This Year’s TOP Plaidcast Episodes!

The very first Plaidcast episode started almost a year ago and we couldn’t be more thrilled by the success of this bold new project we took on at The Plaid Horse. We’ve had so many great discussions with so many important people in our industry about the future of our sport, invaluable advice on strengthing mental skills, and proper horsemanship.

Scroll down to listen to our most popular episodes and keep checking theplaidhorse.com/listen for NEW episodes every week!

1. Inside your Ride with Bernie Traurig

“Inside Your Ride” with mental skills coach Tonya Johnston. Tonya speaks about mental strength with top trainer, rider, clinician and founder of EquestrianCoach.com Bernie Traurig; talks with top junior rider Taylor St. Jacques who just finished up an amazing weekend at Devon and answers a listener question on the mental side of riding. CLICK HERE to listen in…

2. How Hunter Judging Works

Ever wondered what makes it into one of those top (or not so top) scores in the hunter ring? US Equestrian R judge Sissy Wickes and Piper Klemm discuss what goes into ordering a hunter class. CLICK HERE to listen in…

3. Inside Your Ride with Hope Glynn

Plaid Horse presents “Inside Your Ride” with mental skills coach Tonya Johnston. Tonya speaks about mental strength with top hunter rider Hope Glynn; shares one of the best everyday items you can have in your ringside backpack to help you boost your mental skills; and answers a listener question on the mental side of riding. CLICK HERE to listen in…

4. Patrick Boyle and Kimberly Maloomian

Showplace Productions’ Patrick Boyle takes us on a tour of the new HITS Balmoral facility in Chicago. Kimberly Maloomian talks about amateur success, balancing horse time and being a registered dietician, and her foray into the dressage arena. CLICK HERE to listen in…

5. Garson and D’Ambrosio New Circuit, Peter Wylde Emerging Athletes Program

Piper and Sissy chat with Nona Garson and George D’Ambrosio about introducing a new circuit. Peter Wylde explains the Emerging Athletes Program. CLICK HERE to listen in…

6. Inside Your Ride Anne Kursinski

Five-time Olympian Anne Kursinski speaks about mental strength with Tonya Johnston.  Tonya shares a recommendation for “MindGym” (a book everyone should have in their mental skills library) and answers a listener question on the mental side of riding. CLICK HERE to listen in…

7. Jimmy Lee on National Show Hunter Hall of Fame, Gracie & Emma Marlowe

Jimmy Lee discusses the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame and horse shows through the decades. Emma and Gracie Marlowe talk about opportunity in the sport as young riders. CLICK HERE to listen in…

8. Running a Show and Judging Medal Maclay 

The first Weekend Plaidcast by Plaid Horse Magazine and Epona Exchange with Publisher Piper Klemm and Editor Sissy Wickes hosting. A fascinating conversation with Tucker Erickson on what it takes to put on a horse show and Jimmy Torano on what goes into judging an equitation final. CLICK HERE to listen in…

9. Laura Kraut and Dr. Sarah Puchalski

In this Espoma Sani-Care Animal Bedding episode we discuss the mid-circuit results and news from California and Wellington.  Plus we chat with Dr. Sarah Puchalski and US Olympic Gold Medalist Laura Kraut. CLICK HERE to listen in…

10. NCEA National Championship RECAP, ’17 NCEA National Championship Team Coach 

In this week’s episode of The Plaidcast NCEA Update Edition (brought to you by Great American Insurance and NCEA National Advisory Board) Tom O’Mara and Piper are joined by Coach Tana MaKay, Head Coach of Equestrian at Texas A&M University; plus, they recap the entire 2017 NCEA National Championship Event held over 4 days in Texas. CLICK HERE to listen in…