Plaidcast 289: Alexandra Crown & Emma Blumenkrantz by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

Plaidcast Episode 289 Alexandra Crown Emma Blumenkrantz


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Piper and Catie Staszak are joined by top amateur jumper rider Alexandra Crown to talk about the importance of helmet safety and what it’s like competing in Europe for most of the year. Top junior rider Emma Blumenkrantz also joins in to talk about balancing education and showing on the A circuit. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services. Listen in!


  • Hosts: Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine and Catie Staszak
  • Guest: Alexandra Crown is a 26 year old show jumper originally from New York and now basing most of the year in Europe. Alex started riding when she was 4 years old and has been hooked ever since. Alex’s biggest accomplishments in the sport include winning the CSI 2* Grand Prix at the Global Champions Tour stops of Miami Beach and Madrid. Alex was also able to ride on the US Young Rider’s Nation’s Cup team at the Winter Equestrian Festival and jumped double clear to help her team win. Alex is so grateful to be able to be around horses everyday, as it has been her dream ever since she can remember!
  • Guest: Top junior rider Emma Blumenkrantz has been riding for about eight years.  Emma won the NAL Low Junior Jumpers in 2021 with her horse Collin W. Emma has been riding with Beacon Hill Show Stables for about seven years and shows in the Equitation and Medium Junior Jumpers.
  • Photo courtesy of Alexandra Crown, Photo Credit: Kaitlyn Karssen, Boss Mare Media
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