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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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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
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)
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 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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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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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
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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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