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Dedicated to horse lovers around the globe! Bringing together the brightest and most knowledgeable minds in every facet of the equine industry. Hosted by Jenna Smeenk!

The HorsePower Podcas‪t‬ Jenna Smeenk

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    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

Dedicated to horse lovers around the globe! Bringing together the brightest and most knowledgeable minds in every facet of the equine industry. Hosted by Jenna Smeenk!

    Ep21. Jousting with Karl Ude-Martinez from the Knights of Middle England

    Ep21. Jousting with Karl Ude-Martinez from the Knights of Middle England

    Follow @karludemartinez on Instagram - as well as @knightsofmiddleengland to keep up with today's guest on the show!

    Bringing over 16 years of jousting experience in live shows and equestrian displays- The Knights of Middle England and KOME Entertainment are a team of professional horsemen, jousters, stunt riders and actors who bring the much fabled sport of jousting full tilt into the 21st Century!

    They perform in numerous shows around the country and uniquely offer jousting tuition at their specially equipped jousting school. Based in the very heart of the Warwickshire countryside and in the shadows of the finest medieval castle in England, Warwick Castle; The Knights of Middle England provide a perfect setting for the UK’s leading jousting school and jousting display team.

    "The Medieval era with its customs and traditions have been responsible for making the sport of jousting one of the finest and most colourful sports in our history. No where will one see such pageantry, competition and participation in the traditions of a colourful past. Remember these practiced customs and traditions are neither required nor enforced. They are, however, part of the elegance that makes a jousting tournament one of the most unusual equestrian sporting events ever witnessed." -Extract from The National Jousting Association

    • 46 min
    Ep20. Trick Riding with Haley Proctor

    Ep20. Trick Riding with Haley Proctor

    This week @jennasmeenk has the opportunity to interview World Champion Trick Rider, Haley (Ganzel) Proctor, from Collinsville, OK.

    Not only does she hold a World Title in her event, crowned in 2007, she was recently awarded the 2018 Top 5 Dress Act Of The Year. Additionally, Haley has competed in the 2016 North American Trick Riding Championships in Las Vegas, played a role and performed stunt work in the films Cowgirls and Angels, and Cowgirls and Angels 2: Dakota’s Summer.

    Haley began trick riding at the age of 4 after begging her uncle, NFR Contract Act Shawn Brackett, to teach her the trade. A passion for trick riding and the performing lifestyle developed at a young age for Haley when she had the opportunity to travel with the Great American Wild West Show to some of the greatest rodeo venues in the country. She was blessed with the opportunity to work with legendary trick riders at a young age, where she was able to learn and hone her craft.

    Haley not only trick rides, but also roman rides and works her dancing horse “Crazy Cloud”, where she is proud to display her Cherokee heritage. Haley is always expanding her talents, and constantly keeps the crowd at the edge of their seats.

    • 59 min
    Ep. 19 with Sabrina Durante

    Ep. 19 with Sabrina Durante

    Episode 19 with Sabrina Duante 👉🏼 @sabrinadurante on Instagram

    She is an NIDA graduate with a diverse range of talents, including a combination of acting on stage and screen, singing and dancing. For NIDA, she performed in the From Nuremberg to NIDA  cabaret and the production, All That Glitters. Sabrina has appeared in over 20 productions on the Gold Coast, highlights include, 'Olive' in Spelling Bee, 'Brooke Windham' in Legally Blonde the Musical and 'Sharpay' in High School Musical. Sabrina was awarded 'Best Youth Actress' at the Gold Coast Theatre Awards for her starring role in the musical Annie. She has recently made her television debut on the popular Television series Love Child, and appeared in numerous TVCs throughout the years. Sabrina has been Internationally recognised for her modelling, and is currently the face of Mariana Jewellery, Garbo & Kelly, Kerri Craig and featured in a range of spreads from renowned photographer, Richard De Chazal. Recently, Sabrina sang the Australian National Anthem for Melbourne Cup Day and Anzac Day in Flemington, Magic Millions and the GC600. A National Equestrian Champion, Sabrina is currently the leading lady in the Australian Outback Spectacular.

