Everybody has bad days. But how do you overcome the nagging feeling of being a total loser? This week, we’re talking about setting realistic goals, women power in the horse industry and a gutsy 8-year-old whose fearlessness landed him a spot in an Olympian’s barn.
Jennifer Wood founded Equestrian Businesswomen in 2018 to connect businesswomen i n the equine industry to provide them with resources and community to foster their professional development and business opportunities. EQBW will host its first annual Summit in January 2019 with inspirational speakers, informational panels, and a networking summit to help connect entrepreneurs. Find out more at www.eqbusinesswomen.com. Jen is a lifelong horse person who competed on the hunter/jumper circuits. She worked for Olympic show jumpers Anne Kursinski and Margie Engle before entering into the public relations field in 2004. She is known for her writing and photography work at PhelpsSports.com, before launching her own public relations companies, Jennifer Wood Media, Inc. and Jump Media.
More on what we talked about in this episode:
Mailbag: What’s the difference between an FEI passport and a national one? Jess weighs in.
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.
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Episode 37 is presented by:
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