Sissy Wickes, Plaidcast co-host, Plaid Horse Magazine editor, and USEF “R” judge was invited to speak to the hosts of the Amateur Hour podcast this week. The group discussed what judges are looking for, Sissy’s personal likes and dislikes in hunter ring turnout and exhibitor behavior, and how judge preferences differ.
The hosts and Sissy also dive deep into the increased presence of thoroughbreds on the horse show scene and discuss the value of repurposing thoroughbreds as a way to make horse showing more accessible to people and to give thoroughbreds a job after they leave the race track.
The Amateur Hour podcast is available on iTunes, Google Play, and Stitcher.
You can listen to Sissy each week on The Plaidcast, available at theplaidhorse.com/listen as well as on iTunes, Google Play, Stitcher, Spotify, and the Horse Radio Network apps for Apple and Android.
The Plaidcast is a weekly horse show-focused podcast co-hosted by Sissy Wickes and Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse. Each week they discuss topics that matter, including horsemanship, collegiate competition, the state of our sport, and how to advice for riders at every level.
Guests have included top trainers and elite riders, including Todd Minikus, Margie Engle, Cat Tyree, Anne Kursinski, and many more. Just click on their names to listen. You can learn more about the Plaidcast and listen to all previous episodes here.