Welcome to IDA Speaks, a podcast created for Intercollegiate Equestrians, that goes behind the scenes with professionals in and around the dressage world!
IDA Speaks with Dr. Piper Klemm
Metagame, equestrian education, improving performance, taking responsibility for your equestrian career, and more! This week we are joined by Dr. Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse and The Plaidcast. Join the College Equestrian Facebook Group Here. Visit The Plaid Horse Blog Here.Listen to The Plaidcast Here. Visit The Plaid Horse College Hub Here.More about Piper: Dr. Piper Klemm is the owner and publisher of The Plaid Horse. Her mission is to educate young equestrians in every facet of our industry and to empower young women in particular to find their voices and stories—and to share them.She has spent her entire career focusing on education through various channels, including The Plaidcast, North America’s most listened-to horse show podcast; as a professor at St. Lawrence University; co-authoring the Show Strides book series; and by providing educational articles, grants, and experiential learning opportunities for riders of all ages and levels. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.Piper lives in Canton, New York, with her husband, Adam Hill. Adam is a Chemistry Professor at St. Lawrence University and the Faculty Mentor to the national champion IHSA Riding Team. She owns a fleet of lease ponies, and competes in the Amateur Hunter divisions with MTM Sandwich.
IDA Speaks: with Noah Rattner
And we're back! IDA Speaks Season 2 kicks off with the "Man Behind the Mic", the one and only Noah Rattner... Noah manages and co-owns DevonWood Equestrian Centre in Sherwood, OR. He is also a USEF Level 4 Dressage Show Manager. When he’s not serving on Organizing Committees, he’s often traveling the country serving as the announcer at major equestrian events such as the Adequan Global Dressage Festival, Dressage at Devon, and the Festival of Champions.
IDA Speaks Season Two Promo
Get ready Intercollegiate Dressage Fans, IDA Speaks is BACK and season 2 is going to be bigger and better than EVER! Join us this October as we welcome guests into the ring, and go behind the scenes and into the lives of equestrian athletes and professionals from across the globe!
IDA Speaks: With Strider COO, Natasha Sprengers-Levine
You know what they say: “Necessity is the mother of invention.”On this week’s episode of IDA Speaks, join host Kim Beaudoin as she talks TECH with Strider COO, Natasha Sprengers-Levine.Prior to joining STRIDER in 2017, Natasha served as Assistant Trainer at the dressage training facility Sprieser Sporthorse, where she successfully developed and launched new services to multiple satellite locations. Her leadership in the equestrian industry includes multiple awards as well as serving as the captain of the Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) team at the University of Vermont. Natasha earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Political Science and Philosophy from University of Vermont in 2014. In addition to her professional achievements, Natasha is also an accomplished author who regularly contributes to industry publications that include Dressage Today, USEventing, and Eventing Nation.
IDA Speaks with International Equestrian Sport and Lifestyle Photographer Ashley Neuhof
This week on IDA Speaks, we sat down with International Equestrian Sport and Lifestyle Photographer, Ashley Neuhof. Ashley has rapidly become one of the most sought-after photographers on the worldwide equestrian circuit, known for her uncanny ability to capture exquisite moments both in the arena and behind the scenes. Her images have been commissioned by top brands and are published frequently in luxury lifestyle magazines worldwide.Her fine art style of portraiture and candid sports imagery continues to drive a modern approach to the visual experience of the equestrian market. Listen to Ashley discuss her background, and follow along with her journey becoming one of the most sought-after equestrian photographers of our time. Plus, find out what she’s doing right now during the COVID-19 pandemic, and what she’s looking forward to when it’s all over. This episode was produced by Cassie Beaudoin.
IDA Speaks with Chris Strucker
This week on IDA Speaks, host Kim Beaudoin sat down with friend and former collegiate team member, Chris Strucker. Chris graduated in 2014 from Cazenovia College, and went on to work for many prominent equestrian professionals. In 2015 he accepted a full time managerial job with the Langmeier Family at Kelianda Farm, and was on staff for numerous top 4 placings for junior riders in multiple equitation finals, and had a hand in the success of other junior and amateur clients across many divisions. In 2018 he found himself working for Val Renihan at Findlay’s Ridge, and has been with Val since then, assisting in yet another USET finals victory, medal finals top 10 placings, Maclay regional victories and numerous top 10 placings, junior hunter finals champions, and a multitude of other incredible achievements. Listen to us take a trip down memory lane, and discuss what it takes to make it in the real world. Plus, find out what's worth binge watching on Netflix during this pandemic, and what Chris' favorite college memory entails (spoiler alert: there were cops and Bean Boots involved!) This episode was produced by Cassie Beaudoin.