The Plaid Horse is America’s Premiere Horse Show Magazine. The Plaid Horse was founded in 2003 to serve the equestrian community. In 2015/2016, 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, and The National Horse Show, and the Pin Oak Charity Horse Show.
The Plaid Horse is a print and digital publishing company* providing 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.
We offer very low yearly advertising rates for Horseman’s Directory Online. We can do this because there’s a lot of equine business to talk about in the United States and we want to give results of big bucks for low yearly priced sponsor rates.
FIVE C FARMS Facilities
Five C Farms is a premier equestrian facility, which offers amenities to cater to the horse and rider. Take a virtual tour and learn why you should choose Five C Farms. This section outlines board information. We do currently have stalls available and have a special offer for new clients this fall. We are offering free unlimited use of our Thera Plate machine for the first three months board for new clients.
Professional trainers are on staff to provide programs customized for you and your horse. We offer programs in dressage and hunter/jumper disciplines. For more information check out our Training page.
See the expanded schedule of horse shows and events that we’ll be attending and review the fees involved.
Horses for Sale or Lease
If you’re looking for a new horse, see what is currently available including kids horses, made show horses and young prospects. Don’t see what you’re looking for? Let our trainers find the perfect horse for you!
Overlake Farm is the oldest horse farm in Bellevue, Overlake Farm provides exceptional horse-centered service at a reasonable price. Overlake Farm was established nearly 70 years ago before there was a bridge across Lake Washington! Located on Bridle Trails Equestrian Park in Bellevue, Washington, Overlake Farm has access to 480 acres of beautiful horse trails and riding arenas. The farm is conveniently located minutes from Seattle, allowing you more time in the saddle.
Offering Horse Boarding in the Pasture or Full-Service Stall. We want you to know your horse’s health is our primary concern. Although we offer stalls, we also believe your horse should be outside all day, as nature intended. Horses are healthiest when they are allowed to move around, graze green grass, enjoy the sun on their backs, and socialize with other horses. If a horse is physically and emotionally happy, they are more responsive to you!
Located conveniently in Bellevue, Washington, Overlake Farm has been sharing its experience and love for horses, animals, and nature with people of all ages for over 70 years. This year we are pleased to offer summer Horse and Farm Camps for children aged 5-11. Our camps are focused on an introductory experience for young children who have little or no riding experience. In addition to horse related activities, each camper will participate in outdoor exploration and farm life.
“With summer just around the corner, you and your horse are probably gearing up for a busy season. Here’s a list of some important health care reminders you should tackle before summer gets into full swing.
Spring vaccines. These are the most essential spring items for many horse owners. But do you know what vaccines your horse needs? The American Association of Equine Practitioners has a complete list of core vaccines every adult horse in the US should receive on a yearly basis. These include rabies, EEE/WEE, West Nile Virus, and tetanus. If you plan to travel with your horse to shows or trail rides or other events where he might have contact with other horses, your horse should also receive “risk-based” vaccines for common contagious diseases such as equine herpes virus and influenza (often a combo vaccine called rhino/flu) and strangles. Other vaccines such as Potomac Horse Fever and botulism are geographically dependent but are still annual necessities if your horse resides in an endemic area.
I think each person has their own special relationship with their horse or horses. I was hanging out on the interwebs looking for a complicated article to draw from for an amazing content filled blog. I ran across Wikipedia Horse and thought it was an interesting read, as so much online usually catches my eye … if the word horse is involved.
“Horse breeds are loosely divided into three categories based on general temperament: spirited “hot bloods” with speed and endurance; “cold bloods”, such as draft horses and some ponies, suitable for slow, heavy work; and “warmbloods“, developed from crosses between hot bloods and cold bloods, often focusing on creating breeds for specific riding purposes, particularly in Europe. There are more than 300 breeds of horse in the world today, developed for many different uses.” READ MORE