Happy New Year From Olympia: Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 38

Happy New Year From Olympia: Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 38

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and a special guest will share everything you need to know about the most “Christmas” horse show there is: Olympia, in London. This week, we talk about natural horsemanship in English disciplines and recap our own highs and lows of the year. Thanks for tuning in.

Click here to stream episode 38.

Special Guest: 

Happy New Year From Olympia: Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 38

Victoria Goff (aka Spicer) is the press secretary for Hickstead, the home of the Royal International & the Al Shira’aa Hickstead Derby in the United Kingdom. She’s also a columnist for Heels Down Magazine and a freelance journalist. Victoria is a badass because she rides a chestnut mare OTTB named Rosie and is a new mom to Rory.


More on what we talked about in this episode:

Victoria is drinking mulled wine, which means we’re drinking mulled wine. | @BBC

Longtime groom, Max Corcoran, is the new USEA President-Elect. | @USEA

Justine has an update from the USHJA annual meeting.  |@HeelsDownMag

There is this crazy Pantomine horse race in London, and naturally, it involves beer.| @Guardian

Get your own exclusive HDHH T-Shirt now! We have three hilarious but soft & high-quality shirts to choose from. | @HeelsDownMag

We review the ArcEquine device, which is new in the U.S. | @ArcEquine

Victoria Goff is here to discuss all things Olympia with us.| @HeelsDownMag

Riding and showing without regular guidance from a trainer is tough. We discuss. | @HeelsDownMag

 Mail bag: What do English disciplines think about natural horsemanship? We discuss. | @HeelsDownMag


More about our hosts:

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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!

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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!”

Dressage For Jumpers & Riding On Your Period: Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 30

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 new 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 38 is presented by:

ArcEquine, the smallest wide-spectrum microcurrent device in the world. It is a wearable, completely drug-free, and non-invasive pain management and tissue repair system designed for equine use. arcequineusa.com

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Anique Equestrian’s line of activewear is designed by women, for women. Save 15% with code HEELSDOWN15.

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SmartPak: healthy horses, happy riders. Visit smartpak.com.

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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 ecogold.ca.

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