None officially. I worked for MTM Farms - which is a qualification in itself, and I am quite sure that anyone, including Mike and Tracey McCormick/Fenney would agree. I am thankful to have worked with them. They know how to produce winning jumpers, and are only happy when their sale horses improve. A very straight forward and successful model.
Chantal Southam Equestrian Experience 1979-1982 Centre Equestre Bromont: Coach: Roger DesLauriers (Mario DesLauriers). Junior Jumpers
2008-2009 MTM Farm Mike McCormick Tracey Fenney Stable Manager & Schooling Rider (sale barn). • Daily exercising of younger horses and sales horses (up to 5 per day). • Overseeing stable while proprietors were away competing (80% of the Time in West Palm Beach, Lexington, Europe).
2012-2013 Hillcrest Farms, Argyle, Texas Julie Cleveland Rider and Groom: Shipping sale horses or horses on trial or lease Assisting with show barn setup at competitions
2013-2014 CPF Equestrian Rider and Assistant Instructor. Schooling young horses (age 2+), and schooling student’s horses in competitive program, 4-5 per day. Providing 10 lessons per week to students in lesson programs or competitive program (all levels, including adults). Accompanying head trainer/owner to competitions
Young horses Competition horses, hunters, jumpers and eventing Coaching competitive riders (juniors and amateur adults) Coaching adult riders, and all levels of riding.
Very young horses, from just started - flat to beginning over fences, lead changes, quality transitions and rhythm, quiet, supple, lateral, lightness in hand. I have started quite a few, but it is not my primary expertise, but I often begin riding them after a week or so under saddle. Also very solid in improving already made horses by noticeably improving suppleness, responsiveness, and adjustability to fences. Very good with hot horses. Every stride is finessing.
Open divisions to prepare horses for official divisions in which students would compete their horses later in the week.
A Circuit, Junior Jumpers (high), hunters, pony hunter Quebec, 1979-1982.
I am more interested in training horses at home and preparing them for someone else to ride them in competition. I am okay with not being a visible (show ring) part of the training process, but I would not mind doing more, providing it was with the right employer.
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