TPH Education Hub: The Equestrian Student-Athlete’s Resource

Dual Enrolled

A Short Film by Piper Klemm, Catie Staszak, and Tori Sheehan

Dual Enrolled is a short documentary on the demands and commitment that is required of equestrian student-athletes. Presented by The Plaid Horse, Catie Staszak Media, Inc. and Victoria Sheehan Productions, the film follows Emma BlumenkrantzCristian HackerNatalie Jayne and Campbell Hudkins, along with coaches Lynn Jayne and TJ O’Mara as they navigate the competitive winter show season in Wellington, FL.

Each individual is at a different place in their academic and riding careers: Some attend brick and mortar school, while others take courses online or are engaged in a hybrid model; some are new to the juggle, while others have seen their work rewarded with recruitment to a Division 1 college program. Each, however, has made success in their sport possible through a unique commitment that extends far behind the few minutes seen on center stage in the show ring.

There is more than one kind of education. Get to know Emma BlumenkrantzCristian HackerNatalie Jayne and Campbell Hudkins, along with coaches Lynn Jayne and TJ O’Mara, in Dual Enrolled.

Applications Now Open for the 2023 Andrew Ryback Photography Scholarship, Deadline 3/31! Click here for more information and to apply.

Lynchburg Hornets were crowned the 2022 NCEA Single Discipline National Champions. Credit: Courtesy of Andrew Rybeck Photography

Want to know what it’s really like to ride for a collegiate team? Interested to find out whether your competitive ambitions, educational goals, and dream of attending a big university can all happen in real life? Eager to learn the best ways to catch the eye of the biggest competitive programs? The Plaid Horse is bringing all of these resources to one place for student-athletes, parents, and coaches.

Riders, connect with one another over in The Plaid Horse’s exclusive College Equestrian Facebook group.

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Aspiring Collegiate Riders

Check out the riders making a big splash, and well on their way to becoming the next D1 collegiate superstars. Student-athletes are organized by graduation year.

Riders: Interested in being featured on the Aspiring Collegiate Riders list? Click here to fill out the registration form.

Coaches: If you are a coach and would like to request any contact information, please email with your request. 

American Equestrian School

American Equestrian School: The School for Serious Equestrians

AES is now enrolling students seeking an elite private school experience that allows them to balance their academics with the ability to pursue ambitions outside of the classroom. The AES program is the first of its kind to link a world-class Hybrid Private School tailored to students’ passion for the equestrian world.  AES is now enrolling students grades 6-12 for Fall 2022. Find out how to enroll here.

Balmoral Central

Bring the excellence and expertise of Balmoral to your equestrian dream from anywhere in the world. Balmoral Central is an opportunity to access the training, exposure, connections and champion mindset of Balmoral remotely. Enrollment in the program is open now!

The Education Issue Dec 2021/Jan 2022

Scholarship Opportunities

The Education Issue Dec 2020

The Library

From school profiles and advice from successful alumni to stories about a day in the life on a team, check out all of the past issue content from The Plaid Horse.



The Fall Fashion Issue Sept 2020

How Do Medal Final Winners Ride?
Recommended Listen: AES Presents Champion Speaker Series

College Advisors

The Education Issue Dec 2019/Jan 2020

School Profiles

Find out about some of the best riding programs in the country, featured in The Plaid Horse. From coast to coast, private and public, large and small, the schools featured here are diverse, but all are home to top notch equestrian programs.

Collegiate Level Teams

The Education Issue Dec 2018/Jan 2019

High School Level Teams

Middle School and Youth Level Teams

  • AEL
  • Pony Club


The Education Issue Dec 2017/Jan 2018


Find out who came home with the tricolors this weekend, who is headed for finals this year, and who is this year’s team to beat. Cheer on your alma mater or follow your favorite rider on The Plaid Horse’s Results page.

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