Pony Club Podcast cohosts Sarah Evers Conrad and Megan Scharfenberg interview the District Commissioner of Bluegrass Pony Club, Holly Wiemers, and Center Administrator for Brook Hill Farm Pony Club Riding Center Jo Anne Miller. This month's episode is supported by Kentucky Equine Research.
Guest, Holly Wiemers: Holly Wiemers is the District Commissioner, or DC, of Bluegrass Pony Club, one of several clubs in the Central Bluegrass area of Kentucky. She’s held the DC role for almost seven years. Before that, she served the club as secretary. She has a daughter, 16, who joined when she was 6 and is now an H-B and a C-2 in Eventing, and a son, 13, who was 4 when he joined Pony Club and who is now a D-2. She, along with her husband, also plan and implement the Midsouth Region’s annual Tetrathlon rally each fall. She has worked for the University of Kentucky for the past 17 years, heading up marketing, communications, and public relations efforts for UK Ag Equine Programs.
Guest, Jo Anne Miller: Jo Anne Miller is the Executive Director of Brook Hill Farm, a fully accredited horse rescue and therapeutic riding center. Brook Hill Farm is a United States Pony Clubs Riding Center that works with rescue horses in all of the programs, and Jo Anne serves as Center Administrator. She is a retired professor of Equine Science at Randolph College, and her passion is looking at the wellbeing of horses through science. She has been the co-chair of the PATH Equine Welfare Committee, and she is currently the chair of the EQUUS Foundation’s Equine Welfare Advisory Group, serves on the Equine Welfare Committee for Horses in Education and Therapy International, is on the wellbeing committee for the Horses and Humans Research Foundation, and on the Virginia Horse Council.