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Please watch this page as additional bios and pictures of the 2014 Festival Education Mounted Clinicians come in.

 

DRESSAGE

Katy Barglow

Katy Barglow is a Grand Prix rider, trainer, and competitor. She holds USDF Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals, aswell as the Freestyle Bronze and Gold Bars, all earned on self-trained horses, on whom she has also won multiple state and national titles from young Horse to Grand Prix. Her students compete at all levels and have been successful at the CDD championships and Young Riders (NAJYRC). She is a USEF “r” Dressage judge working towards her "R" license. She is a graduate HA, a national examiner for the dressage C3-A and member of the National Examiners Committee. Katy is currently competing three horses at the FEI levels. She lives with her husband, one year old son (future pony clubber!), many cats, and several retired horses on a tiny farm in Walnut Creek, California.




Cathy Frederickson


Annette Gavin-Hastilow 


Annette spent her early equestrian life in the UK, where she owned and ran a competition barn of 35 horses, these ranged from Pony Club to Grand Prix Dressage. 

At this time she qualified through the British Horse Society to BHSII level as a trainer and instructor, worked for the British Pony Club as a B examiner and also worked as an examiner in the Government European Trades and skills equivalency.

She competed through Intermediare in Dressage and Evented to 3*** level on several horses while in Europe.

Upon arriving in the USA in 1994, she worked for Wilson College in the capacity of Associate Professor in the Equestrian Department where she taught the Training Classes, both practical and theory, also Biomechanics, and teaching theory. She ended her tenure at the college to devote more time to her saddle fitting business.

Annette also makes time to test as a National Examiner at C3 to A level, and for the USEA as an apprentice Examiner. She teaches about 20 pupils per week and also trains young horses for a breeder. She still competes, more with the young horses these days.

Since coming to America she has worked with Saddlers and has opened up an online Saddlers shop and in this capacity she learned to fit and refit saddles. In 2008, she spent time in the UK attending Saddler workshops learning to do other facets of the work and qualified with the City & Guilds and Society of Master Saddlers as a Qualified Saddle Fitter.


Karine Gordy

Lendon Gray


 Nancy Grout

 
Horse Life: Grad. A from Squamscott  Pony Club; eventing and dressage main disciplines; gator for Intermediate carriage driver; current competitor in Area 1 (New England), trained several horses—PMU   to OTTTB through the prelim level; worked several years with Kathy Connolly, Susanne Winslade, Joe Forest, Jane Hamlin, Jane Savoi; clinics with several notables; current NE; member of  the NE Committee, and Documents Committee.

Non-horse life: English teacher at the high school and college level; Master Teacher for Colby-Sawyer College, Dartmouth College, and Plymouth University; Curriculum Coordinator for Mascoma High School; hold a BA and MA in English.   Married to John, the gentleman farmer; son Joseph off to Bridgton Academy, Bridgton, Maine to play hockey and further his studies.


 

Ann Haller

Susan Harris

Lori Hoos


Reese Koffler-Stanfield

 


In 2009, Reese qualified to ride her horse Goubergh's Kasper for the Grand Prix National Finals. They had an amazing qualifying season and ended up finishing 4th overall in the country at Grand prix and on the USET Active Athlete List. To ride at Gladstone was her riding goal and to do so well at Grand Prix was a career highlight for Reese!

Reese remembers going to the barn with her mom at age 6 yr. She remembers watching her ride and then climbing up in the saddle with her mom. Sometimes the instructor would even give Reese a "private lesson" and was allowed to steer all by herself. This was so inspiring to think that one day she would be riding all by herself.

This Festival will be the 4th one that Reese has had the pleasure to teach and inspire the Pony Club members. Every time she comes, she meets such wonderful riders, horses, parents, and dedicated volunteers. (Photo by Mary Phelps)


Sue Kolstad

 

Nancy Later Lavoie


 

Susan Posner

Susan is a USDF Bronze, Silver & Gold medalist and she also has her Silver & Gold FreestyleBars. She has been a USEF 'R' judge for over 25 years. She is very active in her home organizations as she is Vice President of the Kentucky Dressage Association as well as running the MSEDA Dressage at the Park show. 



Terri Rocovich

Terri Rocovich is a Level IV USPC National Examiner for Traditional and Dressage Certifications, has earned USDF Bronze and Silver Medals, and is a USEA ICP certified instructor. Ms. Rocovich is the current Chairman of the USPC National

Testing Committee and instructs for the Rainbow Pony Club and the Poway Valley Pony Club and has successfully prepped students up through the HA and A level

Ms. Rocovich owns and operates the Rocking Horse Ranch, a boarding, training and rehabilitation facility in Ramona, California. Terri competes her own and client’s horses at CDS/USDF shows and USEA Horse Trials as well as coach juniors and adult amateurs in Dressage and Eventing. She enjoyed a successful 2013 season on her Dutch Warmblood, Uiver, competing Small Tour CDI and a 5th place finish at the USDF Region 7, Intermediate 1 Open Championships. In 2014, Terri and Uiver are currently competing at the Intermediare II level; moving up to Grand Prix this summer and is competing her 6 year old Oldenburg, Sawyer, at Second level.

A rider and competitor for over 40 years, her experience as a rider, trainer and manager encompasses Western and English plus many other aspects of the horse industry. Growing up on a race horse breeding ranch, Terri worked with racehorses, breeding, foaling, and breaking young horses. She also competed in gymkhana and enjoyed a successful run barrel racing on the professional rodeo circuit earning CBRA Rookie of the Year in 1982.

