Katie got her start training horses by riding and working with anything she could. From countless OTTBs, Mustang Makeovers, horses with behavioral problems ranging from bucking to rearing, horses that wouldn't load on trailers, horses that hadn't seen a saddle in 10+ years and need a restart, Katie was willing to help anywhere and anyhow she could.
Katie's vast experience in a plethora of breeds, disciplines, and training levels has equipped her with the skills necessary to help a vast variety of horses and riders!
As a kid Katie grew up riding hunters, jumpers, reining horses, cutting horses, stock horses, and more! Katie found dressage and started to refine and hone her skills.
Katie has earned her USDF Bronze Medal on her beloved horse "Winny", and has aspirations for earning her Silver Medal. She has trained and apprenticed under many trainers such as Sarah Geikie, Lauren Kimmel, Patrick King, Vincent Flores, Luis Valenca (Portugal), and many others. Katie continuously takes lessons and frequents USDF sanctioned workshops and programs such as the Riding & Teaching Workshops, and the Young Rider Graduate Program and plans to test as a USDF Certified Instructor.
Katie has a passion for teaching both adults and children, and focuses her program heavily around setting and achieving goals. Katie invites each student to develop their own personal goals, that may or may not be related to showing, and is passionate about helping each rider reach their best potential to become a beneficial partner to their horse.