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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,...

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...

Is Your Saddle Rack Damaging Your Horse’s Back?

BY HOLLY BARNETT Holly Barnett, owner of August Equine, is a certified saddle fitter and professional equine therapist, based out of Ontario, Canada. Holly embraces the "whole horse" concept and presents a comprehensive approach to...

Beautiful and Easy Ways to Display Your Ribbons

BY ASHLEY SHAW Over many years of horse showing, equestrians can accumulate countless amounts of ribbons. Sadly, the reality is that most of these elegant, hard-earned ribbons end up in storage containers and plastic bags...

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...

8 Products to Get You and Your Horse Through Winter

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM If you’re anything like me, you scroll through your Instagram feed at least once daily and feel some extreme envy for your fellow equestrians escaping this brutal winter at the warm southern...

Winter Fashion Trends That Keep Equestrians Warm

BY IZZY FEINSTEIN As the temperature drops, stylish equestrians everywhere find themselves with a dilemma. It is time to trade in their fall wardrobe for something warmer, but they do not want to sacrifice their...

Happy Holidays from The Plaid Horse

During this holiday season, The Plaid Horse family wanted to take a minute to share our favorite holiday memory or wish with you! Annie Birmingham My holiday wish is that everyone finds a pony under the...

6 Horse Gifts to Satisfy Your Inner Child

BY TPH BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN I'm many years past qualifying for junior classes, and the older I get the harder my holiday wish list is to come up with. Sometimes I think I'd rather...

Free X Rein Offers Classic Stable to Street Style

BY TPH ADVERTISING EXECUTIVE LIZ DAVOLL Scrolling through Instagram a few weeks ago, I came across @xfreerein and was intrigued by their stunning imagery. Equestrian essence in some images, street style in others, and that...

Festive and Spooky Costumes: Celebrate Halloween With Your Horse!

Above: A beautiful princess and her magical unicorn. Photo by Fox Lea Farm. By TPH Intern Izzy Feinstein Halloween is just around the corner. Horse shows are featuring seasonal costume classes for horses and riders, and barns...

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...

EquiFit Makes the Difference

Read this article and more HERE, inside the 2017 Equitation Issue of  TPH BY SISSY WICKES  As a child, EquiFit founder, Alexandra Cherubini, remembers playing with various forms of foam and materials brought home by her father who was...

Benefab®by Sore-No-More®: Bringing Eastern Medicine to Your Barn

Above photo: Kat Chrysostom, Owner and Designer of Benefab® by Sore No-More®. Read this article and more HERE inside the October/November 2017 Equitation Issue of TPH Benefab® by Sore-No-More® is a research-backed company that provides holistic healing...

Riders Boutique: Unique One Stop Shopping

Find this editorial piece and more HERE, inside the 2017 Fall Fashion Issue of TPH By Sissy Wickes  Riders Boutique is a modern mobile equestrian apparel and equipment store based out of Illinois with a travel...

The Best of Wild Willys and Gitsies Coffee & Pastries

By Tori Weed If you’ve been to the Colorado Horse Park during their horse show season, there’s a good chance that you’ve stopped at the food vendor Wild Willys or the coffee/pastry shop Gitsies. And...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Stunning In Style Stock

From the 2016 September Issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine, read the entire issue HERE.  BY SISSY WICKES For centuries, equestrians have worn the ubiquitous stock tie. From portraits of royalty astride to photographs of modern...