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    Jenna

    • 48 min
    Ep18. Careers & Cowgirlin' with boss & Operations Manager, Ralph Richmond

    Ep18. Careers & Cowgirlin' with boss & Operations Manager, Ralph Richmond

    This week on the HPP, Jenna sits down with her boss - aka Operations Manager,  Ralph Richmond from downrange in Afghanistan to discuss all things career related! This is a special edition episode in honor of #BossBabeWeek! 
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    👉🏼 If you know someone who would be a great guest on the show, we want to know! Please reach out to Jenna or Steve - or send us an email with contact info & a bio! We are always looking for upcoming guests.
    As always...
    🖤 THANK YOU FOR LISTENING 🖤
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    Until next time...
    “Keep your head up,
    And your heels down!!”
    xoxo
    Jenna

    • 44 min
    Ep17. International Irish Show Jumper Trevor Breen

    Ep17. International Irish Show Jumper Trevor Breen

    To follow Trevor’s story - find him on social media! Go to @trevorbreen1 on Instagram or to https://www.facebook.com/breensporthorses/
    You can also visit his website: http://www.breensporthorses.co.uk/

    "Breen Sport Horses Limited is a company set up by Trevor and Caroline Breen after relocating from Ireland to England in August 2011. Trevor Breen has had a great deal of success to date both competing on the National and International circuit as well as sourcing, producing and selling some top international horses both for the company and for clients and investors. He has been a regular member of the Irish International team since 2007 and on the Olympic long list for the London 2012 and Rio 2016 games. Caroline has show jumped internationally herself and previously managed an equine business. She has also spent a number of years with top Olympic show jumper Tim Stockdale which gave her experience at riding and managing horses at the top level of the sport. Caroline also looks after the training and business side of Breen Sport Horses – making sure that every aspect of the organisation runs smoothly.

    Breen Sport Horses is based in West Sussex just 15 minutes from Gatwick Airport, 40 minutes from central London and situated 20 minutes from the M25.

    We have a wide range of contacts, with which we have built long term relationships with to enable us to source the best horses from breeders and producers in the UK and Europe.

    Trevor and Caroline married in 2011 after Trevor moved from his equestrian base in Cashel, Ireland to Caroline’s family home in Buckinghamshire they then relocated to a purpose built brand new facility in West Sussex in August 2017. This is just 5 minutes away from Trevor’s brother Shane and Chloe Breen’s set up at Hickstead Showground.  They had their first child in October 2012 and second child in November 2016."

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    Follow your host: @JennaSmeenk

    This episode brought to you in part by our sponsors: Knotty Halters & American Cowgirl Clothing Company

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    👉🏼 If you know someone who would be a great guest on the show, we want to know! Please reach out to me - on social OR send an email with contact info & a bio! We are always looking for upcoming guests.

    As always...

    🖤 THANK YOU FOR LISTENING 🖤

    to the HorsePower Podcast!!

    Until next time...

    “Keep your head up,

    And your heels down!!”

    xoxo

    Jenna

    • 44 min
    Ep16. Horse Racing with Jockey, Lane Luzzi

    Ep16. Horse Racing with Jockey, Lane Luzzi

    This week's guest is jockey Lane Luzzi! With career earnings over $7.8 Million and nearly 2700 starts, Lane was the perfect guest to explain this industry and all of it's ins & outs. 
    Follow Lane on social media: @laneluzzijockey 

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    👉🏼 If you feel so moved, please subscribe & write a review! AND share this episode with someone you think would enjoy it! Help us connect horse lovers around the globe.
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    👉🏼 If you know someone who would be a great guest on the show, we want to know! Please reach out to me - on social OR send an email with contact info & a bio! We are always looking for upcoming guests.
    As always...
    🖤 THANK YOU FOR LISTENING 🖤
    to the HorsePower Podcast!!
    Until next time...
    “Keep your head up,
    And your heels down!!”
    xoxo
    Jenna

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

JMSan16 ,

Listening from the Dakota’s

Great podcast! I found Jenna’s podcast thru her social media presence and mutual SD upbringing. I am not a horse person nor a “boss babe” entrepreneur but love that Jenna gives such exposure to different aspects of her busy life and many travels. It’s a fun listen and you’ll always walk away learning something new from her show.

Dan Hillenbrand ,

Horsepower Is What Jenna Delivers

Jenna,
Great job & congratulations on your show! I love how you have Travis on in the Intro & talk about being deployed.
The production of your Podcast is on point & the R+ Training you & Felicity discussed in Episode 15 and the narrative of broadening the scope of the western culture today is so refreshing and relevant.
Thanks for being a powerhouse in the industry & beyond.
#thankyouforyourservice 🇺🇸
Dan Hillenbrand
Host of the Modern Cowboy Podcast

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