"In 1994 I began working on Willow Hill Farm in Keeseville, New York, a 550 acre farm with 250 horses. There I began giving lessons and training horses. A year later I became a professional Junior rider. I rode 15 horses a day and trained young and top show horses. At Wolfstone Stable and Sales in West Palm Beach, Florida, I became show manager where I was responsible for training horses and managing all competitive shows. I traveled throughout Europe with the United States Equestrian Team where I was responsible for the care of 3 top show horses. Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to work and train with some of the country’s best equestrian trainers; David Oliynyk, a top Junior and Grand Prix rider; Schuyler Riley, a top international World Cup rider; and Mark Jungher, another top Grand Prix rider.

Most recently I worked as head trainer where I was responsible for all lessons, training and programs for over 34 horses on the farm. I have many Championship wins and ribbons to my credit. I have wins at some of the top horse shows in the world. I am a winner at the Adult Invitational Jumper Class in Tampa, Florida; a Reserve Champion for New England Jumpers; Deerfield Fair winner, two years in a row and placed with many other horses. I was also a ribbon winner in the Massachusetts and New England finals, a Champion at the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida; and have received ribbons at the Kentucky Horse Park.

I take pride in teaching young children, junior and adult riders for pleasure and for competition. I have the experience and patience to teach the beginning and timid rider and have the competitive drive to guide the experienced rider to achieve their goals. I insist on a high level of care for horses. I believe I am lucky, I get to do what I love because I love what I do!"

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Kellie Monahan - Riordan