Canton, NY – June 4, 2021 – Fox Rust Farm is proud to welcome Piper Klemm, Ph.D., as the judge of the Canton, NY-based farm’s spring schooling show, to be held June 6, 2021.
A lifelong equestrian and student of the sport, Klemm has dedicated much of her career to furthering her equestrian education and to sharing that education with others as the owner and publisher of The Plaid Horse magazine and as an equestrian studies professor.
Klemm is also a strong supporter of local shows and riding programs and a continual advocate for increasing the accessibility of horse showing.
“This will be my second year judging at Fox Rust, and I’m thrilled to be back,” said Klemm, who previously judged at the venue, owned and operated by Allie Fox, in September 2020. “Horse shows like this one and trainers like Allie are so vital for growing our sport and for helping riders to have a positive, affordable horse show experience.”
In an effort to make the horse show a greater learning opportunity for competitors as well, Klemm will provide written feedback for each rider.
“I say often that I believe that continually educating ourselves is the best thing we can all be doing in our sport,” said Klemm. “Offering written feedback is a great way to help riders to learn and improve for their next time in the ring.”
About Piper Klemm, Ph.D.
Piper Klemm is the owner and publisher of The Plaid Horse. Her mission is to educate young equestrians in every facet of our industry and to empower young women in particular to find their voices and stories – and to share them.
Klemm has spent her entire career focusing on education through various channels, including The Plaidcast, North America’s most listened-to horse show podcast; as a professor at Clarkson University; co-authoring the Show Strides book series; and by providing educational articles, grants, and experiential learning opportunities for riders of all ages and levels. She earned her Ph.D. in chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.
Klemm currently resides in Canton, New York, with her husband, Adam Hill, and she trains with Balmoral Farm and Stonewall Ponies, competing in the amateur hunter divisions with MTM Sandwich.
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 parents’ 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 she went on to a successful junior career. Now, she is a successful professional with an array of experience. As a junior and through her professional career, Allie has earned championships at shows all over the country including at HITS Ocala, the Winter Equestrian Festival and the Kentucky Horse Park. She has also placed in the top 10 of many national and international derby classes. Allie has a BA in Biological Anthropology from Western Michigan University and an Associate’s Degree in Medical Assisting from Kalamazoo Community College. To learn more about Fox Rust Farm, visit www.FoxRust.com.