May 26, 2022
Introducing The 3 Stride podcast! A newer addition to our space where three equestrians share a little since of humor! Hosted by three adult amateurs who love horses and sharing their experiences is Laura Fernandez, VP- Head of Industry at top audio/tech company SiriusXM, Julia Hanssen, who works in advertising as Account Manager on one of the most iconic brands Ykone, and Molly Heroy, who runs a successful e-commerce + mobile tack store Tack of the Town. Just like all of us, they share one important thing in common: the passion for horses and the sport. Be sure to check out @the3stridepodcast and keep up with all of their personal accounts @julia_hanssen, @lauragailfernandez, and @mollheroy.
May 23, 2022
Wayne Grafton is the Chairman and CEO of arguably the most iconic horse show in the United States, the Devon Horse Show. The Devon Horse Show and County Fair is the oldest and largest outdoor multi-breed horse show in the country and this year will be held Thursday May 26th- Sunday June 5th after being canceled last year due to USEF restrictions on spectators. Internationally recognized as one of the premier equestrian events in the country, the Devon Horse Show draws top competitors from around the world and continues to reflect the traditions and lifestyles of the locals. Wayne has served as Chairman and CEO of both DHSCF, Inc and the Foundation for five years. Wayne is involved on a day to day basis for all aspects of operations, finance and facilities.
May 19, 2022
In honor of Jumper Month over at @USHJA, we are celebrating alongside the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association in launching the We Are U.S. Hunter Jumper Campaign! For the month of May we will be hosting both a professional and junior rider to discuss Jumper Month and the differences between each competition zone.
Anne Kursinski is a five-time Olympic athlete, and a two-time Olympic silver medalist in team jumping who has been a part of forty-seven nations cup teams and three World Equestrian Games representing the United States. Anne is passionate about the promotion of the sport, and serves as a USHJA Clinician, member of the USHJA and USET Executive Committees, and USEF Board of Directors. In 2017 she was inducted into the Show Jumping Hall of Fame and has made her name known across the equestrian world.
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May 16, 2022
In honor of Jumper Month over at @USHJA, we are celebrating alongside the U.S. Hunter Jumper Association in launching the We Are U.S. Hunter Jumper Campaign! For the month of May we will be hosting both a professional and junior rider to discuss Jumper Month, including an Instagram Takeover hosted by yours truly, Bethany Lee. We will be talking with both a junior and professional rider to answer listener questions, and sharing a prize giveaway you won’t want to miss. Tune in over Instagram on May 20th at 6pm Eastern Time over at @ushunterjumper to join us! Follow along on social media using #WeAreUSHunterJumper
Hailey Royce began her riding career in dressage, and at the age of nine quickly transferred over to the jumper ring. Hailey won her first Grand Prix in partnership with her horse, Sonic Boom, and the two have been succeeding ever since. Riding for North Run stables, Hailey joins the podcast to talk about her junior career competition moments, including her team winning gold at the USHJA Platinum Jumper Championships.
May 12, 2022
Cait Luca known as @cowgirl.cait, is the founder of horse rescue service 501(c)(3) Lucky Break Rescue and Corral West Horse Adventures. With her classy tagline “Save a Horse, Ride a Rescue” Cait's mission for Corral West Horse Adventures is to rescue at-risk, slaughterhouse pipeline, auction, kill pen, and owner surrender horses by giving them a new life under proper care and training. The entire herd at Corral West is made up entirely of rescued horses that are now used to take out-of-town visitors on trail rides to catch a glimpse of all the west coast has to offer. In this episode we share the value of female entrepreneurship, responsible breeding, the realities of horse rescue, and what we can do to better help these horses.
May 9, 2022
Lisa Hellmer is a USDF Bronze and Silver medal trainer and Silver USEF Para Dressage coach who provides quality, personalized dressage training for all types of horses using a cross training approach. Based in Ocala Florida, Lisa runs LCH Equestrian with her sister out of their new family stable, Sunflower Hill Farm, where she is currently in the process of developing her own Grand Prix horse. Lisa was recently appointed the USEF Para Dressage Development Coach where she is continuing to help riders accomplish their riding goals. Listen in!
May 5, 2022
Chester Weber is the most decorated driver in the United States. His numerous accolades have yielded prestigious recognition throughout the world. Raised in Ocala, Florida, Chester started driving competitively at a young age, under mentor Jimmy Fairclough. In 2008, Chester made history by becoming the first American to win an Individual Silver Medal in the Four-in-Hand FEI World Driving Championships. He won Royal Windsor (GB) CAI3* two consecutive years, receiving personal congratulations from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Chester is a 18-time U.S. Equestrian Federation Four-in-Hand National Champion, and regularly ranks in the top 3 for FEI world rankings. He has won 4 silver medals at World Equestrian Games, and a historic team gold in 2018 at the WEG in Tryon. Listen in!
May 2, 2022
Lauren Sprieser is a Grand Prix Dressage rider who trains and competes on her very own horses. Starting from when she competed in the U25 National Championships, Lauren has been winning on horses that she brought along herself with great success including eight that have made it all the way to the Grand Prix level. In addition to riding and teaching her own students, Lauren is an avid blogger and writer for popular equestrian magazines such as The Chronicle Of The Horse, Dressage Today, and Practical Horseman. Listen in!
April 28, 2022
Rachel Lavelle is the creator of the first ever equestrian color cosmetics brand, Blue Ribbon Beauty. Filling a gap in our industry, Blue Ribbon Beauty features two different eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks for riders who want to look their best in the show ring. Having disciplines in our sport where makeup is incorporated as part of our show uniform, we thought it would be fitting to not only introduce this fun new brand, but also discuss how makeup influences our world of equestrian sport and how makeup varies from show ring to show ring.
April 25, 2022
Jill Tweedy is the Founder and CEO of the luxury equestrian luggage, handbags and accessories brand, Tucker Tweed Equestrian. With over ten years in the business, Jill has developed one of the first ever lines of discipline-specific equestrian purses, backpacks, wristlets, and more by using several prototypes and collaborating with other likeminded equestrians. The fine leather is not only beautiful, but has been put to the test in development and is ensured to last for years to come. We all share a common theme by loving horses, and having uniquely curated products that let us express that love and start a conversation is something very special. Listen in to hear about how this amazing brand came to be, the importance of our local tack shops, and some news about an exciting new product on the way!