Callan Solem, Molly Sorge and Jennifer Baas discuss the sport’s reaction to Katie Prudent’s comments on the State of U.S. Show Jumping which sparked widespread debate.
The Horse Show is presented by Chris Stafford
Podcast length 30 mins.
That conversation around the State of U.S. Show Jumping was ignited this summer when Katie Prudent spoke out on this podcast. To discuss the response to her comments Chris Stafford is joined by U.S. show jumping team rider Callan Solem, Amateur Hunter Jumper Jennifer Baas who wrote to The Chronicle of the Horse in response and Molly Sorge is Senior Editor and Web Content Editor at The Chronicle. They discuss the different view points that were shared in publications both on and offline as well as social media and The Chronicle forums, and we also hear how the national federation has reacted by establishing an Advisory Group to continue the conversation.
“The sport has become for the fearful, talentless amateur, that’s what the sport has been dummied down to and unfortunately because of money, the fearful, talentless amateur can rise to a certain level. How far can the amateur go by buying the greatest horse in the world?! I think in five to ten years we’re going to have a really hard time to put together a good team.” Katie Prudent
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Read the discussions on The Chronicle of the Horse here.
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