This week’s episode of the Practical Horseman Podcast, sponsored by Seen Through Horses, is with top international eventer and 2023 Land Rover Kentucky Three-Day Event CCI5* winner, Tamie Smith.
This is an exciting episode because Smith is just coming off her historic win with Mai Baum at Kentucky. She and the 17-year-old German Sporthorse gelding, known as “Lexus” in the barn, ended a 15 year wait for an American to win the Kentucky Three-Day Event. On top of that, Smith is the first U.S. woman to be champion since 2005.
During the conversation, Tamie speaks about the excitement of her Kentucky win as well as what it means for women in equestrian sport. She breaks down each phase of her and Mai Baum’s performance and recaps their explosive finish in show jumping. Tamie also gets candid about self-doubt and nerves, which are feelings that riders of all levels can experience. Also, get to know her training routine at home and her favorite exercises to practice.
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