I am a Bronze, Silver and Gold Medalist. I have been riding horses my entire life. I grew up riding Arabians in the rail classes, endurance, and then dressage, which got me hooked.
I moved to San Juan Bautista, CA in 1994 to become a working student for Elizabeth Searle, J Ashton Moore, and Laurel Bruun at Osierlea. While working for them I was able to assist in the training of horses from weanlings to Grand Prix. I rode 10-13 horses a day with Jeff or Laurel watching my every move. I showed several horses while at Osierlea, one being the KWPN stallion Vosmaer in Young Riders. I still work regularly with Jeff Moore, traveling as often as possible for lesson when he does not come to Reno.
In 1997 I moved back to Reno and from there I started to travel, exploring the country and ending up in Alaska at one point riding horses and giving dressage lessons. My adventures brought me back to Reno again, where I have been settled now since 2004.
I have also taken clinics with the Baron Hans Von Blixen-Finecke, Heather Blitz, Mary Wanless, Chelsey Sibley, Scott Hassler, Catherine Haddad-Staller, Rachel Saavedra, Brian Hafner, Ingo Pape, and Willy Arts.
I enjoy helping and teaching clients that have an eagerness to learn, try new things, have open minds, and that are dedicated to developing their skills. Working with young horses is also a passion of mine. I enjoy staying with a horse as long as possible to give them a solid foundation.