Heels Down Happy Hour Episode Seven: Horse Show Hangover

Heels Down Magazine presents the Heels Down Happy Hour podcast. There’s a whole lot of stuff happening in the horse world, and someone’s got to keep you up to date. Who’s winning what? What weird rules are you probably going to violate at your next horse show? What does your favorite rider really think about white breeches? Don’t worry, that’s what we’re here for. Grab a drink. Welcome to Happy Hour.

In episode seven of Heels Down Happy Hour, we’re horse show hungover after Central Park, Blenheim and Kentucky. A special guest shares his road warrior tips for trucks and trailering, and would you pick up horse poop if you thought you’d get a ticket? Listen in…

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Special guest aka “First Dude” on HDHH:

 Doug Payne is a 4-star Eventer, Grand Prix Show Jumper, FEI Dressage Rider, USEF Judge, Author, Clinician, and USEA Certified Instructor based in Aiken, S.C. Doug has a mechanical engineering degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He was first named to the USEF High Performance list in 2011. Doug designed and produced “The Rider’s Eye,” an instructional DVD along with Jimmy Wofford. His first book is titled “The Problem Horse Repair Manual.” Doug is married to Jessica Payne.

 

More about our hosts:

Jessica Payne is a 32-year-old international event rider who is rarely seen without her long-haired chihuahua under her arm. She was born in London, Ontario but grew up in Franklin, Tenn. and graduated from Auburn University with a degree in Animal Science. She once lost the tip of her pinky finger clipping her 4* horse, and husband Doug says she can “talk to anyone including a wall….and they will like it!”

 

Justine Griffin is an award winning 29-year-old journalist who has written about everything from horses to high profile CEOs to her ovaries. (She donated her eggs once.) Two things she loves the most? Whippet puppies and cheese. Justine is a firm believer in unicorns and feminism. So take everything she says with a grain of salt.

 

Caroline Culbertson is a 27-year-old equestrian journalist who broke her foot “surfing” a mattress down the stairs at age 7. Yes, her parents told her not to. She grew up in the south y’all and graduated from Duke University in North Carolina. She also picked up powerlifting a few months after breaking both bones in her arm, so her judgement is questionable. Hence, she’s an event rider.

 

More on what we talked about in this episode:

 

Love bourbon? Here’s Doug Payne’s very Kentucky Angel’s Envy recipe. | @Angel’s Envy

Would you take your boyfriend on a ride as a date? Apparently it’s “healthy.” | @Healthline

Too funny to not be real: A U.K. car firm is calling for a £1,000 fine for horse poo left on roads. | @Horse&Hound

Doug & Jess Payne share their tips for safely hauling horses long distances. Pro tip: Don’t be cheap. | @HorseJunkiesUnited

Tune in for the ultimate late summer horse show recap: We’re talking Central Park, Blenheim and Kentucky. (Don’t miss Doug’s helmet cam video of the gorgeous Blenheim grounds.) | @DPEquestrian

Justine’s OTTB is still suffering from anhidrosis. Here are some tips on how to treat the non-sweating horse. | @HeelsDownMag

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Episode seven is presented by Ecogold, leader in saddle pad innovation. Known for their non-slip, shock-absorbing saddle pads, half pads and protective horse boots. Trusted by Olympians. Visit www.ecogold.ca

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