Making an Equestrian Passion a Priority as an Amateur

Making an Equestrian Passion a Priority as an Amateur

Above photo: Michelle Durpetti and Lucca. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography. By Michelle Durpetti For the vast majority of amateur riders like myself, a riding helmet isn’t the only hat that we wear. In fact, on any given day I find myself donning four or five...

Big Duke and Single Gaze Dominate Melbourne Cup Top Picks

The 2017 Melbourne Cup is fast approaching, and punters and horseback racing fans are thrilled more than ever in this once-a-year event. Now that November 7 looms over the horizon, the favorites are starting to get noticed. Two of the top horses who are likely to make...
From Utah to Colorado and Utah; Irene Elise Powlick’s Journey

From Utah to Colorado and Utah; Irene Elise Powlick’s Journey

Above: Irene Elise Powlick and Carpe Diem Star at Region 6 ASPCA Maclay Regionals at the Colorado Horse Park. Photos by Captured Moment Photography. By Estelle Kraft, Media Chair If you’ve been following The Plaid Horse for the past few years or only the most recent...
Ella’s Story

Ella’s Story

Above: Ella and Romeo At The Plaid Horse, we are committed to giving young riders a platform to be heard and to develop their love of riding, writing and horsemanship. We hope that someday they will be voices for the betterment of our sport. Below is a lovely...
Piper Klemm Ph.D. Publisher’s Note- October/November 2017

Piper Klemm Ph.D. Publisher’s Note- October/November 2017

Find this article and more HERE inside TPH’s 2017 Equitation Issue  Six divisions ago, I wasn’t really sure I wanted to ride anymore. I have always loved this sport and always will, but my love is only somewhat related to saddle time. I love spending time with...
TPH Interns Thank Contributors

TPH Interns Thank Contributors

By Estelle Kraft, Irene Elise Powlick, Izzy Feinstein and Lauren Albert As Thanksgiving is near in America, and has recently passed in Canada, TPH interns would like to take a moment to express their thanks to some of the incredible women on The Plaid Horse team who...
2017 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge – October/November

2017 USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge – October/November

Find this crossword and the answers HERE inside TPH’s 2017 Equitation Issue You May Also Like: 2016 North American League West Coast Year-End Division Winners Announced Michelle Kervian: Jumping Up Top Junior Rider at Blenheim USHJA International Hunter Derby...
Amid Chaos and Flames, a Community Bands Together

Amid Chaos and Flames, a Community Bands Together

Above: Rescued horses at the Sonoma County Fairgrounds. Photo Courtesy of Annie Zurth. By Laura Owens The devastating fires in Northern California have been focus of national news since they began late on Sunday, October 8, fueled by dry conditions and high winds. ...
Steve & Lisa Hankin: UNDENIABLY ALL IN

Steve & Lisa Hankin: UNDENIABLY ALL IN

Find this article and more inside the 2017 Equitation Issue of TPH, HERE! Above photo: Lisa Hankin on Undeniable. Photo by Beth Taylor. By TPH Eidtor Sissy Wickes  Californians Steve and Lisa Hankin endured the rainy, cold conditions of September in Saugerties, New...
Five Reasons the Washington International Horse Show is a Must-See

Five Reasons the Washington International Horse Show is a Must-See

Find this article and more inside TPH’s 2017 Equitation Issue HERE  BY SARA COOK/JUMP MEDIA “The Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund is proud to support the Washington International Horse Show Equitation Finals,” said Lindsay Maxwell, a successful California-based...
Benefab®by Sore-No-More®: Bringing Eastern Medicine to Your Barn

Benefab®by Sore-No-More®: Bringing Eastern Medicine to Your Barn

Above photo: Kat Chrysostom, Owner and Designer of Benefab® by Sore No-More®. Read this article and more HERE inside the October/November 2017 Equitation Issue of TPH Benefab® by Sore-No-More® is a research-backed company that provides holistic healing products for...
Discovering the Past: Connecting With My Horse’s Breeder

Discovering the Past: Connecting With My Horse’s Breeder

Above: She’s The One (Cera 99) and Izzy Feinstein at the Monmouth at the Team Horse Show. Photo by Ric Shaffer Photography. By TPH Intern Izzy Feinstein Exactly 3 years ago, on September 24, the ownership of She’s The One, affectionately known as CeeCee, was...
PayMyBraider.com is the Future

PayMyBraider.com is the Future

Read this article and more inside the October/November 2017 Equitation Issue of TPH HERE  BY TPH EDITOR SISSY WICKES Parents, you left the house and forgot to bring a check for the braider. Juniors, your braiding bill is the only one left taped to the tack room wall....
TPH REVIEW: Horseware Ladies Competition Jacket

TPH REVIEW: Horseware Ladies Competition Jacket

By TPH Web Director Betsy Kelley | Photos by Jennie Condon Sometimes I wonder at what point I turned in to one of those old ladies, telling young whippersnappers that they don’t know about REAL showing because they never had to sweat through and entire show day in a...
Eight Excellent Essentials for Excelling in the Equitation

Eight Excellent Essentials for Excelling in the Equitation

Above: A rider searches for her next fence while in the air. Photo by Full Gallop Captures. By TPH Intern Lauren Aubert  If you can believe it, I love equitation even more than alliteration. The equitation, or simply “the eq” is a beautiful thing to watch, with...
A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

Read about a young working student during a typical horse show day. By TPH Intern Tori Weed It’s 5:00 a.m. and my alarm clock goes off one more time as I urge my sore and crackling body out of bed. My tired feet hit the floor and I bend and stretch in all the weirdest...
The Struggles of Being a Short Rider

The Struggles of Being a Short Rider

Above: Meg Carlson (5’1”) perfectly exhibits the shorty struggle while grooming Lord (18.2hh). By TPH Brand Ambassador Callie Hildenbrand When working with horses, it definitely helps to be tall. For those of us who aren’t so vertically gifted, doing everyday tasks...
The Road From Reservation to Pony Finals

The Road From Reservation to Pony Finals

Above photo: Jordan Gibbs and Party Time in their Small Pony Hunter over fences round at Pony Finals 2017. By TPH Intern Tori Weed If you were at the 2017 USEF Pony Finals, you may have seen a flashy small pony with a young rider named Jordan Gibbs. This pony, with...
Tips on Tack Trunk Organization

Tips on Tack Trunk Organization

Above: Whiteboards and a cork board help keep notes and photos organized inside your tack trunk. Photo by Ashley Shaw. By TPH Intern Ashley Shaw I received my tack trunk as a Christmas present five or six years ago, ecstatic to have a place to keep all my equestrian...

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