About The Plaid Horse

The Plaid Horse is America’s Premiere Horse Show Magazine. The Plaid Horse was founded in 2003 to serve the equestrian community. In 2019, examples of horse show distribution included: The Devon Horse Show, USEF Pony Finals, all HITS shows, Lake Placid Horse Shows, Blenheim Equisports, Washington International Horse Show, The National Horse Show, and the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show.

Mission

The Plaid Horse is a print and digital publishing company, proudly printed in the United States. We provide exceptional coverage for the hunter/jumper/breeding disciplines at reasonable rates. We support equestrian competitors, horse fans, the general public, and suppliers to the industry through horse show and event coverage, equine articles of interest, and advertisements.

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Andrew Ryback Photography and The Plaid Horse are pleased to announce The Higher Learning Scholarship; a $2500 scholarship open to current High School seniors and all 2020-2021 College Students.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS All applicants must submit this completed application along with the following:

1. Two-part essay (please complete both parts A and B):
Part A: A horse show photographer is important because…
Part B: What about being an equestrian has taught you about success and failure?

2. A color photo.

3. Two letters of recommendation.

4. Unofficial or official high school or college transcript(s).

5. A letter of acceptance from a college or university.

COMPLETED APPLICATION PACKAGE AND RELATED MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED VIA THE LINK BELOW BY AUGUST 15, 2020.

Have a story you want to share with the world? Submit it to The Plaid Horse blog for consideration!

We're always looking for personal narratives about unique experiences within the equestrian sport, stories about overcoming obstacles, profiles highlighting exceptional horsemanship. 

Pieces should be between 500-1,200 words, be free of grammatical errors/typos and appropriate for all ages. Pieces that have been published elsewhere (this includes personal blogs) are not eligible for submission. 

If your story is selected for publication, you'll be rewarded with a $25 gift card to saddleshoppe.com to get amazing equestrian fashion for you and your horse! 

Review may take up to 30 days. You will be alerted with all final decisions from the editor. 

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