About Connor

Born in Malibu, Ca., Connor has lived all over the United States and the world which has allowed her the opportunity to train with highly sought after instructors. She has ridden through upper levels of both eventing and dressage, completing both the CCI*** and Intermediare levels respectively.  

 

During her teenage years, Connor was involved with her local chapter of the United States Pony Clubs (USPC). With the help of Susan Harris of Spring Run Farm in Louisville, Ky., she achieved her USPC B Certification.

 

Following her Certification, she had the privilege of being part of the USPC National Youth Congress. This Congress includes mentoring and networking with members of the USPC Academy of Achievement, a group of individuals who have made an outstanding achievement after graduating from Pony Club. Participants in this program come from all over the world to attend a series of workshops and discussions to expand their self-awareness.

 

Connor is currently a member of the United States Pony Club Visiting Instructors Program. This program is a service of matching a specific Pony Club teaching need with a highly qualified Instructor to instruct in a summer, weekend, or vacation camp or clinic.

 

While in Exmoor, England, Connor worked for Daisy Trayford of Exmoor Eventing where she learned how to run a successful sales program and how to maintain the fitness of several upper level event horses. This incredible experience allowed her to learn how an eventing business is run in the UK.

 

More recently, Connor worked as Cathy Wieschhoff’s Groom for three years. Wieschhoff’s Carriage Station Farm is home to the CW Event Team which includes a large lesson and training program.  In addition to managing her own training and lessons, Connor’s duties included acting as barn manager and assistant trainer to Wieschhoff. To Connor, her time with the CW Event Team was invaluable and helped prepare her as she steps out on her own. 

Prior to opening her own facility Connor became a rider at Boyd Martin's farm in Cochranville, PA. Although only spending 6 months there, this time was invaluable in showing her the training and management of upper level event horses. This also helped to further educate her eye and ability to determine the necessities for a successful event horse. 

Currently, Connor is based at Naked Horse Farm in Ocala, FL. This large facility provides ample space to train both dressage and event horses from beginner to the upper levels throughout the year. With a string of top quality horses in both dressage and eventing, she hopes to return to the USDF regionals/finals at the Intermediare  level and complete a CCI****. 

Career Highlights

  • 2019 - Earned the USA dressage team Bronze at the European Maccabi Games

  • 2018 - Finished 6th at the Chattahochee Hills CIC**

  • 2018 - Earned the USDF Silver Medal

  • 2017 - Finished top 25 at the Ocala International CCI*

  • 2015-2017-  Groom & Barn Manager for International Four-Star Rider, Trainer & Coach Cathy Wieschhoff

  • 2016- Earned the USDF Bronze Medal

  • 2016- Attended the US Dressage Finals on multiple horses and earned 5th place

  • 2015- Graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor of Science in Plant & Soil Science

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