Plaidcast 377: Margo Thomas & Violet Tatum by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services

Plaidcast Episode 377 Margo Thomas Violet Tatum


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Piper speaks with top US show jumping groom Margo Thomas and top junior rider Violet Tatum. Brought to you by Taylor, Harris Insurance Services. Listen in!


  • Host: Piper Klemm of The Plaid Horse Magazine
  • Guest: Margo Thomas is the head groom for Laura Kraut. After graduating from Virginia Intermont College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Equine Studies, Margo started out as an eventing groom and rider. Nine years ago she made the move to grooming show jumpers and has since traveled to top level shows such as Spruce Meadows, Aachen, and Geneva. Margo has been part of Laura’s team for nearly five years and she groomed Baloutinue at the Tokyo Olympics, where she helped team USA win a silver medal.
  • Guest: Violet Tatum is a top-ranked 15 year old junior rider from California that has amassed an impressive collection of championships and victories in the seven years that she has been riding. Violet competes in the junior hunters, the equitation and the jumpers under the guidances of her trainer Archie Cox of Brookway Stables. Violet and her horses have won multiple USEF Horse of the Year National Champion and Reserve Champion honors, champion at the USEF Junior Hunter Finals, as well as wins and top placings at Devon, Capital Challenge, the Pennsylvania National Horse Show, the Washington International Horse Show and The National Horse Show.
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