equine friends from hot or tropical climates such as the Middle East, the Australian...

10 Grooming Products Emily Elek Can’t Live Without

Stonewall Farm's Emily Elek shares with us some products she keeps in her grooming bag, keeping her four-legged friends looking their best! 1. Shapley's No.1 Light Oil 2. Bickmore Gall Salve 3. Fanola No Yellow Shampoo 4. Fanola...

Virtue Soap Company: Artisan Soaps that Give Back

BY JESS CLAWSON Today’s equestrians are health-conscious and environmentally-aware animal lovers who want the best for themselves and their four-legged companions. As equestrians, we have all become more educated about the importance of what we...

Holiday Inspiration for the Hard-to-Shop-for Equestrian

Here is a bit of holiday inspiration for that hard-to-buy-for equestrian in your life. 1. Kerrits EQL Collection Love to Bits Cape, $79. (kerrits.com)

Valencia Sport Saddlery

BY SISSY WICKES Photos © Andrew Ryback Photography. HORSEPLAY ENCOURAGED Valencia Sport Saddlery in Lake View Terrace, California is nimble in its ability to navigate the tricky waters of today’s retail equestrian business. Founded by Ecole Lathrop,...

TPH Review: Equi-Spa Natural Horse Care

BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Barn time is precious to me in many different ways, but a lot of them have nothing to do with riding. No matter how good (or bad) my lesson is,...

The Horse Is Really Our Client

Your daily riding surface truly impacts the safety and well-being of your horse. Improved research methods are providing more accurate data about biomechanics, shock absorption and safety. In the center of all this you...

Brandi Cyrus: Style Native with The Plaid Horse

Brandi Cyrus, model, on-air host and TV personality has contributed a style column photographed by Tausha Dickinson to each issue of The Plaid Horse since 2015. Brandi's league of social media followers...

Lascaux Equestrian: Pursue Your Excellence

BY ALLIE CARLSON I am the opposite of a fashionista. My everyday wardrobe consists of jeans, t-shirts and sweatshirts—maybe a sweater if I want to look fancy. My idea of doing makeup is putting on...

How to Make and Keep a Horse Show Journal

Above: The covers of my past two horse show journals, decorated with construction paper and pictures. Photo by Vyla Carter. By Vyla Carter Ever since my first horse show, my mom has kept a journal that gave...

THE WITHERS WINERY- A Toast to Inspiration

Find this story and more HERE in the TPH Feb. 2017 Stallion Issue! Written by Sissy Wickes For horse people perusing the wine racks of their favorite upscale wine store or paging through Wine Spectator, The...

Monogrammed Belts and Flattering Tights for Your Shopping Lists This Year!

BY LAURA OWENS Radio stations have begun to blast holiday music over the airwaves, and it’s the time of year that equestrians enjoy cozying up to catalogs and perusing gaggles of goodies for horse and...

Just in Time… The Ultimate Bug Gear Guide

Beat the Bugs this season. Summer will be here before you know it and after record rainfall in much of the country, our equine friends are going to need all the help they can get...