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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).

    Tonya Johnston, Mental Skills Coach with Logan Fiorentino & Anna Becker by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Tonya Johnston, Mental Skills Coach with Logan Fiorentino & Anna Becker by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Tonya speaks with collegiate equestrian coaches Logan Fiorentino of Texas Christian University (TCU) and Anna Becker of the University of Georgia. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.


    Host: Tonya Johnston, Visit her Website, Facebook and buy her book Inside Your RideGuest: Logan Fiorentino is the Head Jumping Seat coach at Texas Christian University (TCU). Logan is in her 11th season as Jumping Seat coach at TCU and with the help of a great coaching and support staff, has transformed the Jumping Seat program into a force on the national level.Guest: Anna Becker was named Jumping Seat Assistant Equestrian Coach for the University of Georgia Equestrian Team in June 2018. Anna is primarily responsible for coaching the Equitation Over Fences squad as well as recruiting for the English discipline.  During the 2020-21 season, Anna assisted the team to the program’s seventh National Championship. The team’s accomplishments, and specifically her squad, earned her NCEA Jumping Seat Coach of the Year recognition. A collegiate rider herself, Anna contributed to two SEC Championships, two Hunt Seat National Championships, and two team National Championships at Auburn University from 2010-2013. Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: Purina Animal Nutrition, America Cryo, LAURACEA, American Stalls, Wordley Martin Premium Equestrian Surfaces, BoneKare, Show Strides Book Series, Online Equestrian College Courses,  With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard, and American Equestrian School

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Boyd Martin by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Boyd Martin by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper speaks with renowned Olympic Three-Day Event rider Boyd Martin about his illustrious career and how he approaches this sport. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.


    Hosts: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid HorseGuest: Boyd Martin began riding at a young age in his native Australia. Boyd won his first CCI4* (now known as CCI5*) at the 2003 Australian International Three-Day Event riding True Blue Toozac. Boyd moved to the United States in 2007 to further his career as an eventing professional, serving as the assistant trainer to Olympian Phillip Dutton for two years before starting his own business and also began riding for the United States in 2009. Boyd is a three-time Olympian, representing the U.S. in London in 2012, in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, and in Tokyo in 2020. Boyd is a four-time U.S. Eventing Team member for the FEI World Equestrian Games/FEI World Eventing Championships, most recently capturing team silver at the FEI Eventing World Championships in Pratoni del Vivaro, Italy in September. With Pancho Villa, he was a member of the U.S. team that won gold at the 2015 Pan American Games and in 2019, he won team and individual gold at the Pan American Games with Tsetserleg TSF. In 2021, Boyd won the inaugural Maryland 5 Star with Christine, Thomas, and Tommie Turner’s Anglo European mare, On Cue, becoming the first American to win a CCI5* since 2008. Martin has twice been the USEF CCI5*-L Eventing National Champion at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event, in 2019 with Tsetserleg TSF and in 2021 with On Cue. He was named USEA Rider of the Year in 2021 and On Cue was named USEA Horse of the Year the same year. Boyd finished fourth overall at the Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event in 2022, becoming the USEF CCI5* Eventing Reserve National Champion with Tsetserleg TSF. In May, he won the CCI4*-L at the Tryon International Equestrian Center with the Annie Goodwin Syndicate’s Federman B. Boyd and his wife, Grand Prix dressage rider Silva Martin, own and operate their farm, Windurra USA, which is a world-class training facility sitting on more than 75+ acres in the heart of Pennsylvania hunt country. Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: Purina Animal Nutrition, America Cryo, Lauracea, American Stalls, BoneKare, Show Strides Book Series, Online Equestrian College Courses,  With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard, and American Equestrian School

    • 46 min
    Tom Wright by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Tom Wright by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper speaks with top hunter trainer and National Show Hunter Hall of Fame member Tom Wright. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.


    Hosts: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid HorseGuest: Tom Wright is one of the winningest  hunter trainers and also a 2020 National Show Hunter Hall of Fame inductee. Tom is based out of Nashville, Tennessee, and Wellington, Florida and has a list of tri-color wins in the pony hunter, junior hunter, and amateur hunter divisions that speaks for itself. The horses that Tom has discovered and coached up to national and international superstardom includes names like Private Practice, Cuba, Strapless, and Hush.Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: Purina Animal Nutrition, America Cryo, Lauracea, American Stalls, BoneKare, Show Strides Book Series, Online Equestrian College Courses,  With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard, and American Equestrian School

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Tonya Johnston, Mental Skills Coach with Caroline Ingalls & Irene Neuwirth by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Tonya Johnston, Mental Skills Coach with Caroline Ingalls & Irene Neuwirth by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Tonya speaks with top amateur hunter riders Caroline Ingalls and Irene Neuwirth who both had amazing indoor seasons this fall. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.


