Plaidcast 273: Lauren Crooks & Dr. Stephen Reed by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

Plaidcast 273 Episode Lauren Crooks Dr. Stephen Reed


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Piper and Catie Staszak are joined by Grand Prix rider Lauren Crooks to talk about high performance show jumping and Dr. Stephen Reed joins to talk about the EHV-1 virus outbreak in California. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services. Listen in!


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  • Hosts: Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine and Catie Staszak
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  • Pictured: Lauren Crooks, Photo Credit: Andrew Ryback Photography
  • Guest: Lauren Crooks, Lauren Crooks is an international show jumper with prestigious Grand Prix wins throughout North America including Spruce Meadows, Wellington, Thunderbird, Kentucky. She founded Crooks Show Jumping in 2011 and runs it with her husband James Brennan, a very successful international Irish show jumper. Crooks Show Jumping provides outstanding training to clients of every level and exceptional development of horses through the Grand Prix circuit.
  • Guest: Dr. Stephen Reed, Dr. Stephen Reed earned his DVM at The Ohio State University, followed by a residency at Michigan State University. Dr. Reed started his academic teaching career at Washington State University from 1979-1983, and then returned to The Ohio State University where he spent 26 years as a professor and mentor in the Equine Medicine department. Dr. Reed is a Diplomate in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and is a noted author and editor of numerous scientific articles and textbooks. Dr. Reed has spoken at many state, national and international meetings. His primary research interests include Equine Neurologic Diseases. He is currently an Internal Medicine Specialist and shareholder of the Practice at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital, Emeritus Professor of The Ohio State University, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Kentucky and is currently the Chairman of the Grayson-Jockey Club Research Advisory Committee.
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