Plaidcast 307: Robin Rost Brown & Michael Tokaruk by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

Plaidcast Episode 307 Robin Rost Brown Michael Tokaruk


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Piper talks with the judges of the 2022 ASPCA Maclay Finals, Robin Rost Brown and Michael Tokaruk. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services. Listen in!


  • Host: Piper Klemm, publisher of The Plaid Horse
  • Guest: Robin Rost Brown grew up in the horse industry and became a top hunter/jumper rider and trainer. As a top junior rider, Robin won the 1974 AHSA Medal Finals and finished second twice and fourth twice in the ASPCA Maclay Finals. Robin has coached several winners of the Medal and Maclay finals and successful jumper riders from Junior to Amateur Owner to Grand Prix. Robin is a member of the National Hunter Committee and is a large R judge, most recently judging the 2022 ASPCA Maclay Finals in Lexington, Kentucky. 
  • Guest: Michael Tokaruk is a top rider, trainer and judge who also runs a training and sales business, Tokaruk Show Stables, out of Tennessee. Michael worked with top professionals such as Scott Stewart, Missy Clark, Bob Braswell and Anne Kursinski as a junior rider. Michael has multiple grand prix wins, international and national hunter derby wins to his credit along with continuing his professional education by working with professionals such as Chris Kappler, Andre Dignelli, Katie Monahan-Prudent, and Melanie Smith Taylor. Michael has judged at some of the prestigious horse shows including the 2021 USET Talent Search Finals East and most recently the 2022 ASPCA Maclay Finals in Lexington, Kentucky. 
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  • Pictured: Bobby Murphy (Course Designer), Robin Rost Brown (Judge) and Michael Tokaruk (Judge)
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