The Plaid Horse to be at Equine Affaire 2021

BY Devyn Trethewey

November 9, 2021 – The Plaid Horse will be an exhibitor at Equine Affaire Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield, Massachusetts. It will take place November 11-14, 2021. Equine Affaire is North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering and a unique celebration of the horse offering unparalleled education, entertainment, and shopping opportunities.

Also sharing The Plaid Horse booth will be fellow podcaster Alicia Harlov of The Humble Hoof. Alicia is a full time hoof care provider on the North Shore of Massachusetts, and a member of Progressive Hoofcare Practitioners.  

Alicia creates and edits The Humble Hoof podcast, where she interviews equine professionals about factors that affect hoof health. She loves educating owners on how to grow the healthiest hoof possible and believes that getting a horse sound is often a matter of finding the right pieces to the puzzle.

“I am excited to be able to meet with equestrian fans and answer their questions.” said Piper Klemm, Ph.D., Publisher of The Plaid Horse. “The growth and advancement of this sport is precedent, being able to be a part of a great event such as Equine Affaire is vital for the future.”

Piper Klemm will be hosting a meet and greet during the weekend. In addition, free magazines will be available for pickup for anyone who is interested in The Plaid Horse

The Plaid Horse will have the Show Strides series available at the booth, featuring the 4th installment, Testing Friendships, of the Show Strides book series. As well as previous installments, School Horses and Ponies, Confidence Comeback and Moving Up & Moving On

Check out the current issue here:

Check out Plaidcast episodes from the past that talk about Equine Affaire!

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

About Show Strides 

Show Strides is a middle grade novel series about riding, showing, horsemanship, and the special friendships we form with our animals and fellow horse lovers. Set on the sprawling grounds of a large hunter jumper barn, the series features a diverse range of characters, from the lesson kid to the A-rated show regular, and everyone in between. While the reading level is appropriate for young riders, the series has fans of all ages! Read more about our books, including excerpts from all four novels, at