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.
In the very first episode of Happy Hour, hosts Caroline Culbertson, Justine Griffin, and Jessica Payne talk about the controversy surrounding Depo-Provera, how four-star eventers Jessica and Doug Payne met and fell in love, what’s in store for equestrian sports in the Olympics, and a big surprise announcement. Listen in…
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!”
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.
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.
More on what we talked about in this episode:
Justine’s muddled jalapeño margarita recipe | (@Creative_Culinary)
Equestrian sports to remain in the Olympic Games through 2024 | (@HeelsDownMag)
Horse prices: Social media has profoundly changed the way that horses are bought and sold. Prospective buyers can look at horses in Europe without flying over or needing an agent. | (@HeelsDownMag)
Why we said we’d never wear plaid but now we’re wearing it all the time thanks to Kensington Protective Fly Products. | (@HorseJunkiesUnited)
What is Depo-Provera® and why is it so controversial in the horse world right now? | (in the July issue of Heels Down Mag)
Episode one 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.
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