Plaidcast 278: Nora Thomas & Lindsay Yinger by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services



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Piper and Traci Brooks are joined by Nora Thomas to talk about training, family and showing in the Pacific Northwest and Lindsay Yinger to talk about growing the equestrian community from the grassroots level. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services. Listen in!


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  • Hosts: Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine and Traci Brooks
  • Title Sponsor: Taylor, Harris Insurance Services, Taylor, Harris Insurance Services (THIS) was founded in 1987 to provide specialized insurance for all types of equine risk. THIS places their policies with the highest rated and most secure carriers, meticulously selected for reliability and prompt claims settlement. THIS is proud of their worldwide reputation for responsive and courteous service, and welcomes the opportunity to discuss your equine insurance needs and provide you with a quote.
  • Pictured: Nora Thomas & Derafina R, owned by Sunny Ledbetter. Photo Credit: Quinn Saunders for Totem Photographic
  • Guest: Nora Thomas, Nora Thomas has been a professional rider and Hunter/Jumper trainer for more than 30 years. Nora graduated with a degree in Marketing from Drake University. Her riding and training career has spanned levels from small ponies through junior jumpers. Nora holds local and national championships across North America. More notable shows and locations include: Winter Equestrian Festival, Capital Challenge, and Coachella. Nora has trained multiple Junior Level riders for competition at ASPCA Regional Championships, as well as winners in the Junior Hunters at Devon, Harrisburg, and throughout the indoor finals circuit. Nora is also the President of the Washington State Hunter Jumper Association.
  • Guest: Lindsay Yinger, Lindsay Yinger began riding at age 9. Lindsay began her teaching career in 2002, while earning her degree in Veterinary Technology and going on to work for Dr. Bill Patterson, an internationally recognized FEI lameness veterinarian. Lindsay’s background in veterinary medicine gives her a strong knowledge of maintaining soundness in performance horses. Lindsay Yinger Show Stables was established in 2006, where Lindsay continues her riding career and trains her own students, horses and IEA team to numerous regional, zone and national championships and awards. In addition to her show stable, Lindsay has coached for Otterbein University since 2010, leading the college team to many titles in the region, zone & nationally.
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