Bridging the Gap: Emergence of the 3’3 Equitation

Bridging the Gap: Emergence of the 3’3 Equitation

BY INTERN LAUREN AUBERT In the midst of the medal finals madness, horse shows offer competition for graduates of the 3’ height but also those who are not quite ready to move up to 3’6. As many 3’ and 3’6 riders are preparing for their respective equitation finals...
TPH Review: RJ Classics Grey Label Breeches

TPH Review: RJ Classics Grey Label Breeches

By TPH Web Director Betsy Kelley Beige breeches, as far as the eye can see… Beige breeches, but not a single pair for me. I have spent a good chunk of the past year trying to find a pair of show breeches that I am happy with. It always seems like they either fit...
Most Memorable Ribbon

Most Memorable Ribbon

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM We’ve all heard it before and we’ll hear it again- riding is not just about the ribbons. While this may be true, there is an immense amount of pride in hanging up your winnings after a long day at the show. Here are some of team TPH’s most...
TPH Intern New Year’s Resolutions

TPH Intern New Year’s Resolutions

It’s the time of year again where everyone sets their New Year’s Resolutions so they have something to work for in 2018. All The Plaid Horse interns have worked hard last year, and have come up with a goal to help further advance their riding. Today, each Intern made...
Equitation Matters

Equitation Matters

BY ELIZABETH ONESS “A bent spine is the enemy of self-realization.” –– Paramahansa Yogananda Years ago, after a long break from riding, I was looking for a new trainer. I had a lesson with a hunter/jumper rider who told me, “You’re an adult––you don’t have to sit up.”...
“Private Treaty”: Scam or Savvy Seller?

“Private Treaty”: Scam or Savvy Seller?

BY AVERILL PESSIN FOR EPONA EXCHANGE One of the most hotly-debated topics we see online related to horse sales, is the notion of “Private Treaty”, where a seller or agent does not publicly divulge the sale price of a horse. Potential buyers frequently grumble that...
Early Morning Horse Show Survival Guide

Early Morning Horse Show Survival Guide

BY INTERN ASHLEY SHAW Early horse show mornings can be chaos, especially when your coffee hasn’t kicked in yet. It can be difficult to keep timely and organized when the sun isn’t even in the sky, and the last thing you want right before you show is a bad case of...
TPH Review: WikSmart Cooler

TPH Review: WikSmart Cooler

By TPH Web Director Betsy Kelley It’s not the frozen toes, hands, or ground. It’s not even the seemingly eternal darkness that begins at 4 PM. The part about winter riding that absolutely kills me is trying to dry out my mare after a long ride. Since we don’t show in...
5 Game Changing Body Clipping Tips from a Professional Groom!

5 Game Changing Body Clipping Tips from a Professional Groom!

I can’t wait to body clip today… said no person ever! But with professional groom Amanda Geerlinks’ body clipping tips, this chore is sure to go off much smoother than ever before.  BY AMANDA GEERLINKS Body clipping. A necessary evil for any show...
It’s Not as Easy as It Sounds

It’s Not as Easy as It Sounds

By TPH Editor Sissy Wickes They are the voices in our head, the sound track of our horse show lives, the narrators of the day. Every horse show grounds has one thing in common: the announcer. They sound the beginning of the day with a familiar, “Good morning, and...
And Then It Rained…

And Then It Rained…

Above: Greg Best and Gem Twist. By Timothy Wickes Maybe one out of ten 8th grade creative writing papers starts with, “It was a dark and stormy night,” and that over-used opening perfectly describes May 26, 1992 at the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair. A steady rain...
The Supreme Court Deliberates over Sports Gambling

The Supreme Court Deliberates over Sports Gambling

Across the world people are able to bet on sports from Horse Racing to Football to sports as obscure as Kabaddi from their couch. All you need to bet nowadays is the phone in your pocket and an app downloaded from Google Play or the App Store. It is possible to place...
Three inventions which changed the way we bet on Horse Racing

Three inventions which changed the way we bet on Horse Racing

Remember the old days of betting? The days when you would have to traipse down to a dank and dingy shop that sucked the life out of you as soon walked in. Remember having to pick up a piece of indecipherable paper and use a tiny little pencil or a pen which never...
TPH Review: George H Morris Collection

TPH Review: George H Morris Collection

BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM If the hunter/jumper world were a monarchy, our king would undoubtedly be George Morris. Under his tutelage of hard work and dedication to the sport, I (like many!) have spent countless laps trotting around trying to ride in the way he would...
New Year, New Snacks: Healthy Snacks for the Busy Equestrian

New Year, New Snacks: Healthy Snacks for the Busy Equestrian

BY TPH AMBASSADOR EDEN PESSIN A lot of people make New Year’s resolutions to eat healthier. For equestrians, finding good snacks that are portable enough to be crammed in a backpack, but are also delicious and reasonably healthy, is a non-stop search. Here are some of...
My Longest Fall: Moving Forward After a Traumatic Brain Injury

My Longest Fall: Moving Forward After a Traumatic Brain Injury

BY AMBASSADOR JULIA FISCHER Nearly all of us have fallen off a horse. The average fall usually consists of dusting ourselves off, and hopping back on. However, there is always the exceptional fall that leaves us unable to get right back up – a longer fall. A fall...

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