In this episode, sponsored by ADM, host Stephanie Ruff talks about her recent trip to Wellington, Florida for the U.S Equestrian Dressage Mandatory Observation Event. Then co-host Aviva Nebesky explains her saddle pad “collection” and answers a listener’s question in her "Ask the L" segment.
Together they interview long lining expert Jennifer Hoffman. Jennifer came up through the 4-H program in Pennsylvania. Her first horse was an off-track thoroughbred named Autumn Charm who she later named her farm after. She rode with Dana Bright, who is nationally known for driving and attended the University of Findlay in their Western Program. She spent time working for reining WEG Gold Medalist Dan Huss as well as Nandi Veterinary Associates foaling mares, handling stallions and young horses. In 2001 she branched out on her own and in 2004 bought her farm, Autumn Charm Sport Horses, located in Wrightsville, Pennsylvania, that offers boarding, lessons and breeding services. Her focus on dressage and long lining has come from riding with JJ Tate and learning to long line from Tate’s husband, Richard Malmgren.