January 14, 2021
Best Playing Pony LLC was established in January of 2019, and provides professional horse grooming and exercise riding services in New Jersey. Owner Kelly Gross has been riding and working with horses for over 10 years, and is a graduate of Centenary University with a degree in Equine Studies: Business Management. Although Kelly does have experience in a variety of disciplines, such as hunters, jumpers, dressage, and trail riding, polo is her specialty. Listen in!
January 11, 2021
Carrie Scharbo is the founder of traditional equestrian and lifestyle brand, William Grace. What started out as a love for family and horses soon became the brand that allowed Carrie to combine both her passions into one business. Carrie continues to spend lots of time at the barn with her horses, along with her daughter, Ava who also competes and shares a love for riding. Listen in and hear the whole story in this great episode centered around family!
January 7, 2021
Lily Rhodes has grown up with horses since she was a little girl and has since dabbled in dressage, hunters, and more. After losing her arm in an ATV accident at the age of 14, Lily continued her love for riding as a Para Dressage rider and is now on the equestrian team for the University of Lynchburg, IHSA Zone 4, Region 2. Listen in as Lily shares her story and breakthrough to getting back in the saddle.
January 4, 2021
They say horses are in your blood, and that they are, especially for Groom Tote founder Gretchen. Gret is often found at the barn spending countless hours with her 4 legged loved ones. Gret shows her equine partners on the AQHA All-Around circuit. Gret strives to create a brand and company that is rooted in the American Dream. Her prayer is to cultivate a brand for confident equestrians to share in our passion! She cares about trend-forward sustainable products that can transition to and from the barn. Her dream is to empower women and strive to create a community that gives back. Gret has an extensive background in building business, brands and partnerships across many industries. Her drive for growth, success and fun have lead her down the path to create Groom Tote! Listen in!
December 21, 2020
To wrap up our 2020 season, we have USA Pan American gold and silver medalist dressage rider Sarah Lockman! Starting out her career in Pony Club and moving up to working with a large import sales program in the U.S. (which you can hear more about in the episode) Sarah has followed her dreams since she was a little girl. Sarah has also worked with many young horses throughout her riding career including two of her upper level horses. Listen in!
December 17, 2020
Kate Wallace is a rider and horse owner who spent a great deal of time learning how to help the physical health of her horse. Kate believed in helping her horse from the inside out and with a great deal of help from veterinarians and doctors, Kate did just that. Kate's passion for helping horses soon transitioned into becoming part owner of massage, education, and rehab company, Unbridled Equine. Get ready for the #TheComeback!
December 14, 2020
Beezie Madden is a American Olympic Champion Equestrian in show jumping with two olympic gold medals, one silver in team jumping, as well as an individual bronze. Beezie was the first woman to pass the $1 million mark in earnings for show jumping and in 2004, Beezie became the first woman and the first American rider to reach the top three in the Show Jumping world-ranking list. Along with many other record breaking wins, some of the most noteworthy ones include but are not limited to: FEI World Cup Finals Champion in Gothenburg, Sweden, King George Gold Cup at Hickstead with Cortes’C’, and the $200,000 Budweiser American Invitational in Tampa. It is no wonder that Beezie is so highly recognized that she became the only woman to be a four-time USEF Equestrian of the Year. To hear more about Beezie, listen in!
December 10, 2020
Guenter Seidel is a dressage rider who helped the United States win bronze in team dressage in the 1996, 2000, and 2004 Olympic Games. In 2006, on the first day of competition, Guenter was the highest scoring American rider at the World Equestrian Games in Aachen Germany. On the same day, Guenter also helped the U.S. Olympic Team win a Bronze medal. Guenter has been known for his riding skills across the globe and has successfully shown horses through numerous international competitions. Listen in!
December 7, 2020
Alexandra Cherubini is founder and president of EquiFit, a Massachusetts-based company which designs and manufactures technologically advanced products for top riders and horses throughout the world. After graduating from Bates College, Alexandra found a way to combine her career with her love of horseback riding by creating EquiFit’s first product, ShouldersBack™ which was just the beginning. EquiFit has become the leading equestrian brand for providing products that protect the horse while in the show ring. Listen in and hear how she got to where she is today.
December 3, 2020
Catie Staszak is a multimedia sports journalist, the CEO of Catie Staszak Media, Inc., and the color commentator and journalist for the Longines FEI Jumping World Cup™ North American League. Staszak completed her third full season on the NAL in 2020 and has announced at showjumping events across the globe. In 2018, she moderated at the FEI Sports Forum in Lausanne, Switzerland, and in 2019, she was named a Chief Liaison Officer for Olympic Broadcasting Services at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. A competitive equestrian of more than 25 years, Staszak combined her two greatest passions into a career after graduating at the top of her class from the University of Miami with a degree in broadcast journalism in 2014. She has appeared on FEI TV, New England Sports Network, Toronto Sports Network, and IMG, among other channels worldwide. Listen in!