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The Plaidcast is a weekly equestrian podcast hosted by Piper Klemm, PhD, publisher of The Plaid Horse magazine. Guests include Olympic riders, top hunter/jumper and equitation riders, trainers, horse show managers and industry insiders, plus in-depth conversations on topics such as horsemanship, collegiate riding, 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 riding with nationally recognized mental skills coach and author Tonya Johnston (Inside Your Ride).

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The Plaidcast is a weekly equestrian podcast hosted by Piper Klemm, PhD, publisher of The Plaid Horse magazine. Guests include Olympic riders, top hunter/jumper and equitation riders, trainers, horse show managers and industry insiders, plus in-depth conversations on topics such as horsemanship, collegiate riding, 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 riding with nationally recognized mental skills coach and author Tonya Johnston (Inside Your Ride).

    Mark Miness & Karen Lucian by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Mark Miness & Karen Lucian by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper speaks with Mark Miness and Karen Lucian who are amateur riders that support professionals in this industry as owners and collaborators. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.   


    Host: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid HorseGuest: Mark Miness has been riding horses competitively since he was twelve years old. As a young rider, Mark trained under Leslie Howard and Molly Ashe, whom he credits for both his horsemanship and riding abilities. After a hiatus that lasted about fifteen years where Mark built a career in sustainable investing, he returned to riding both as an amateur rider and as an owner. Today, Mark is a Partner at Generation Investment Management, which is a mission driven investment firm focusing on investing in businesses and technologies that will help address some of the world's most urgent sustainability challenges. When he has time, Mark rides in the amateur owner hunters and focuses on owning and developing young horses primarily in partnership with Tom de Bel and Rene Dittmer. Guest: Karen Lucian lives in Newport Beach, California and keeps her  hunters in Wellington, Florida and trains with Keri Kampsen and Lexy Reed. Karen is a financial advisor at Raymond James and her lifetime dream has been to ride quality show horses.Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: American Stalls, Purina Animal Nutrition, Wordley Martin Premium Equestrian Surfaces, America Cryo, BoneKare, Show Strides Book Series, With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard and Good Boy, Eddie  

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Tonya Johnston's Inside Your Ride with Aaron Vale by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Tonya Johnston's Inside Your Ride with Aaron Vale by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Tonya Johnston, Mental Skills Coach speaks with top rider Aaron Vale and answers a listener question on handling fatigue at a show. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.   


    Host: Tonya Johnston, Visit her Website, Facebook and buy her book Inside Your Ride Guest: Aaron Vale is a top rider and trainer who manages Thinkslikeahorse, a full-service training facility in Williston, Florida, with quality jumpers, hunters, and equitation horses. Aaron has won more than 275 Grand Prix and has represented the U.S. in Nations Cups and FEI World Cup™ Finals. In 2024, he began the year by representing the NetJets® U.S. Jumping Team at the Longines League of Nations™ Abu Dhabi CSIO5* and the Longines League of Nations™ Qualifier in Ocala with Carissimo 25. He also rode Prescott to the win in the $100,000 MARS Equestrian Grand Prix CSI3* at WEC Ocala. Aaron has had numerous hunter and derby wins including twice winning the $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix. Aaron has also excelled in the equitation and as a junior rider was reserve champion at the ASPCA Maclay, Medal and USET Talent Search finals.  Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: American Stalls, Purina Animal Nutrition, Wordley Martin Premium Equestrian Surfaces, America Cryo, BoneKare, Show Strides Book Series, With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard, Good Boy, Eddie, Sentinel Horse Nutrition and Laurel Springs School

    • 49 min
    Rob Jacobs by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Rob Jacobs by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper speaks with rider, trainer and USEF R judge, Rob Jacobs. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.   


    Host: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid HorseGuest: Rob Jacobs is a licensed and insured equestrian trainer, judge, and clinician based in Seattle, WA. Rob received a BA in 2011 from St. Andrews University where he studied Politics and Equine Business Management. During his time as an undergraduate student, Rob had tremendous success on the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team, winning IHSA Nationals in Novice Fences in 2009 and winning the Cacchione Cup Flat phase in 2011. In 2017, Rob completed his Masters in Business Administration from St. Andrews University. Rob has developed a talent for patiently bringing along horses & riders and helping them excel in the Hunter, Jumper, and Equitation rings. His attention to detail and passion for the sport is evident in his teachings.  Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: American Stalls, Purina Animal Nutrition, Wordley Martin Premium Equestrian Surfaces, America Cryo, BoneKare, Show Strides Book Series, With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard, Good Boy, Eddie and Cheval Press

    • 44 min
    Jim Hagman by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Jim Hagman by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper speaks with Jim Hagman of Elvenstar Farm about riding and training. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.   


    Host: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid HorseGuest: Jim Hagman is the Founder, Head Coach and Instructor of Elvenstar in Moorpark, California. As founder, Jim not only laid the foundation, but also presented and developed each aspect of the business. Jim's systematic teaching emphasizes the art of communication between the horse and the rider, and Jim has a passion to his teaching style that is very positive and enthusiastic; building confidence and poise is a top priority. Jim’s training and coaching excellence has played a role in a long list of successful riders including top placings and wins at the most prestigious competitions in North America. 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 9 min
    Katie Monahan Prudent by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Katie Monahan Prudent by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper speaks with Katie Monahan Prudent about how she is working to grow the next generation of US Show Jumpers. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.   


    Host: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid HorseGuest: One of the most successful riders in U.S. Show Jumping history, Katie Monahan-Prudent was a member of the 1986 gold medal winning World Championship show jumping team, took part in six World Cup finals, won almost every major grand prix in the United States and was named AGA U.S. Rider of the Year three times. In addition, Katie was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame and named Coach of the Year for developing riders by the U.S. Olympic Committee. Currently, Katie and her husband, Henri Prudent, run an international training program along with their son, Adam, at their three locations: Plain Bay Farm in Middleburg, Virginia; Wellington, Florida, and Rosières-aux-Salines, France.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

    • 50 min
    Anderson Lima & Justin Garner by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Anderson Lima & Justin Garner by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper speaks with  internationally known FEI Level III course designer Anderson Lima. Justin Garner, the Senior Director of Hospitality Operations and Marketing at World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida, also joins to talk about the upcoming Longines League of Nations™ event and new developments at WEC. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.  


    Host: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid HorseGuest: Anderson Lima is an FEI Level III course designer from Brazil. Anderson is well known for his course designs at the 2003 Pan American Games in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; the South American Games in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Spruce Meadows in Calgary, Canada; and multiple FEI World Cup Finals in Las Vegas, Nevada. Anderson also designed the track for the famed $226,000 Sapphire Grand Prix at the 2023 Devon Horse Show.Guest: Justin Garner is the Senior Director of Hospitality Operations and Marketing at World Equestrian Center in Ocala, Florida. Justin has been an integral part of the WEC brand since the opening of the Ocala facility in 2020. Justin has led a team that has grown from four to over 700 and contributed to establishing World Equestrian Center – Ocala and The Equestrian Hotel as top destinations in Florida and beyond. Though he’s not a lifelong equestrian, Justin embraces the WEC values of Quality, Class, and Distinction.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

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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150 Ratings

150 Ratings

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

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GREAT Podcast!

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

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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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