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The Plaidcast is a weekly horse podcast hosted by Piper Klemm, PhD, publisher of The Plaid Horse magazine. Guests include Olympian equestrians, top hunter/jumper and equitation riders, trainers, horse show managers and industry insiders. Plus in depth convos on topics that matter: horsemanship, collegiate equestrian, the state of our sport and horse show how to’s for riders at every level. One episode each month is devoted to the mental side of your ride with nationally recognized mental skills coach and author Tonya Johnston (Inside Your Ride).

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The Plaidcast is a weekly horse podcast hosted by Piper Klemm, PhD, publisher of The Plaid Horse magazine. Guests include Olympian equestrians, top hunter/jumper and equitation riders, trainers, horse show managers and industry insiders. Plus in depth convos on topics that matter: horsemanship, collegiate equestrian, the state of our sport and horse show how to’s for riders at every level. One episode each month is devoted to the mental side of your ride with nationally recognized mental skills coach and author Tonya Johnston (Inside Your Ride).

    Florian Moreno, Stephanie Macejko & Nikko Ritter by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Florian Moreno, Stephanie Macejko & Nikko Ritter by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper and Michael Tokaruk are joined by Stephanie Macejko to talk about the Breyer model horse world and Breyer's yearly event, BreyerFest and Florian Moreno to talk about the different therapies he has developed for our horses that can aid in recovery and can help to prevent injuries. Piper also speaks with top rider and trainer Nikko Ritter about growing up in the horse industry and the challenges that young equestrian professionals face. 


    Hosts: Piper Klemm and Michael TokarukGuest: Florian Moreno grew up in France and began riding at the age of four and eventually established a career as a professional rider. Florian competed at the Grand Prix level for years and found himself looking for the right support to help his horses- cryotherapy was his answer. After seeing the benefits and abilities of cryotherapy firsthand, Florian established America Cryo. America Cryo offers a range of products and devices that aid in rehabilitation and recovery while providing preventative care. Guest: Stephanie Macejko is the Vice President of Marketing and Product Development at Breyer. Stephanie's passion for horses has always steered her personal and professional lives. Stephanie received her Equine degree with a Business minor at Centenary University in Hackettstown, New Jersey. Stephanie’s extensive horse world knowledge and marketing sense have been assets to Breyer’s growth, evolution, and commitment to quality for over 25 years.  At Breyer, Stephanie oversees wide-ranging responsibilities including BreyerFest, social media, direct-to-consumer ecommerce sales, and collector programs, plus relationships with horse owners and artists.Guest:  Nikko Ritter grew up riding and showing under the tutelage of his mother Wendy Peralta and a number of top professionals in the industry. After a highly successful junior career which included winning the 2004 Southeast Regional Maclay, winning the 2005 Calvin Klein Show Jumping Derby at the Hampton Classic which he was also youngest rider ever to win, winning the 2006 ASPCA Maclay Regionals and winning the 2007 USEF Talent Search East Coast, Nikko became a professional, training and showing young horses and teaching riders of all levels. Nikko rode professionally for Mclain Ward at Castle Hill, Missy Clark at North Run, Frank Madden at Old Salem Farm and most recently for Peter Leone at Lionshare Farm. During this time, Nikko gained a vast amount of experience and knowledge in both the training and competition rings. In 2016, Nikko Ritter Showstables was born as a result of Nikko's decision to take the knowledge and experienced he had amassed from riding for top industry names.  Since then, Nikko has produced horses and riders to international levels in the jumpers, hunters and equitation.Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineEquestrian College Courses with Dr. KlemmAmerican Equestrian SchoolSponsors: Excel Supplements, Purina Animal Nutrition, America Cryo, Alexis Kletjian

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Britt McCormick & Dr. Mieke Holder by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Britt McCormick & Dr. Mieke Holder by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper is joined by Britt McCormick to talk about his new role as Chief Operating Officer of HITS LLC and Dr. Mieke Holder to talk about equine nutrition and the importance of organic minerals for our horses. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.


