Best ever owner, Connie Duff Wise, and best ever groom, Sadé Cain #teamDaphne #teamOrange
We recently asked our social media followers to share a photo of the people who help them achieve their riding goals – the ones there for them rain or shine – from trainers, the friends who come to cheer them on, family or grooms, to their vet and farrier, and anyone else who works behind the scenes so that they and their horse can shine in the show ring. Who is on
Best cheering section ever! And it was cold!! – Linda K.
My barn mates and besties! Linda Bland and Georgia. We have started our own group, the “Senior Striders” with the mission statement – YES, you should have fun while showing ❤️ this is from Georgia’s first dressage show, at 71! – Deanna H.
Family, friends, and students all lending a hand. 💕 – Lauren K.
There’s so many!!! First and foremost my Mom, Kathy Johns. – Jessica J.
My long-suffering best horse show boyfriend ever Mark Revell. – Jessica J.
Long time friend and trainer Jodie Kelly. And the many, many barn friends and family over the years!!! – Jessica J.
Barn family ❤️ – Alicia K.
Best coach/trainer! – Alicia K.
My husband is my greatest supporter 💜 Barnmate Trisha D. adds that Tim is a great supporter of the whole barn (and great at helping hook up trailers too 😁) – Mary K.
Team SLM Dressage! – Stephanie M.
I’ve been competing for over 30 years and my parents still come out to cheer us on! – Krista M.
My barn bestie Amanda Rose Graham and our fearless leader Stephanie Mason 💙 We have an amazing barn family and even a centenarian pair! – Shari L.C.
One of my teammates – committed at 9 months pregnant ❤ ❤ – Ashley W.
My mom – Anne Rawle 💓 from the get go – she’s been my rock! – Ellie R.
Joey Parada and her trainer Kelli Mardell make the best team ❤️🤍💙 – Keri P.
– Maureen C.
My amazingly wonderful trainer and my incredibly supportive and magical husband/groom helping me at my very first recognized show with my home bred pony. – Michelle C.
This is my good friend and I headed to the warm up at Regionals…she’s young enough to be my daughter but has inspired me since the day we met and now we show together as much as we can despite being at different barns. We support each other every step and stride of the way in this dressage journey! And obviously we can’t forget our trusted ponies🤩 Beth N.
My supportive family 💜 – Shannon L.
My trainer and her baby, and my friend/equine massage therapist who keeps my horses feeling their best. – Shannon L.
Emily D. says “The best group of girls! Love our barn family!” – Andrea B.
We all ride under the consistent hands of Jessica Gaston at Majestik Dressage Stonewall Farm in Wilmington Ohio. Our trainer is a USDF bronze silver and gold medalist. She trains with Scott Hassler and Reese Koffler Stanfield. She has Reese come in on a regular schedule to help get a second pair of eyes on us. Jessica came up through the ranks of young riders and has worked for Lenden Grey, Alice Tarjan and Reese Koffler Stanfield. She’s an amazing leader who fosters empathy, perseverance and excellence in us and our horses. The horses well being and our safety are always first. This is not our whole team. Jessicas amazing assistant/ groom Anne is not in the picture as well as my amazing leaser Minia Hellan and Jessicas hubby Ethan Gaston. There are at least 3 other riders not present and of course our amazing horses! I adore our team! We support each other 💯 percent! – Maureen K.
Rare pic of owner Katie Dooley Patton, and breeder Sharon Maddox Turner grooming for rider/trainer Julie Cochran at show ring debut for then-five-year-old Rhapsody SCS (Rotspon). Julie and “Fae” knocked it out of the park! Photo by Meg McGuire 💕💕 – Katie P.
I have more of a “village” than a team ☺️, however at the core of it, is my husband who encourages me in this wonderful, challenging sport! Jeff Goodman
Village people💕Adriana Clemente Popovich, Stacey Wakaki, Louise Koch, Sarah Lockman Tubman and many supportive friends!
– Valerie T.-G.
My team rides with Jenny Foss at White Fences Equestrian Center. We just had a local rated show where we brought 13 different horse and rider pairs! First time showers to seasoned veterans. Jenny and White Fences have created a family experience under a classical dressage mindset that is very special in today’s world! My personal horse had a terrible injury 15 months ago and this is our second show back. This picture embodies our team as they cheer for us after our second level debut. Everyone feels and supports each other’s triumphs and challenges and they deserve to be highlighted for this special passion for both people and horses! – Maxime G.
My sister Megan Gilker Thomas, my mother Kathy Gilker and I with CA Destiny Gro “Des” at 24 years old. Have shared my love of horses with them from the very beginning! As a team, with all our husbands, we take care of 8 horses and our family farm. 😊💜 Photo by Meg McGuire of Meg McGuire Photography – Jessica GH
(L-R) Kathy Gilker, JAG Kalico Kid, me, my husband Ken Ho, JAG Khalahari, Megan Gilker Thomas, Bradley Thomas Photo by Meg McGuire of Meg McGuire Photography – Jessica GH
Submitted by Nancy B.