How an International Hunter Derby Works

How an International Hunter Derby Works

By Intern Vyla Carter From the jog to how the courses must be set up, there is much more that goes into a USHJA International Hunter Derby than what a spectator sees. To further understand the International Hunter Derby, here is a list of everything that goes into one...
12 Apps the TPH Interns Can’t Get Enough Of

12 Apps the TPH Interns Can’t Get Enough Of

It’s no doubt that today’s Millennials are more tech-savvy than any generation before. And while some might argue that the younger generations’ love of their smartphone devices might reach obsessive levels, it’s hard not to be amazed by all...
Get Fit and Stay Fit – Exercises for Equestrians

Get Fit and Stay Fit – Exercises for Equestrians

By Intern Izzy Feinstein   Just as you perform exercises with your horse such as grid exercises and trot poles to help them build up their strength, it is just as important to build up your own strength and stamina by exercising in and out of the saddle! Here are...
Under Saddles Are Here to Stay

Under Saddles Are Here to Stay

By Intern Ashley Shaw   Under Saddles are a traditional part of hunter divisions. We’ve all sat in the bleachers, following the beautiful movers and discussing with friends who the winner will be. And we have all fought for a place away from the pack, mustering...
PONY FINALS 2016: Stefanie Mazer Knows

PONY FINALS 2016: Stefanie Mazer Knows

See more from Stefanie Mazer in the 2016 Pony Issue HERE! BY TPH Editor SISSY WICKES Stefanie Mazer’s Forget Me Not Farm is every pony-crazy child’s dream. The driveway is lined with small paddocks and clean, white fencing. Ponies of all shapes, colors, and sizes...
5 Things We Love About Balmoral Park

5 Things We Love About Balmoral Park

Photos and Article By Mackenzie Shuman 1. The History – The history is no doubt one of the coolest things about this iconic horse park. With its roots in horse racing dating back to 1926, remodelling efforts showcase the relics of the park. From the iconic...
Sandy Ferrell Finally Captures Another Devon Blue

Sandy Ferrell Finally Captures Another Devon Blue

By Intern Irene Elise Powlick It had been nearly a decade since Sandy Ferrell had taken the long walk to the far end of the Dixon Oval to receive a tricolor. While waiting for the presenters to line up, she couldn’t help but throw in a few dance moves to celebrate her...
Why You Need to Control Your Emotions While Competing

Why You Need to Control Your Emotions While Competing

By Intern Sammie Duray Emotions, horse shows are packed with emotions; from happiness and anticipation, to disappointment and fear. Think of it, some of the day we’re spending time with our friends, eating, laughing, talking. When we start competing, how emotions can...
How to Beat the Heat This Summer

How to Beat the Heat This Summer

By Intern Izzy Feinstein   Whether you are at a horse show or on a trail ride, it is important to be aware about the heat and humidity this summer. Here are some tips to help you beat the summer heat so it does not prevent you from riding your horse or pony!...
Pumpkin Pony Poptarts DIY

Pumpkin Pony Poptarts DIY

By Intern Vyla Carter Want Instagram worthy horse treats without paying too much? Then this is the DIY for you! This sweet treat will have your horse begging for more. With only a few ingredients, pony poptarts are simple and cheap to make. Grab the ingredients and...
TPH Review: Total Saddle Fit Shoulder Relief Girth

TPH Review: Total Saddle Fit Shoulder Relief Girth

By TPH Web Director Betsy Kelley | Above photo by Allison Wallace/Platinum Images Ergonomic girths; does my horse need one? Are they just a fad, or are they the newest innovation in equine comfort? This has been a common question as Total Saddle Fit becomes a...
TPH Celebrates Publisher Piper Klemm’s Wedding!

TPH Celebrates Publisher Piper Klemm’s Wedding!

Photos © Byron Roe Photography Team TPH spent this past weekend celebrating the marriage of our fabulous Publisher, Piper Klemm, Ph.D. Enjoy your sneak peek into the intimate (and snowy!)  June ceremony at Timberline Lodge in Mt. Hood, Oregon. Can’t get enough?...
Sapphire Riding Academy is Doug Boyd’s Comeback

Sapphire Riding Academy is Doug Boyd’s Comeback

Read more from the 2016 Young Horse Issue by CLICKING HERE!  PHOTOS ANDREW RYBACK PHOTOGRAPHY You’ve heard it said that there’s no place like home. In Doug Boyd’s case, that has rung true since he relocated back to his native Chicago. The homecoming became ever the...
Sanchez Steals the Show

Sanchez Steals the Show

By Mackenzie Shuman Saturday’s grand opening at Balmoral Park in Crete, Illinois, was a day of fabulous family fun and exciting equestrian events. HITS Chicago presented the Showplace Spring Spectacular, culminating in the $50,000 Purina Grand Prix and $2,500 GhoDho...
Family Fun at the Vermont Summer Festival

Family Fun at the Vermont Summer Festival

Left to right: Patty Foster with her daughter, Ashley, and sister, Marylisa Leffler, during a busy day of riding at the Vermont Summer Festival. Photo by Jump Media. By Lindsay Brock/Jump Media For most families, when the final bell sounds indicating the end of...
Fashion Flash: Riders Boutique

Fashion Flash: Riders Boutique

By Mackenzie Shuman When a rider goes shopping at a horse show, they are usually looking for functional, performance-based, attractive clothing or gear. Riders Boutique offers an array of unique options. Riders Boutique look specifically for brands that are uncommon...
What I Learned On the A-Circuit

What I Learned On the A-Circuit

Photo by Deb Dawson Photography By Intern Lauren Aubert You are gliding down an open road, over bumps, potholes, gravel; your nerves are bubbling inside of you like boiling water, ready to explode out into the open air. Each twist and hairpin turn brings you closer to...
A Thank You Note To My First Pony

A Thank You Note To My First Pony

By Intern Grace Salmon Thank you, to my very first pony, who helped me fall in love with this sport. Thank you for teaching me what horsemanship was and for being the one who allowed me to learn what it took to take care of my equine partner. Thank you for sticking...
Gitsie’s Specialty Coffee

Gitsie’s Specialty Coffee

By Mackenzie Shuman If you’ve shown at either HITS Ocala or Summer in the Rockies, the name Gitsie’s Specialty Coffee makes your mouth water. Their scrumptious sweets, splendid coffees and drinks, and delicious snacks are a crowd favorite at both locations. When...

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