In addition to her equestrian pursuits, Ms. Rocovich holds advanced degrees in Marketing, Public Relations and Journalism and works as a freelance writer and marketing consultant for clients such as Professional’s Choice and Fleeceworks. She has worked for the federal government and the private sector in politics, public relations and marketing and is currently working on her first novel.


 

Sue Winslade

Susanne Winslade is an internationally recognized dressage and eventing clinician whose breadth of knowledge and depth of passion inspires her students. She has spent her life building and honing her horsemanship skills and has developed a repertoire of tools to teach good riding and training. Her techniques include explanation of horse and rider biomechanics, European style lunge work, gymnastics and common sense horsemanship. Susanne’s trademark style incorporates elements of Tai Chi into her instruction including the simultaneous use of strength and softness.

Susanne has been teaching students across around the world, four decades and multiple disciplines. She hosts retreats, clinics and workshops year round. Her students include not only competing dressage and event riders, but also hunter and jumper riders, western riders, drivers and riders who never plan to see the inside of a show ring. She is a retired Level IV National Examiner for the United States Pony Club and assisted in the development of the Pony Club Dressage Specialty Certification Standards and Testings.

Susanne has also authored numerous articles published in Horse of Kings, Equus and Horse and Rider magazines. She resides in Wakefield, NH with her partner Greg and flock of Shropshire sheep.


GAMES

Sara Greiling

 
Sara grew up doing Pony Club where she got hooked on the sport of mounted games. She has competed in games at Pony Club Nationals and has also represented the United States Mounted Games team all over the world (Australia, England, Ireland, France, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, Germany, Denmark, Norway and Canada).  She has represented the United States in many World Championships and was also a member of the winning US team at the World Equestrian games in Lexington, Kentucky.  She coached the winning team at the 2012 Pony Club exchange in Australia and has had great success with many other Pony Club teams. Sara has had five winning Prince Phillip cup teams and is currently working as a riding instructor at Windhover Farm in LaGrange, Kentucky where she has been for ten years.

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EVENTING

Erika Adams

Cherie Gaebel

Alita (Bunny) Hendricks

Bill Hoos

Gina Miles


 

Jennifer Merrick-Brooks

 

Jennifer is a graduate “A” from Western Ontario Region in Canada. Founder and President of "EquiJenn Equestrian International, LLC" based in Michigan. Jennifer is a well known clinician throughout the United States and Canada. Her loves include coaching, training, competing, teaching, course designing, running clinics and being a Board Member of The Eventing Association of Michigan, USPC Show Jumping Committee Member and organizing equestrian events. Her primary focuses are the Eventing and Jumper disciplines. As well as “EquiJenn”, Jennifer enjoys her employment as a Veterinary Assistant.

  • Canadian Pony Club - "A" Grad 
  • Horsemasters - USA Certification 
  • USPC - Show Jumping Committee member, Championships Show Jumping Course Designer
  • Event Organizer, stadium course designer, rider, trainer & coach
  • The Eventing Association of Michigan (TEAM) Past President and present committee member
  • Founder of Eventing University & Graduate School – annual Eventing Education activity
  • Organizer of the Spring Fling Benefit, Cobblestone Farms, TEAM Benefit and Honey Run Team Challenge events in Michigan
  • Jennifer’s specialties are riding difficult horses, retraining for specific riders, confidence building timid riders/horses
  • Coaching and instructing Guelph Pony Club, Western Ontario Region, Canada.

 



Missy Ransehousen

Jerry Schurink

 

Polocrosse

Dori Johnson

 
Dori Johnson has successfully traveled around the world competing, training, coaching, and instructing riders in a variety of disciplines. Since 2002, she has prepared and assisted multiple riders and their mounts to win National Championships in Polocrosse, Mounted Games, and many Pony Club disciplines including Eventing, and Show Jumping. She is a certified Ride Right Coach, and an A Rated Pony Club graduate, and one of the top female Polocrosse players in the U.S. 

Dori addresses topics with a positive, energetic, and often humorous outlook that allows riders to feel comfortable and shows them how to enjoy riding, both at home and in competition. She firmly believes that mind and body awareness are critical when creating a successful, happy horse and rider team. With this in mind, she encourages her riders to set goals and assists them in managing stress. Her well rounded equestrian background has allowed Dori to help numerous horses and riders to succeed in achieving their equestrian goals.

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SHOW JUMPING

 
Linda Allen

Linda is licensed by the FEI and USEF as a Course Designer and Judge for Jumping. She was the Course Designer for the Olympic Games in Atlanta; TD for World Equestrian Games; and Pan American Games; Judge for World Cup Finals, WEG, and all major Medal Finals. Clinician for Riding and Jumping throughout the US and in many countries abroad; Co-Founder of the Young Horse Trainers' Schools and Author of 101 Jumping Exercises for Horse and Rider (book and app) and the producer of the DVD Course Building the JumpSmart Way.


Kevin Bowie


Otis Brown

Kyle Dewar

Bobby Dreyer

Richard Lamb

Deb Willson


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D CAMP

Alexandra “Allie” Sacksen

 
Alexandra is an “A” graduate and currently runs her own equine training business called von Sacksen Eventing, based in Somerset, PA.  She is married to Sam Sacksen who is also a Pony Club graduate and 2008 Olympian in Modern Pentathlon. Growing up in the heart of horse country in South Chester County, PA allowed her love for horses to blossom. Allie did her first event at six and fell off at the first cross country fence. She achieved her “B” at 14 and her “A” at 18.

Currently, she rides an amazing three star level event horse named Sparrow’s Nio.
 
They were accepted into the Developing Riders program, after winning the Fair Hill International Two Star Championship” where she had the opportunity to train with David O’Connor for a week and meet many of her fellow competitors. Allie’s goals include riding around Rolex and representing the USA in Eventing on the international level.

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