Plaidcast 260: Kat Fuqua & Sylvain Houry by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

Plaidcast Episode 260 Kat Fuqua Sylvain Houry


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Piper and Catie Staszak are joined by top junior rider Kat Fuqua to talk about how she juggles school and being a top junior rider across multiple disciplines and Sylvain Houry to talk about innovations in horse tack. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services. Listen in!


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  • Hosts: Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine and Catie Staszak
  • Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance Services
  • Pictured:  Kat Fuqua & Grand Remo at The National Horse Show. Photo: Shawn McMillen Photography
  • Guest: Kat Fuqua, Kat Fuqua is a 13 year old Hunter, Equitation, Jumper and Dressage rider based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Kat has had a stellar competitive career from her start, having earned numerous national hunter and pony hunter championship titles, eight US Equestrian Horse of the Year honors, her US Dressage silver medal in the FEI Prix St. George, equitation wins and more. This summer, Kat was the overall Grand Champion at the 2021 Adequan/USEF Junior Hunter National Championship – East Coast and claimed the 2021 Adequan/USEF Junior Dressage National Championship. Kat was also the first rider in the history of the FEI North American Youth Championships (NAYC) to compete in two disciplines — show jumping and dressage- and claimed three Bronze Medals at the prestigious event.
  • Guest: Sylvain Houry, Sylvain Houry is a true enthusiast. Bewitched by horseback riding from a very young age and then becoming a professional Eventing rider, Sylvain started his career in a major business school in France. After graduation, Sylvain traveled the world to finally settle between France and the United States. Sylvain has combined innovation, his background and French craftsmanship to create Arion Horse Sport Tack.
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