In addition to being a member of my local branch of the USPC, Valley Green PC, I have taught at summer vaulting camps. I was volunteer for two years ages 16-18, at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center I working in both children and adults in their Sport Riding and Hippotherapy program. I was hired to ride a Morgan stallion for his owner.
I was an accepted trainer in 2016 and 2017 for the Retired Racehorse Project's Thoroughbred Makeover. I plan to reapply this coming year as well.
From a foundation of training & showing my Welsh mare, I was a working student Steffi Hume, a licensed trainer in Germany. I cared and rode 6 days/week, Pucci, her 12 y/o Prix St. George imported Westphalian gelding. While being her working student, I was responsible for both Westphalians, later rode her 4 y/o. In addition, I trained in Upper Level Dressage with Sonja Vracko, of View Ridge Farm in WA, and leased her Prix St. George Hanoverian, Giron, for 2 yrs. Before this, I trained two summers at Clonshire Equestrian Center in Adare, Ireland, for intensive courses in 3-day Eventing. Competed and won at the Intermediate-Advanced lvl against riders from Europe. While there, I played polo. 2yrs+ at Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center, WA, working in Hippotherapy. Since, I've been training my own TB & I was an accepted Trainer in the 2016-17 TB Makeover hosted by the Retired Racehorse Project, an international competition to show the trainability and talent of OTTBs at KY Horse Park.
Classical Training Scale in Dressage. Most of my teachers have been German or European those 6 steps of: relaxation, rhythm, contact, impulsion, straightness, and collection. Though these aren’t immobile stones in a wall, but each step is built on the other, always something to achieve when riding even the most trained horse. If you ever lose one part you must start from the bottom and build again. I find this classical foundation to be invaluable for work over fences.
Dressage, jumpers, eventing, hunters, and field hunters. I am experienced in teaching inexperienced horses to be sport horses. I taught both our welsh ponies to jump as my trainer was too tall to jump them. I brought along my TB directly from off the track. Poles, mounting block, cavaletti… they were all unknown to him. So I am also experienced in the groundwork necessary to transition a racehorse to sport horse.
I have successfully competed in the US, British Colombia, Ireland in hunters, eventing, jumpers, and dressage. Competed over 1.2 meters in the jumper ring
I competed internationally in Equestrian Vaulting with Cheam Vaulters with Colin Schmidt I worked my way up from the beginning ranking at Walk to achieving my C Canter Badge at the Provincial Championships in British Colombia, 2 levels below WEG competition would have continued my training if I had be able to continue going to meets.
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