    Host: Tonya Johnston, Visit her Website, Facebook and buy her book Inside Your RideGuest: Caroline Ingalls is an amateur owner hunter rider who rides with Hap Hanses Stables. This fall she and her horse Concerto were grand champion at both Harrisburg and the National Horse show in Kentucky - impressively the second time for them as grand A/O champions at the National. Caroline is an interior designer and lives in southern California.Guest: Irene Neuwirth is an amateur owner hunter rider who trains with John Bragg of Bridgeport Farms. She was champion at Devon this year in the 3'6" A/O hunters and was champion and reserve her first time at the Washington international horse show as well as reserve champion at Harrisburg. Irene balances her riding time around her business where she designs original fine jewelry.Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: Purina Animal Nutrition, America Cryo, LAURACEA, American Stalls, Show Strides Book Series, Online Equestrian College Courses,  With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard, BoneKare and American Equestrian School

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Robin Rost Brown & Michael Tokaruk by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Robin Rost Brown & Michael Tokaruk by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper talks with the judges of the 2022 ASPCA Maclay Finals, Robin Rost Brown and Michael Tokaruk. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.


    Hosts: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid HorseGuest: Robin Rost Brown grew up in the horse industry and became a top hunter/jumper rider and trainer. As a top junior rider, Robin won the 1974 AHSA Medal Finals and finished 2nd twice and 4th twice in the ASPCA Maclay Finals. Robin has coached several winners of the Medal and Maclay finals and successful jumper riders from Junior to Amateur Owner to Grand Prix. Robin is a member of the National Hunter Committee and is a large R judge, most recently judging the 2022 ASPCA Maclay Finals in Lexington, Kentucky. Guest: Michael Tokaruk is a top rider, trainer and judge who also runs a training and sales business, Tokaruk Show Stables, out of Tennessee. Michael worked with top professionals such as Scott Stewart, Missy Clark, Bob Braswell and Anne Kursinski as a junior rider. Michael has multiple grand prix wins, international and national hunter derby wins to his credit along with continuing his professional education by working with professionals such as Chris Kappler, Andre Dignelli, Katie Monahan-Prudent, and Melanie Smith Taylor. Michael has judge at some of the prestigious horse shows including the 2021 USET Talent Search Finals East and most recently the 2022 ASPCA Maclay Finals in Lexington, Kentucky. Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: Purina Animal Nutrition, America Cryo, Lauracea, American Stalls, BoneKare, Show Strides Book Series, Online Equestrian College Courses,  With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard, and American Equestrian School

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Heather Caristo-Williams & Vanessa Roman by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Heather Caristo-Williams & Vanessa Roman by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

    Piper, Catie Staszak and Cira Pace Malta speak with Heather Caristo-Willams about growing up in the horse world and her journey to representing the US show jumping team internationally. We also talk with trainer & rider Vanessa Roman about how she uses a mindful, grateful approach to riding and teaching. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services.


    Hosts: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse, Cira Pace Malta and Catie StaszakGuest: Heather Caristo-Williams is a show jumper who is based in Saugerties, New York and Wellington, Florida. She was a 3 time national hunter champion in her junior career. Heather also won ribbons in the equitation finals and was a 3 time gold medal winner in Young Riders. More recently, Heather competes mainly in the jumpers and has represented the US on several Nations Cup Teams. In addition to showing, Heather continues to develop young horses and train at her family’s barn, Glenview Stables.Guest: Vanessa Roman fell in love with horses at a young age while taking riding lessons at a small family farm in Stamford, Connecticut. Vanessa earned a B.A. at UMASS Amherst where the head coach of the riding program connected her with eventing riders Karen and David O’Connor. Vanessa worked with the O'Connor's as a groom for two and a half years. Vanessa moved on to the Boulder Brook Equestrian Center in 2007, where she worked as a trainer for 13 years. In 2019, Vanessa decided to venture out on her own until she partnered with Michael DelFIandra and Grafton Ridge was formed. Vanessa's unique style, which incorporates a mindful approach to the training of both horse and rider, incorporates a positive and relaxed environment at the stables. Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance ServicesSubscribe To: The Plaid Horse MagazineSponsors: Purina Animal Nutrition, Alexis Kletjian, America Cryo, Nikovian, Wordley Martin Premium Equestrian Surfaces, Lauracea, American Stalls, Show Strides Book Series, Online Equestrian College Courses,  With Purpose: The Balmoral Standard, and American Equestrian School

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
138 Ratings

138 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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