50th Anniversary: Jessica Phoenix Helps Us Party, Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 27

We’re in awe over our special guest this week, who has overcome some exceptional challenges. This week we’re discussing the most fabulous horsey wedding ever, our favorite summer barn hacks and celebrating a very special anniversary. Thanks for tuning in.

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Special Guest: 

Jessica Phoenix is a two-time Canadian Olympic eventer.  She won the individual gold medal and team silver at the 2011 Pan American Games on Pavarotti and was named Canada’s Equestrian of the Year. After an accident, which she explains in her book, Rise, she came back eight weeks later to win the individual silver and a team bronze at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto. 

Find information on Jessica’s business event on July 23 on this link.

 


More on what we talked about in this episode:

We’re all about tequila this week, so enjoy a Paloma. | @QZ

More than 500 horses will fly into the itty-bitty Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport for WEG in September.  | @GreenvilleBM

If you haven’t seen the photos from the Karl Cook & Kaley Cuoco wedding yet, be prepared to die.  | @Calgary_Sun

People don’t know when their horses are fat, apparently. | @TheHorse

It’s hot out there. We discuss our favorite “barn hacks” for summertime. | @HorseJunkiesUnited 

The July issue of Heels Down Magazine is our 50th issue! We celebrate by discussing our favorite cover stories & interviews. | @HeelsDownMag

Did you know the ECOGOLD CoolFit Pad fabric can sense moisture & reduce temperature by nine degrees? Don’t believe us? Watch the video. | @ECOGOLD


More about our hosts:

Sally Spickard is a 32-year-old marketer and journalist from Missouri who now resides in San Diego, California. She is an unashamed Harry Potter nerd and Kansas City Chiefs fan, and she can rarely be found without her long-haired Chihuahua, Cooper (and for this reason, you’ll never find her on a United flight!). While she’s currently horseless, Sally is an event rider who hopes to one day ride like Michael Jung. Alternatively, she’d just settle for learning how to sit the trot without looking like a sack of potatoes!

 

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 30-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.

 

Have a question for us? Send us an email at hello(at)heelsdownmedia.com. Or better yet, join our Facebook group, the Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast Lounge, to engage with our hosts and delve deeper into the discussions we have on the show.


Episode 27 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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