Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast 42: Weird Horse Girls & The German Riding Instructor

Are you a “hunter poofie”? That’s what the German Riding Instructor says I am. This week, we’re talking to the Facebook famous horse trainer himself. Also, McLain Ward is the best in the saddle, but also as a human, we have a new favorite subscription box and we forever rejoice in being “weird horse girls.”

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Special Guest: 

Ronny Riemer, aka “The German Riding Instructor,” is an accomplished Grand Prix and Championship rider with over 20 years experience in the sport horse industry.  Riding for names like Franke Sloothaak and Paul Schockemöhle, Ronny made a name for himself as a rider and trainer, not just in Germany but also in other parts of Europe and North America. Knowing the difference between the European and American way of riding, Ronny combines the best of both styles to individually suit both horse and rider.


More on what we talked about in this episode:

Thanks to listener, Emma, for this Wisconsin take on a cocktail classic: the Old Fashioned. |@Liquor

People are turning to medication made for horses to treat rosacea, and dermatologists are concerned. | @Insider

Isn’t it great when your favorite top riders are just good humans, too? Thank you, McLain Ward, for being you!|@COTH

Equine influenza is wrecking havoc on Europe right now, and there are some cases in America. Victoria’s got the deets.| @CNN

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

We review the Cavali Club subscription box. Sneak peek: it’s awesome. | @Cavali_Club. Get $10 off your first box with code HEELSDOWN.

Product review: We also love the “Leather Lover” cleaner by SmartPak. | @SmartPak

You’re not going to want to miss this hilarious interview with the one & only, German Riding Instructor.| @The_German_Riding_Instructor

At the end of the day, we’re all just weird horse girls, and we’re cool with that. | @HeelsDownMag/w

 Mail bag: How do you make the decision to keep showing or to stop for a while?” We discuss. | @HeelsDownMag


More about our hosts:

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. 

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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!”

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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 42 is presented by SmartPak, Wahl and Cavali Club:

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