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Webb Wins 1.35m Open Jumper Stake at Lexington Spring Premier

Christina Webb of Bahama, North Carolina piloted Fox View Farm’s FVF Sailor Man to the win in yesterday's $1,500 1.35 m Open Jumper Stake after posting double clear rounds in a second round time of 38.701...

Birthday Blue for Susan Lyman and All in One at Lexington Spring Premier

It was a very happy birthday for Susan Lyman of Middleburg, Virginia who rode Nancy Milburn’s All In One to the blue in the High Performance Hunter 4’ class yesterday at the Lexington Spring Premiere.“I haven’t...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Vaulting Team Short List Athletes for 2021 FEI Vaulting World...

US Equestrian has announced the athletes nominated to the U.S. Vaulting Team Short List ahead of the 2021 FEI Vaulting World Championships for Juniors to be held from July 28 – August 1, 2021,...

2021 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event 5* Stadium Jumping Photo Gallery

PHOTO © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY It was an exciting end to this year's Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day 5* Event. Although the stands were empty, the competition was fierce with Oliver Townend and Ballaghmor Class taking...

What Gear Do You Need for Horse Riding?

It’s no secret that equestrianism is an expensive sport. In fact, it’s probably one of the reasons people refuse to try it out in the first place. Fortunately for beginners, the high cost of...

Building a Safety Net in Sports Betting

Gambling is an ancient game. The interesting part of this game is that almost anything in our daily lives can contribute as a wager for gambling purposes. For example, how many grains of rice...

Horse Arthritis and the Healing Power of CBD

Horse racing with its beauty and glamour is a primeval sport dating back to 4500 BC. Through diligence, tolerance and hard work the game currently takes a leading position among world famous competitions. The...

Sweet Briar College Celebrates 100 Years of Equestrian Excellence

By Savannah MannesPhotos by Cassie Foster Evans, Sweet Briar College Looking for a proven pathway to turn your equestrian passion into a profession? Sweet Briar College has been helping riders become leading women for more...

EEI Responds to Logistics Involved in Running Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day

In response to the "8 Things I Don't Understand About USEF" Op-Ed, The Plaid Horse was sent the following clarification from Lee Carter, Executive Director of Equestrian Events, Inc regarding the Land Rover Kentucky...

US Equestrian Announces U.S. Dressage Team Short List for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

US Equestrian has announced the 12 athletes who have been selected to the U.S. Dressage Olympic Short List. The total of 15 athlete/horse combinations are in consideration for the three team spots and the...

Maryland Hunt Cup: Vintage Vinnie in Record-Setting Performance

By NSA Move over, Secretariat. Armata Stables' Vintage Vinnie, fresh off a victory in the My Lady's Manor Stakes, set a course record (8:22 3/5 for the four miles) and cruised to victory by 112...

Alltech ONE Ideas Conference Announces Keynote Line-up to Explore the Power of Science, Sustainability...

Alltech has announced the keynote speaker line-up to be featured at the Alltech ONE Ideas Conference (ONE), a virtual event that will be held on May 25–27, 2021. Streaming keynote and on-demand presentations will be...

Queen‘s Cup Recap: “Cookie” Takes the Cake and a Milestone Win

By Tod Marks Brianbakescookies, who in a productive seven-year career on the flat and over jumps has racked up earnings of more than $200,000, secured his first stakes win on Saturday when he captured the...

Wager to Win: How to Bet on the Kentucky Derby Horse Race 2021

It's time to dust off those fancy caps because the Kentucky Derby is just around the corner. It's the biggest and arguably the fastest horse race of the year. It's known as the "Fastest...
Plaidcast Episode 226A Jennnifer Burger

Plaidcast 226A: Jennifer Burger by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

LISTEN NOW To listen to the Plaidcast, you can use the player below, the Horse Radio Network iOS App, Android App, Stitcher, Spotify, iTunes, Google Play Music, or your other favorite podcasting app! Piper and Michael...

8 Things I Don’t Understand about USEF

BY PIPER KLEMM, PH.D I don’t hate USEF, but I don’t understand it either. This week, I’ve been looking at the organization through the lens of game theory when it comes to cancelling the Devon...

It’s In the Details: The Quarter Marks of Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event

PHOTOS © HEATHER N. PHOTOGRAPHY Turnout is about a lot more than looking pretty for a horse show, and eventers know that more than most disciplines. From elaborate jog outfits to color-coordinated cross country gear,...
Plaidcast Episode 227A Roby Roberts WEC

More and More Games: A Post Mortem on USEF and WEC

BY PIPER KLEMM, PH.D Yesterday, we looked at the 2021 Devon Horse Show cancellation through the lens of game theory. But that hasn’t been the only game played this year. Today, let’s use game theory...

WIHS 2021 to Return to Tryon

The 63rd annual Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) presented by MARS EquestrianTM will be held Oct. 26-31, 2021, at Tryon International Equestrian Center (TIEC), in Mill Spring, N.C., featuring the $215,000 Longines FEI Jumping World...

Duralock Launches North America Office in Kentucky

Duralock, the world’s leading supplier of PVCu fencing, today announces the launch of Duralock North America, LLC. From its headquarters in Louisville, Kentucky, Duralock North America will provide the US and Canadian equestrian, sports...

NAL Rankings Taking Shape as Winter Show Circuits Come to a Close

With the close of the winter circuits, riders are now looking ahead to the spring shows to earn more North American League (NAL) points in order to gain spots in the 2021 NAL Finals this fall. By...

Meet Ema Klugman, Kentucky Three Day Event’s Highest Placed Young Rider

BY HEATHER FRENCH The Landrover Kentucky Three Day Event is the only 5* event in the U.S. and one of only six such events in the world. Even though spectators weren’t allowed this year due...