Discipline: 3-Day Eventing
Date of Birth: Aged
Place of Birth: Columbus, Ohio
Hometown: Charlotte, Vermont
Presently: Round Hill, Virginia
Marital Status: Married
Other Careers (if any): None
What, other than riding, do you do to keep fit?
If you did not become a professional rider, what profession would you have gone into?
Do you watch a lot of television? Are there any shows you can’t do without?
I love Court TV.
Who are your mentors, both in and outside the equestrian industry?
Jane Savoie, Phillip Dutton, Carl Bouckaert.
What kind of car do you drive?
Anything that rolls.
Who is your favorite actor or actress?
Johnny Depp and Billy Bob Thornton.
Growing up, did you want to be a professional rider, or were you aiming at another profession?
I’ve always been a rider. Getting paid is just a plus.
What is your favorite quote and who said it?
“You don’t win silver, you lose gold.” I have no idea who said it.
What is something you have done in your life that you truly regret?
Did you go to college/university? If so, where and what for? If not, do you regret not going? Why?
The University of Vermont for a B.A. in education.
What are some words of advice for readers of our magazines that you’d like them to remember you for?
Don’t take riding too seriously – It is, after all, meant to be fun…
What is one of your worst habits?
I never know when to shut up.
Which words or phrases do you overuse?
“Come again” (to my students)
When did you start riding and how? (Pony Club, backyard pony, etc)
If someone spotted you on the street, what kind of clothes would you be wearing?
Definitely britches – I never go to town.
If you were able to give back to the equestrian industry in some way, how would you do that?
Teach young riders to respect their horses.