Just a blip or the beginning of the end for Arrogate?

Just a blip or the beginning of the end for Arrogate?

The word Arrogate means ‘to take or claim something without justification’, and whilst 2016’s American Champion Three-Year-Old and World’s Best Racehorse has certainly taken and claimed plenty of scalps and prizes over the past three years, it would be hard to argue...
A PONY FINALS PRIMER

A PONY FINALS PRIMER

Read this article and more all inside in the 2017 Pony Issue of TPH HERE  By Barbara Stone Halpern | Photos by SHAWN MCMILLEN PHOTOGRAPHY “The harder you work, the luckier you get,” is Cari Gleeson’s favorite saying. Gleeson is headed to USEF Pony Finals with four of...
Conquering Performance Anxiety

Conquering Performance Anxiety

Find this article and more inside the 2017 Pony Issue of TPH by CLICKING HERE! BY ELENA PEREA MD, PHOTO BY AMY CORETZ So you’re sitting at the in-gate, ready for your round. Your stomach is turning, you’re sweating, your heart is coming out of your chest, and suddenly...
Jersey Boy Retires From Competition

Jersey Boy Retires From Competition

By TPH Intern Irene Elise Powlick SBS Farms Inc.and Susie Schoellkopf announced the retirement of famed International Hunter Derby horse, Jersey Boy. The 15-year-old Hanoverian gelding will be retired to Stacy Sandbothe’s Tennessee farm, where he will live out the...
Dreamers & Schemers Socks

Dreamers & Schemers Socks

By Mackenzie Shuman   Whether you’ve seen them around the showgrounds or on the Internet, Dreamers & Schemers Socks are an impressive sight. The fun, funky, and out-of-the-ordinary socks come in all kinds of designs and colors. From classic plaid to Ice Cream...
TPH Review: ACE Equestrian Belts

TPH Review: ACE Equestrian Belts

By Liz Davoll She ACE’d it. New belts on the scene! The Plaid Horse got their hands on the latest accessory to hit the show circuit this week and we’re impressed. At an unbeatable price of $40, ACE belts are getting two thumbs up from team TPH. Currently offered in 4...
This Year’s Top Five Pony Finals Accessories

This Year’s Top Five Pony Finals Accessories

By TPH Intern Annie Birmingham   Pony Finals has begun! And of course, the most adorable horse show in the country needs to have the most adorable accessories! Here is your guide to this year’s top five Pony Finals accessories.   Dreamers and Schemers Pony...
TPH Review: Rambo Micklem Competition Bridle

TPH Review: Rambo Micklem Competition Bridle

By TPH Web Director Betsy Kelley Perhaps one of my favorite parts of a horse show is standing by the rail and eyeing everyone’s tack. It’s my version of a red carpet fashion show, and one of the best ways to see new gear and brands in action. It’s also a fast way to...
The Ramp of Tears

The Ramp of Tears

By Intern Jordan Cobb   One thought ran through my mind again and again earlier this week when I was competing at Junior Hunter Finals East: I am so glad this isn’t Pony Finals. However, I wasn’t quite sure I should be writing off my four years at Pony Finals and...
DIY Pony Rein Bracelet

DIY Pony Rein Bracelet

By Intern Vyla Carter Inspired by a bracelet from a special place in my heart, a rein bracelet is a quick and easy DIY that is a different type of fashion statement and a keepsake or memory of a favorite horse or pony. We all have broken or unusable reins just sitting...
The Pros of Ponies

The Pros of Ponies

Photo: Jaden Porter and Farmore State of the Art competing at Pony Finals. Photo courtesy of Shawn McMillen. By Intern Ashley Shaw The words “the pony ring” can stimulate a variety of thoughts and emotions for pony rider graduates: cringes and laughter at past...
Building a Legacy at Forget Me Not Farm

Building a Legacy at Forget Me Not Farm

By Intern Jordan Cobb   Three years ago, Stefanie Mazer decided to gamble on a beautiful chestnut pony standing in the cross ties. Today, that same pony boasts a championship at Devon, a win at Washington International, and countless championships at WEF.  ...
Past Winners Return to Pony Finals

Past Winners Return to Pony Finals

By Intern Izzy Feinstein   With USEF Pony Finals quickly approaching, young riders and their ponies have begun preparing to travel to The Kentucky Horse Park to show in one of the most  most prestigious competitions in the country. For some riders, it is their...
Saratoga Race Track Dress Code

Saratoga Race Track Dress Code

Dressing for Saratoga and other race tracks For over a hundred years, the race track has been a place for elegance, style and high society. In the early days, it was all top hats and fur stoles. Today’s fashions are more relaxed, with women choosing mid-length frocks...
Quality Wins the Game: Breaking Down the Pony Model

Quality Wins the Game: Breaking Down the Pony Model

By Intern Lauren Aubert   At many horse shows, a  class where the ring is filled with ponies shown in-hand by their riders is often seen before the first jumping class of each division. This is known as the pony model, commonly referred to as “the model” among...
Meet Team Stoney Fields!

Meet Team Stoney Fields!

By TPH Brand Ambassador Eden Pessin If you show ponies on the Ontario A circuit, you’ve heard of Stoney Fields Farm.  Their ponies are always at the top of the jog and their riders are adorable and polished. I interviewed Francesca Mulligan, who has been running their...
About Straight Bets in Horserace Betting

About Straight Bets in Horserace Betting

Keen on betting on ponies? Well, there are 2 basic bet types you can indulge in: straight bets and exotic bets. For anyone who is starting out with horserace betting, it is highly recommended to stick to the straight bets. They’re simple and don’t cost much. All you...
Get to Know the Klemm Ponies

Get to Know the Klemm Ponies

By Intern Izzy Feinstein   At horse shows all across the country, beautifully turned out and perfectly trained ponies enter the show ring with their pint-sized riders. As parents and trainers watch nervously, a “mom” to some of the circuit’s most renowned ponies...

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