Interview with Charles "Redd" Crabtree, June 27, 2007

Project: Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Redd Crabtree, legendary Saddlebred trainer and the son of award-winning trainers Charles and Helen Crabtree, shares stories of his childhood in Arkansas and his life after being adopted by the Crabtree's when he was eleven years old. He discusses his parents careers, becoming a trainer, and winning three Five Gaited World Grand Championships. Crabtree reflects on the people who influenced his work including Lee Robey, Frank and Garland Bradshaw, and Billy Mountjoy. Horses discussed include Chief of Graystone, Will Shriver, Wing Commander, and Swish.

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2007oh140_hik025

Interviewee Name

Charles "Redd" Crabtree

Interviewer Name

Kim Lady Smith

Interview Date

2007-06-27

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Crabtree, Charles Interview by Kim Lady Smith. 27 Jun. 2007. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Crabtree, C. (2007, June 27). Interview by K. L. Smith. Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Crabtree, Charles, interview by Kim Lady Smith. June 27, 2007, Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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