Flower Mound Farm Trainers
Trainer - Hunters - Equitation - Dressage
From an early age I have always wanted horses to be a part of my life. At eight years old I begin riding lessons at a local English hunter barn and continued through high school. I participated in the United States Pony Club which furthered my knowledge of horsemanship greatly. I even earned a National Championship in the Quiz Competition in 2003. My passion for the sport continued to grow as I became a more serious competitor in the hunter jumper ring. My parents bought me my first horse at age 15 – my “Answered Prayer”. Dante was my off-the-track thoroughbred dream horse that taught me a great deal, and carried me through many horseshow experiences. Not just competing and winning blue ribbons, but he also taught me about myself and life-lessons through our rough patches together.
I attended college at Texas A&M and found a way to work horses into my degree. By declaring my emphasis area in Equine Studies, I was able to take riding classes such as Stock Horse where I rode western and learned reining, cutting cows, and trail patterns. Another hands-on class was Behavior and Training where I was assigned my own “un-broken” youngster and was able to train and ride him by the end of the semester. My curiosity for other disciplines of riding led me to join the university’s Polo Club, which was a blast to learn such a revered and classic style of riding.
Since college, I wanted to expand my knowledge and experience with horses even more. I spent a year and a half in South Carolina, where, as a working student and Assistant Trainer at multiple riding and training facilities, I received hands-on experience with training horses and barn management. My love for Texas eventually brought me back home, and I now continue to stay active in the horse community here.