Piper Klemm

Dr. Piper Klemm is the owner and publisher of The Plaid Horse. Her mission is to educate young equestrians in every facet of our industry and to empower young women in particular to find their voices and stories—and to share them.
She has spent her entire career focusing on education through various channels, including The Plaidcast, North America’s most listened-to horse show podcast; as a professor at St. Lawrence University; co-authoring the Show Strides book series; and by providing educational articles, grants, and experiential learning opportunities for riders of all ages and levels. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley.

Piper lives in Canton, New York, with her husband, Adam Hill. Adam is a Chemistry Professor at St. Lawrence University and the Faculty Mentor to the national champion IHSA Riding Team. She owns a fleet of lease ponies, and competes in the Amateur Hunter divisions with MTM Sandwich.

Piper Klemm

Piper's 2022 Presentations

Respect The Challenge - 3 min. 30 sec. Day 1 Ourselves; Mindset, Riding, Health

Description: This video discusses the need for respecting what you do not know and what you have not done. We have to learn to accept these unknowns, and embrace them as future challenges to learn from. 

Sustain Excellence and Dedication - 7 min. 9 sec. Day 2 Ourselves; Mindset, Riding, Health

Description: Success does not come from one big win. Instead, true success is sustained, consistent excellence - not just working towards an outcome.