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Daniel Stewart’s Equestrian Athlete Camp, Part 1: Beyond Hips, Heels, and Hands

BY TPH TEAM Last week I found myself driving into the Adirondacks to the Olympic Training Center in Lake Placid, site of Daniel Stewart’s Equestrian Athlete Camp. With my fingers clenched on the steering wheel...

Growing with Horses: A Conversation with Kristen Hamel

by TPH TEAM Kristen Hamel is the owner of Sunset View Farms, a horse show parent, founder of the Hamel Scholarship and the Hamel National Horse Show 3’3” Medal. We caught up with her to...

Old Seoul Equestrian: A Passion for the Grassroots Meets Excellence in Horsemanship

BY TPH TEAM Courtney Hayden-Fromm didn’t necessarily envision that her entire professional life would involve horses, but as the owner of Old Seoul Equestrian, horses are beyond even a job: her family life is wrapped...

Handling Barn Drama: Protecting Your Happy Place

BY TPH TEAM Barn drama is as prominent as barns themselves. It happens everywhere… even if you’re the only boarder. “Did you hear what so-and-so did?” I say to my horses as they kick their...

Faces of Pin Oak: Matt Cyphert

BY TPH TEAM Matt Cyphert didn’t grow up in a horse family. His family didn’t push him into riding. He hasn’t been riding since he was a toddler. But he found his gift. Matt’s aunt owned...

Faces of Pin Oak: Daniel Bedoya

BY TPH TEAM Daniel Bedoya was taught to respect and value horses from the start. Growing up in La Paz, Bolivia, his father, Daniel Bedoya Sr., won seven national jumper championships in Bolivia. But even...

Faces of Pin Oak: Natalee Newton Haggan

BY TPH TEAM Natalee Haggan’s parents promised her a horse of her own when she was eight years old, provided she stuck with the riding lessons she begged for. She showed her dedication early, always...

Faces of Pin Oak: Briley Koerner

BY TPH TEAM Briley Koerner believes in the importance of connection—both with horses and people. She started riding at six years old, and still thinks of her first trainer, Kim Cox of Tally Ho Farm,...

Faces of Pin Oak: Frankie Owens

BY TPH TEAM Frankie Owens was almost born in the saddle. His parents, Candie and Frank, were established professionals in the industry by the time he and his sister, Whitney, were born. Frankie was legged...

Touch of Class: Show Jumping’s Great Thoroughbred Mare

BY TPH STAFF The hallways of the hunter/jumper sport are lined with champions, and one of the greatest on the wall is the Thoroughbred mare, Touch of Class. Touch of Class (1973-2001) was everything she wasn’t...

Navigating the Horse Show World as a Native American Woman with Pearl Running Deer

BY TPH TEAM Pearl Running Deer knew from a young age that she wanted to make it in the horse showing world, but that the path might not be easy for an indigenous woman in Atlantic...

When Anxiety Comes to the Barn

BY TPH TEAM Many of us see the barn as our happy, safe, away-from-real-life-problems place. But what happens if you don’t experience relief or euphoria when you go to the barn? What if, instead,...

Shedding Season Survival: Get Your Horse’s Gleaming Coat Back

BY TPH TEAM It’s almost spring. Like I promised, winter doesn’t last forever. I can tell that winter really is ending, because all of my fuzzy yaks are just beginning the process of turning back into...

Get Excited About the New Secretariat Memorial in Lexington

BY TPH TEAM Three of my very favorite things are horses, art, and history. When they combine into an astonishing tribute into one of the greatest horses who has ever lived, it’s a new level of...

Should We Be Using Bisphosphonates for Horse Soundness Maintenance?

BY TPH TEAM As equestrians, we care a lot about our horses’ well-being and soundness. Chronic lameness in any competitive or pleasure riding horse can be devastating. We can spend an awful lot of money on...

Tail Whitening Hacks

BY TPH TEAM If you live in Virginia (where it’s been muddy for 12 months straight!) and your horse has a significant amount of white in its tail, you learn to become good at tail...

Queer Equestrian Voices: An Interview with Tatum Standley

BY TPH TEAM Throughout my career with horses, I’ve known dozens of farriers with bold personalities. They’ve spanned the range from homophobes that I've ceased to involve with my horses' care, to the most wonderful...

What Eventers Can Learn From Hunters

BY TPH TEAM I’ve been riding since I was four years old, and almost all of that time has been in eventing programs. I missed the pony hunter world entirely. Though I love the jumpers...

Avoiding Cultural Appropriation for Your Horse Halloween Costumes

BY TPH TEAM Halloween is my favorite holiday. I love it with every earnest bone in my early-millennial body. I am that person who decorates my house with all sorts of Halloween-associated kitsch. My dad...

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

BY TPH TEAM 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 story? When we think of queer...

Toxic Trainer Relationships: What to Watch Out For When Finding the Best For You...

BY TPH TEAM A toxic trainer can kill someone’s love of riding faster than just about anything. From verbal to sexual abuse to simply playing favorites, trainers who are negative influences in our lives do...