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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).

    Julie Broadway, Joy Cook, Chris Gould, Andy Belfiore & Rick Schosberg by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Julie Broadway, Joy Cook, Chris Gould, Andy Belfiore & Rick Schosberg by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper speaks with three groups of people that work in different parts of the horse industry; the American Horse Council, the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association and the TAKE2 and the TAKE THE LEAD Thoroughbred Retirement Program. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.  


    Host: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid HorseGuest: Julie Broadway was named President of the American Horse Council in 2016.  She has over 30 years of leadership experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors.  Prior to joining the American Horse Council, Julie was the executive director of the American Morgan Horse Association & Educational-Charitable Trust. She is also a graduate of the Duke University Advanced Nonprofit Leadership Program and a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives.  Julie is past board president for the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship, a member of the ASAE National Capitol Advisory Council, and has played an active role with the U.S. Equestrian Federation over the past several years. Guest: Joy Cook is a dressage rider, trainer,  breeder and National director for the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association. She has specialized in breeding warmblood horses on her Lynncrest Farm property for three decades. Joy believes that Canadian bred horses have the ability and quality suitable for the Olympic disciplines.Guest: Chris Gould is the Founding Chair of the Canadian Warmblood Horse Breeders Association and breeder of Warmblood horses; operating Touchstone Farm since 1973. He served on the board of Equestrian Canada for 12 years, where he was Chair of the Breeds and Industry Division and was for six years a Vice President on the World Breeding Federation board. Products of the Touchstone breeding program have been enjoyed by riders across Canada and the US as well as Europe.Guest: Andy Belfiore is the Executive Director of TAKE2 and was instrumental in the creation of TAKE2 and the TAKE THE LEAD Thoroughbred Retirement Program. Andy previously served as Editor in Chief of the Thoroughbred Daily News, and Executive Director of the New York and Florida Thoroughbred Horsemen's Associations.Guest: Rick Schosberg is the President of Take 2 Second Career Thoroughbreds and The Take The Lead Thoroughbred Retirement Program as well as the Vice President New York Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association.Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: American Stalls, Purina Animal Nutrition, Wordley Martin Premium Equestrian Surfaces, America Cryo, LAURACEA, BoneKare, Show Strides Book Series, With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard, Good Boy, Eddie and World Equestrian Center

    • 58 min
    Special Plaidcast: Lauren O'Connor & Catie Kovelman by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Special Plaidcast: Lauren O'Connor & Catie Kovelman by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper speaks with Lauren O'Connor & Catie Kovelman about how horses saved Lauren during the #metoo movement. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.


    Host: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid HorseGuest: Lauren O'Connor is the head of IP acquisitions at Amazon Studios. In 2017, Lauren's life changed forever when a memo she had sent to Human Resources at the Weinstein Company was leaked by The New York Times which helped to launch the #MeToo movement. Lauren's memo chronicled two years of abuse that she endured and witnessed as a young executive working closely alongside her boss, Harvey Weinstein. Five years later, Lauren rediscovered horseback riding which has helped to heal her. You can read more about Lauren's story in The Plaid Horse magazine February issue.Guest: Catie Kovelman is an accomplished horse rider and an award winning journalist receiving her minor in Journalism, summa cum laude, from Chapman University and her Masters in Communication from the University of Southern California. When not writing for various magazines and publications, Catie is a Market Researcher for film and television.Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: Show Strides Book Series, With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard and Good Boy, Eddie

    • 52 min
    Matt Piccolo & Taylor Kain by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Matt Piccolo & Taylor Kain by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper speaks with two riders and trainers, Matt Piccolo from Nashville, Tennessee and Grand Prix rider Taylor Kain, who just moved from the US to Europe this past year. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.  


    Host: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse Guest: Originally from Massachusetts, Matt Piccolo and husband Devan Cottrell run Arrow Hill Farm just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. Matt teaches students ranging from children on their first ponies to lifelong riders on horses at horse shows ranging from Florida in the winter to Michigan in the summer.  Guest: Taylor Kain grew up in Wellington, Florida. As a junior rider, Taylor was a working student and catch rider for Jennifer Bieling, Frank Madden and Jimmy Toon among others. Taylor started out as a young professional working for Jimmy Toon, then freelanced for a while before working for New Hope LLC. Taylor and her now husband Geoff Case joined together eight years ago at Horseshoe Bend Stables mostly training and selling hunters. Six months ago the couple moved to the Netherlands to focus on top sport and young horse development. As of now, Taylor has risen to the top 50 on the USEF computer list and the top 1000 in the world.Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: American Stalls, Purina Animal Nutrition, Wordley Martin Premium Equestrian Surfaces, America Cryo, LAURACEA, BoneKare, Show Strides Book Series, With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard, Good Boy, Eddie and World Equestrian Center

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Tonya Johnston's Inside Your Ride with Kirsten Jones by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Tonya Johnston's Inside Your Ride with Kirsten Jones by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Tonya Johnston, Mental Skills Coach speaks with peak performance and sport parenting coach Kirsten Jones, who is the author of the recently released book "Raising Empowered Athletes". Tonya and Kirsten discuss tools for all athletes to be their best as well as best practices for supporting your kids or friends as they pursue their riding aspirations. Tonya also shares a strategy called "riding with bookends" that helps strengthen your pre-ride routine and your focus in the moment. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services. 



