Twenty years experience riding and horsemanship. Work history includes working under multiple well known trainers. Experience riding horses of near perfect caliber and not-so near perfect caliber.
Break and train young horses for competitive hunter/jumper ring. Trains children and adults to ride their horses and basic horsemanship skills. I look after a horse's well being and happiness and my training style reflects that.
My dad competed in saddle-bronc riding and introduced me to horses at a young age. Since I first saw competitive jumpers I knew that's what I wanted to do. I was lucky enough to train with Dion Dana through my childhood, and moved onto Blue Cloud Farms when she passed. Under Helen Gould I continued to develop my riding skills (now catch riding and as a working student) until eventually competing at Grand Prix level with a client's horse.
In order to continue to develop as a rider/trainer - and learning a more European riding style - I moved to Plum Creek Hollow Farm and trained young hunter/jumpers (horses) there for four years.
At the same time I sold a few horses as a side business and gained a few young Pony Club riders as clients. They're still clients today and have improved from very basic ability to competitive show-ring riders.
Young hunter/jumper horses. I grew up catch-riding every horse I could, which allowed me to be more versatile and adaptable to each horse's needs. I enjoy working with amateur riders to develop their riding goals and all around horsemanship skills. In general my small group loves to compete and has seen a successful arc of skill development since their first lessons.
Breaking and training hunter/jumpers. Occassionally dressage and eventing, and rarely (but as needed) western/pleasure horses.
Competing for 15 years, ultimately at Grand Prix level as a young trainer for a client. Taken countless young horses through jumper levels.
|Plum Creek Hollow Farm||01/08/2014-01/08/2018||Nancy Gooding, Owner Mailing address: 7355 S Perry Park Rd Larkspur CO 80118|
|Blue Cloud Farms||01/01/2007-01/08/2014||Helen Gould, Owner & Head Trainer 303-919-4873|
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