Paul Crago

Paul Crago is a successful international show jumper with a reputation for producing quality horses from novice to international level. He has been a GB Nations Cup member on several occasions and RIHS.

Paul always has a quality selection of show jumpers, dressage and attention to detail with his wife Karen who is herself a talented dressage rider.

Coaching on a group or individual basis is a big part of Paul’s professional life along with his role as a UKCC Coach Educator and is very much involved with Junior and Senior academies in wales Jersey and Berkshire.

Getting to know Paul

Paul Crago was born on 2nd August 1963 into an already famous family renowned and respected around the world for their equestrian prowess. It was therefore inevitable that he would follow in the footsteps of his mother and father. His father Brian represented Australia in the Stockholm and Rome Olympics winning a Three day event gold medal in Rome. His mother Judy was one of Britain’s leading international show jumpers between 1960 and 1977.

Paul’s first major success was in Torhout, Belgium where he won the Grand Prix age just 17. He was a member of the British Young Rider Team in 1982, 1983 and the silver medal winning team at the Young Riders European Championships in 1984. He also won the British Olympic Trial at the Wales and West show the same year.

Paul first represented GB on a senior Nations Cup team in 1985 in Bratislava where he won the Grand Prix. Since then Paul has represented GB on several occasions in Nations Cup teams and international shows across Europe and in Sydney Australia.

Paul has also been very successful on the national circuit with Grand Prix and Area Trial wins across the country. He has also been placed in the prestigious British jumping Derby at Hickstead. Paul is renowned on the circuit for his patience and expertise in producing young horses to international level.

Paul is a regular visitor to HOYS and is consistently placed there with his young horses.

Paul lives in Pangbourne Berkshire with his wife Karen herself a competitive dressage rider and their two children, Hannah and Charlie.

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  • Child Protection
  • DBS Checked
Paul’s main inspiration for riding and jumping would be his father who taught Paul everything he knew about horses and horsemanship from a young age,and his mother who also competed internationally. Both his parents supported and helped Paul a huge amount.
From a coaching point of view (for PC coaching Ltd) modern coaching methods and also the coach educating course which Paul undertook have really changed they way he coaches. Ongoing CPD through the BS Excel Talent Programme and other programmes both inside and out of BS are a constant source of inspiration.

Paul’s Skillset

Show Jumping 100%
Coaching 100%
Schooling Horses 100%
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Redmoor Row Farm, Lower Basildon, Berkshire, RG8 9PD. UK
t: 01491 671 888 | m: 07775 710643

Contact Paul