About the Trainer

My riding began at the age of three when my Mom and Dad caught me on a neighbors horse in our field. From that point on, I had several ponies and rode all over the small community where we resided. I was a 4-H member for years, all the way through high school.

Spent $2 on English riding lessons, bareback, before I had a saddle. I purchased my first English saddle for $100 when I was in the fourth grade. Half I already had saved and I borrowed the other half from the bank of older brother. Repayment was made by selling Current, Inc. stationary door to door from the back of my pony.

At the age of 15, I worked as a groom at the race track. At the age of 16, I started working for a regular paycheck at D-L Stables, where I learned to break colts under saddle. I was told by the trainer she no longer wanted to get on colts, but I was a kid and ”replaceable”! I also received my gallop and pony license at the race track that same year.

Between the ages of 18-20, I managed a small racing Quarter Horse farm. Over the next fourteen years, I galloped, ponied and trained at various NW race tracks. I also worked for various equestrian facilities and horse farms, starting colts, training, breeding, managing and horse husbandry.

For the last several decades I have: built, owned and managed In Motion Sport Horses, LLC, retrained off-track thoroughbreds to become sport horses and started young horses under saddle for various disciplines. I introduced green prospects and students to the world of horse shows and campaigned clients horses.  I’ve provided instruction to students ranging from complete beginners to seasoned show veterans, ages 3 on up. 

I have bred and produced premium NA Oldenburg foals and owned racing Quarter Horses. I have trained, prepped, marketed and sold sport horse prospects. 

I have earned a USDF Bronze metal and are currently working towards a Silver.  Continuing my own education is very important, therefore providing better skills in which to help each horse and student. To help further my own education, I’ve participated or audited clinics with Debbie McDonald, Janet Foy, Stephen Peters, Lilo Fore, Jan Ebling, Catherine Haddad Staller, Jeff Moore, Earnst Herrman, Regina Agren, Debbie Evans and in my hunter-jumper days, John Turner, Geoff Teale, and Susie Hutchinson.  

I’m proud of my references and will provide them on request.

If you like what you see and read, I hope you consider my instruction, training skills and expertise
for your equine adventures.

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