Plaidcast 288: Susan Tuccinardi & Cristian Hacker by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

Plaidcast Episode 288 Susan Tuccinardi Cristian Hacker


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Piper speaks with Susan Tuccinardi from Castlewood Farm about judging, training and horse management and junior rider Cristian Hacker joins to talk about how he juggles high school and horse shows. Piper also shares her conversation that she had with Michael Cruciotti on his podcast, the Jump Clear Daily Fantasy Podcast. The Plaidcast is brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services. Listen in!


  • Host: Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine
  • Guest: Susan Tuccinardi is a premier trainer and instructor at Castlewood Farm in Wellington, Florida. An accomplished Medal/Maclay finalist as junior, Susan has worked with Ralph Caristo, Turtle Lane Farm, Anne Kursinski, and Jimmy Torano among others. Susan also holds her “r” judging license.
  • Guest: Cristian Hacker has been riding since the age of six and has focused on hunters until this year. Cristian now focuses on jumpers and trains under Norman and Nick Dello Joio. Cristian was 4th overall at 2021 Junior Hunter Finals in the Large 3’3″ 15 & Under section, Zone 5 USHJA “Horse of Year” in both 2020 in the Children’s Hunter 14& Under division and 2021 in the Large Junior Hunter 3’3″ 15 & Under division, and the Illinois Hunter Jumper Association Grand Champion in both 2020 in the Children’s Hunter division and 2021 in the Junior Hunter 3’3″ division.
  • Photo Credit: Catie Staszak Media, Inc.
  • Piper’s Jump Clear interview: Jump Clear Daily Fantasy Podcast episode
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