Interview with Edgar Gibbs, February 7, 2008
Part of Horse Industry in Kentucky Oral History Project
- Interview with Edgar Gibbs, February 7, 2008
- Edgar Gibbs; interviewee. Kim Lady Smith; interviewer.
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- Gibbs is a third generation horseman from Shelbyville, KY. His father, Oscar Gibbs, was a successful Saddlebred trainer who passed away when Edgar was 16. Gibbs worked as a groom for Crabtree Stables and spent much of his career with Saddlebreds working for Redd Crabtree. He shares stories of being the only white groom for the Crabtrees and reflects on the African Americans he worked with. In addition to working as a groom and assistant trainer, Gibbs has worked for tack shops, horse supply companies and a veterinary supply company. Gibbs reflects on trainers he has known and champion horses including Will Shriver. A Vietnam veteran, he talks briefly about his military service.
- Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
- University of Kentucky
- Gibbs, Edgar, 1942- -- Interviews, Horse grooms -- Interviews, Gibbs, Oscar, American saddlebred horse, Crabtree Farms Incorporated (Ky.), African Americans in horse racing, Crabtree, Redd, Will Shriver (Show horse), Military service, Voluntary--United States, Vietnam War, 1961-1975
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