Piper Klemm to Judge Main Hunter Ring at ExEL Horse Show

The Plaid Horse Publisher Dr. Piper Klemm has been selected as a judge for the main hunter ring at the ExEL Horse Show, June 25- 26, 2022 at the Germantown Charity Horse Show Grounds in Germantown, TN.  

Klemm is a lifelong equestrian and student of the sport, and she has dedicated much of her career to furthering her equestrian education and sharing that knowledge with others as the publisher of The Plaid Horse magazine and as an equestrian studies professor at Clarkson University. Klemm is also a strong supporter of local shows and riding programs and a continual advocate for increasing the accessibility of horse showing.

“I am honored to be a judge for yet another year at the Germantown Charity Horse Show,” Klemm said. “The team behind this event does a great job each and every year, so it should bring a competitive atmosphere in 2022.”

Founded in 2018, ExEL Shows is on a mission to bridge the gap between riding at home and riding at a rated show, having established a series of high quality, fun and affordable horse shows. ExEL shows offer a variety of classes and cater to all levels of hunter-jumper equestrians. Klemm judged at ExEL in Tennessee in June 2021

“I am humbled and thrilled to welcome Piper Klemm back to Germantown for ExEL’s June 2022 show,”  said Brittany Kasprack of ExEL Horse Shows. “Welcoming Piper to Germantown for our June 2021 show was wonderful. She brings insight [and] advice and increases the standard of our shows. Piper will be pinning our main hunter arena, which will feature a $500 Hunter Derby and $500 Equitation Challenge. 

“Our participants demand a high level of education and have a high expectation of our judges,” Kasprack added. “Piper’s credentials surpass the standard and have gained the attention of several riders and trainers. She not only brings decades of experience and knowledge, but she also brings a neutral insight, as she is unfamiliar with area trainers and riders. On top of her judging, Piper has provided support and connections to grow our equestrian community and shows, for which we will be forever grateful.”

Read about the past shows Klemm has judged at:


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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