Dressage, Jumping and Combined Training
I have been riding for over 15 years, and have been instructing
for about 5 years. I was fortunate enough to have parents who fully supported my riding, even though they did not know
the first thing about horses. Raised in Maryland, I began riding as most kids do, by taking weekly private lessons at
a lesson barn called Circle N Ranch. By the time I was 12, I had purchased my first horse, Mystic, with money I had
saved from babysitting, and was training daily at Bascule Farm (www.basculefarm.com) with Julie Atherton. I began competing that year at local shows, 4-H, and
I joined the Seneca Valley Pony Club. By the time I was 15, I owned four horses (one of which was Mystic's colt,
Sampson) and was beginning to compete in Combined Training at the National Level.
At the age of 15, my family moved to Blythewood, South Carolina,
and I was extremely fortunate to board and train at Farewell Farm with Kathy Faulk (www.farewellfarm.com). The next three years I spent every day training hard, and many weekends
were spent around the southeast region as I became fully involved with competing in the United States Combined Training Association
with my horses Double Bogey and Case Over. I was able to receive instruction from International riders such as Joe Fargis,
Denny Emerson, Phyllis Dawson, and Jim Graham. I graduated high school in 1997, having successfully competed through
the preliminary level of eventing.
From 1997 to 2001 I resided in Savannah, Georgia, where I was a
student at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I was a member of the school's equestrian team, competing in Intercollegiate
Riding at the Open level, as well as in some dressage competitions. I graduated with a B.F.A. in Graphic Design in 2001
and moved to Lexington, NC with my husband, Noah. I joined the Rosewood family in February of 2002 as an instructor
and have loved every bit of teaching here. You can reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or comments, or by phone at (336) 236-1570.
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