    Host: Tonya Johnston, Visit her Website, Facebook and buy her book Inside Your Ride Guest:  Kirsten Jones, Peak Performance and Sports Parenting Coach, is a co-host of the #RaisingAthletes Podcast (with Susie Walton) and a motivational speaker. Her first parenting book, Raising Empowered Athletes, launched on August 8, 2023 from Triumph Books. Kirsten is a Hall of Fame Division 1 volleyball player from William and Mary and a 15 year Nike executive. Her clients include teen athletes and their parents, and Kirsten helps them to learn how to reach their goals by releasing their limitations. Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: American Stalls, Purina Animal Nutrition, Wordley Martin Premium Equestrian Surfaces, America Cryo, LAURACEA, BoneKare, Show Strides Book Series, With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard, Good Boy, Eddie and World Equestrian Center

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Wendy Murdoch & Dr. Kathleen Anderson by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Wendy Murdoch & Dr. Kathleen Anderson by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper and co-host Traci Brooks of Balmoral Farm speak with Wendy Murdoch about how to improve horse coordination and balance while enhancing communication and connection between horse and rider. Dr. Kathleen Anderson, DVM also joins to talk about her practice at Fair Hill Training Center in Fair Hill, Maryland, which she shares with Michael Matz. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.  


    Host: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse and Traci Brooks of Balmoral Farm Guest: Wendy Murdoch is an internationally recognized equestrian instructor and clinician for over 30 years, author of several books and DVDs, and creator of the SURE FOOT Equine Stability Program®, Ride Like A Natural® and  The Whole Rider Course®. Wendy’s desire to understand the horse's and human's function, curiosity, and love of teaching capitalizes on the most current learning theories. In this way, she can help both the horse and the rider. Guest: Dr. Kathleen Anderson, DVM is a native of British Columbia, Canada and received her veterinary degree at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan, Canada. Dr. Anderson started practicing in 1986 as an associate with Dr. A. Martin Simensen, the long-time US Equestrian Team veterinarian based at the USET headquarters. In 1990, she migrated south to the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland racing circuits. Dr. Anderson settled at Fair Hill Training Center in Fair Hill, Maryland in 1993 and has actively contributed to the continued success and upgrades at Fair Hill. Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: American Stalls, Purina Animal Nutrition, Wordley Martin Premium Equestrian Surfaces, America Cryo, LAURACEA, BoneKare, Laurel Springs School, Show Strides Book Series, With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard, Good Boy, Eddie, Silver Lining Herbs and World Equestrian Center

    • 53 min
    Stella, Juliette & Clara Propp and Randi Heathman by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Stella, Juliette & Clara Propp and Randi Heathman by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper speaks with a family of three equestrian sisters, Stella, Juliette & Clara Propp, who compete in the hunters and jumpers at the top level while also balancing school. Education Consultant Randi Heathman also joins to talk about how she helps equestrian students and their parents navigate the college application process. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.


    Host: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid HorseGuest: Stella Propp is a 21 year old amateur rider from New York, NY and a student at Brown University. She trains with Brianne Goutal and co. Currently, she is juggling the pressures of the upcoming competition season and attending a prestigious university that has its demands.  Guest: Juliette Propp is 18 years old from New York, NY and previously competed in the junior jumpers, trained by Brianne Goutal and Co. She has stepped back from competing indefinitely to devote her time to her first year at Yale University. Guest: Clara Propp is a 16 year old junior rider from New York, NY. She trains with Brianne Goutal and co. She is preparing for her upcoming winter in Wellington while also managing the work during her junior year at Grace Church High School. Guest: Randi Heathman has spent twenty years working in higher education as an admission counselor, equestrian program director, and now as an educational consultant who specializes in helping prospective college equestrians find their right fit school. Randi is a member of the Independent Educational Consultants Association and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Working one on one with students and their families, Randi helps walk them through the college search, application, and selection process with an eye on balancing a student's academic and riding goals to truly give them a leg up on the process. You can find Randi in our upcoming Education issue of The Plaid Horse Magazine.Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: American Stalls, Purina Animal Nutrition, Wordley Martin Premium Equestrian Surfaces, America Cryo, LAURACEA, BoneKare, Show Strides Book Series, With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard, Good Boy, Eddie and Silver Lining Herbs

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
150 Ratings

150 Ratings

That horse gurl Lexi ,

🩷 live this!!!

I love the plaid cast! Being a junior rider I always strive to be better and learn more each day!

JonathonAmes ,

GREAT Podcast!

Love all the conversations with so many diverse guests from the industry!!

TorTor101512 ,

My favorite equestrian podcast

Deep conversations that get to the heart of concepts, issues and ideas in the equestrian world. My favorite part though? I walk away feeling included in this sport, and I feel like a smarter horsewoman.

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