The Plaid Horse Announces Media and Distribution Partnership with Capital Challenge

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Djuna-Bear Lauder on the cover of the September Issue, available at Capital Challenge. Lauder will show Deja Blue and Miller’s Cove (pictured) in the Junior Hunters at Capital Challenge 2021. Right - Gabriella Goshtigian will contest 3’3” Junior Hunters and Equitation at The Capital Challenge Horse Show 2021.

BY Devyn Trethewey

September 29, 2021The Plaid Horse has partnered with the Capital Challenge Horse Show as a media partner with full magazine distribution. The Capital Challenge Horse Show will run back in its historic site from October 1-10, at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. 

“We are excited to be able to provide content for viewers who cannot be in person for the duration of the show.” said Piper Klemm Ph.D., Publisher of The Plaid Horse. “We will have staff onsite to cover every aspect of the show and provide updates daily.”

Read about Capital Challenge in the current issue here: 


For the second year in a row, the North American League (NAL) National Finals will be held at Capital Challenge. The Plaid Horse will be covering featured year-end championship competitions in each of the NAL’s five divisions – Adult Jumper Presented by SmartPak, Children’s Jumper Presented by EquiFit, Low Junior/Amateur Jumper Presented by HorseFlight, Children’s Hunter presented by Copper Fox LLC, and Adult Hunter presented by Monkey Business LLC. Look back for a recap of last year’s NAL Children’s Hunter Final where Luke Rinehart and Cavalli took the win.

Remember last year’s winners: 

As every year, The Plaid Horse is honored to continue to document memorable moments and new winners. Take a look back from the 25th anniversary, where The Plaid Horse shared historical photographs and events from the preeminent show over the years.

Follow along on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and at our website to congratulate horses and riders, follow results and view photos and videos during all days of the competition. 

Capital Challenge Coverage on The Plaid Horse over the years:


About The Plaid Horse 

The Plaid Horse is a woman-owned small business dedicated to education in the horse show industry. We publish 10-12 magazine issues per year as well as a series of novels and select non-fiction, run a daily website, and produce a weekly podcast. A frequent horse show sponsor, we are committed to inspiring young riders to take a more active role in the industry.

About Piper Klemm 

Dr. 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.

She 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.

Piper lives in Canton, New York, with her husband, Adam Hill. Adam is a Chemistry Professor at St. Lawrence University and the Faculty Mentor to the national champion IHSA Riding Team. She owns a fleet of lease ponies, and competes in the Amateur Hunter divisions with MTM Sandwich

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