15 Halloween Costumes For Spooky Horses Wary of “Dressing Up”

This time of year horse shows and barn parties have costume classes popping up all over the place. And why not? It's a super fun, creative activity that we don't get to do normally....

Shady Lady: Sun Protection Looks to the Future

BY LINDSEY LONG EQUESTRIAN PROFESSIONAL and founder of ShadyLady Alysia Lynch-Sherard did not set out to start a clothing company and she never thought she’d be in the position of championing for sun protection. Those...

The Plaid Horse Questionnaire with: Kendall Meijer

Rider status: AmateurHometown: Grand Rapids, MI Trainers: Cathy and Hillary Johnson As a horsewoman, I am most proud of: winning the 2017 Championship at the National Horse Show in the 3'3 AO’s aboard Moonwalk; winning the...

Combine Innovation and Comfort This Fall With Kerrits & EQL

BY JENNIFER FINCH As the seasons change, equestrians’ closets change, too. Sweat-wicking fabrics are often pushed aside for fleece-lined breeches and quilted vests. And the team at Kerrits has worked hard to bring their customers...

Haute Equestrian: Helping Equestrian Business Owners, Promoting Inclusivity, and Fulfilling a Dream

BY TORI SHEEHAN Like so many adult riders, Caitlin Dance made the decision to come back to horses. After countless hours of early mornings and long drives to ice rinks throughout Canada, Dance traded in...

George Mason Mortgage & Grace Maxwell: A Unique Set of Skills to Help Equestrian...

By Stacy Bromley Hamilton Grace Wilkins Maxwell used a chance meeting at a random Thanksgiving dinner table to fall in love with her future husband Jim and their partnership and love of horses would open...

20 Things That Scare Adult Amateurs Way More Than Goblins and Ghosts

BY LAUREN MAULDIN It's officially spooky season, and that means a lot more to riders than the average person—especially us adult amateur folks. We're on the lookout for "spooks" all year round. But it's not...

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...

Cavaliere Couture: Comfortable Tights for Equestrian Athletes

BY ANNIE BIRMINGHAM When Lela Reynolds mounted up for a dressage lesson with trainer Kimberly Monk in 2017 in a pair of Lululemon leggings, she had no idea that her outfit choice would inspire her...

Who Said Old is a Bad Thing?

BY JACKY FRIEDMAN Why don’t more people seek out an older horse for the inexperienced rider? Learning to ride is a challenge, so working with a young horse often just makes it harder. When my...

How Capital Challenge Taught Karli Postel Schroeder to Thrive Under Pressure

BY TORI BILAS/JUMP MEDIA Since its inception in 1993, the Capital Challenge Horse Show has held prestigious year-end finals, allowing the best hunter, jumper, and equitation riders to shine. In 2008, Capital Challenge began emphasizing...

It Happens! Stephanie Bowers, Julie Winkel, Catherine Tyree and Lisa Wu

We all make mistakes. But horse people, as a group, aren’t always the best at handling them. So TPH reached out to some top riders to share their own show ring bloopers to prove,...

Seven Stress Management Strategies for the Saddle

BY LINDSEY ANUZIS GAGE I think we can all agree that there are some serious stressors in the world right now: a global pandemic, problems in the middle east, political polarization... all heavy topics thrown...

Glenda Monkarsh: Chasing Her Hunter Dreams Despite Partial Blindness

BY LILLIAN KENT The Las Vegas adult amateur rider has fought through repeated setbacks in her equestrian journey From the outside looking in, Glenda Monkarsh has the picture-perfect set up. Riding two talented geldings, Monkarsh has...

From the Outside, In: Six Ways to Make Your Farm Shine in the Real...

BY TORI BILAS/JUMP MEDIA If you ask leading Wellington real estate agent Martha Wachtel Jolicoeur what property buyers are looking for these days, her answer without hesitation would be, “a house.” The housing market is...

Honoring Your Mental Health is Good Horsemanship

BY ANONYMOUS Outside of the horse world, the predominant Olympic buzz was about Simone Biles. Despite some of the comments directed at Simone Biles for withdrawing from the team and individual Olympic finals, the overwhelmingly...

Remembering Kip Rosenthal

Rider, Trainer, Judge, Horsewoman (1951–2020) BY JUDY RICHTER Kip Rosenthal’s lifelong passion for horses began officially at age 10 when she began taking riding lessons once a week from Anne and Frank Grenci at Fox Hill...

The Draft Cross That Had Never Jumped Becomes the Perfect First Horse

BY MOLLY CLUTTER Like many of us, I have always loved horses. When I was around six my grandpa took me to a riding lesson to try something new, and I instantly fell in love...

5 Strides with Blaze of Glory II

An “interview” with the show jumper (via his rider, Hanley Morrison!) The 14-year-old gelding, who goes by Blaze at the barn, recently finished fifth in a $50,000 HITS Grand Prix, among other top Grand Prix...

Inside the Equestrians of Color Photography Project

BY BETHANY PASTORIAL The organization focuses on better allyship in the equestrian community. In the wake of George Floyd’s murder in May 2020 and the resulting nationwide racial unrest, the equestrian community began buzzing with the...

15 Super Satisfying Horse Care Videos

Scrubbing mud off your horse or heaven forbid—body clipping—can be a chore. But there's definitely something deeply satisfying about unveiling your beautiful, perfect horse under all that mud and hair. When you can't get...

Judy Richter: Then and Now

BY ANN JAMIESON The Beginning Judy Richter's parents literally met on horseback. Philip Hofmann and Mary Kain were frequent guests at the Saddle & Sirloin in Kansas City, Missouri, "where the fast young crowd would go,"...