It really does take a village. I couldn't do it without the support and guidance of the following people:
Michelle Folden, Trainer
A Charleston native, Michelle has been riding since age 10. She has competed through the FEI levels of dressage and has coached riders to major championships. She owns and operates Stono River Riding Academy on Johns Island with her husband David.
During daily training sessions with Michelle she has helped me develop as a para equestrian and has given me confidence to excel in competition.
Michelle is available for coaching: (843) 559-0773
Silva Martin, Coach
Born in Germany and now representing the USA, Silva Martin is an FEI dressage rider based in Cochranville, PA with her international three-day eventing husband Boyd Martin. In 2014 Silva represented the US for the first time, winning Team Gold at the Nations Cup competition in Wellington, Fl.
I spent the winter of 2014 working with Silva in Florida, until she sustained a head injury during a schooling session at home. She has made an amazing recovery and I am thrilled to be working with her again in Florida in 2015.
Thanks also to my husband Carl and to my friends Pamela Roberts, Kate Young, Virginia King, Hannah Neime, Lauren Palmer, and Molly Mead.