Wounds and Bandaging with Dr. Downey
USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge – Horse Health, First Aid, and Bandaging with Dr. Downey

USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Study Session 3

We had such a fun and educational night with Dr. Downey of Quality Equine Vets. She covered the horse health, first aid, and bandaging chapters of the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge study guide. The girls learned so much! But, before we get to what we learned, our girls reported back to the group about the research they found on their four-legged best friends…. Continue reading






anatomy and physiology
USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge – Learning the anatomy and physiology of the horse

USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Study Session 2

Week two of our study series for the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge presented by The Plaid Horse was great fun. Our creative sides came out while we covered the Anatomy & Physiology and Horse Identification chapters. We went over the basic anatomy of our four-legged best friends, whipped out some X-rays from previous injuries, identified confirmations and learned about our horses pedigrees. Our goal with this session was for our girls to learn and understand the way our horses are built and why this is so important to know as an equestrian…. Continue reading





USHJA Horsemanship Challenge - Binder
USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge – Student binders and goodies from The Plaid Horse and USHJA

USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Study Session 1

Horse d’oeuvres is so proud to be co-hosting an eight week study session with Blue Star Farms and Blue Cloud Farms for the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge! This program, put on by USHJA and The Plaid Horse, is such a wonderful and beneficial program to educate equestrians on all things equine. Specifically teaching them the importance of everything outside of the ring…. Continue reading







McLain Ward Horse d'oeuvres autograph
McLain Ward and Horse d’oeuvres co-founder, Lisa Munro, at the 2017 World Cup Finals

McLain Ward World Cup Champion and World No.1

“What a rider. What a horse. That horse is so, so special.” It doesn’t get truer than that! The 2017 World Cup Finals held in Omaha, Nebraska was the first time I’d ever witnessed McLain Ward and HH Azur is person and no better words describes the pair than “so, so special”. The talent, preciseness, composure and the bond these two have is something I can’t describe and something I wish upon every horse lover to witness in person. They’re incredible. They’re World Cup champions. They’re the World No. 1…. Continue reading