I work full time, but would love to find a part time working student/groom to continue learning and to return to caring for horses/training in Wellington, FL. Ex. Morning or night chores, weekends, two-full days, etc. I'm relatively flexible!
Graduate of the USEF/USDF Young Rider Graduate Program
USDF Bronze Medalist
USDF Region 1 Youth Volunteer and Contribution Award
USDF Youth National Convention Scholarship Award
USDF Youth Shining Star Recipient
Co-founder and President of UVA Club Sport, Virginia Eventing and Dressage Team, President of UVA's Intercollegiate Dressage Association Team
Board Member on USDF's Youth Advisory Subcommittee
Member of the Emerging Dressage Athlete Program
Duties of Current Occupation
I develop and manage brand development for clients, including Olympians, Paralympians, Grand Prix trainers and farms.Also editor and journalist for the premier news site PS Dressage.Working Full Time but seeking part time working student position
Equine Work Experience
I have ridden horses for over 16 years and have focused on dressage for the majority of that time. I was the FEI Head Dressage Groom for 4.5 years while maintaining full course load at University of Virginia. I was responsible for working 12hrs a week on large training farm with duties including AM and PM feeding, stall cleaning, turnout, overall health maintenance for 24+ horses, and facility maintenance. I travelled and groom throughout show season for FEI trainer. I've also exercised and competed a handful of horses for their owners. I am heavily involved with the United States Dressage Federation on the Youth Programs Advisory Subcommittee and was secretary for three years in the Charlottesville Chapter of Virginia Dressage Association.
Professional photographer, interviews, writes articles, covers national and international equestrian events including the Olympic Games, FEI World Cup, NAJYRC, Dressage at Devon, US Festival of Champions, US Dressage Finals, etc. For public relations, I manage various social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat and YouTube for clients. I also provide video direction, production and editing, as well as graphic design, website consulting and copywriting.
Type of Ride Work
I've competed at licensed USEF/USDF dressage shows from Training Level to Fourth Level, qualified at regional GAIG and CBLM Champions for multiple years/levels, and have competed at schooling shows up to Prix St. Georges. I've also volunteered and competed at many Regional Youth Team Competitions. I have experience riding and training various boarders horses, as well as lessons riding inexperienced Grand Prix horses to learn more about riding one tempis, piaffe and passage.
ShenVADA Training Level & First Level Licensed Show Year End Champion; VADA-CH Reserve Champion 2nd Level Year End Award; Top placings at Region 1 GAIG Second Level Championship, CBLM Second Level Championship, CBLM First Level Championship, CBLM Third Level Championship; VADA-F Rosemount I, Received over 6 Overall High Score Awards across all divisions and over 10 Young Rider High Score Awards in licensed shows.
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