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TPH Review: ChuckUms Wraps

BY JESS CLAWSON I live in my barn—literally—and manage the six horses who live in it with me. It’s a great life, but comes with a lot of responsibility....

Laura Hite: The Amateur Winning in the Grand Prix Jumpers

BY JESS CLAWSON Laura Hite has not spent her entire life planning to ride in the Grand Prix ring. Like many amateurs, she grew up riding in hunters and...

Sloan Elmassian Forges Her Own Path

BY JESS CLAWSON In most professional sports, the way from high school to college to the pros is clear. It’s a rare phenomenon to skip a step. But in...

Bethany P Photography is Telling Your Story

By Jess Clawson, Ph.D. Good photography tells a story, and Bethany P Photography is committed to showcasing the bonds between humans and horses in a beautiful way. Bethany Pastorial’s...

Camp Hobbit Hill: The Riding Camp of Your Dreams

By Jess Clawson A sleep away camp with horses, art, leadership building activities, and all sorts of adventures might sound like it’s straight out of Show Strides or The...

Pony Suds is More Than Tack Soap

By Jess Clawson Tiny kids are common at horse shows running around with their friends in cute bows and garter straps with adorable ponies. But there is one five...

TPH Review: SaddleMattress

BY JESS CLAWSON A few months ago after noticing that my thoroughbred wasn’t using his back as well as he normally does, I asked my saddle fitter to come...

Good & Bad Signs When Looking for Trainers

BY JESS CLAWSON One of the benefits of living in the heart of the east coast horse country is that there is no shortage of trainers in the vicinity....

The Future of Equestrian Money Management

By Jess Clawson Equestrian sports have seen tremendous evolution over the past two decades. From drastic improvements in veterinary technology to a whole host of new divisions at the...

Farmington Polo Club is On the Rise

By Jess Clawson Comeback stories are popular for a reason: they’re compelling, inspiring, and hopeful. We love to see someone beat the odds in a display of resilience. The...

The Tack Box is More than a Tack Store

BY JESS CLAWSON Even as a kid growing up in Indiana, I knew that Middleburg, Virginia was the place to be for horses. I dreamed of someday visiting this...

For Successful Equestrian New Year’s Resolutions, Start Now

BY JESS CLAWSON While non-riders across America are gearing up to go to the gym every day and eating more salads in the start of 2020, equestrians likely have...

Your Favorite Horse Based on Your Zodiac Sign

BY JESS CLAWSON Sure, there are a lot of factors that influence the kind of horse we end up with, but maybe it’s also written in the stars?

R.J. Classics: Bringing Tradition and Innovation to Every Rider

BY JESS CLAWSON Tradition and innovation are both prized values in equestrian sports. Some may feel they are in opposition with each other, but R.J. Classics has married these...

Kym Smith Has Developed Into Her Own Role Model

BY JESS CLAWSON Kym Smith has created a name for herself in the hunter world. She took on the title sponsorship of the Kym K. Smith/USHJA Young Hunter Pony...

Horses in Hawaii: A Conversation with Trainer Amy Quinlan

By Jess Clawson Most US equestrians live and ride on the mainland which encompasses quite a bit of regional diversity in the sport, but people ride and compete in...

Breese Pin Bands: Customizable Options for Medical ID Bracelets and More

BY JESS CLAWSON I love eventing for many reasons: the cross-disciplinary elements that compel us to make our horses both fit and rideable; the exciting nature of cross country;...

Springtime Supplements: 40 Years of Making a Difference in Health

BY JESS CLAWSON The secret to a business that has lasted decades in the horse world is consistent quality. Look around at other brands that have become institutions in...

Blackhound Equestrian Shows Why Sometimes Professionals Are Better Together

BY JESS CLAWSON Making it as a professional in the horse world can be challenging… that’s perhaps an understatement.  The isolation, long hours, even longer list...

Oaklyn Tack Leads the Way to a Sustainable Future with Fleece Girths Made of...

BY JESS CLAWSON Emily Barrett and her twin sister, Laura Santomauro, learned to appreciate horses and nature together. Although their professional paths took different directions, they have merged their...

Bringing Dream Horses to Life: Terri Crowley Art

BY JESS CLAWSON A true, equestrian heart inspires the horses in Terri Crowley’s art. Her favorite piece, “Mane Gone Wild,” features a Spanish-type horse that came to her in...

ES Equine Photography: Capturing Memories for a Lifetime

BY JESS CLAWSON No matter what level you ride at or what ring you compete in, all equestrians love photos of our horses. We especially value those perfectly composed,...