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.
Which is better, thongs or spanx? We discuss our favorite underwear to ride in on Episode 15. Also, Michael Jung is making headlines again, only this time as a … show jumper? Justine paid an animal communicator to talk to her horse and a new special guest shares her insider tips on what’s going on at WEF. Thanks for tuning in….
Jess is back, both on the show and in the saddle, after the birth of baby Hudson. She gives us a run down of what it’s like to be a new mom. Meanwhile, we have a new host on the show.
Alex Welles is a 25-year-old amateur show jumper who is as passionate about NFL football as she is horses. She grew up in Huntington, N.Y., and graduated from Florida Atlantic University while competing in Wellington, which is now her “home” for six months of the year. She has two dogs named Maizy and Crouton, and travels with the show circuit circus alongside her professional grand prix riding husband, Andrew.
More on what we talked about in this episode:
Enjoy this delicious cocktail, “The Chanel,” all the way from The Grille in Wellington. [Recipe: Tito’s Vodka, muddled mint, dash of bitters, splash of agave or honey, splash of lime, top with grapefruit and shake.] | @TheGrille
Michael Jung is clearly too good at everything. Now he’s competing on the German show jumping team. | @Horse&Hound
Depo is making headlines again. This and three other things you should know from the USEF Veterinary Committee meeting. | @COTH
More couples are divorcing because of horses. Imagine that! | @DailyMail
Spanx. Thongs. Hanky Panky cuts. Racerback bra clips. Choosing the right pair of underwear can make or break your ride. We discuss. | @Reddit
Alex gives us an update on all things WEF, from navigating the warm up ring to the Battle of the Sexes. | @COTH
Have you ever used an “animal communicator” to talk to your horse? We have. | @HorseJunkiesUnited
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.
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