Best of 2022: Top Plaidcast Episodes

Boyd Martin. Photo by Alleyn Evens for Shannon Brinkman Photo

Hosted by The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm, the Plaidcast has become a destination for conversations on topics that matter, from horsemanship to the state of our sport and horse show how-tos for riders at every level. In 2022, the Plaidcast was recognized with a win at the Equus Film & Arts Festival, thanks to insightful dialogue with influential figures in the industry.

The Plaidcast welcomed a myriad of co-hosts, from Balmoral’s Traci Brooks to show jumper Michael Tokaruk, show jumping commentator Catie Staszak of Catie Staszak Media, Emily Elek of Stonewall Farm and The Plaid Horse’s own Cira Malta. Check out some of our favorite episodes:

Plaidcast 303: Geoff Teall 

Piper is joined by top trainer and USEF “R” judge Geoff Teall for a special indoors conversation. Click here to listen!

Plaidcast 307: Robin Rost Brown & Michael Tokaruk

Piper talks with the judges of the 2022 ASPCA Maclay Finals, Robin Rost Brown and Michael Tokaruk. Listen in here.

Plaidcast 309: Tom Wright

Piper speaks with top hunter trainer and National Show Hunter Hall of Fame member Tom Wright. Listen to the episode here.

Plaidcast 310: Boyd Martin

Piper speaks with renowned Olympic Three-Day Event rider Boyd Martin about his illustrious career and how he approaches this sport. Listen by clicking here.

Plaidcast 304: Karen Healey & Brianne Goutal-Marteau

Piper and Michael Tokaruk speak with Karen Healey about judging the Dover Saddlery USEF Hunt Seat Medal Finals in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Brianne Goutal-Marteau also joined to talk about everything the Washington International Horse Show had to offer in its new location this year in Upper Marlboro, MD. Listen in here.

Samantha Mackenzie. Photo by Andrew Ryback Photography

Plaidcast 272: Geoff Case & Samantha Mackenzie

Piper and Michael Tokaruk are joined by Geoff Case to talk about judging and Samantha Mackenzie to talk about riding in the Grand Prix ring. Tune in here.

Plaidcast 294: Francesca Mulligan

Piper and Emily Elek are joined by trainer Francesca Mulligan to talk about teaching young riders empathy, responsibility and setting expectations for Pony Finals. Click here to listen.

Plaidcast 292: Keri Kampsen

Piper and Michael Tokaruk are joined by Keri Kampsen to talk about training, judging, importing horses from Europe and getting back into the saddle after a riding accident. Listen in here.

Plaidcast 299: Dr. Holly Helbig, DVM & Samia Staehle 

Piper and Michael Tokaruk are joined by Dr. Holly Helbig, DVM to talk about how equestrians can be better clients for their veterinarians. They also speak with film director and amateur jumper rider Samia Staehle about her show jumping documentary “Desert Flight” and how she found her way back to horses as an adult. Click here to listen.

Plaidcast 296: Elizabeth Letts, Sandra & Javan Dalman

Piper is joined by bestselling author Elizabeth Letts to talk about her books, including The Eighty-Dollar Champion. Sandra and Javan Dalman also join to talk about their high performance boutique boarding, training, and sales operation and their jump design business, Dalman Jump Co., the Official Jump Company of US Equestrian. Listen in by clicking here.

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