Join us for the official Equine Affaire podcast!
The Equine Affaire podcast is your inside look at everything to do with North America’s premiere equine exposition and equestrian gathering. In each episode, our host and a special guest explore a different aspect of Equine Affaire, from the Breed Pavilion to the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition and everything in between! The podcast is produced and hosted by Allison Rehnborg.
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|Episode 4 (April 2021):
In this episode, Equine Affaire’s own Karin Brennan joins Allison to talk about the virtual Equine Affaire event, which will take place online April 8-11, 2021. In addition to sharing details for how listeners can join the event for free online, Karin discusses all the special features of this exciting virtual event, including the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition: Home Edition; exclusive interviews with clinicians such as Monty Roberts, Guy McLean, Julie Goodnight, Dan James and others; an interactive shopping guide; video contests and much more.
|Episode 3 (March 2021): The March 2021 episode of the Equine Affaire podcast is a special double feature! Our first guest is Rebecca Bowman of Fall Creek Falls Equestrian in Pikeville, Tenn., who is hosting a Mustang Trainer Incentive Program (TIP) Challenge this year as part of the virtual Equine Affaire. In this episode, Rebecca chats with Allison about how she got started working with mustangs. Then she shares how the audience at home can tune in to watch the Equine Affaire Mustang TIP Challenge online. Then Jerry Paulsen, founder, executive director and president of Operation Horses and Heroes, Inc., joins the show to share a behind-the-scenes look at how Operation Horses and Heroes channels the healing power of the horse to help veterans, active duty service members and their families to overcome the challenges of military life.
|Episode 2 (February 2021): In this episode, Erin Miley of Miley Friesians in Greenville, Ohio, shares the story of how she got involved in the horse industry and eventually developed her very own breeding program producing top-caliber Friesian horses. Then she chats about how much she enjoys sharing her love of Friesians with the public through the Equine Affaire Breed Pavilion, Horse & Farm Exhibits and the riding demonstrations. Then Eric Seaman, operations manager for Rod’s, chats about how Equine Affaire attendees can shop Rod’s online during the virtual event for Equine Affaire in Ohio.
|Episode 1 (January 2021): In this episode, Ken McNabb gives his best advice on how visitors can get the most out of their trip to Equine Affaire, chats about how to build courage in your horse, and shares his insights into the Versatile Horse & Rider Competition and Ride with a Pro. Then Martha Lefebvre, senior marketing manager for Farnam, shares her stories of past Equine Affaires and chats about Farnam’s 75th anniversary plans for 2021.
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|Episode 8 (December 2020): In this episode, renowned equestrian performer Jenny Vidbell shares the story of her life as a circus performer, provides a behind-the-scenes look at how she prepares for an event like the Fantasia, and recalls her favorite memories of past Fantasias. Then Amy Cairy, director of marketing for W.F. Young, parent company of Absorbine, provides sneak peeks into some of Absorbine’s latest products and shares her own favorite memories of Equine Affaire and Fantasia.
|Episode 7 (November 2020): Dave Edmundson, also known as the “Voice of Equine Affaire,” is retiring. In this special edition of the Equine Affaire Podcast, Dave shares the story of how he became the official announcer for Equine Affaire, reminisces about memorable events and demonstrations that he has witnessed from the announcer’s booth, and reveals his favorite memories of Equine Affaire and Fantasia. We wish Dave well in his retirement and look forward to seeing him again soon!
|Episode 6 (October 2020): In this episode, renowned liberty trainers Dan James & Elizabeth James share insights into the exciting discipline of liberty. Together, Elizabeth & Dan founded the International Liberty Horse Association, which provides liberty enthusiasts with an opportunity to share their passions and participate in exciting competitions. Equine Affaire is looking forward to hosting an ILHA competition in 2021. To learn more about ILHA and its competitions, visit libertyhorseassociation.com.
|Episode 5 (September 2020): In this episode Pat Kelly, founder and CEO of Ebony Horsewomen, Inc, shares how equine-assisted psychotherapy and equine-assisted learning can benefit youth, individuals, and veterans. Ebony Horsewomen, Inc, is based in Hartford, Connecticut, and provides a comprehensive, equine-based education to its program participants with the goal of creating conscientious community leaders. Ebony Horsewomen, Inc, will participate in A Horse for Heroes in the 2021 Equine Affaire in Massachusetts by hosting an equine-assisted psychotherapy demo for veterans and first responders. This episode also includes a word with one of our sponsors, Jill Siragusa of Horizon Structures. Learn more about Pat Kelly and Ebony Horsewomen at ebonyhorsewomen.us and Horizon Structures at horizonstructures.com.
|Episode 4 (August 2020): In this episode, listen to special guest Valerie Taylor, executive director of the Global Federation of Animal Sanctuaries, discuss the Adoption Affaire with host Allison Rehnborg. GFAS is a non-profit group that certifies animal sanctuaries, rescue centers, and rehabilitation centers all over the world. GFAS also helped facilitate the adoption of multiple horses at the 2019 Equine Affaire in Massachusetts. Valerie & Allison discuss the Adoption Affaire and how it helps connect healthy, adoptable horses with their new forever homes.
|Episode 3 (July 2020): Special guest and renowned horseman Jonathan Field chats with Allison about his experiences with Equine Affaire, shares his best tips for how guests can get the most out of Equine Affaire, and provides an inside look at what it’s like for clinicians and riders to participate in Equine Affaire’s Ride with a Pro program. The episode concludes with a word from one of Equine Affaire’s sponsors, GGT Footing.
|Episode 2 (June 2020): Versatile Horse & Rider Competition with champion Danelle Osinchuk and Tamara Shaw of VHRC sponsor Nutrena
|Episode 1 (May 2020): Breed Pavilion with Misha Duvernoy of the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society
|Episode 1: Equine Affaire in Ohio with Equine Affaire President Coagi Long|
|Episode 2: Versatile Horse & Rider Competition with competitor and champion Brenda Hanson|
|Episode 3: Fantasia with performers Sylvia Zerbini and Ambra Andrine|
|Episode 4: Versatile Horse & Rider Competition with judge Jason Irwin|
|Episode 5: Ride With A Pro clinic program with renowned horsewoman Julie Goodnight|
|Episode 6: Time to Ride program with Rachael Cooper of the Ohio Haflinger Association|
|Episode 7: The Right Horse Initiative with Christie Schulte Kappert|
|Episode 8: Ride With A Pro clinic program with featured clinician Chris Cox|
|Episode 9: Fantasia with Amy Cairy, of Fantasia sponsor Absorbine|
|Episode 10: Ride With A Pro clinic program with participant Loretta Weber|
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