Amateur Hour: An Equestrian Podcast

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The crew answers listener submitted questions 
In this episode of Amateur Hour the crew 'interviews' Claire, and gets the scoop on her Ocala show experience. Claire showed at both WEC and HITS, and we pepper her with questions about her experience, the costs involved, and which one she ultimately preferred. 
Joined by FEI 4* dressage judge Kristi Wysocki, the crew discusses listener submitted questions about everything from dressage training and judging, to breeding and evaluating young sport horses. The best part? Kristi unravels the mystery behind the flying change!
In this episode the gals of Amateur Hour dive into the pros and cons of boarding horses vs keeping at home - a special thank you to the members of the Amateur Equestrian Collaborative Facebook group who shared their thoughts on this topic as well! 
Huge thank you to Riding Warehouse for sponsoring this episode.  Be sure to tune in as the crew discusses their resolutions for 2021. Some of them expected- and others will be a total surprise! 
Seriously, grab a drink and popcorn because this is a funny one. In order to follow along with this episode, it's important to watch Karl Cook's "Walking and Talking: Equitation" on IGTV. The crew discusses our thoughts on the importance of the equitation and horsemanship. This is our final full-length episode of 2020 and we want to send a HUGE thank you to all of our listeners and sponsors. We couldn't do this without you!
Join Taylor and Kelly as they chat with Jill Tweedy, the woman behind the beloved Tucker Tweed brand. The girls go much deeper than discussing the gorgeous leather handbags and their namesakes - Jill's story is truly remarkable and a joy to listen to. Which Tucker Tweed bag do you have on your holiday wishlist this year? It's almost impossible for us to pick a favorite! 
Hey everyone! Welcome to our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide Episode! Sit back, relax, and get your pen and paper ready to add many items to your Christmas/Hanukkah list. The gals speak about our favorite items from incredible companies. Big thanks to Dreamers and Schemers, Grey Horse Candle Co., Cavali Club, The Tack Hack, Corro Stories, Ruespari, Remarkable Leather Goods, Tucker Tweed, Vestrum, and Voltaire Design. Make sure to check our Instagram for a huge giveaway! Happy Holidays, everyone!
Claire does a call with an animal communicator and the gang discusses their opinions and experiences with the supernatural realm.
In this Minisode, sponsored by Riding Warehouse, Claire and Kelly interview the head of customer service to learn about the inner workings of the company and great holiday sales.
The ladies of amateur hour dive into life with Melina of MPM Sporthorses! From importing her horse off of a video and a gut feeling to recently turning pro - we loved hearing all about what life currently has in store for Melina and her crew. 
Olivia and Kelly get to chat with Emily Oatis about all things Vestrum, a luxury Italian apparel line. They get the details on what sets Vestrum apart from other equestrian brands, what products are most popular, and which ones deserve more of the spotlight. Listen to the end for a special promotion just for Amateur Hour listeners!
In this episode, the crew discusses the pros and cons of importing a horse from Europe. Professional rider, trainer, and USEF “r” judge Elizabeth Blaisdell joins briefly to offer advice.
In this episode of Amateur Hour the crew discusses all things showing in the era of COVID, everything from which shows have been cancelled to personal experiences at recent shows. Taylor & Claire tell all about their COVID showing experience, and everyone weighs in on whether or not shows should be happening at all during a pandemic. 
Kelly and Claire chat with Carly Prosser- the creator of the seasonal equine subscription box Cavali Club. Carly delves into what inspired the box, how she creates each curation, and the wonderful discovery of the female entrepreneurial spirit in equestrian small businesses. Make sure to listen to the end for an exclusive discount code on the Fall Box, which is sure to be a home run!
Taylor and Olivia welcome Shawna A Simmons of SAS Equine Photography. Shawna is an award winning, Washington D.C. based traveling equine lifestyle photographer. Shawna's photos can be found on the cover of the 2020 WEF Prize List, Sideline's Magazine (7 times!), and many more. "You always receive twice as much as you give." - SAS. For booking: contact or DM SASequinephotography on Instagram.
In this episode the crew answers more listener submitted questions. Plus, there is an exciting surprise.
The crew catches up on summer plans, and discusses their latest must-have products from Riding Warehouse. 
In this episode, the crew interviews Amateur rider and Boutique Warmblood Sporthorse Breeder, Anneliese Kannow from Three Wishes Farm, in California. 
We are so excited to welcome owner, founder, and designer of Ruespari, Adrienne Marciano to the show! Sit back, relax, and learn all about Adrienne's start with riding, inspiration for Ruespari, new products, and how the brand came to be. Have a great ride!
Hi everyone, this is our second upload attempt after having some technical difficulties. Thank you to everyone who took time to send us questions in on our Instagram page (@amateurhour_podcast)! We had so many questions sent in that we will be doing a part II later on this summer. Have a great ride!
It's that time! Time for us to do our yearly AMA episode! Thank you to everyone who submitted questions - we had a ton of fun answering them. We were not able to answer each question sent in, so this will be part one of two. Look out for part two later this summer. If you weren't able to submit a question and would like to, please feel free to send us a DM on Instagram @amateurhour_podcast. Thank you to our sponsors: JODS online, Voltaire Design, Dreamers & Schemers, and Grey Horse Candle Co! 
The ladies of Amateur Hour ask renowned trainer & judge Archie Cox listener submitted questions from what he looks for in the show ring to what makes a great amateur horse. There are a few recording technical difficulties regarding the sound quality, but stick with it because we promise it's worth it!
Hey friends! Another bonus quarantine episode here. On this episode of Amateur Hour, the crew discusses the USHJA AO/AA cross-entering rule and how to maintain a sense of community during quarantine. One last thank you to the sponsors of this episode. Stay safe and healthy everyone!
Amateur Hour is pleased to present our guest host, Claire Darnell! A member of the USEF Dressage Development Program, Claire is a USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medalist and recipient of the USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Freestyle Bars.  She has competed in 11 USEF National Dressage Championships and has won USDF Regional Championship titles through Grand Prix, in addition to USDF Horse of the Year titles.
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Amateur Hour Podcast
Podcast Status
Dec 4th, 2018
Latest Episode
Apr 13th, 2021
Release Period
2 per month
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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