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.
Caroline just returned from the Longines Masters in Paris, which was as much party as it was horse show. We review Revitavet Therapeutic Systems, talk about two famous show jumpers who plan to tie the knot, and why ambassadorships can be tricky whether you’re an ammie or a pro. Thanks for joining us…
More on what we talked about in this episode:
In honor of the Longines Masters, enjoy this very Paris inspired cocktail, “The French Blonde.” | @Saveur
Kaley Cuoco, the actress from the Big Bang Theory, & Karl Cook, a Grand Prix rider, got engaged and showjumping was trending. | @USA_Today
Eventing legend Mark Todd rode a ‘lil pony and the Internet went crazy. | @Mark_Todd_Eventing
Horses are helping researchers find a cure for (human) strep throat. No joke! | @Newsweek
Caroline is fresh off the plane from Paris & has a recap of the ultimate party-slash-horse show that was the Longines Masters. | @HeelsDownMag
Product review: Caroline is back with a second round of thoughts about RevitaVet Therapeutic Systems and how light therapy helped her horse. | @RevitaVet
Everybody & their mom is a “social influencer” on the Internet these days. But can being a brand ambassador hurt your amateur status? We discuss. | @U.S._Equestrian
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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.
Caroline Culbertson is a 27-year-old equestrian journalist who broke her foot “surfing” a mattress down the stairs at age 7. Yes, her parents told her not to. She grew up in the south y’all and graduated from Duke University in North Carolina. She also picked up powerlifting a few months after breaking both bones in her arm, so her judgement is questionable. Hence, she’s an event rider.
Episode 12 is presented by 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 www.ecogold.ca
TRM, Europe’s largest manufacturer of nutritional feeds, supplements, and general health care products for horses. Available at Greenhawk. Visit www.greenhawk.com.
And Revitavet, The #1 name in equine preventative maintenance and rehabilitation. Visit www.revitavet.com.
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