I have received riding instruction since the age of 8. I received my C-2 rating from the Lakeville Pony Club and evented through the age of 13 at which time I decided to concentrate on dressage. Since then, I have worked under top riders such as Robert Dover and Laura Graves. I have also worked with professional instructors including National Youth Coach George Williams and Assistant Youth Coach Charlotte Bredahl-Baker, Axel Steiner, Gary Rockwell, Lendon Gray, and Lilo Fore. I currently train under Wesley Dunham in Millbrook, New York. In 2015 I earned a spot on Region Eight's Young Rider Team and traveled to the North American Junior/Young Rider Championships in Lexington, Kentucky. Following that championships, I qualified for the national championships and left the competition ranked fifth in the nation at the Young Rider National Championship in Wayne, Illinois. My accomplishments also include multiple Regional Championship titles and two years of experience competing at Dressage at Devon. I have a proven show record from Training Level to Intermediate I in dressage and I am a Graduate of the USDF Young Rider Graduate Program and have earned my Bronze and Silver Medal. Now that I have graduated from college, I am looking to commit to my riding career and fulfill my dreams as a horse trainer, rider and coach and eventually be a USA team rider at international competitions such as the Olympics and World Equestrian Games. As of now I have five sponsors who have offered their support through a product sponsorship. These sponsors include: Succeed Equine, TheraPlate Revolution, Masters Circle, Purina, and Eponia Equestrian Sport USA.
Riding, jumping and trail riding. Various chores around the barn including stall cleaning, turnout, tacking, un-tacking, cleaning tack, laundry, leg wrapping, veterinary and farrier assistance and braiding and grooming at competitions. Trailer driving. Teaching. Experience with young horses the levels, meaning I have the capabilities to bring a horse through. In terms of skills pertaining to my experience and personality: I am a fast learner, highly dependable and I have excellent attention to detail.
This job is a private equestrian facility. My job entailed caring for and riding eight horses with the help of the other hired barn hands. The job included maintaining a clean barn, daily care of the horses, weekly exercise of all eight horses, feeding, hay and inventory and ordering of supplies. I competed one horse, owned by this facility, and managed to qualify him for the regional championships. The job also entailed:
The responsibilities associated with this position included working closely under Mr. Dunham with the daily training of each horse enlisted in his program. This position provided me the opportunity to ride a plethora of horses that range in age, breed, discipline, experience and training. I actively competed a few of Mr. Dunham's horses and assisted with competition entry forms, grooming and assisted at competitions and, from time to time, transportation of the horses to and from the competition grounds. For the last two years I had single-handedly arranged three clinic dates a year with renowned trainer and instructor, Alfredo Hernandez. For these clinics I handled all of the logistics, payments, housing, flights, etc. and typically trained up to 2-3 horses with Mr. Hernandez. This position with Mr. Dunham gave me the opportunity to teach a few students, particularly beginners and children. Other duties and responsibilities include:
I worked at Riga Meadow Equestrian Center on and off throughout the years of 2013 and 2015. Linda Bushnell hired me to work at the facility that consistently cares for roughly 50 horses. My job entailed feeding, turnout, first aid care, hay and medication administration, riding and tacking and un-tacking lesson horses.
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