Plaidcast 268A: Bernie Traurig & Tad Coffin by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

Plaidcast Episode 268A Bernie Traurig Tad Coffin


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Piper and Traci Brooks are joined by Bernie Traurig and Tad Coffin to talk about their love for thoroughbred horses. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services. Listen in!


  • Hosts: Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine and Traci Brooks
  • Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance Services
  • Guest: Bernie Traurig, Bernie Traurig has represented the United States Equestrian Team both at home and abroad on many occasions and has reached the top of the sport in all 3 disciplines: Show Jumping, Dressage, and Eventing. Bernie was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame in 2009. In 2010, the California Professional Horsemen’s Association honored him with their Lifetime Achievement Award. Bernie was also awarded the USHJA President’s Distinguished Service Award. Bernie has served as the West Coastʼs associate Chef d’ Equip to George H. Morris. Having been educated by some of the world’s best master instructors, Bernie is now one of the most sought after clinicians in the country today. Bernie is also the President and Founder of
  • Guest: Tad Coffin, Tad Coffin grew up on Long Island and started riding at age 10 in Pony Club, fox hunting and in equitation, junior hunters and jumpers. Tad’s interest in combined training developed in high school and he was selected for training at the USET with Coach Jack LeGoff in 1973. In 1975, Tad won Individual and Team Gold medals at the Pan American Games in Mexico and repeated this success at the Montreal Olympic Games in 1976. Tad then developed his business teaching and training and was the head instructor at Flying Horse Stables in Massachusetts and was co-director at the Westmoreland Davis Equestrian Institute at Morven Park in Virginia. Tad became involved with saddle design in 1976 when he was approached by Miller Harness Co. to endorse an all purpose saddle for event riders. In the late 80s, Tad developed another best seller for Millers, the Equilibrium close contact saddle, also manufactured by Crosby. A quest for improved saddle performance led to an extraordinary period of research and development for Tad at his farm near Charlottesville, Virginia in the early 90s. The result was a new saddle, a new company and a new and very innovative manufacturing process. Tad has come to believe that, of all the tools available to riders, the saddle has the most untapped potential to positively impact horse and rider performance.
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  • Sponsors: Vitalize, Legends Horse Feed, Excel Supplements, Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation, OptiWize, Show Strides Book Series, Online Equestrian College Courses, Purina Animal Nutrition
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