Metropolitan Equestrian Team Announces TPH’s Piper Klemm as College Speaker at Virtual Fair

Credit: Metropolitan Equestrian Team


Dr. Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse magazine, will be a college speaker for Clarkson University’s Beacon Institute at the Metropolitan Equestrian Team Virtual College Fair on Saturday, November 14, 2020.

Klemm, who teaches out of the Beacon Institute at Clarkson University, will be discussing the value of equestrian education and topics similar to those covered in her highly regarded equestrian college courses. The online equestrian education classes are open to all and focus on business and bias in the equestrian industry, contemporary equestrian coaching and the history and industry evolution of English riding.

“I’m really looking forward to speaking with students and parents at the Metropolitan Equestrian Team’s Virtual College Fair,” said Klemm. “I’m passionate about the positive impact that education and knowledge of equestrian sport can have on our riding, and, outside of solely riding, this industry is such an amalgam of all of the skills we bring to the table. My hope is to inspire and help young riders to hone those skills to make their own positive impact on the equestrian industry.” 

The Metropolitan Equestrian Team (MET) is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that provides young aspiring athletes in grades 3-12 with the opportunity to ride as part of the team. Students learn horsemanship, sportsmanship and agricultural skills.

MET supports their students’ college preparation through education programs, access to representatives from colleges and universities and scholarship opportunities. Riders have the ability to compete with the MET under the Interscholastic Equestrian Association and the Athletic Equestrian League.

This Saturday, November 14, 2020, students and parents and the general public can attend the Virtual College Fair from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. EST to learn more about the college experience. The fair will feature college and university representatives with equestrian teams and other speakers in the equine industry.

To register for the event, click here.

The Plaid Horse is a strong supporter of education; whether it is a podcast, online or printed, The Plaid Horse has an avenue for equestrians of all ages. The magazine’s education issue is published each December/January and features information on various topics in the equine industry such as college equine programs, money management and more. The online platform for The Plaid Horse has articles from different perspectives on a multitude of topics like choosing the right college, interviews with top riders, a conversation with a judge, and event tips on combining college studies and riding lessons. 

The Plaidcast has new episodes weekly with guests involved in the industry like Olympians, horse show managers, top trainers and riders, and industry insiders. The Plaidcast has in-depth conversations about topics that matter: horsemanship, collegiate equestrian, the state of our sport and horse show how-to’s for riders at every level.  

For more information about the Metropolitan Equestrian Team, click here.

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. 

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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