The Equestrian Podcast with Bethany Lee
[EP 297] The WEF Series- Experiencing WEF for the First Time with Fashion Student Zara Boyd
Zara Boyd is British rider and fashion student splitting her time between studying in NYC and riding in Wellington this winter. After taking a few years off from riding since recovering from an eating disorder, Zara is back and excited to ride in her first season at WEF with her horse, Oreo. Zara is joined by a supportive group of trainers from Lionshare farm and is excited to see how far she can go in the low amateur division. In her spare time Zara enjoys sharing her riding adventures over on TikTok as @zarazeezee amongst her 54K followers. Listen in!
[EP 296] The WEF Series- Darragh Kenny Discusses His Recent Grand Prix CSI3*
Darragh Kenny is an Irish show jumper with over 200 wins to date. He is ranked eighteenth in the Longines Rankings as well as top sixty-five in the FEI Jumping World Cup standing. Based out of Oakland Stables in Wellington Florida and Meijel, Netherlands, Darragh has represented Team Ireland in both the Olympics and FEI World Equestrian Games with numerous achievements and countless accolades. In a sport where points are most important for overall ranking, Darragh explains his different approach to showing only the essential weekends in order to make sure both him and the horse are getting adequate rest for best performance. Listen in!
[EP 295] The WEF Series- An Inside Look on the New Wellington International with Lenore Brown
We all know the Palm Beach International Equestrian Center and here to chat with us today is Lenore Brown, Director of Sponsorships for the recent rebranding of PBIEC, Wellington International. Lenore has worn several hats in the industry including working as a groom for Lionshare Farm, being veterinary assistant, and the President for Phelps Media Group. Since its announcement in March, Wellington International has already dedicated millions towards its improvement and is estimated to be complete in 2026. Listen in as Lenore shares more about some changes we will see in the coming years for Wellington!
[EP 294] The WEF Series- Alex Granato Explains WEF’s Exciting Battle of the Sexes Exhibition
Alex Granato is a professional show jumper from Salt Lake City, Utah who owns and operates Mad Season LLC, a hunter/jumper show barn based out of Wellington, FL and Lexington, KY. Alex has represented the U.S. in Nations Cup competition and won over 50 Grand Prix events across the United States. This past weekend for WEF Premiere Week Alex was part of the men's winning team for the Winter Equestrian Festival’s $75,000 "Battle of the Sexes" an event the men’s team has won 3 times in 14 years! Listen in for the break down!
[EP 293] The WEF Series- How Tanner Korotkin Prepares for a Successful Show Season
Tanner Korotkin is a Wellington native who grew up surrounded by equestrians. His father, Alan Korotkin is an equestrian and owner of Castlewood Farm. Tanner began riding at 11 years old and instantly fell in love with show jumping. After a successful junior career, Tanner immediately went pro. He worked with Shane Sweetnam for a time, but has now returned to his family’s Castlewood Farm to build his own program and produce more sale horses. Tanner has been on a roll with his mount Quinn 33 and is ready to continue that success into WEF 2023.
[EP 292] The WEF Series- How Jack LaTorre Helps Riders Stay Mobile in the Saddle through Equibody Fitness
Jack LaTorre is an FEI Dressage Rider and Founder of Equibody Fitness, a program aimed for helping riders use fitness to improve their riding. Jack found that his tightness in the saddle was impacting his riding, so he set out to find a solution using his background in fitness. After creating a program that corrected some of his issues, he decided to share his knowledge with the help of Equibody Fitness. Jack works with riders of all disciplines. Based in Wellington for the winter, Jack will be riding and helping others all through the 2023 season. Listen in!
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Thanks Bethany for diving into interesting topics in the Equestrian world! I love the business focused chats + hearing stories/tips!