Dr. Piper Klemm to Judge High Timber Classic I USHJA Outreach Horse Show in Spokane, WA

Hunter Holsen on Spellbound, owned by Beth Haynes. Photo © KCM Equine Photography.

Dr. Piper Klemm, Publisher of The Plaid Horse, has been selected to judge the High Timber Classic I USHJA Outreach Horse Show on Saturday, May 21, 2022 at Meadow View Farm in Spokane, WA. 

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Meadow View Farm is owned by Pam Raymond, who has owned the farm for four decades and has been based out of Spokane since 2014. The boutique hunter-jumper barn boasts an extensive lesson program, teaching students ranging from beginners to show competitors. 

“We’re really trying to elevate the level of competition in this eastern Washington area. One of my goals when we moved [to Spokane] was to raise the bar and get people more prepared to show at rated shows,” says Raymond. “Last year, we brought a USHJA Outreach Show to Spokane for the first time, and we’re carrying on with that this year. In 2022, we will have four shows. We are trying to help kids and adults understand what’s involved in the showing process. We have a ton of horses here, a ton of young riders, a ton of adult riders, and I just want to open up the opportunities and make it more accessible.” 

Hannah Nafzgar, Kate Fuller, and Lacy Holsten at Meadow View Farm. Photo © KCM Equine Photography.

High Timber Classic I and II will run from May 21-22, and High Timber Classic III and IV will run from September 24-25. The shows will offer the full complement of the USHJA Outreach Program Classes, with hunter, jumper, and equitation divisions. 

Raymond said that selecting Klemm as a judge has brought a lot of excitement toward the upcoming High Timber Classic I. 

“Piper is just wonderful, so gracious, and has a great reputation,” says Raymond. “Myself, along with most of my clients all follow The Plaid Horse, and while I am not an amateur myself I love [The Plaid Horse Adult Amateur Lounge]. It’s a great place to get good information from seasoned riders. It’s going to be a thrill to have her out here as a judge.”

Similar to Raymond, Klemm is an advocate for local horse shows and horse show accessibility. She says she is delighted to be a part of the High Timber Classic horse shows and is looking forward to meeting new competitors, trainers, and spectators. 

“I admire the work that Pam has done to create opportunities for riders looking to make that next step in horse showing,” says Klemm. “It’s so important to advocate for local horse shows and to ensure that those riders are getting the experience and education they need to feel comfortable and confident on the show circuit. I am so excited to join the judging panel and contribute to this wonderful show series.” 

Sisters Kate Fuller and Charlotte Fuller. Photo courtesy of Candice Fuller.

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