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...
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...
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...
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...
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The Daily Grind

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The Daily Grind

Photo by @coffeeandacurrycomb BY PUBLISHER PIPER KLEMM, PHD (Follow me on instagram at @piperklemm) Many of these columns are devoted to my own riding because, well, it’s a wonderful thing in my life right now. After spending a lot of time involved in this sport in...
Susan Kayne and The Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation

Susan Kayne and The Unbridled Thoroughbred Foundation

BY INTERN IZZY FEINSTEIN This past summer, I had the pleasure of meeting Susan Kayne at HITS on the Hudson in Saugerties, New York. Susan is a remarkable horsewoman who has dedicated her life to advocating for the fair treatment of racehorses, both on and off the...
Podcast Review: Nobody Told Me!

Podcast Review: Nobody Told Me!

BY INTERN ASHLEY SHAW A day is never wasted if you can say that you learned something new today, and listening to the podcast Nobody Told Me! is an easy way to accomplish that. In each episode, hosts Jan Black and daughter Laura Owens interview someone with a unique...
The Importance Of Saying Yes

The Importance Of Saying Yes

BY INTERN TORI WEED Two years ago, my trainer asked me if I would like to travel with her to Thermal, California for HITS Coachella, to groom, ride, learn, help, and experience. I’d groomed and showed at local shows before, but this would be my very first out of state...
5 Good Horsemanship Habits To Add to Your Routine

5 Good Horsemanship Habits To Add to Your Routine

BY INTERN ANNIE BIRMINGHAM We all know that horses can be somewhat delicate creatures, and straying from a strict care routine both before and after riding often leads to complications. Here are 5 good horsemanship habits that you should consider adding to your...
Seeing My Future Through Losing My Heart Horse

Seeing My Future Through Losing My Heart Horse

BY INTERN CARLY PHOON I’m close to the two-year mark without my heart horse. Horses, for me, have always been a constant in an otherwise unpredictable world. Ever present in my life from a young age, I loved them unconditionally. When I took the time to build...
The Plight of the Amateur

The Plight of the Amateur

BY KIMBERLY MALOOMIAN There is always a time and place – to ride or not to ride. Last August, I made a choice that practically no other amateur did at the Green Incentive Finals — I rode my own horse. I did not make that choice because I felt I was better than...
Karin Taylor: Farm Life, Healing, and Philanthropy

Karin Taylor: Farm Life, Healing, and Philanthropy

Pictured above. Karin Taylor & Ford, her first Mustang and Fan Favorite Award winner of the 2015 Extreme Mustang Makeover. Photo by Hillary Oswald. BY EDITOR SISSY WICKES Weisberg Stables in Jupiter, FL is the animal mecca of which many kids dream. The twenty...
All In: The Reach of the Hamel Family

All In: The Reach of the Hamel Family

Pictured above: Sydney and Kristen Hamel, Jeff Wirthman, Maria Rasmussen BY TPH EDITOR SISSY WICKES Photos © Erin Gilmore. Kristen and Jim Hamel are similar to many equestrian families enveloped in this sport because of the passion of their child. Like so many...
A Spectator’s Guide to WEF

A Spectator’s Guide to WEF

BY INTERN IZZY FEINSTEIN This past Presidents’ Day weekend I had the amazing opportunity to be a spectator at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida alongside my best friend, Kaitlyn. Our first day at the show (ever!) we felt completely overwhelmed by...

Pin It on Pinterest