In her hometown of Canton, NY, The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm judged Healy Farm’s Healey Horse Show on September 17, 2022.
The Show Strides Book Series author held a book signing and Q&A session after the conclusion of the show, which was open to the public. Show Strides Book Series and Geoff Teall: On Riding Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation were both available for purchase.
The final event of Healey Farm’s Summer Show Series offered equitation, hunter, and jumper divisions. The annual show series runs from May through September, holding one to two competitions a month. Riders can accumulate points for year-end awards, which are presented with prizes at the year-end party.
“I was delighted to have been selected to judge the final Healey Horse Show of the summer. Apart from the wonderful community that is Healey Farm, it makes it even more special that I had the opportunity to judge in my own hometown,” says Klemm. “It’s so important to remain involved in your local community, and I had such a great time meeting new people and developing more relationships within the sport.”
“We open our shows up to anyone who would like to join in a well-run show, like you would get on a bigger circuit but with a low-key, fun atmosphere,” says Megan Healey-Shaw, Owner of Healey Farm. “Let everyone who loves horses have fun, ride hard, learn from mistakes, and go home to practice something new you learned and while having fun showing.”
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
Aimed at both young readers and horse lovers of all ages, Show Strides is a series of novels about riding, horse shows, and what it takes to succeed in the sport we all love, written by The Plaid Horse publisher, Piper Klemm, and Rennie Dyball, an author, equestrian, and editorial coordinator for The Plaid Horse.
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Founded in 1946, the Pacific Coast Horse Shows Association promotes the interests of owners and exhibitors, cooperates with exhibitors, officials, and management of competition, publicizes and advertises PCHA sanctioned shows, encourages and assists owners, exhibitors, and breeders of horses to maintain, develop and improve the quality of horses of the Hunter, Jumper, Western and Reining divisions.