    Host: Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine Guest: Britt McCormick has been an owner, rider and trainer for over 25 years at Elmstead Farm LLC in Parker, TX. Britt is a former managing partner of the Las Colinas Equestrian Center and has been the show manager of Premier, National and local horse shows. Britt currently serves as the Chair of the National Breeds and Disciplines Council and is a member of the National Hunter Committee and Competition Task Force at USEF. Britt is also on the Board of Directors at USHJA and has chaired several committees. Britt has served as a licensed official at top horse shows across the country as both a Judge and a Course Designer. Britt now joins HITS LLC as their Chief Operating Officer as they continue to elevate the brand and reinvigorate their world-class horse shows. Guest: Dr. Mieke Holder is a Senior Research Scientist in the Research Department at Alltech. Dr. Holder's research focuses on equine nutrition and the use of Alltech technologies to improve feed and nutrient utilization, horse health, and environmental sustainability. Prior to joining Alltech in this position, Dr. Holder was a faculty member at the University of Kentucky, focusing on the environmental impact of grazing livestock. Dr. Holder earned her PhD in Equine Nutrition from the University of Kentucky under the guidance of Dr. Laurie Lawrence. Originally from South Africa, Dr. Holder earned her M.Sc. and B.Sc. degrees in Animal Sciences from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineEquestrian College Courses with Dr. KlemmAmerican Equestrian SchoolSponsors: Excel Supplements, Purina Animal Nutrition, America Cryo, Alexis Kletjian

    • 57 min
    Piper Klemm & Traci Brooks by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper Klemm & Traci Brooks by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

     Piper is joined by Traci Brooks of Balmoral Farm to talk about the return of the Devon Horse Show, some new and exciting educational offerings and horse show pet peeves! Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.


    Hosts: Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine and Traci BrooksTitle Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineEquestrian College Courses with Dr. KlemmAmerican Equestrian SchoolSponsors: Excel Supplements, Purina Animal Nutrition, America Cryo, Alexis Kletjian

    • 50 min
    Tonya Johnston with Vanessa Haas Hood by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Tonya Johnston with Vanessa Haas Hood by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

     Today, Tonya speaks with top amateur jumper rider Vanessa Haas Hood.  Tonya also answers a listener question about how to handle it when you feel different than you expected to before you walk into the show ring.  Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services. 
    Host: Tonya Johnston, Visit her Website, Facebook and buy her book Inside Your RidePhoto credit: Boss Mare MediaGuest: Vanessa Haas HoodTitle Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance Services, THISSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineEquestrian College Courses with Dr. KlemmAmerican Equestrian SchoolSponsors:  Excel Supplements, Purina Animal Nutrition, America Cryo, Alexis Kletjian

    • 48 min
    Lissa Bachner & David Distler by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Lissa Bachner & David Distler by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper and Traci Brooks are joined by accomplished blind amateur rider and author Lissa Bachner about her book, Milo's Eyes, and David Distler to talk about his journey in the equestrian world from in-gate starter to show manager to Olympic judge and FEI Steward General. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.


    Hosts: Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine, Traci Brooks

    Guest:  David DistlerGuest: Lissa BachnerTitle Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance Services, THISSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineEquestrian College Courses with Dr. KlemmAmerican Equestrian SchoolSponsors:  Vitalize, Excel Supplements, Purina Animal Nutrition, America Cryo, Alexis Kletjian

    • 55 min
    Kim Land & Sally Batton by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Kim Land & Sally Batton by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper and Traci Brooks are joined by Kim Land to talk about developing young US show jumping riders and Sally Batton to talk about collegiate riding and her book, The Athletic Equestrian. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.
    Hosts: Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine, Traci BrooksPictured: Kim Land, Chef D'Equipe for Zone 4 Gold Medal winners in the USEF/Neue Schule Prix de States Team Championship. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

    Guest: Kim LandGuest: Sally BattonTitle Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance Services, THISSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineEquestrian College Courses with Dr. KlemmAmerican Equestrian SchoolSponsors:  Show Strides Book Series, Vitalize, Excel Supplements, Purina Animal Nutrition, America Cryo, Alexis Kletjian

    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

NJloveshorses ,

I love it !!!

I really enjoy listening to The Plaidcast it says fun to listen to as it is informative I keep my head and 99% of the time I’m riding by myself and I just love to listen to The Plaidcast while I’m riding I’m learning at the same time so much fun thank you!

Oscarmeowmeow ,

The best equestrian podcast

The Plaidcast is fantastic for equestrians of all ages. The episodes are entertaining and educational. The guests offer insightful perspectives on a number of important topics. A must-listen for any horse lover!

tyler_bui ,

The greatest podcast!

The Plaidcast is the ultimate podcast for the Equestrian— regardless of discipline or level, the Plaidcast is for anyone with a passion for horses. Whether you are a rider (young or old,) a parent or just an individual interested in the equine industry, this podcast will keep you entertained while you learn from a wide variety of equine experts!!

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