TPH’s Piper Klemm to Judge Inaugural Horse Show at Fox Rust Farm

Riders at Fox Rust Farm reading The Plaid Horse.


Fox Rust Farm announces The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm as a judge for their upcoming schooling show on September 20, 2020. The show will feature a unique twist: Klemm will provide her written judge’s card after the first round of competition and ahead of the rider’s second trip.

“Local horse shows and trainers who introduce people to our sport are the foundation of everything The Plaid Horse believes in. I am really excited to be a part of the inaugural show for Fox Rust Farm,” Klemm said. “Being part of the community is an essential element of good horsemanship and I think it is a really great opportunity for riders and horses to show locally and have a good experience.” 

Piper Klemm riding at Fox Rust Farm in Canton, New York.

“We are really looking forward to our first set of horse shows at Fox Rust Farm! Piper has always been so supportive of our group and our horses,” said Allie Fox. “We are so happy she can judge our first show.”

In 2020, a year that’s now infamous for cancelled competitions, showing locally is an even more appealing option. “We are lucky that we can continue showing our horses in the middle of such trying times,” said Klemm.

Fall days at Fox Rust Farm in Canton, New York.

“Whether it is someone’s first horse show ever or their first show in a while, regional shows are a great learning opportunity and being part of it is a great for everyone involved,” Klemm said. “I have been very outspoken over the years that the hunters and equitation that need more feedback and I am thrilled that Fox Rust will be providing my judging cards to competitors in real time. Education is the best thing we can all be doing in our sport.”

Klemm showing with Fox at St. Lawrence University Summer Horse Show Series.

Klemm last judged a schooling show for the Freedom Horse Show Series in Ludwig’s Corner, Pennsylvania, in 2019, where she grew up showing and currently sits on the Board of Directors. 

For more information on Fox Rust Farm, click here.

Learn about classes taught by Piper Klemm

About Fox Rust Farm

Fox Rust Farm is owned by Allie Fox and her husband Dr. Adam Fox. At an early age Allie was introduced to horses, music, and medicine. Growing up at her parent’s businesses, Four Winds Farm and Equine Hospital, she had many opportunities to ride, show, and work in a clinical setting. She first started horse showing at just 4 years old, and went on to a successful junior career. Now, she is a successful professional with an array of experience. Allie also has a BA in Biological Anthropology from Western Michigan University, and an Associate’s in Medical Assisting from Kalamazoo Community College. Along with her equestrian career, she focuses on performing, recording, and teaching music.

Adam is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. He earned a BS and an MA in Psychology from Western Michigan University, and a PhD in Psychology from West Virginia University.Adam teaches several courses at St. Lawrence and he conducts research on learning and behavior in humans and non-humans, including undesirable, repetitive behaviors in horses (e.g., pawing, cribbing, weaving, etc.). For more information on Adam’s research and teaching, you can visit his St. Lawrence University homepage.

Read Adam’s article in The Plaid Horse.

Allie Fox and Piper Klemm at Fox Rust.

About Piper Klemm

Piper began her tenure as the Publisher of The Plaid Horse Magazine in 2014. She received her B.S. with Honors in Chemistry from Trinity College (Hartford, CT) in 2009 and her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. 

She is an active member of the hunter/jumper community, owning a fleet of lease ponies and showing her horse MTM Sandwich in adult hunter divisions. Her goal is that everyone would take the time to be as educated about horsemanship and hunter/jumper sport as possible. 

Klemm showing with Fox at St. Lawrence University Summer Horse Show Series.

In addition to The Plaid Horse, she pursues her commitment to education by teaching various college courses at St. Lawrence University

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