Helen Crabtree

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Helen Crabtree (December 14, 1915 – January 4, 2002) was a significant equitation coach in the discipline of Saddle seat riding as well as a breeder of American Saddlebred horses. In 1970, she authored the book Saddle Seat Equitation which remains a primary guide for equitation riders. Crabtree Stables produced 75 world champion American Saddlebred horses and 22 winners of the National Equitation Championships.[1]


  1. ^ Funkhouser, Bob. "The Grand Dame...Helen K. Crabtree". The Saddle Horse Report Online. Retrieved 26 October 2013.