The Plaid Horse Celebrates Pride Month

Christopher Webb on Being a Gay Man in the Horse World

BY JESS CLAWSON The horse world, at least the English side of it, seems to have a lot more openly gay men involved than...

It’s Pride Month! What Does That Mean?

By Jess Clawson June means a lot of things in the horse world: Devon, Upperville, the end of the school year, the beginning of...

Dear USEF: You Have a Representation Problem

BY LYSSETTE WILLIAMS Every time I open a US Equestrian or In Stride magazine, I quickly scan it. I dog ear articles for later, note...

Queer Equestrian Voices: An Interview with Tatum Standley

BY JESS CLAWSON Throughout my career with horses, I’ve known dozens of farriers with bold personalities. They’ve spanned the range from homophobes that I've...

It’s National Coming Out Day: What Does That Mean, and Is It Problematic?

BY JESS CLAWSON Are you out amongst your friends at the barn or in your pony club or at home? Do you wish you were? How do you tell your...

Making the Horse World a Safe Space for LGBTQ Equestrians

AN INTERVIEW WITH JESS CLAWSON BY BLOG EDITOR LAUREN MAULDIN Even on the best days, horse shows can be difficult places. There’s the weather, the nerves, the chance your horse...

#weareorlando

In light of the recent tragedy in Orlando, the staff of the Plaid Horse extends our deepest sympathy to the victims of this horrific crime. We stand behind the...