Every equestrian has too much stuff. There’s no denying it. But what happens when it all sparks joy? We’ll discuss when is it time to clean out that tack trunk. This week, we’ll get a update on all things Wellington, as the winter show season is in full swing, and we’ll talk about something kind of taboo: talking to your horse in the show ring.
Lindsay Brock works for the public relations firm, Jump Media, where she spends most of her winter in sunny, breezy, Wellington. In 2008, Lindsay graduated with honors in writing and communications from Houghton College, where she also served as the President of the Houghton College Equestrian Society and competed on its hunter/jumper and eventing teams. Upon graduation, Lindsay worked at The Hollywood Reporter and Carol Mann Agency in New York City. Through her experience as a writer, photographer, and social media manager, she has explored the facets of both mainstream and equine-industry organizations. She’s represented many famous horse shows, from HITS to Longines, and Olympic riders.
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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.
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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