Letters to the Editor: DD Matz responds

Letters to the Editor: DD Matz responds

Earlier this week, Editor in Chief Sissy Wickes wrote about the fall of Jimmy Williams and the #metoo movement within the equestrian world. D.D. Matz, mother of Lucy, Alex, Robert, and Arthur Matz and wife of Olympian Michael Matz, has been in the top levels...
5 Equestrian Fashion Trends You Won’t Want To Miss

5 Equestrian Fashion Trends You Won’t Want To Miss

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM With the summer show circuits fast approaching, this season’s equestrian fashion trends are beginning to emerge. Here are five fashion trends you don’t want to miss to ensure that you always stay looking your best, whether in the schooling...
The Ordinary Junior’s Road to Becoming An Amateur

The Ordinary Junior’s Road to Becoming An Amateur

BY INTERN IZZY FEINSTEIN As I embark on my last show season as a junior, I feel as if I am merely an “ordinary” rider. I have not shown at a height greater than 2’6”, have not won a champion ribbon at an “A” show, and have not shown in a derby. Instead of...
Abbie Hopkins Thrives in the NCEA Format

Abbie Hopkins Thrives in the NCEA Format

BY GRACE SALMON Three Most Outstanding Player Awards. One National Collegiate Equestrian Association Rider of the Month. One United Equestrian Conference Rider of the Month. Seventeen year old Abbie Hopkins has excelled in the format of the National Collegiate...
TPH Documentary Review: Harry & Snowman

TPH Documentary Review: Harry & Snowman

BY INTERN VYLA CARTER In 1956, Harry deLeyer headed to an auction for horses that were about to be sent to slaughter. Only spending eighty dollars, he headed back home with a horse that would soon be a national jumper champion. The documentary Harry & Snowman...
A Pop of Color

A Pop of Color

BY BETSY KELLEY From colorful tops and patterned socks to bright breeches and belts – learn to embrace the newest fashion trends (and your wild side!) Essex Classics “Trey” V-Neck Sweater, $149.99  Struck Apparel Women’s 50 Series Schooling Breeches, $269.95 ...
How to choose your riding helmet in 3 steps

How to choose your riding helmet in 3 steps

Above: Photo by TPH Intern Emily McNeill A laps with the helmet again. We will not tire of talking about this important topic for any horseman or rider regardless of the discipline you practice, how often you ride, or how long you are on the horse. The helmet is an...
The Icons Are Falling

The Icons Are Falling

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES The icons are falling, the icons are falling- get out of the way. Jimmy Williams may be the first to fall, but he will not be the last. The Williams nightmare is an old story, heresay cemented into fact through consistent and reliable...
The Checklist For A Successful Show Season

The Checklist For A Successful Show Season

BY INTERN IZZY FEINSTEIN As winter circuits end and the first few days of spring emerge, equestrians everywhere turn their focus to the upcoming show season. Almost every horseback rider- junior, professional, and amateur alike- has at one point dreamt of having the...
Babington Mills it… Better Feed, Better Bedding

Babington Mills it… Better Feed, Better Bedding

BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Kevin Babington thinks outside the box. A career that includes an Olympic appearance  (4th individually in Athens, 2004), a European Championships Gold Medal, and too many Grand Prix victory gallops to mention has created no complacency. Just...
Breaking Traditions to Be a Better Rider

Breaking Traditions to Be a Better Rider

BY IRENE ELISE POWLICK There is no question that equestrian sport is deeply rooted in tradition. In the hunter/jumper world, everything seems rooted in tradition. Why do we mount only on the left side? It was necessary for a soldier to mount with a sword. Why are our...
It’s The Little Things

It’s The Little Things

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM In the fast paced life of any equestrian, it’s sometimes easy to miss the little things that make the opportunity of being around horses so enjoyable. Here’s what makes us smile… sometimes, it’s the little things! Your horse’s reaction after...
Vermont Summer Festival Bucket List

Vermont Summer Festival Bucket List

BY LINDSAY BROCK/JUMP MEDIA “Look at that view! How could I not enjoy myself when I’m surrounded by that?” A response like this one, coupled with a motion toward the rolling mountains of southern Vermont, is the response from most Vermont Summer Festival riders,...

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