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The Plaidcast

The Plaidcast is a weekly horse podcast hosted by Piper Klemm, PhD, publisher of The Plaid Horse magazine. Guests include Olympian equestrians, top hunter/jumper and equitation riders, trainers, horse show managers and industry insiders. Plus in depth convos on topics that matter: horsemanship, collegiate equestrian, the state of our sport and horse show how to’s for riders at every level. One episode each month is devoted to the mental side of your ride with nationally recognized mental skills coach and author Tonya Johnston (Inside Your Ride).

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Plaidcast 147 – Val Renihan & Frank Madden

Top trainers Val Renihan and Frank Madden join Piper and Sissy this week. Listen in to hear what two of the USA's foremost trainers and clinicians have to say about indoors, bringing riders along, and more.  Listen in...Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

59mins

19 Oct 2019

Rank #1

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Plaidcast #96 – Tonya Johnston’s Inside You Ride with Kelli Cruciotti by Stableguard

The Plaid Horse presents "Inside Your Ride" with mental skills coach Tonya Johnston. Today, Tonya welcomes grand prix rider Kelli Cruciotti, and answers a listener question on comparing yourself to your peers when they do something more advanced or prestigious than you. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

47mins

3 Nov 2018

Rank #2

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Plaidcast #83 – Tonya Johnston’s Inside Your Ride with Jenny Karazissis and Kaitlyn Lovingfoss by Sales Paddock

Today, Tonya talks to Jenny Karazissis, prominent hunter rider and trainer, about the mental skills she uses to be successful in the show ring. She also speaks with top California junior equitation rider, Kaitlyn Lovingfoss, and answers a listener question about how to maintain your confidence during sudden, unexpected circumstances with your horse. Listen in...Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

53mins

4 Aug 2018

Rank #3

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Plaidcast 134 Pam Baker and Peg Seals on Training Hunters

Legendary Virginia trainers Pam Baker and Peg Seals join Piper and Sissy this week to talk about training hunters, coaching, and the sport as a whole. Listen up for some great advice and insight from leading professionals.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

57mins

20 Jul 2019

Rank #4

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Plaidcast #109 Tonya Johnston’s Inside Your Ride with Carleton Brooks, Stephanie Danhakl

Tonya welcomes Carleton Brooks of Balmoral Farm; top trainer, rider, judge, clinician and horseman. Tonya will also be chatting with top amateur-owner hunter competitor Stephanie Danhakl. The Plaid Horse presents "Inside Your Ride" with mental skills coach Tonya Johnston. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

56mins

1 Feb 2019

Rank #5

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Corrected: Plaidcast 145 Tonya Johnston’s Inside Your Ride with Karl Cook

The Plaid Horse presents "Inside Your Ride" with mental skills coach Tonya Johnston. Today Tonya welcomes top show jumping rider Karl Cook and talks about how to recover when the day before a big class or medal final doesn't go as well as you had hoped. Listen in...Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

1hr 6mins

6 Oct 2019

Rank #6

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Plaidcast 123 Tonya Johnston’s Inside Your Ride with Betty Oare

The Plaid Horse presents "Inside Your Ride" with mental skills coach Tonya Johnston. Today, Tonya welcomes living legend, amateur hunter competitor Betty Oare to the podcast. Listen in...Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

1hr 3mins

4 May 2019

Rank #7

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Plaidcast #87 by Sales Paddock – Tonya Johnston’s Inside Your Ride with Adrienne Sternlicht

Today Tonya talks to Adrienne Sternlicht, top young show jumping rider who is heading to Tyron to compete in the World Equestrian Games.  Plus, she answers a listener question about how to help keep your focus on yourself rather than your competition at a show.   Listen in...Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

51mins

1 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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Plaidcast 137 Animal Communicator Laura Rawley and Three Ring Superstars Sam and Maddie Schaefer

There are many ways to become a better equestrian. This week, animal communicator Laura Rawley comes on the podcast to talk about how we can understand our horses and increase our powers of intuition. Then, we're joined by Sam and Maddie Schaefer who have worked very hard to excel in all three rings, including their recent win in the Hunterdon Cup. Tune in!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

58mins

10 Aug 2019

Rank #9

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Plaidcast 133 Inside Your Ride with John French and Kristin Keim

Professional rider and trainer John French discusses his personal approach to mental skills, Kristin Keim on mindfulness, and Tonya answers listener questions.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

52mins

13 Jul 2019

Rank #10

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Plaidcast #105 Safe Sport, Drug Testing, and Retired Racehorses with Guests Bonnie Navin and Jen Roytz

