ICYMI: Heels Down Happy Hour Podcast on the HRN Holiday Radiothon

Heels Down Happy Hour was thrilled to be LIVE during the Horse Radio Network’s 2018 Holiday Radiothon. We had a very special show, with a guest who is sure to make you laugh and teach you something new. Thanks for tuning in.


 Click here to stream to the HDHH hour from the Holiday Radiothon.

Special Guest: 

 Lainey Ashker is a CCI4* event rider based in Chesterfield, Va., who is well-known for producing off-track Thoroughbreds to the top levels of the sport. She also competes at the upper levels of dressage.

More on what we talked about in this episode:

We’re drinking “Cinnamon Toast Crunch” with a RumChata and Fireball cocktail. | @Drink

This brewery named an extra-strong ale after a very special grey Shire. | @Horse&Hound

Could you ride the tölt and not spill your beer at the same time, like the folks in Iceland?  | @AtlasObscura

Christmas-themed pop-up cocktail bars are appearing around Florida, including near Wellington. | @SouthFlorida

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

Lainey Ashker  joins us on the show to talk more about her holiday traditions, social media and cribbing.| @HorseJunkiesUnited

Plus: Don’t miss the amazing questions and funny voicemails we got from callers during this hour! 

More about our hosts:

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


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

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