Safe Sports is a hot topic these days. Attorney Bonnie Navin returns to talk with hosts Piper Klemm and Sissy Wickes to answer all of our questions about how it works, and also gives us advice on what to do if you are drug tested at a horse show. Then, we speak with Retired Racehorse Project executive director Jen Roytz to learn all about the value and demand for quality thoroughbreds off the track.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

1hr 6mins

4 Jan 2019

Rank #11

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Plaidcast #95 – Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund Recipients Ava Stearns and Juliette Joseph by Stableguard

Bill Rube, the Executive Director of the Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund, joins us to speak with this year's two Washington International Horse Show Grant Award Recipients - Ava Stearns and Juliette Joseph.  Listen in...Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

36mins

26 Oct 2018

Rank #12

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Plaidcast 131 Risk Management and Developing Horses: Conversations with Rebecca Hunt, Daniel Bedoya

Riding and managing horses is inherently risky, but what can we do to make it safer? Rebecca Hunt from AIG is an expert in this area and comes on to tell us how we can best manage risk on the farm. Then, rising show jumping superstar Daniel Bedoya talks about his philosophies for developing horses and his upcoming trip to represent Bolivia at the PanAm Games. Listen in!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

49mins

29 Jun 2019

Rank #13

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Plaidcast #103 – Tonya Johnston’s Inside You Ride with Molly Ashe Cawley of Norfield Stables

"Inside Your Ride" with mental skills coach Tonya Johnston. Today Tonya is thrilled to welcome top rider and trainer Molly Ashe Cawley of Norfield Stables. Tonya will also share nine big and small ideas for you to use in order to get your 2019 off to a great start, including quotes from past guests on the top things they learned - or -re-learned - this past year!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

59mins

21 Dec 2018

Rank #14

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Plaidcast 146 – NCAA Equestrian – Lots of Meets, Updates, Rider Interviews, Latest NCEA Team Rankings

NCAA Equestrian season is fully engaged and there are many meets and updates to catch up on in this NCEA Plaidcast. Listen in as Sissy and Tom recap the action and get the chance to speak with 2 NCAA athletes and hear how their teams are doing..a Baylor Bear and a Sweet Briar Vixen !Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

1hr 25mins

12 Oct 2019

Rank #15

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The Plaidcast 128 Helping Horses and Their Humans with Clementine Goutal, EQUUS Foundation, and Horse Linc

Clementine Goutal comes on this week to talk with Sissy and Jess about her Upper Echelon Academy and their partnership with the EQUUS Foundation. Then Horse Linc Founder Misty Pleiness tells us all about the new Horse Linc app and how it can make managing your equestrian expenses easier. Plus, Sissy and Jess talk all things Devon and Upperville. Listen in!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

46mins

8 Jun 2019

Rank #16

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Plaidcast #99 Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals and USHJA National Championships

Sissy Wickes and Emily Elek discuss Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Finals with Terri Young and the inaugural USHJA National Championship event with Pat Boyle. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

53mins

24 Nov 2018

Rank #17

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Plaidcast 127 Tonya Johnston’s Inside Your Ride with Erynn Ballard and The Fit Equestrian

Top Canadian professional Erynn Ballard and founder of the Fit Equestrian, Lauren Mahr. Brought to you by Show Strides and The Plaid Horse Magazine.Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

53mins

1 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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Plaidcast #107 Hard Work and Gender Equity with Michael Tokaruk, Jennifer Wood

Everyone wants to know how the secret to success in the horse business. But is there one? Michael Tokaruk tells us how he's become a well-respected young professional and how he approaches buying and selling horses. Then we catch up with Jennifer Wood of the Equestrian Businesswomen's Summit to talk about gender equity in the horse world and how the Summit will make a difference to women building careers in the industry. This episode is hosted by Piper Klemm and Sissy Wickes. Listen in!Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

53mins

19 Jan 2019

Rank #19

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Plaidcast #89 – Becky Gochman & WIHS Junior Ambassador Ana Bertozzi Sponsored by Go Jump Racing!

In Episode 89 of the #Plaidcast, The Plaid Horse Publisher Piper Klemm and The Plaid Horse Editor-in-Chief Sissy Wickes sit down with Becky Gochman and talk about family, the circuit, giving back, and, of course, what it's like to ride the greatest hunter of our current era. From there, they discuss the 60th Anniversary of the Washington International Horse Show in 2018 with WIHS Junior Ambassador Ana Bertozzi. Listen in...Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/user?u=87421)

52mins

15 Sep 2018

Rank #20